Member / Kevin Cottam
Kevin, is a Canadian, global nomad who lives and believes in ‘The Nomadic Mindset’. He is a TEDx and Global Speaker, and has been said he is a ‘not business as usual’ speaker. His quiet authority, powerful presence and unique global living draws clients to seek him out, listen and work with him. They often say, ‘they want that peaceful elegant grace he has.’
He leverages his successful dynamic creative 30+ years as an elite figure skating choreographer of World and Olympic Champions from around the world as well as director of global events such as the ’88 Olympic Closing Ceremonies, Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice to inspire and motivate businesses. His passion of having lived on four continents in 15 cities and visited over 35 countries has given him a high degree of cultural insight, awareness and stories which enriches his motivational speaking to the business communities.
He has spoken on three continents and in 15 different countries on The Nomadic Mindset – Leadership of the Future, Inner Engagement Leading to Personal High Performance and Innovation/Creativity. These very powerful, timely and vital topic identifies competencies and ways leadership can vitalize their people. Currently he is in research for his upcoming leadership book and keynote ‘The Nomadic Mindset, Never Settle for too Long.’
He has been called a ‘transformational catalyst, personal guide or guru’ because of his heartfelt concern for human potential, excellence and mastery. He has dedicated his early life to assisting and inspiring athletes and entertainers to become stars and champions (e.g. Kurt Browning, Elizabeth Manley, Kristi Yamaguchi) and now completely focuses his energy on middle, senior managers and C-suite to become directors, secretary general’s, ambassadors and masterful leaders by living their values based authentic voice.
Today, he is committed to transferring his knowledge, skills and passion to multinational corporations and governments guiding their individuals and teams to high performance. In addition to his speaking, Kevin’s executive coaching passion, knowledge and focus inspires individuals, teams and organizations to achieve balance, excellence and success by performing to their creative and innovative best. Some of the organizations, associations and institutions he has spoken, coached or facilitated at are Club Med, UBS, Givaudan, L’Oreal, Nestle, European Union (Commission, Council, Parliament), ECCO, MPI, SITE, and SITE India.
Kevin is an avid sportsman, creator and global nomad who loves, swimming, kayaking, working out, yoga, meditation, traveling, great conversations and meeting new people of different cultures. His global life has been the motivation for authoring is self-help book, ‘Aha, Mother’s Pearls’ which is an inspiring compilation of 27 personal stories of learning.
He is a Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered and Success Coach and NLP Practitioner. He is an PCC active member of the International Coaching Federation and ACS Toastmasters International.
‘Kevin has a very unique background from working as a coach to Olympic champions to creating large-scale productions. He is original in his thinking and helps his clients to develop their own new solutions by challenging their creative mind set.’ Robin Lokerman, Group President, MCI Group Singapore
“Kevin possesses that unique, innate, and uncanny ability to help participants discover the spark in themselves; he merely spreads open the canvas of possibilities, and enables the uniqueness of each participant to paint a picturesque of endless possibilities.”
Collin Ong, Fragrance Sales, PT. Givaudan Indonesia
“In an industry that is often crowded with ex-business executives offering business-oriented advice, Kevin Cottam brings a fresh perspective to the challenges one faces when trying to carve a new path in life. He has a wonderful, empowering way of getting you past yourself and the fear that often blocks you from realizing your full potential.'
Bill Baker, Chief Strategic Officer, Envisioning + Storytelling, Vancouver, Canada
“By choosing Kevin Cottam as a coach, I was not just looking for a slightly more experienced alter ego who would share some of his wisdom with me. I wanted to really challenge my perspective on daily work and life. As a coach, Kevin gave me exactly that. Kevin’s coaching really worked for me.”
Luc Véron, EU diplomat, Head of Division at European External Action Service