Ben Nemtin

 About

  • Talks about how leaders and individuals can make the impossible possible by creating a people first culture that focuses on how to set and achieve big goals.
  • Audiences leave inspired with a system for achieving impossible goals through action and accountability.
  • Ben Nemtin is the best selling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and is the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, and more. Former President Obama called Ben the "inspiration for a new generation." He is the Co-Founder of "The Buried Life" Movement
  • Past clients include: Home Depot, Cisco, Principal, Fedex, Siemens, WellsFargo, Stanford University, Levi's and Engel & Volkers.

About Ben Nemtin - #1 New York Times Best-selling Author & Member of MTV's Hit Show, The Buried Life:

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? - and a star of MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As co-founder of `The Buried Life` movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “ inspiration for a new generation” - and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, offering motivational strategies and garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Global Gurus ranked Ben in the Top 30 Best Organizational Culture Thought Leaders in the World in 2019.

In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America - achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream - they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm - Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.

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What Ben Nemtin Talks About:

5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible
Ben has driven countless people to achieve their dreams, as both a helping hand and as an inspiration. These experiences have taught him that articulating and prioritizing your personal goals is not a selfish act – but one that creates a positive ripple effect that inspires others to live their best life. Ben weaves the remarkable story of how The Buried Life grew from 100 impossible dreams into a global movement – and connects his lessons to the fabric of our daily lives.

Ben’s message of radical possibility combined with his ‘5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible’ leaves audiences not only inspired – but also equipped with tools to tackle the seemingly insurmountable. Ben’s system of achieving impossible goals demystifies daunting tasks by turning ‘dreams’ into ‘projects’ and creates inspiration through action and accountability. Ben reminds us that it’s never too late to start your list and leave your lasting impact on the world.

 

Leading with Purpose

Driving teams to thrive today requires new strategies for connecting and getting results. Retention and engagement are major issues as old leadership models don’t deliver like they once did. Effective leaders must go deeper and show empathy and understanding to help teams reach their true potential. When team members truly feel that their leadership and organization cares about their personal and their professional development, that’s where the magic happens.

One of the best ways to help your team gain purpose is to connect with them around their personal and professional goals. As the lines between personal and professional lives blur, it’s time for leaders to develop the whole person. To learn more, read this Forbes article featuring Ben and Deepak Chopra about Emotional EQ and Leadership.

As a result of this program, attendees will learn:

  • A simple framework for connecting with your team around their personal and professional goals
  • Build a culture of belonging where team members know it’s ok to ask for help
  • Create a renewed feeling of purpose and trust within your team
  • Be a servant leader and maximize potential
  • Reignite commitment to the organization as people feel the organization is equally committed to them

Rethinking Mental Health

Ben is a mental health advocate who believes that all humans have ups and they have downs. He believes the stigma around mental illness can be broken through open, honest conversations. However, the onus is not on the 1 in 5 who struggle with mental health to break the stigma, the responsibility falls on all of us.

By showing how his vulnerabilities have become his strengths, Ben gives others the courage to talk about their internal battles. He shares the tools that help him cope with the stresses of life and emphasizes that it is ok to reach out for help.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

  • Increase resilience, lower stress and feel equipped to manage the ups and downs of life.
  • Build their own ‘Mental Health Toolkit’ of easy to implement practices that increase wellbeing during times of anxiety and burnout.
  • Recognize that it’s ok to not be ok.
  • Walk away with resources to boost their mental health.

Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

The world is changing faster than we ever imagined, leaders and teams have to dig deep within themselves to break through and find opportunity in uncertain times. Before becoming a #1 NYT best selling author, playing basketball at the White House, having beers with Prince Harry, or living out his other dreams, Ben suffered from crippling depression.

After committing to a series of positive life changes, Ben had a shift in perspective that changed his outlook on life and opened himself up to endless possibility. From there he committed to following his buried dreams and helping others through acts of service. The rest is history and Ben’s life changing message has opened up audiences around the world to cultures of service, gratitude and endless potential.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

  • Recognize that all aspects of your life impact your work performance.
  • 8 practices that increase wellbeing during times of stress, anxiety and burnout (Resilience Toolkit).
  • Proof that small acts of service can create a large scale impact in your organization and community.
  • Transform your perspective to optimize performance.

 

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Ben’s storytelling and ability to connect with our audience was apparent from the minute he greeted our participants. Ben helped us realize that we as individuals and leaders have the ability to make a real impact - and empower others to make that same impact not only professionally but in our everyday lives.

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