When it Comes to Ethics, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You.

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Individuals tend to ignore what they do not understand or issues which are overwhelming; ethics are no exception. Discover the clues that reveal unethical behavior and circumstances in organizations.



As an ethics expert and natural storyteller, Kevin provides compelling and personal examples of how individuals can identify unethical behavior and their causes. Presentations are designed to empower individuals to make informed and sometimes difficult ethical decisions.


Interactive sessions that provide extensive ethics training to small groups or individuals. These workshops can be on-site, webinar or recorded so they can be played anytime or anywhere.


Our experienced team of legal and business experts will review policies and procedures in the areas of ethics and compliance. We assist in developing or updating policies of satisfy government agencies or third parties.


Real Estate Brokerage CEO

PalmerHouse Properties is a residential and commercial real estate brokerage operating in five states with over 1,700 agents. J. Kevin Foster just spoke to our agents about real estate ethics at my invitation. I can’t say enough good things about his presentation. He was open, transparent and engaging. I especially liked how he used his personal story to illustrate ethics in real-world situations and how easy it is to fall into ethical traps. I highly recommend J. Kevin Foster to anyone looking for a speaker about ethics.

Kevin Palmer PalmerHouse Properties

Solving the Ethics Enigma

Ethics is an enigma to most people, something puzzling and mysterious.  It is Kevin’s calling as a keynote speaker and consultant to help others solve the ethics enigma to recognize the traps leading to unethical behavior and circumstances.  Participants learn the tools necessary to avoid  these life-altering E.T.H.I.C.S. traps, which can save organizations from the costly and embarrassing situations.  Kevin’s speeches and workshops help all levels of the organization adhere to ethical principles and limit their legal liability. As a natural storyteller, he uses his emotional story of spending 37 months in the federal prison system, including 28 days in solitary confinement, highlighting the importance of bringing ethics to a personal level.  

E.T.H.I.C.S. Traps

E = Exaggerated Ego
T = T​emptation
H = Hijacked by Outside Pressures
I = Integrity Failures
C = Consequences not Considered
S = Stinking Thinking

Slippery Slope of Bad Ethical Decisions

Most companies and organizations take an overly-legalistic approach to ethics and compliance training focusing on law, rules, codes, etc. Kevin believes that ethics training and discussions must be brought down to the personal level. In this animated video, Kevin discusses the slippery slope of making bad ethical decisions. His speeches and workshops are focused on identifying the warning signs of unethical or illegal behavior in yourself and others.

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About Kevin

Kevin’s career began in accounting and finance, and then he moved on to real estate in 1987. Some of his early employers included Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG Peat Marwick), Dr Pepper, FDIC/Division of Liquidation, Standard Chartered Bank and Marcus & Millichap. He joined a newly-formed real estate venture known as Peerless Real Estate Services, Inc as its Executive Vice President/Finance in 2004. He was with Peerless until the collapse of the company in May 2007.

Raised in the Detroit area, he is the oldest of nine children in a very tight-knit family. Kevin is a summa cum laude graduate of Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama with a double major in accounting and history.

Kevin and Christine were married in July 2002 and are hopelessly devoted to each other. They reside in Atlanta with Watson and Cleo, their beloved Portuguese Water Dog and Toy Poodle. Christine and Kevin trained in their church’s Stephen Ministry program where they help others through difficult life transitions.

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