Owl of the Week: Kevin Moreau

Through social media, speeches, and books, Moreau makes it his mission to spread positivity wherever he can.


Photo courtesy of Kevin Moreau.

Veronica Ugarte, Contributing Writer

This story is part of a recurring feature meant to highlight members of FAU who are accomplished in their field, i.e. leaders, entrepreneurs, creators, etc. If you would like to nominate someone for Owl of the Week, email Features Editor Hope Dean at [email protected]. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible.

To Kevin Moreau, life should be lived to its absolute fullest.

An author, motivational speaker, and advocate for mental health, Moreau is currently pursuing his master’s degree in higher education leadership at FAU.

His message? “Nothing is impossible.”  

Moreau’s ‘Kevpositivity’ accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, are where he connects with his thousands of followers to give them tips on how to get through their day and maintain healthy thought patterns.

“I want people to become the best version of themselves,” he said. “I didn’t think it was right that people have to pay for help … My dad was like, this isn’t just social media, this is where you’re influencing people and their lives.”

Aside from social media, Moreau has found other routes to spread his message. He is a part of “Educate Tomorrow,” a non-profit organization that seeks to help students with academic success and personal progress, and is also involved in the publishing industry.

Moreau released his first novel, “The Invitation to Your Life,” in 2017. The book is about maintaining what he calls “mental hygiene,” and originally began as a collection of positive quotes that he heard from people around him. Moreau took inspiration from the sayings, changing their format to that of a book in order to share his thoughts on the matter.

For Moreau, it was a new experience with new revelations.

“Through that process of writing my first book, I noticed that I love writing, I love bringing something to life,” he said.

Moreau has had anxiety and depression himself, and believes that making sure your mind is healthy and clean is of the utmost importance. He meditates to help him with this process, the practice working to even out the stresses of graduate school.

“I’ve always been an advocate to think positive … I’m not afraid to face whatever comes my way anymore,” he said. “It’s important to have a balance mentally and [to] stay in a present moment.”

As for his other writing endeavors, Moreau is hoping to expand his skills by penning a science fiction novel, a genre quite different from what he’s written before.

Moreau is a communicator not only through written words, however, but through speeches as well.

Moreau was a TED Talk speaker at FAU’s Jupiter campus in 2017 and 2018. In his 2017 speech, he cited the importance of positive sayings, a balanced diet, healthy relationships, and a good environment. Without these things, the mind is in danger of becoming “a mush banana,” he said.

Being able to participate in the event was “a very proud moment of mine, but it was almost unbelievable to be able to do that … It was a powerful thing to realize that I can do whatever I want to do. I can reach for higher levels of success and work towards greatness,” he said.

In the future, Moreau hopes to continue his motivational speeches and to publish many more books.  

“I want people to realize that there are no limitations to what you can become and [to] become that beacon of hope for people,” he said.

Veronica Ugarte is a contributing writer for the University Press. For questions regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].