About Me

J. Kevin Foster, Business Ethics Keynote Speaker, Consultant and Author


 Do You Want to Limit Your Legal Risk?

Companies are paying large sums of money in legal fees, penalties, fines and settlements as a result of bad ethical, or even illegal, behavior by their officers and employees.  Isn’t time to limit your legal risk?

If you want every member in your organization to take full-responsibility for their ethical decisions, then they will need awareness of the warning signs when they are about to lapse into unethical, or illegal behavior.

Most ethics and compliance training programs overly stress the legal aspects of ethics and compliance.  Given almost daily reports of unethical behavior at all levels, these programs aren’t nearly as effective as company executives would hope.

I believe that ethics’ discussions should begin at the personal level.  People have a tendency to rely on their personal value system before they start looking at law, codes, policies, etc.  Doesn’t it make sense to give your employees awareness of signs that they may be straying into the dark side of unethical behavior?


Choose a Passionate Speaker Who Has Been There

I am a speaker with a passion about spreading the word about business ethics.  I was forced to confront my own ethical mistakes when I went from a highly-paid real estate executive to a convicted white-collar felon.

My mistakes led to 37 months in a federal prison and the loss of nearly everything I built my life and career around. Furthermore, my mistakes were preventable, if I only knew the slippery slope I was travelling on.

I believe I have an obligation to tell my story so others do not make the same mistakes I did.   I believe that my time in prison provided ample exposure to why people lapse in unethical or illegal behavior. It certainly allowed me time for self-examination.


Speaking Programs that are Compelling and Original

My speeches and programs draw on real-life examples and stories in the corporate world and on my own experience.  Audiences are intrigued by my honest story-telling and how easy it is to fall into ethical traps.  This program may save your company a lot of grief.

My key speech is titled “Limit Your Legal Risk by Decoding the Ethics Enigma.”  This topic can be presented as a keynote or workshop.

I also have an inspirational keynote titled “From Adversity to Authenticity” that is an excellent opening or closing speech for a conference.


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