Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns

Ottawa, Ontario
Safety in the Workplace - Safety Leadership, Injury Prevention & Safety Culture Expert
Kevin Burns is a Workplace Safety Expert, a highly sought-after speaker worldwide, and a bestselling author on human performance and safety in the workplace. Kevin Burns helps people come to safety willingly and makes safety fun, engaging, easily understood and positive, as well as aligning with and supporting your safety program.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Motivation


Kevin Burns, a Keynote speaker, is the author of the M4 Method of interpersonal management skills development for supervisory and safety personnel. He is an internationally recognized speaker in safety leadership and also one of the top motivational presenters in Canada. He’s a highly sought-after speaker worldwide and a bestselling author on human performance and safety in the workplace.

Kevin Burns makes safety personal by using positive solutions, personal leadership and buy-in. When employees develop their own personal leadership skills, they make better choices. Kevin Burns helps your people come to safety willingly. He helps people make better choices and choose safety as one of their personal values. Burns makes safety fun, engaging, easily understood and positive, as well as aligns with and supports your safety program.

Burns brings a positive message to safety throughout his presentations. He believes that safety is a personal value and requires a series of practical steps to live long and healthy lives. Kevin Burns will convey practical solutions on how to increase productivity, develop teamwork synergy through respect for one another, and create a forward-thinking workplace culture as a result of making safety a priority. Furthermore, he believes that personal leadership and accountability are the cornerstones of safety and injury prevention.

Kevin uses his research from his multiple books, his past presentations, and his years of experience as a speaker and safety expert to deliver powerful presentations. As a result, Kevin Burns will captivate your audience members with informative and educative sessions. He will have a long-term impact on your co-workers and your organization throughout his presentations. Kevin Burns has multiple presentations he can combine, or present individually. Above all, he tailors each presentation to reach the learning outcomes your organization needs to stay safe.



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Kevin Burns Topic Presentations

kevin burns' tailored safety presentations

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Safety Leadership

    Leadership isn’t a job title, it’s an attitude. It takes a positive safety attitude to build an engaged culture of safety. Kevin shows how safety leaders can grow at all levels of a company, from frontline crews to c-suites.

    Safety Communication

    Safety professionals and supervisors learn the communication strategies to build engagement, get buy-in, and make it stick.

    Safety Management

     The responsibility of a safety manager is to build strong, reliable teams that get positive safety results while reducing incidents, staff turnover, and absenteeism.

trust the process - instill a safety attitude to build an engaged culture of safety

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Safety leadership is not a position. It is an attitude. Employees don’t need to be in a management position to be a leader – especially in safety. Safety is a state of mind and a way of living one’s life. Safety is the result.

    In Trust The Process, Kevin Burns helps companies help their employees take an active interest in their own safety – consciously. When employees do not choose safety consciously, then, by default, they allow chance to dictate their safety results. Kevin encourages employees to step up and play an active role in their own safety.

    Trust The Process is a presentation that shifts safety perspectives and builds safety leaders.

    Trust The Process is a general session keynote for everyone in your organization: from senior management to front-line workers. This presentation goes deep into the minds of your people and, through stories and laughter, helps people find their personal safety attitude in the performance of their jobs.

peoplework - the human touch in workplace safety

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Based upon the forthcoming book of the same name, Kevin Burns focuses on the next level in workplace safety; people. In a perfect world, processes and procedures are definable and repeatable. But when you throw in the human element, process and procedure don’t always work. It is therefore vital that the human element carries more weight in safety discussions, planning, and protocols.

    In PeopleWork, Kevin has developed a proprietary method to help companies integrate the human factor. It’s called the M4 Method. It embodies four parts: management, meetings, marketing and motivation. To successfully get buy-in and safety engagement from employees, organizations need a balanced approach to not just how they manage and supervise their employees, but also how they build engaging safety meetings, communicate effectively and motivate their front-line supervisors and employees.

    As we make the shift from process to people our whole way of thinking about safety changes. We move beyond the rulebook and minimum standards to higher expectations. We go from compliance to community. We go from playing the game of enforcement to coaching crews in best practices.

    PeopleWork is an excellent follow-up to Trust The Process’s solid safety leadership foundation. PeopleWork is aimed directly at front-line supervisors, safety personnel and middle and senior management. It is also a perfect presentation for safety conferences.


You bring the message that attitude and values are synonymous with safety. There are two realities in safety: the rules/tools and the culture that enables them. Culture is more important than rules and tools. At ATCO Electric we have some of the best rules and tools. You were asked to address personal values and the mindset for safety that exists every day, at home, at play or at work. The values for safety and how they fundamentally link to attitude is not a business case. Your presentation brings the recognition that the “values” for safety do not change while everything else can. You also bring the message that a safety attitude and safety values are synonymous.

ATCO Electric

Three months after, we are still using his ideas. Three months after the presentation, our Regional Managers are still using his ideas. In an hour, he made our jobs so much easier. Our retailers get it too. We’re having more fun and more success.


Exactly what they needed to hear! Words can not express the impact Kevin has had on our company. His presentation was straight to the point. Would our people have been ready for Kevin a few years ago? No way. But today, he was exactly what they needed to hear. He is definitely the Attitude Adjuster! We recommend that everyone attend Kevin’s session. He is worth it!!

ARC Energy Resources

Amazed at how well he did his homework. I was amazed at how well Kevin did his homework and was able to take his presentation and make it fit around our customer group. His words of wisdom helped them better perform in their own businesses. He got our message across without sounding like he worked for the company. He made such a huge impact on these business people that they have been calling us to have Kevin come and speak to their people. It was a message of great value and he changed their attitudes of blame (fluctuating commodity prices, tight labour markets, etc.,) into one of accountable performance in their respective businesses.

Dow Agro-Sciences

Kevin has been a fabulous resource for me. Kevin has a way with words that makes sense – in everyday language that our people understand and appreciate. Kevin has been a fabulous resource for me as I work with our managers and supervisors to create a culture of greatness that includes attitudes of resilience, leadership, service, gratitude and more!

Mixcor Aggregates Inc.

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How to book Kevin Burns for an event?

Kevin Burns keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Kevin Burns delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Kevin Burns from Ottawa, Ontario for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Kevin Burns for your event? Kevin Burns Ottawa, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Kevin Burns is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Kevin Burns is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Kevin Burns from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Kevin Burns to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Kevin Burns creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Kevin Burns from Ottawa, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Kevin Burns is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Kevin Burns focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Kevin Burns will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Kevin Burns’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Kevin Burns speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

How much does it cost to hire Kevin Burns for a keynote presentation or virtual event?

Kevin Burns is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Kevin Burns speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Kevin Burns to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Kevin Burns for your event. As Kevin Burns's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Kevin Burns and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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