Kevin McCarthy- Top Safety Speakers

Kevin McCarthy

Speaker Expertise

What does spending 33 months in a federal prison have to do with safety? EVERYTHING!

Kevin’s story of being incarcerated for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit speaks volumes to the cognitive-behavioral factors in workplace health and safety.

Said by clients to be “impactful”, “captivating”, “refreshing”, “unique” and “connecting deeply with diverse audiences”, Kevin McCarthy’s message moves audiences to make right choices, at work, and at home. As Kevin shares his captivating stories packed with valuable content, audiences identify with their own stories and learn the tools they need to be more intentional and make better decisions to create more desirable outcomes.

Kevin began speaking professionally in 1994 and is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and immediate Past President for the Oregon chapter, where he recently won the “Member of the Year” award. He is currently the Marketing Chair for NSA’s National Chapter Leadership Committee where he helps train presidents-elect each year to effectively run their chapters.

Kevin is the recipient of the coveted CSP award – Certified Speaking Professional – Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14 member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation.

Kevin is an expert in the blind spots that impact our decisions and behaviors. You don’t know what you don’t know. He is the bestselling author of BlindSpots: Why Good People Make Bad Choices. (Ask for a complimentary signed copy).

Presentation Description & Topics

Welcome to The BlindSpot Zone™

Kevin’s most sought-after keynote presentation is designed to inspire and inform your audience to think differently and make better decisions. Your audience will understand and learn how to make their blind spots P.O.P. when they realize how Preoccupation, Oblivion and Presupposition blind spots silently impact their behaviors. They will be talking about the message long after the event is over as they are equipped with the awareness and practical tools they need to make better decisions that lead to safer and healthier working environments.

Escape The BlindSpot Zone™

Kevin’s follow on workshops and seminars equip learners with the mindset, courage, character and clarity (MC3) needed to become more self and others aware and to make their best decisions.

His programs can be delivered in concurrent or plenary sessions immediately following his opening keynote bringing added value to his clients and their event budgets.

It’s Time For Your Prison Break™

Through Kevin’s MC3™ (M-C-Cubed) formula, learners are encouraged and equipped to break free from the barriers that hold them back from living their best lives. In 2007, Kevin was set free from the federal prison only to find himself still incarcerated emotionally from the scars of the past and misperceptions of the present. Today he vulnerably and transparently shares his stories, lessons and tools to help others break free from their own prisons – their mental prisons.

Hear what others have to say

Kevin kicked off our national conference with the perfect keynote. His was the highest rated session of the conference. His on-stage delivery was dynamic and engaging. His stories were captivating and humorous. His content was thought-provoking and challenging. If you want to elevate your next event, hire Kevin!


KCALA had the pleasure of having Kevin as our keynote speaker for our Education Conference on November 1st.  His presentation was engaging, enlightening, and thought-provoking.  I have received positive feedback from every person in attendance at the conference.  I have attended several ALA Annual, Regional and Specialty Conferences and have not experienced a presentation like his. Kevin’s presentation was fantastic.  Our group is still talking about it.


I would highly recommend this presentation to anyone!! Kevin McCarthy is an awesome speaker! His presentation style is highly effective and his material was very well received by our group. The program was interactive with audio-visual and real life examples, with personal experiences shared as well. This all made for an exceptional program which crossed over from business into personal applying to all facets of one’s life.