What a journey Kevin Hancock has been on in the last decade, sharing a trail of leadership + life lessons he’s learned along the way. I’d like to share some recent highlights with our community and encourage everyone to take some time and listen and watch for yourselves.
Kevin made his author debut in 2015 when he self-published his book, Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse. Perhaps one of the most welcome, yet unexpected, outcomes of Kevin becoming a published author was the public speaking opportunities that followed. Unexpected since Kevin’s leadership transformation catapulted, in part, from his Spasmodic Dysphonia diagnosis–a rare voice condition that makes speaking inconsistent and challenging. Yet, a welcome opportunity because–regardless of the quality of his voice at times–the invitations to share his story with a broader audience keep funneling in.
This connectivity has fueled Kevin with more ideas and energy around the way he thinks about work, leadership, engagement, and life. It’s an honor to share some of Kevin’s recent work–from beyond the Hancock Lumber walls–with all of you.
Happy reading and watching,
Marketing + Communications Director
Kevin’s message recently reached an audience of over 300,000 followers on The DailyGood, a group he’s admired and followed for years. The DailyGood is an online outlet used to promote positive and uplifting news around the world through daily and weekly newsletters. Readers receive a news story, an inspiring quote, and a suggested action that each person can take to make a difference in their own lives and the world around them. Their philosophy is simple: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
I encourage you to take 10 quiet minutes and read the entire Awaken interview titled, ‘Losing His Voice Led Him to Helping Others Strengthen Theirs’, as Kevin reflects on his journey and leadership evolution since 2007.
Since the launch of Kevin’s first book and subsequent speaking events, Kevin has traveled the country sharing his ideas with myriad groups. Take a look a this short loop featuring some of Kevin’s recent speaking engagements from the past few years.
Additionally, we have archived over two dozen keynote, podcast, and broadcast events on the public speaking section of Kevin’s website. From universities to industry, trade and corporate events, Kevin has stimulated groups to contemplate ways to think and lead differently. Kevin inspires his team daily, setting the tone for our organization to foster an ‘Everybody Leads’ culture. And, it’s paid off. For the past five years, Hancock Lumber has been named a Best Places to Work in Maine , as well as received OSHA’s SHARP safety certification, and been honored as the national ProSales Dealer of the Year.
If you have an upcoming speaking engagement that you’d like Kevin to consider, please fill out the online form. Sharing our stories, “getting out of our lanes”, and staying connected are powerful opportunities for positive growth and change.
This post was written by Kourtney McLean