Kevin Taylor

Hostage Negotiator. Motivational Speaker

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Like a Hostage Negotiator, Kevin has years of experience communicating in the most difficult and challenging situations, from Kidnap and Barricade Siege Negotiation to Suicide Intervention and negotiating the surrender of Dangerous Offenders at large. With over 27 years of experience in a wide variety of policing disciplines, his experience includes both overt and covert policing roles; and ranges from walking the beat as a uniformed officer to Chief Inspector responsible policing operation.


A UK trained hostage negotiator and graduate of the FBI’s hostage negotiation program, Kevin is passionate about the work of hostage negotiators and continues to be one of the driving forces behind the development of hostage negotiation, and kidnap negotiation training in the UK and overseas. Kevin’s passion for his work coupled with his ability to engage an audience and translate his knowledge, experience and the lessons learned throughout his career, into the workplace has seen him become recognized as an inspirational thought leader in the areas of high-pressure negotiation, influence and persuasion, leadership and dealing with conflict.


Kevin now works across a wide variety of sectors from Elite Sports to Marketing and the Pharmaceutical sector. A fantastic storyteller he draws on his extensive experience gained through some of the most challenging situations imaginable, to engage and keep his audience entertained whilst they learn vital skills for the workplace and life.

Previous and current clients include: McCann, PwC, SAP, Havas, Spinks, KPMG, The FA, UKSport, Sport England, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Bayer, TM Duche, Infinity Works, IFS World, DWF, Crowe.

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