Kevin Houchin. Esq.

Kevin Houchin. Esq.

National Programs at ACT

Fort Collins, Colorado Area
Education Management

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Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Overview

  • National Programs at ACT
  • Artist at Kevin Houchin - Fine Artist

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Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Summary

I do three things very well. And, when considered together, many people say I’m the best they’ve seen.

•Understanding Situations
•Developing Strategy
•Communicating Solutions

Understanding situations is really a matter of understanding the goals and fears of the people affected by any given situation. I am able to read people quickly and take the time to refine my understanding before moving into strategy.

Developing strategy translates the goals and fears of the people involved into the practical business, legal, logistic, branding, marketing, sales, product, service, or other tactical area of the solution. I’m personally able to manage many of these tactical implementations, although for most I prefer to work with a team of subject-matter experts.

Communication wears many faces. When it’s moving product or service, it’s called “sales.” When it’s educating people, it’s called “teaching.” When it’s aligning people toward a common goal it’s called “leadership” or “motivation.” When it’s resolving conflict, it’s called “mediation.” Ultimately, it’s all communication, which can only be accomplished when one has taken the time to develop the understanding of people’s goals and fears as discussed above.

Specialties: Public Speaking - Motivational Keynotes & In-depth Workshops, Education and Workforce Policy, Consulting, Sales/Marketing, Business Development, Start-up Planning, Creative/Artistic Expression, Integrating Spirit in Business, Copyright, Trademark, Conflict Management, Mediation, Professional & Leadership Development & Coaching, Intellectual Property Protection & Licensing, Branding

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Experience

National Programs


Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Iowa City, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado

I work with national education organizations to create customized programs advancing the missions of each organization and helping improve student readiness for whatever is next in the student's life.


Kevin Houchin - Fine Artist

1986Present (28 years)

I've been doing fine art semi-professionally (meaning that I create stuff that sometimes sells) since I graduated from high school. The work I'm doing lately is primarily batik and watercolor/mixed media. You can see some of my work at if you're interested. Contact me for availability, prices, or commissions.

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Publications

  • Free Expression: Reclaiming the Creativity You Misplaced on the Road to Success

    • Ignite Fort Collins
    • June 14, 2013

    Ignite Fort Collins 14. 5-minute Ignite-style (20 slides, 15 second auto-timer) on the importance of working through fear of vulnerability & sharing our creativity with others.

  • Experience + Knowledge = Wisdom

    • The Space Between Center for Creative Spirit in Business

    A short video of my talk about how we must have a shared experience and a shared language/knowledge before we can hope to transfer wisdom in an effort to discover truth.

  • Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law School & Beyond

    • Morgan James Publishing
    • March 1, 2009

    "Such a quiet, yet profound missive. I am encouraged that future legal practitioners will be able to avail themselves of this gentle aid to wake them up and live consciously at such a critical juncture in their personal and professional lives." -- Idara E. Bassey "J.D., LL.M."


    Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law School & Beyond was written to give law students, and students of life, a context within which to filter the decisions that will shape our lives, our families, our communities, our country, and our world. What responsibilities do you accept as your own? What situations will you accept as they exist? When will you show up? Where will you put your attention? How will you stay engaged? How will you give back? All these questions and more are explored. Leadership strategies for people who want to use their legal educations to make a positive difference in our world.
    While the book is written specifically for law students, it is easily applied to the situations faced by every leader, in almost every situation requiring focused attention and engagement in a complex, competitive, intellectual environment.

    Engage your full potential. Fuel your spark.

  • Fuel the Spark: 5 Guiding Values for Success in Law & Life

    • Morgan James Publishing
    • April 1, 2009
    Authors: Kevin Houchin. Esq., Alexis Neely (Foreword)

    "In an age of competing demands on attorneys' time, where one is never truly unreachable from the office, Kevin Houchin has written a short but insightful guide to becoming the lawyer that you want to be, instead of merely being the lawyer that circumstances have molded you into. Houchin blends his principles with practical tips on how to regain control over your professional life, from the importance of "showing up" and making yourself known, to the need to know thyself and determine what is it that YOU want yourself to be. It is a short read, but it may be helpful in becoming the reflective practitioner that you want to become." Jed Sorokin-Altmann, Esq.

  • Blog

    • Kevin Houchin

    The Business of Creativity Blog. Numerous articles on Copyright, Trademark, Business Formation, Creativity, Arts Law, LLC, Joint Venture, Licensing, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Creative Spirit in Business, Branding, Naming.

    Free download of my No Lame Names (Trademark and Branding) and LLC Formation ebooks.

  • Lawyerist Blog Contributer


    Contributing author to leading legal practice blog.

  • Provocative Rejection Letter

    • Above The Law Blog
    • April 15, 2010

    Author of a rejection letter that created a flood of discussion about approaches to finding a job with a small legal firm. Honesty creates conversation.

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Consulting
  2. Licensing
  3. Business Development
  4. Mediation
  5. Start-ups
  6. Sales Leadership
  7. Copyright Law
  8. Trademark Law
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Authentic Expert Leadership
  11. Strategic Planning
  12. Creativity
  13. Creative Spirit in Business
  14. Aligning Spirit with Vocation
  15. Sarcasm
  16. Whole-Brain Thinking
  17. Social Media
  18. Blogging
  19. Staff Development
  20. Conflict Management
  21. Non-profits
  22. Trademarks
  23. Entrepreneurship
  24. Coaching
  25. Marketing
  26. Life Coaching
  27. Nonprofits
  28. Conflict Resolution
  29. Leadership
  30. Marketing Strategy
  31. Sales
  32. Fine Art
  33. Watercolor
  34. Batik
  35. Drawing
  36. Advertising
  37. Management
  38. Marketing Communications
  39. Integrated Marketing
  40. Small Business
  41. Sales Management

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Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Honors and Awards

  • Legal Rebel

    American Bar Association
    • August 2010

    Speaker at the 2010 ABA Legal Rebels Ignite event.

    Speakers invited to participate by the ABA Journal were all lawyers considered to be thought leaders in the industry. My invitation resulted from wide-spread interest in my flat-fee legal engagement model for entrepreneurial business & start-up clients.

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Certifications

  • Mediation

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Education

University of Iowa College of Law

J.D., Business Dev/Formation - TM - Copyright


Iowa State University

BFA-Graphic Design, Corporate/Product Identity, Typography, Creative Process


Activities and Societies: Delta Chi

Bedford High School, Bedford Iowa

High School Diploma, College Prep


Activities and Societies: Art, Wrestling, Golf, Future Problem Solving, 4-H, NHS, Math Team

Kevin Houchin. Esq.'s Additional Information


The intersection, overlap, and interactions between education, spirituality, creativity, business/arts, and law.

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2010 ABA "Legal Rebel"

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