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Danny Bent

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Author, journalist, adventurer and happiness guru inspiring people to do more, give more and live more

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Keynote speaker Danny Bent is all about inspiring people to do more, give more and live more. He is an award winning author, journalist and Blogger. Danny was voted by the City of London to be one of the 50 most inspirational people and London and one of the 100 Happiest in the UK by the Independent on Sunday.

Keynote speaker Danny Bent is a truly inspirational person, his list of achievements is hard to match. Cycling 9000 miles from London to India, Raising $550,000 for the people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing by organising a coast to coast relay across the United States and setting up one of the most exciting free fitness movements in the UK, Project Awesome. Encouraging people of all shapes and sizes to be active and be happy while doing it!

Danny rose to the public eye in the UK after coming second in the BBC show Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week, where Britain’s toughest and fittest recruits were tested day after day by multiple special forces from across the world, their main purpose being to break the recruits. Danny’s fun and light-hearted personality and character brought him through to the final of the show.

Following his adventures, speaker Danny Bent has written the books ‘You’ve Gone Too Far This Time Sir’ and ‘Not All Superheroes Wear Capes’ sharing his incredible stories and experiences. In ‘You’ve Gone Too Far This Time Sir’ Danny goes into detail of his epic 9000 mile ride from London to India, how he was held at gunpoint, waking up with maggots in his beard and being chased by wild dogs. In ‘Not All Superheroes Wear Capes’ Danny outlines the story behind One Run For Boston, the coast to coast 3,328 mile relay across the United States, coming together to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Danny has given keynote speeches all over the world, working with HSBC, Nike, the Royal Geographic Society, National Geographic and Google and YouTube.

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    Storytelling

    • Danny has lived the equivalent of 40 lives so far in his first 40 years. He also has tales of enough near misses to worry a cat. Listen to his stories as he takes you on a rollercoaster ride through his life and into the lives of those who join his quest to brighten the lives of humanity.

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    Leadership

    • Not your usual leadership talk. Danny is a serial community builder (tribes he calls them). His strength is his leadership style. Learn why thousands of people follow Danny’s tune. His methods create a dynamic that make these people follow him wherever he is going, all over the world. When you’ve finished laughing you’ll reflect back and see the lessons entrenched in this talk.

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    Happiness

    • Listen to Danny’s unique and unconventional keynotes full of stories and anecdotes on how you can bring happiness and positivity to your life.  His keynotes on happiness are based on the following five headlines: Face your fears, Find the chink of positivity, Help people, Be in the now & Find your tribe.

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    Play Workshop / Team Building

    • This workshop is about improving your mental health and your well being whilst making you more confident to stand up and be comfortable in your own skin. This play workshop is all about breaking down the barriers we put up to protect us which are also the very things that hold us back from being the greatest possible version of ourselves. This workshop helps: Relieving stress. Improving brain function. Stimulating you mind and imagination. Improving your connection to others and finding the creativity that lies within all of us.
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Danny Bent: Adventurer, Athlete, Tribe Builder

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10.03.2017

Interview with Danny Bent

Do you have a favourite experience from you speaking career?

I have two moments that really stand out from my speaking. The first was speaking to a very corporate old school tech firm where the atmosphere was quiet, reserved, and introverted. After the talk the atmosphere had completed reversed and people were talking to each other animatedly, laughing and some were still pretending to ride a unicorn.

The second moment was at a school talk. With reference to me being a best selling author but also a terrible dyslexic I was speaking about the fact that people can achieve their dreams if they worked hard enough. I asked the audience of 5-11 year olds what they wanted to be when they grew up. A little girls hand shot up immediately and called out I want to be a mermaid. I’m not sure if that is achievable even with the hardest work.

What motivated you to start Project Awesome?

I love people. The more people I can surround myself with the happier I become. I wanted to share my love of sport and brighten up the city of London. I wanted to encourage people to talk and break down social barriers.

During your epic 9000 mile cycle from London to India, what kept you motivated to keep going?

The kids from schools in the UK who were following me and sending me beautiful messages of support kept me from throwing in the towel at times.

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?

Rather than humour I guess I focus on being authentically me and telling people honest believable stories. In that way you possibly end up making the audience laugh, cry and grimace more than any script.

Can you give 3 tips for creating a happier and more innovative company culture?

  • Step past your fears and social barriers. Becoming a fearless leader.
  • Always find the chink of rainbow in a grey day – there’s always something that can be flipped into a positive. (Eg. finding a reason to smile when you have an AK47 against your forehead in the Ukraine.)
  • Find your tribe and how to lead your own.

Who or what inspires you most?

I’m not someone who is inspired by famous people or successful people. All my drive comes from trying my hardest to be authentic to myself, helping others as much as possible and standing by my morals. Although cheesy as it may seem I’m inspired by my parents who dealt with my slight ADD and extreme energy without ever curbing my spirit and lust for life.

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