Ben Nemtin

  • Member of MTV's Hit Show, The Buried Life 
  • New York Times #1 Bestselling Author
  • Started an Inspiring Movement that Encourages Individuals to Realize their Dreams and Help Others

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die, the star of the MTV show The Buried Life, and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.”

In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed 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 streaking a soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams. 

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    Celebrity, Creativity, Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Inspiration, Keynote, Life Balance, Media, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Personal Growth, Social, TED Talks, Youth

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    California

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Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die, the star of the MTV show The Buried Life, and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.”

In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed 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 streaking a soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams. 

The Buried Life, discovering and learning how to cross anything off of your bucket list 

Ben weaves the compelling story of how "The Buried Life" started with 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper in a dorm room and quickly grew into a global movement of millions. He skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world. Audience members share their biggest dreams with each other and with the group, sometimes courageously for the very first time. Ben shares his signature '6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List' leaving folks not only inspired but also equipped to tackle any personal or group goal. Ben fires up crowds to start living life to their full potential - it’s never too late to start your list!

 

The Future of Corporate Culture, Why your Employees Dreams Matter 

The future of corporate culture is being shaped outside of the office. Ben knows firsthand that pursuing your passions brings purpose, fulfilment and happiness into your life. The simple truth is, you won’t get your employees to devote themselves fully to your company if you aren’t helping them achieve their dreams. By encouraging and facilitating employee dream realization, you can create a healthy work-life balance which is the key factor in determining employee happiness. Ben’s program educates audiences about the importance of a bucket list and inspires them to act on it. The tools he leaves behind allow employees to turn their enthusiasm into action, with the help and encouragement of their employer. Employee dream realization increases retention, aides recruitment and aligns work-life balance which leads to happiness.

 

I Get Depressed Too

He is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author, stared in his own MTV show, met President Obama at the White House, has been interviewed by Oprah and has been chasing his dreams for the past 10 years. He also struggles with depression. You might not guess that this is a struggle for Ben and that’s exactly why he wants to talk about it. In college Ben was hit with a crippling depression that forced him to drop out of school and retreat into his parents house. It wasn’t until his friends pulled him out of the darkness by forcing him to join them on a summer abroad that he finally started feeling back to himself. Ben began learning what he needed to be healthy and what support he needed to live a balanced life. This meant change and that change manifested itself in The Buried Life, a commitment to finally follow his buried passions. Ben is a mental health advocate who believes the stigma of mental illness must be broken. He has proven that by showing his own vulnerabilities, it gives people the courage to talk about their struggles. Ben shares the tools that help him cope with the ups and downs of mental illness and stresses that it’s ok to talk about what’s going on inside. His astounding story and authentic levity gives audiences hope and normalizes mental illness in a healthy and vibrant way.

Author, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker

If you want a lesson in boldness, and to cross things off of your bucket list, there is no better teacher than Ben Nemtin.

Director, Junior Achievement Sweden

“Ben has a way of capturing the audience like no other speaker I’ve met. He is both inspiring and genuine on stage – two qualities that combined together make magic. Working with him has been an absolute pleasure.”

Dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology

“Ben presentation is truly authentic, he speaks from the heart. His delivery is smooth and funny. He comes across as “just a guy with a dream”. He is inspirational. Brilliant.”

Oprah Winfrey

“I think what you’re doing is really so inspiring.”

VP of Education & Member Services, Minnesota Hospital Association

“In my 29 years at MHA I have hired hundreds of speakers for every health care discipline in the hospital setting and you, by far, are on the top of my list. You inspire people to not only make their own bucket list, but also to “pay it forward” along the way – what an exceptional message to deliver.”

Senior Athletics Director, Stanford University

“I must say that Ben personally brought me to my knees with emotion when he spoke about the Journey of Life and going for what we all feel is truly important and something we want to do before we die.”

President Barack Obama

“I like the way you help folks, keep doing what you’re doing.”

CEO and President, Ohio Hospital Association

“Ben did a beautiful job of truly connecting with the entire audience. At different times, people were laughing, wiping tears, taking notes, or spontaneously applauding. He genuinely inspired everyone in the room, and I got magnificent comments from the attendees.”

Director of Student Life, Harvard Law School

“I thoroughly enjoyed it, without being too cliché I laughed and I cried. I think it was important for Harvard students especially to experience this because for most of the students here there is this pressure to embrace the material things in life and sacrifice any in your way to make it to the top. Overall I think it was a great event and a message that we could all embrace and learn from!”

We Are Family Foundation

I can tell you Ben was one of the top talks of the day. He was incredible! 153 countries tuned in live to watch and I'm certain once his talk goes online in the coming week his will go super viral through our community.
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