KEVIN ROLSTON

Kevin is passionate about creating transformational learning experiences for others that manifest lasting and practical change in their lives and in their careers.

After spending high school and the first two years of college reading and performing some of the greatest contemporary plays, Kevin was eager to dive into the world of the classics.  Then the class began… all lecture, all the time. Devastated by feelings of failure in his C+ grade, he questioned his area of study. He moved to New York City and designed his own experiential learning curriculum. Within a few years, Kevin was a full time actor in a Shakespearean theater. He learned that transformation comes from a growth mindset. And, intentional guided effort leads to improvement and excellence.

 

Kevin brings sustainable meaningful change to leaders, teams, and organizations around the world. He is a leadership communication and development consultant and an all-around artful agitator. His clients include EY, Deloitte, Duke CE, Giesecke and Devrient, Unigestion, The American School in London, Boehringer Ingelheim, Randstad, Shire, Medtronic, Microsoft, UCSF Medical Center.

 

Kevin is an Acting With Power teaching team coach at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He helps students become better leaders, build better relationships and impact the world. He is also certified as a facilitator of the Immunity to Change model. This model is the work of Dr. Robert Kegan and Dr. Lisa Laskow Lahey at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

Kevin helps leaders to inspire and influence people. He coaches them to craft compelling stories. He teaches people to communicate with presence, empathy, and power. He combines business frameworks with his professional performing experience to give creativity and confidence to his clients.

 

Kevin is a leadership communication consultant with People Rocket. He also has a private consulting and coaching practice, The Power Lines, which synthesizes what he knows about adult human development with his extensive professional experience in the performing arts. Previously, Kevin was a program director with the Stand & Deliver Group, a global leadership communication consulting and training firm.

 

Kevin is an award-winning playwright and actor. His most recent play, Deal with the Dragon, was named one of San Francisco’s KQED Arts  “singular and brilliant theater productions of 2016”. It was also chosen by The List, as one of the top twenty (out of over 900) theater shows to see at The Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.

 

He and his husband Ron live near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, where they walk their little red dog, Kylie.