Kirk Kinnell is one of the UK’s most entertaining and effective motivational speakers. He brings his humour, his uniquely inspirational approach to communication, and 30+ years of experience as a hostage negotiator to keynote speeches with a difference.
Our story begins in the world of hostage negotiation. Founder and lead negotiator, Kirk Kinnell, has always felt a conviction to fight for fairness, which led him to join the Scottish Police in his youth and later the Armed Response Team. As the Head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing Scotland, over the course of 30 years, Kirk gained experience in various high pressure areas including the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU).Kirk quickly realised the skills learnt as a hostage negotiator were transferable to the all aspects of business and life. When Kirk left the police, he felt that these skills were too valuable to leave behind as well; thus, Negotiated Resolutions was born. (he felt that he could continue to help people in another way)
In his speeches, Kirk – the former head of Hostage Negotiation and Armed Policing in Scotland – shares his techniques for communication and negotiation that can be applied to business and personal communications.
Kirk will share how to listen to the story beneath the spoken word, understand non-verbal communication and analyse patterns of speech. Learning to see the situation from the other person’s perspective is the key to bringing any negotiation or conflict to a successful close. Kirk’s motivational speeches help people from diverse backgrounds and at every level make a real difference in their workplace.
Gain an understanding into how to set goals, understand the true bottom line, and formulate the best alternative solutions for successful problem resolution.