Professional Bio

Kevin Eikenberry is a world-renowned leadership and remote work thought leader, a multiple-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father (not necessarily in that order).

Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993, and the co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute, formed in 2014.  Kevin’s specialties include leadership, remote/hybrid work (and leadership), teams and teamwork, organizational culture, facilitating change, organizational learning and more.

Kevin’s philosophy in business and in life is that every person and every organization have extraordinary potential. Investments of time, energy, focus and money are required for that potential to be realized. He believes learning is an active, ongoing process, not a passive, one-time event. Learning, work and life should be fun; and, if we are doing it right, work (and learning) is play.

Twice he has been named by Inc.com as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World and 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference. The American Management Association named him a “Leaders to Watch”. Top Sales World has named him a Top Sales & Marketing Influencer several times, and his blog has been named on many “best of” lists. 

He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small firms, universities, government agencies, and many companies and organizations you know well.  and more, and with leaders from at least 43 countries.  

He is the developer of the hundreds of learning events, including the From Manager to Remarkable Leader learning experience, the Coaching with Confidence learning experience, and the Remarkable Retreat. He is the co-developer of the Bud to Boss Workshop and The Remote Leadership Certificate Series. All of these and more are offered virtually, as public sessions, customized for organizations around the world.

He is a popular instructor on LinkedIn Learning, and has developed eLearning courseware with other partners available on nearly every LMS platform around the world.  His Remarkable Master Class series features at least one new skill being released each month.

He is the bestselling author of Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time, a leadership primer designed to help you learn and master the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders; Vantagepoints on Learning and Life, a collection of his email essays on learning from everyday experiences. He is the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership (with Guy Harris) and The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, and The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere (both with Wayne Turmel). His other books include #LeadershipTweet: 140 Bite Sized Ideas to Help You Become the Leader You Were Born to Be, Your Journey From Bud to Boss (with Guy Harris and Sara Jane Hope). He is also a contributing author to nearly 20 other books. 

Kevin also writes Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, a weekly email publication read worldwide since 2004, to assist organizations and individuals in turning their potential into desired results, as well as weekly LinkedIn Newsletter, Remarkable Results. In addition, his Leadership and Learning Blog is regularly recognized as one of the best leadership blogs in the world. His podcast, The Remarkable Leadership Podcast has hosted hundreds of guests since July 2016, and boasts listeners in over 90 countries.

Kevin’s writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, trade journals and websites from around the world, and has been a guest on more than 150 radio shows and podcasts.

As a speaker, Kevin gives keynotes, both in-person and virtually for organizations and non-profits on remarkable leadership, life-long learning, developing human potential, teams and teamwork, creativity and more. He has presented to American Dietetic Association, the National Institute of Health, The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), the International Society for Performance Improvement, the National Association for Experiential Learning, the American Society for Training and Development, the International Society for Performance Improvement, as well as many companies and internal conferences and events.

Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up on a Michigan farm, Kevin says he learned some of his most important leadership lessons working with his father. Kevin earned a B.S. with honors from Purdue University, collects antique John Deere tractors, is an avid reader, and loves his family and his Boilermakers!