Author, Brander, Speaker, and Thought Leader

Learn more about Kyle Duford and how he or The Brand Leader can help your business.


Life is too short, so enjoy what you do and learn from others.
Be thankful in all circumstances. Connect with people.


As the Executive Creative Director for The Brand Leader, Kyle is a senior strategist, and creative working with major brands to aid growth for companies domestically and internationally.


Connecting with people isn't hard, but it's required to get your message across in an authentic, purposeful way. Kyle speaks on  brands, businesses, and ministries' challenges on how to do it.


What do you get when you take an Enneagram 3 and a Leo? A born leader who has created high-performing teams nationwide, earning a Best Places to Work award in the progress.

Mental Health

Kyle is quite open about his struggles with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues he faces. His "open-book" style of talking about men's mental health is welcoming and kind.


As a believing Christian, Kyle is open and willing to share his faith to a requesting audience. Faith runs deep in the family, as he's married to one of Billy Graham's granddaughters.


Kyle was a successful executive, mostly because he preferred working overseas to being at home in a broken marriage. But as he started to feel chased by God, he realized that nearly every person in his life—at every stage—was really “Jesus with skin on," showing him God's love for him.

After a period of brokenness and divorce from his wife, he was fired from his job—and knew something had to change. It’s in those days that Jesus used nearly every person with whom he came in contact with to show Kyle he was there, with him.

God saved his biggest surprise for last, however: his life-long love whom he hadn’t had any contact with in twenty-one years. And that changed everything.

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Kyle Duford is an author and the executive creative director of The Brand Leader in Greenville, SC. He is a former magazine writer who turned to content and branding, and is also now a speaker and thought leader. He prides himself on being a husband and father first, an athlete second, and then a brand creator and leader.

Kyle is obsessed with all-things online and has successfully grown online sales for Dr. Martens, Speck Products, KEEN Footwear, OOBE Brand, XTERRA Wetsuits, and more.

An Honoree Webby Award winner for Best Practices, Kyle has the ability to work with copywriters and art directors to create the right brand. Entrepreneur magazine once said of him, “[he has] made a career of growing online sales.”

You can often find Kyle running with his wife Jerushah on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, cycling over Paris Mountain, or having tacos together as a family with any combination of their six children.


Book Kyle Duford for your Next Engagement

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Podcast Host

Kyle hosts both The Brand Leader Podcast and The Crux Podcast. Book him on your show today.

Guest Lecturer

From University of Minnesota to Clemson University, Kyle has had the fortune of guest lecturing. Need him for your college?

Conference Speaker

Private corporate presentation or large industry conference, Kyle can keynote or guest speak for you.


Somehow he intertwined Thom Yorke with Billy Beane to showcase how empowerment and authenticity is how you connect with your customers, and how to use data for unique personalization.



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