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Keynotes that Engage & Protect
Your Leaders and Workforce

Hardly a day goes by without some new allegations of bad behavior (or worse) by companies and/or their officers. Even the allegation, much less the truth, of unethical or criminal behavior may result in millions of dollars in legal fees, loss public confidence in the business and, potentially, criminal liability. Certain industries are under great pressure to mitigate their exposure by providing ethics training to its employees. Keynotes can be delivered live or virtually.

Solving the E.T.H.I.C.S. Enigma: Cracking the Code of Right and Wrong in the New Normal:

In the new normal, it’s easy to get into a situation where you think “this one deal” will end financial woes or put your company on the map. But doing things in gray areas just to survive or salvage what has been built are where drastic compromises seem to be an acceptable risk.

This keynote is about using values-based ethics awareness techniques to avoid the lurking traps that impede smart ethical decisions and is suitable for all employees.



“Ethical Leadership Challenges in a Post-Covid World: Startling Lessons for Survival from an Ex-Con!”

Who really knows more about the consequences of crossing the lines from ethical behavior to unethical to criminal than someone who has been there?

Kevin tells his story, and the stories of others, as real-life examples of the pitfalls and consequences of working in an unethical corporate culture, mostly created by unethical leadership in a disrupted environment.



From Fancy Cars to Prison Bars and Back: Hard-Won Lessons on Escaping the Captivity of Our Limitations

As humans, we struggle when our plans and hopes don’t come to fruition – which can lead us to see things in a way we never thought we would. In this startling and inspirational keynote, Kevin will help your audience find purpose in spite of – or through – suffering. While Kevin was physically imprisoned, he’s come to understand how many are destined to crash and burn in life  and then become imprisoned by the circumstances of our lives, whether it’s an addiction, a bad marriage, or a stalled career.

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Experience is the Best Teacher

Kevin understands the challenge of finding just the right speaker to talk about business ethics. In his prior roles as a certified public accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick and as a commercial real estate broker with Marcus & Millichap, he was given all sorts of training in industry-specific ethics.

However, that training was hardly applicable when he became the vice-president of finance for a real estate development company that became mired in complex allegations of bank fraud.  In hindsight, his personal involvement could have been avoided if he saw the right warning signs and truly understood the risk of doing nothing.



Real World Experiences

Who really knows more about the consequences of crossing the lines from ethical behavior to unethical to criminal than someone who has been there?

Kevin tells his story, and the stories of others, as real-life examples of the pitfalls and consequences of working in an unethical corporate culture.

Tried & True Methodology

Kevin uses his emotional story to exemplify how E.T.H.I.C.S. traps can have life-altering and, many times, criminal results.

Kevin uses his E.T.H.I.C.S. Toolkit to provide ethics awareness and training to the employees and members of corporations, associations, and nonprofits. His ethics keynote presentation can be tailored to the client’s needs.

What attendees are saying

A few testimonials from past attendees who have attended one of BEA's keynote presentations featuring Kevin Foster. For more click here.

I was unbelievably moved by Kevin's presentation

"It really hit some pretty strong cords with me and my business.  I also feel his passion and ability to share his experiences will help many people.  Thank you Kevin.  It was fantastic."

Michaeline Daboul

Keynote Attendee

A timely lesson for everyone

"I just heard Kevin speak. Very impactful. His stories were spot on and I think it is a lesson for all of us whether we think we think we will be subject to incarceration or not. It is a timely lesson for everyone. Thank you."

BEA Keynote Attendee

Leslie Zacks

Keynote Attendee

Kevin’s message really resonated with the audience

"His message about ethics is incredible. He’s been there, done it. He wants empower others not to make the same mistakes. He knows the repercussions of ethics violations.”

BEA Keynote Attendee

Jeff Sheehan

Keynote Attendee

About Your Keynote Presenter

J. Kevin Foster, CEO/Founder

Mr. Foster founded Business Ethics Advisors, LLC to fulfill his passion for bringing ethics to the personal level to companies across America. He currently speaks and conducts workshops on ethics and compliance issues. Mr. Foster’s own experience in ignoring ethical traps lead to 37 months in a federal prison. He vowed that no one should have the same experience. Mr. Foster brings real-life stories to his presentations so that all participants understand how easy it is to fall into ethical traps and how to avoid them.

Mr. Foster graduated summa cum laude from Spring Hill College of Mobile, Alabama in May 1978 with a Bachelor of Science-Commerce with a double-major in accounting and history. He is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan and Texas State Societies of Certified Public Accountants.

Book Kevin to help your team navigate complex ethical waters with a live or virtual keynote presentation

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