International Keynote Speaker

Kevin has presented over 1,150 keynotes and leadership training workshops in all 50 states and several countries. Audiences range from high school to human resources, from college to corporate and all in between. His high-energy and engaging programs are ideal as conference keynotes and his topics integrate a variety of hot topics.


Student Affairs Professional

Before launching full-time into his speaking career and publishing company, Kevin worked in Student Affairs at numerous colleges and universities. Most recently, he served as Dean of Students at High Point University. Kevin also now teaches at the local community college. His Doctorate was earned in Educational Leadership.


Workshop Facilitator

Holding a doctorate in Educational Leadership and formerly trained through the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Kevin possesses an extensive menu of powerful leadership resources and workshop programs. Inquire with him about designing and facilitating a customized half/full-day interactive leadership event.


Speaker Coach

Interested in professional speaking? Kevin coaches aspiring speakers on how to design a powerful presentation and then find speaking opportunities to spread that message. Through his speaker coaching program and book, PAID to SPEAK, he has coached over 100 speakers to learn not only the craft and delivery of public speaking, but also how to get paid doing it!



Kevin is the author of several books, his first and best-selling book titled, “Think Differently to Achieve Success!” He also wrote “PAID to SPEAK: How to Become a Professional Speaker,” “Empower Your Employees,” “Success Leaves Clues” and a few others. Click here to view his books on Kevin also enjoys coaching aspiring authors to get their book published the ‘Write Way.’


Write Way Publishing Company

Are you an aspiring author? Kevin recently became partner and Senior Vice President of Write Way Publishing Company. Through WWPC, Kevin and his team help aspiring authors write their book manuscript, become published authors and then successfully market their book to the public. Learn more about Write Way Publishing Company here and become an author!


Founder, Empower YOUth!

As the Founder of Empower YOUth! Kevin speaks to middle/high school students, educators and parents all over the country through school assemblies, conferences, workshops and much more. Kevin uses his experience being bullied, dealing with depression and nearly dropping out of school numerous times to inspire youth and help them reach their full potential. Click here for more info about Empower YOUth!


Sailing Captain, ‘Why Knot?

Kevin is captain and owner of the Why Knot, a 40-foot sailboat he docks in Wilmington, NC. He charters this beautiful yacht for half and full day leadership cruises, experiential retreats, ‘FUN’ development days and other types of creative leadership excursions. Whether it’s work or personal, there is no better peaceful mindset than a relaxing cruise on the North Carolina coast. Come aboard … Why Knot?


Sky Diver, Scuba Diver, Dog Lover, Pianist and Karaoke Enthusiast

Kevin’s passion for experiencing life and living it to the fullest exudes in everything he does. His energy is contagious and it will inspire you to never take yours for granted. Whether you book Kevin for a keynote presentation or charter his sailboat for a cruise, you’ll feel more energized and rejuvenated than ever before. Read more about Kevin’s leadership philosophy through his blog here. Let’s take a journey together.


Using his experience as a struggling youth who battled depression, an eating disorder and even being arrested, Dr. Kevin Snyder has transformed himself into one of the most dynamic motivational speakers and inspirational authors. Through his programs and books, he has helped nearly half a million people discover their passion and leadership abilities.

In addition to being a professional speaker who has keynoted presentations across the globe, Kevin is the author of several books, a coach for aspiring speakers and authors, a volunteer for numerous charitable causes and faculty at his local community college.

Kevin earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida (go Knights!), his Masters from the University of South Carolina (go Cocks!) and his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (go Seahawks!).

In his free time, Kevin spends time with family, sails along the North Carolina Coast, mountain boards with his two dogs Barker and Guinness, sings ‘competitive’ karaoke, plays piano and watches episodes of The Price is Right!