ABOUT SWIFT KICK

Not your typical leadership training company

OUR PURPOSE

Our vision is a world in which every human reaches their highest potential
by connecting to a community of positive growth.

For Colleges

Swift Kick works with passionate student affairs professionals and their students, who are discouraged by the lack of involvement on their campus. We facilitate the creation of a vibrant campus culture in which everyone feels welcome, connected and engaged.

For Companies

Swift Kick works with company leaders and their teams whose success is limited by employee apathy. We help them create a vibrant company culture where every employee is motivated by their work, valued by their employers, and connected to each other.

OUR CORE VALUES

PLAY TO WIN

Maximize resources to finish what you start and exceed expectations.

FEED YOUR BUTTERFLIES

Explore your un-comfort zone for growth and creativity.

SEE IT THROUGH THEIR EYES

Through compassionately understanding someone else’s perspective comes clarity.

RAISE THE TIDE

We’re in this together so contribute to the greater good of our whole community.

OPEN DOORS, OPEN HEARTS

Share your work and emotions and know that through openness comes trust, respect, and growth.

Meet Our Trainers

MELISSA RUIZ

Melissa is a professional leadership speaker and authored the Amazon.com award winning book “First Year Student to First Year Success.”

MELISSA RUIZ, MSW

LEAD FACILITATOR

TOM KRIEGLSTEIN

Tom was named the #1 leadership speaker for 5 years by APCA and has already worked with over 550 colleges and corporations all over the world.

TOM KRIEGLSTEIN

LEAD FACILITATOR

Meet Our Team

Building Swift Kick has been a team effort since the beginning. The people below are the passionate crew that keep everything green and growing. Hover on each image to learn more about the person!

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3 Fun Facts & 1 Lie
She was vice president of the Filipino club during college.
She got engaged in a hot air balloon.
She has flown out of the country, but not in it.
She has some form of megalophobia.

Sabina De Matteo

Community Manager
Jay-Chauhan–Team

3 Fun Facts & 1 Lie
He has a pet dog, turtle and a rabbit.
He tried to climb Mount Everest and almost died.
He has a twin brother.
He always uses a fake name at restaurants.

Jay Chauhan

Logistics Manager
Ryan-Lingle_-Team

3 Fun Facts & 1 Lie
He had gone on a hot air balloon ride.
He worked at 11 different jobs.
He wanted to go to college for Psychology but went for I.T. instead.
He had competed in a weight lifting competition.

Ryan Lingle

Intern

OUR STORY

IN THE BEGINNING…

After a failed first attempt at creating his own leadership training company right out of college, Tom Krieglstein knew he needed training on how to be a great facilitator and speaker, which led him to discover Quantum Learning Network. At the same time, Kevin Prentiss sold out of his software company to do more meaningful work, and through a Google search discovered QLN as well.

Best described as entrepreneurial love at first sight, Tom and Kevin were instantly deep in conversation about what was wrong with the way communities, such as colleges and corporations, were engaging their people.

It only took 16 rounds of brainstorming, and a few rounds of drinks, for Tom and Kevin to finally settle on the name, Swift Kick, to match their vision—a world in which everyone reaches their highest potential by connecting into a community of positive growth. After a quick celebration, they moved on to the hard work of piecing together their first leadership training program to match their ambition.

Kevin originally began thinking about the concept of dance floors while doing business networking in New York City for his prior software company. Kevin noticed that every dance floor involved different levels of engagement and certain individuals were able to leverage the social dynamics of the crowd to elevate the entire energy of the room, leading to a dance that was more fun and lasted longer for everyone.

With Tom’s background in leadership, the two started to find multiple similarities between how dance floors and any type of community operated, with team leaders in the center and dis-engaged members at the edge. Through their discoveries, their first leadership training was created, titled Dance Floor Theory.

FOCUSING THE ENERGY

In 2011, Tom took on full leadership of Swift Kick while Kevin returned to his passion within the technology industry. Tom used the opportunity to focus all of Swift Kick’s actions towards creating a world class leadership training company with a lasting impacting within colleges and corporations all over the world.

As demand for Swift Kick trainings increased, Melissa Ruiz joined as a Lead Facilitator and all around rockstar. In the coming years we expect our team to continue to grow so that we can train even more schools and companies on how to be a part of #TeamHuman.

Over 650 clients and 500,000+ leaders have experienced a Swift Kick training as a proven model for creating community, increasing member engagement, & fostering a culture of retention.

Though the Swift Kick team has evolved and changed over the years, their dedication to the vision, mission, and core values continue to be as strong as ever. We remain committed to the possibility that one day, everyone will be plugged into a positive community where they feel welcomed, connected, and engaged.

SINCE 2004, SWIFT KICK HAS EXPANDED ITS LEADERSHIP TRAININGS TO OVER 40 HOURS OF CONTENT AND HAS WON FIVE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SPEAKING AWARDS.

Ready to Kick Your Culture Up A Notch?

Contact us to book your next leadership training or keynote.