Dr. Kevin Snyder

Empower your students to explore their leadership DNA, identify their passions, and take action! With a diverse career in Student Affairs, retention research, and over 10 years of professional speaking experience, Kevin has thoughtfully designed a menu of high-energy keynote presentations that will engage, empower, and entertain any size audience. Collaborate with another campus department and benefit from multiple of Kevin’s keynotes or workshops on the same day!

Kevin Snyder

Kevin is a professional speaker and author who has keynoted over 1,150 presentations in all 50 states. He has held positions at colleges and universities including Dean of Students, Greek Life Advisor, Student Activities Director, Orientation Coordinator, and Academic Advisor. Kevin’s expertise and energy will make for an incredibly dynamic keynote at your upcoming event!

“Hearing how Kevin battled adversity to live a dream has inspired me to do the same. He motivated so many of us to ‘think differently’ and reach for the stars.”

– Sarah M., University of Alabama

“Kevin was honest, authentic, and genuine. His passion was evident. His talk quickly built interest and by the end students were laughing and engaged with Kevin’s message.”

– Ashleigh Musyt Best, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Dr. Snyder was the best keynote speaker our students ever booked! His presentation was interactive, customized, and most of all, it was hilariously entertaining! The students loved him and shared amazing takeaways. I’ve already booked him again for next year!”

– Jason Pike, Program Advisor

Proud and Purposeful: THE Fraternal Experience

The majority of fraternal members never expected to join their fraternity or sorority when they first arrived to campus. Why is that? More importantly, how can we change that reality so new students know, and are excited to explore how, joining a fraternal organization will lead them to an incredible collegiate experience and beyond. Proud and Purposeful: THE Fraternal Experience empowers and equips fraternity and sorority members with a renewed sense of motivation, pride, and purpose for their affiliation. Members will be reminded of their “why” for joining and how to take advantage of the countless incredible opportunities that fraternal involvement provides.

In this new and inspirational presentation ideal for Greek Week and various fraternal events, Kevin shares a unique perspective. Although he arrived to college as a “maybe joiner,” he quickly became a “never joiner.” What he encountered during his first year of college, and more importantly why he changed his mind about ultimately joining a fraternity, will both awe and inspire audiences. Transforming himself from a “never joiner” to chapter president further opened up new doors such as Greek Man of the Year, leadership consultant, Greek Advisor, and Dean of Students. Kevin’s keynote presentation shares an important message all fraternity and sorority members should hear and reflect upon.

An ideal keynote for Greek Week, new member orientations and fraternal leadership events!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Inspire fraternity and sorority members about the limitless opportunities of fraternity and sorority membership.
  • Empower audience members with excitement to reflect on their “why” for joining and focus on their purpose for taking on leadership roles.
  • Motivate members to think differently about building their fraternal community, embracing positive change, holding others accountable and identifying clear goals for themselves and their organization.
  • Develop a personal action plan that will result in a heightened awareness for developing and executing a new set of leadership skills.

Leadership DNA: The Makeup of an Extraordinary Leader

Extraordinary leaders understand who they are, their purpose, and they have a clear vision for what they expect to accomplish. Their success is neither an accident nor a result of luck – rather, it’s a byproduct of their leadership DNA, which can be developed! In this high-energy and interactive presentation, Kevin shows students exactly where they can start in fully developing their leadership abilities, living their passion, and effectively leading others. He outlines how it’s possible for anyone, from any background, to think bigger than ever before and achieve extraordinary success.

Kevin lived his first dream at the young age of 22 when he met his teenage idol Bob Barker and won on the popular television game show The Price is Right. How he got on the show, and won, is an inspiring and hilariously entertaining story of vision, persistence, and passion. Audience members will not only find themselves laughing throughout the presentation, but they will also feel empowered and energized to identify and pursue their own leadership DNA. If you desire a dynamic, fun and authentic keynote presentation that inspires students with a powerful call-to-action takeaway toward their dream, then Leadership DNA is your ideal program. As Kevin says, you can only live a dream if you have one first!

An ideal keynote for student leadership conferences and events!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Reflect and become aware of their personal leadership strengths and abilities.
  • Identify and apply top fundamental leadership skills that will not only lead to goal attainment but also inspiring others in their organization.
  • Consistently develop a resilient mindset that empowers them to think beyond their comfort zone.
  • Create a personalized action plan that provides clarity on where to start to identify, live, and lead their full purpose and leadership potential.

UNSTOPPABLE: Start Smart and Finish Strong

Whether we are a new student in college or a corporate executive, there are times in life when the temptation to give up creeps into our minds and we begin to doubt ourselves. These are the most crucial moments when we need to develop grit, press onward, and break through the adversity we are facing. With the right type of mindset, our struggles can be used to develop our strengths and maximize our leadership development.

This interactive presentation will reveal the amazing stories, leadership secrets and strategies from extraordinary leaders that Dr. Snyder discovered through his TEDx talk and has been shared with nearly 500,000 people in all 50 states. This presentation is ideal for students at all levels and will teach them the key ingredients that, when combined, are the recipe for being UNSTOPPABLE both in college and in life! After, students will feel empowered about taking their leadership to the next level and developing an action plan helping them identify and attain their goals.

An ideal keynote for first year students and community colleges!

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to:

  • Understand the success principles of extraordinary leaders who have achieved amazing success.
  • Avoid common leadership pitfalls in college and in life.
  • Apply strategies and actions that maximize one’s success and leadership potential influencing others.
  • Develop a powerful mindset of resilience, grit and determination that opens up new doors and opportunities.

Dr. Kevin Snyder’s Bio

Kevin Snyder holds a doctorate degree in Student Affairs and has served several institutions working in positions such as Dean of Students, Greek Advisor, Student Activities Director, Orientation Coordinator, Residence Hall Director, and Academic Advisor. His passions for both student development and motivational speaking inspired him to launch into full-time professional speaking. Now, Kevin travels the world presenting not only to collegiate groups, but also corporate organizations and high schools. To date, he has presented to over 1,150 audiences in all 50 states and numerous countries. In addition to being a superstar speaker, Kevin is also the author of several books, a former staff member aboard Semester at Sea, and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He volunteers for his fraternity at the international level and is the Chapter Advisor at Duke University.

Kevin recently sold his house to live on a 40-foot sailboat that he named “Why Knot?” docked in Wilmington, North Carolina. He serves as the Curator for TEDxRaleigh and has his own TEDx talk titled “The Ripple Effect.”

In all his presentations, Kevin integrates music, activities, videos, and dynamic content to engage and inspire audiences. He has become one of the nation’s most engaging motivational speakers because his programs are not only entertaining and high-energy, but also comprised of powerful content and takeaways for audiences. ­­­Kevin also makes himself available all day for multiple groups and keynote/workshop presentations.