Calvin Stovall, CVP
The "Iconic" High-energy Keynote Speaker, Emcee, Corporate Trainer, and Author
Fee Range: $7500 - $10,000
Charlotte, North Carolina
Leadership, Customer Experience, Branding, Teamwork/Teambuilding, Change, Communication
Calvin Stovall specializes in delivering high-energy, customized keynote presentations for organizations that desire to reach or maintain "ICONIC" status!
Calvin focuses on delivering the perfect blend of business concepts, story-telling, humor, and music themes to bring home an impactful message that touches both the heads and hearts of his audiences.
His audiences learn real-life, hands-on leadership principles and practical customer experience which can be easily applied to business challenges today!
Armed with more than 25 years of experience, Calvin has designed a practical and systematic technique called The ICONIC Framework™ to help organizations achieve and maintain iconic status in the eyes of their customers.
The ICONIC Framework was built based on nearly two decades of practical branding and leadership experience, and countless hours of readings from secondary research of iconic brands over the years, in which he served as vice president of brand marketing with Hilton Worldwide where he was responsible for the marketing and public relations efforts for more than 150 Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels.
Calvin's achievements include:
- While under his leadership, Homewood Suites by Hilton was voted best in class by numerous consumer advocacy publications, including Consumer Reports
- Recognized four times by J.D. Power and Associates for its unwavering commitment to customer service quality
- He has served as CEO of the Soulsville Foundation, a Memphis-based non-profit built on the rich legacy and tradition of the iconic 60's and 70's soul recording label, Stax Records.
- Also served as marketing and brand strategist for the fundraising arm, ALSAC, for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
He authored the best-seller, Fanatically Relentless Customer Service -- The Insiders Guide: How to Rescue Your Customers from a World of Crappy Service, and is a Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP) by eSpeakers Inc. and can also serve as your emcee too!
"I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance at our Reception Dinner. We were impressed with the time and research you invested to tailor your performance. You did a wonderful job of supporting the theme of the evening while conveying an enthusiastic and motivational message. Thank you again for making the evening such a success."
~ Stephanie Schmidt, Member Relations Coordinator, Minnesota Society of CPA's
Clients that Calvin has engaged and entertained include: MPI- Minnesota, Association of Legal Administrators, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Guilford Merchants Association, Choice Hotels International, Georgia Pharmacy Association, Hilton Worldwide, Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Great Clips Inc., Wells Fargo, Minnesota Society of CPA's, Nashville Symphony, RAdio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, University of Minnesota, Association of Residential, and The Target Center.
Calvin was born and raised in the infamous Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago during the era of the iconic 70's syndicated television show, Soul Train. Calvin's enthusiasm and immeasurable passion for music has continued throughout his adult years.