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Kevin Finke

“Keynotes, Workshops, and Consulting to ensure you have the skills and tools needed to ignite, design and foster a culture of belonging.”


About Me


Every aspect of Kevin’s life—rural farm town beginnings, high school sports, an advertising degree from the University of Illinois, a diverse 30-year career spent partnering with some of the largest brands in the world—has led to his deep-seated passion for cultivating inclusive environments and organizations.

Today, he is a highly sought-after speaker and experience consultant, advising business leaders and other audiences on the importance and value of designing workplaces for inclusion and belonging.


Human-centered Design; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; Design Thinking for HR; Organizational Culture; Mission, Vision, Values and Purpose; Experience Design; Employee Experience; Customer Experience; Experiential Marketing; Leadership


You know that kid who never stopped asking why? That was Kevin. And asking why—finding out why something works and how to make it better—still drives him to this day. His contagious curiosity can be found at the heart of the experiences he designs for the world’s most progressive brands—from Disney and HBO to Heineken and Coca-Cola. It was also a major force behind TVP, the New York City culture boutique he helped build that AdAge placed on its Agency A-List for four years running.

Kevin founded Experience Willow in 2012 with a clear purpose to help others harness the power of their shared stories and experiences to cultivate change. His award-winning firm now partners with blue-chip clients the likes of Cox Enterprises, Cardtronics, FOX International, HBO Cinemax Jackson Healthcare, Manhattan Associates and US National Parks. For a five-year consulting assignment with global tech leader NCR, Kevin was named a 2017 HR Executive Rising Star for helping propel a company reinvention. He led culture and employer branding strategies and participated in thoughtful designs and redesigns of recruitment, onboarding, talent management, leadership development, learning and workplace experiences.

Kevin has been a featured speaker and facilitator for many high-profile events organized by Adweek, AHAA, Billboard Live, International Events Group (IEG), Integrated Marketing Association (PMA), Advanced Learning Institute, The Conference Board, Human Capital Media, IQPC Exchange, Onboarding 2025, Talent Management Alliance and numerous colleges and universities. Also a writer, Kevin’s feature, The Experience Engine, in Talent Economy has been one of Human Capital Media’s most read and shared articles.

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