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Ben Nemtin

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Inspirational speaker, #1 NYT best selling author, co-founder of "The Buried Life"

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Speaker Ben Nemtin is the co-founder of " The Buried Life," a motivational speaker and life enthusiast. Ben's inspiring message has been featured on several media outlets, including CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and FOX News. Ben encourages audience members to focus on what pulls towards them and demonstrates how to maintain inspiration when working towards your goals.

Why book speaker Ben Nemtin?

  • He is living his bucket list. Ben Nemtin is the New York Times bestselling author of “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?” and star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon “The Buried Life”. Ben encourages audience members to attain their dreams.
  • Speaker Ben Nemtin is a joyful advocate of living your dream. Ben encourages audience members to live their best, motivated life by sharing his story of overcoming struggle and gaining purpose.
  • Turning his depression into a higher cause, speaker Ben Nemtin started “The Buried Life” in hopes of inspiring people around the world to fulfill their dreams for a purposeful lifestyle. Today, he is inspiring hundreds of thousands world-wide.

“This is the new leadership, by putting yourself first, you put yourself in a position to help others. It’s not selfish, its service.”- Speaker Ben Nemtin

During speaker Ben Nemtin’s first year of university, he was unexpectedly fell into a time of depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel 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. Most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a stranger cross something off of 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.

Acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, 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.

The co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility, President Obama called Ben, and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation,” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”

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Activation by speaker Ben Nemtin

Dream Wall: Goes well with Keynote "New Leadership: Why You Matter"

“Dream Wall” (or “Before I Die Wall”) is a popular pre-keynote activation. The walls come in many forms, shapes and sizes but they all serve the same purpose: to get people thinking about their list leading up to Ben’s presentation.

“Dream Wall” is a place for attendees to write, stick, clip or post their bucket list item on a wall for everyone to see. This dynamic visual doesn’t just get people talking, it’s also a fantastic way to learn about the folks around you. It’s common for organizations to secretly choose a few bucket list items to check off and announce this after Ben’s presentation.

Keynote by speaker Ben Nemtin

New Leadership: Why You Matter

Companies with a people-first culture see measurable improvements in productivity, lower absenteeism, higher customer satisfaction and improved recruitment (Harvard Business Review). This is the new leadership. When you put yourself first you’re putting yourself in a position to serve others, it’s not selfish; it’s service.

When you’re pursuing the things that are truly important to you, you’re more alive in every way and you bring that energy to everything you do. An organization can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that its employees are becoming better-versions-of-themselves. Proving that you care enough to ask your people what matters most to them goes a long way, and it’s easier than you think to help them get there.

Key takeaways:

  • Ben brings home the importance of pursuing a bucket list, not only for your own wellbeing, but also for your career and for those around you.
  • Ben facilitates goal sharing and inspires people into action through masterful storytelling and by implementing tiers of accountability to drive them towards their goals.
Activation by speaker Ben Nemtin

List Writing Workshop: Goes well with Keynote “5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible

Ben’s 30-minute list writing workshop puts the ‘5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible’ into action. Inspiration doesn’t come to us, we must create inspiration by taking steps toward our goals and this workshop does exactly that.

The breakout session includes writing your list, identifying the most important item on your list, dream sharing with an accountability partner and helping one another reach our goals in intimate group settings. These steps are designed to build accountability around personal goals, to generate inspiration by stimulating small actionable steps and to illustrate that help might just be sitting right next to you.

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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.

Key takeaways:

  • A 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.
  • Reminder that it’s never too late to start your list and leave your lasting impact on the world.
Activation by speaker Ben Nemtin

Dream Portraits: goes well with Keynotes "5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible" and "New Leadership: Why You Matter"

Dream portraits are a popular post-keynote activation. In his keynote, Ben helps attendees identify the #1 item on their bucket list (the personal goal they want more than anything in the world) and dream portrait helps them share this goal in a memorable way.

After Ben’s presentation, audience members write their biggest goal on a small chalkboard and a professional photographer takes a beautiful portrait that can be shared instantly. This not only memorializes the keynote experience and the goal, it also builds further accountability through sharing on social media.

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Mental Wealth

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.

Key takeaways:

  • Ben shares the tools that help him cope with the stresses of life and emphasizes that it is ok to reach out for help.
  • His astounding story and authentic levity gives audiences hope and normalizes behavioral health in a vibrant way.
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    If you want a lesson in boldness, and to cross things off of your bucket list, there is no better teacher than Ben Nemtin.

    Tim Ferriss

    5x #1 NY Times Bestseller, Host of The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Angel Investor, Speaker

    Ben’s work is as personal as it is universal. Beyond living a joyful, bold life, the underlying message he has imparted onto our people is to curate a life of mental wellness, and that self-care and care for others are indivisible. His is a message of heart and humanit

    Juma Wood

    Leadership Development, Lululemon Athletica

    Ben Nemtin is relevant, engaging and inspiring with his delivery and beliefs. His message to our employees was a true gift both professionally and personally as he ignited a passion and emotion within our organization that yielded amazing results. He truly has made a meaningful impact in the lives of our associates.

    Garry Spence

    Senior Vice President, Lincoln Financial Group

    I think what you’re doing is truly so inspiring.

    Oprah Winfrey

    Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist
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