Kevin Allen Ph.D

Kevin Allen is a fresh, inspiring, and highly motivational speaker for today's most sought-after topics: emotional intelligence, leadership, resilience, motivation, storytelling and diversity.


Emotional Intelligence Expert

How do I apply it on a practical level day to day?

Organisations and individuals know and believe in the importance and power of emotional intelligence, yet the challenge remains:  How do I apply it on a practical level day to day?  Kevin Allen has the answer.


 Why Kevin Allen?


A rare combination of:

 30 Years of Famed Global Business Leadership

 Best-Selling Authorship

PhD Academic Credentials



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Life Changing Keynotes

Defining Moments

Go on a journey of motivation, resilience, triumph, and leadership. Covering topics such as self-awareness, and the power of motivating language, together we will create the road map for setting an emotional ambition, establishing a belief system, and overcoming resistance. We will explore concepts and tools such as: Real ambition, Credo, Core, The Four Faces of Change, and The Hero’s Journey.

Winning with E I

From the pages of a highly successful agency pitch man comes the emotional intelligent techniques of winning. We will go through the stages of tapping the emotional motivation, understanding personality, creating a winning argument, and commanding the call, to deepen our understanding of presence and persuasion. Central to this discussion will be: The Hidden Agenda, The Allen Key, Profiling, Closable Prospects, and The Advocates Approach.

Belonging, as You Are

An Emotional Intelligent approach to Diversity from the first openly gay member of the McCann Erickson worldwide board. We will explore the interplay of concepts such as Belonging, Psychological Safety, Unconscious Bias, and Privilege. In addition The Seas Model, Self Awareness, Empathy, Accountability, and Solidarity will provide for a deeper discussion.

Something Extra...

Publishers Weekly called him the “Modern day mad man”, others the “billion-dollar man” and still others the “Priceless Pitch man”. Kevin lead a storied career at the top of ad giants McCann Erickson, He led the development of the Priceless platform for Mastercard, working with marketers around the world in countless categories—everything from Johnson and Johnson to China Mobile. Kevin was a key advisor to NYC Mayors and an early player in New York City’s renaissance. He was a member of the board of the AIDS quilt during one of its most momentous times, the now famed display in Washington in 1996.

Kevin Allen is Founder & CEO of  E I Games, a multi award-winning Games Based Learning company, creators of online simulations and courseware in Emotional Intelligence business skills and Diversity Inclusion and Equity. His courseware is in use at companies such as Google, Oracle, Expedia, and Universities like Arizona State, the Forbes School at Ashford University and the Harvard School of Design.

He is author of Wall Street Journal Bestseller The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way To Win Business and Create a Following, The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star, featured on BBC Radio and most recently Emotify, The Power of the Human Element in Game-Based Learning, Serious Games and Experiential Education

Kevin is an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Florida Atlantic University, where he is also a  Ph.D candidate in Management. His is a Fellow at Ball State University a visiting lecturer at Columbia University, Grinnell College and the Harvard School of Design.

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With his background in psychology and counseling, he has devoted his career to helping individuals and organizations 

Kevin Allen has been featured on TV, Radio and in National Press sharing his insights and expertise on emotional intelligence, discussing topics such as the importance of self-awareness, empathy, and social skills, and offering practical tips and strategies for improving EQ.