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Ben Nemtin, Speaker
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Ben Nemtin

    • Named #2 Best Motivational Speaker in the world by Global Gurus
    • Co-founder of The Buried Life movement
    • New York Times #1 Bestselling Author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and The Bucket List Journal
    • Started an Inspiring Movement that Encourages Individuals to Realize their Dreams and Help Others Along the Way
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$30,000 - $50,000

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$15,000 - $20,000

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Ben Nemtin Keynote Speaker Reel 2023

Ben Nemtin Keynote Speaker Reel 2023

Virtual Experiences

Virtual Experiences

Talk About Your Dreams

Talk About Your Dreams

Commencement Address - University of Utah

Commencement Address - University of Utah

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Ben Nemtin Speaker Biography

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and The Bucket List Journal. Ben is ranked the #2 Motivational Speaker in the World by Global Gurus and starred in The Buried Life, MTV’s highest rated show on iTunes and Amazon. As the 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.”

While attending college, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out of school. In an attempt to feel alive again, 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 of their own, they helped a stranger accomplish their dream. From playing basketball with President Obama and having a beer with Prince Harry to reuniting a father and son after 17 years and surprising a young girl with a much needed bionic arm, Ben’s message of radical possibility has inspired millions to unlock their true potential. Ben has achieved 96 of 100 dreams and he's set to cross off “#100:  Go to Space” next year.

5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible
Whether you need to set bigger goals or reach the ones you already have, Ben will help you get from “ambition” to “accomplishment.”
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. His 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.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Learn how to accomplish seemingly impossible goals (5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible).
• Identify the #1 thing that holds you back from accomplishing your goals.
• Learn Ben’s method to unbury your dreams and keep them unburied.
• Develop a plan of action to drive you forward towards your goals.


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 possibilities. 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.

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.


New Leadership: Why You Matter
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.

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.

As a result of this program, attendees will:
• Understand that your organization deeply cares about them, personally and professionally.
• Learn how to implement tiers of accountability around personal goals.
• Identify the most important dreams in their life and take actionable steps toward them.
• Leverage their purpose to propel their performance.

Community Of Service
“It is the power of giving, compassion, and hope that will get us through hard times.” Ben has experienced this first hand. He has helped hundreds of people accomplish their dreams over the past 15 years and this feeling of connectedness and purpose has fueled him through feelings of uncertainty.

Ben shares touching stories of helping others to not only inspire but also offer insight that can improve our daily life and our work environment. A culture of service can unlock potential and align team members in the workplace and in their communities. And contrary to popular belief, helping others doesn’t always have to be a selfless act. Giving can actually help us in more ways than we think.

Activations to Enhance the Keynote Experience

List Writing Workshop
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. This breakout session can be added to any keynote.

Dream Wall
A “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. A “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.

Mental Wealth Toolkit
Ben’s 60-minute workshop goes through the mental tools he uses every day to stay positive, help others in need, and live his best life. This short workshop is transformational to those who want to take the next step in elevating their team’s mental wellness.

Dream Portraits
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 a 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, but it also builds further accountability through sharing on social media.


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Customer Rating 4.9

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April 17, 2024

Having Ben Nemtin as a keynote speaker was an extraordinary experience that left an indelible mark on our entire group. Ben's ability to weave poignant stories with actionable insights provided not just inspiration, but a roadmap for personal and professional growth. His engaging presence and authentic delivery captivated us all, creating an atmosphere of motivation and possibility. It was evident from the unanimous positive feedback and the energetic discussions that followed, Ben truly connected with every attendee. His story resonated deeply, reminding us of the power of dreams and the importance of taking actionable steps towards achieving them. We are grateful for Ben's contribution to our event and cannot recommend him highly enough as a speaker who genuinely makes a difference.


October 11, 2022

Ben's keynote presentation was the perfect way to kick off our 3-day event. The community board members and executives attending our event were not just moved, they were inspired to action.

Aspirus, Inc.

January 21, 2020

December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

Ben is exceptional! We have used him as a Keynote and as a full-day leadership workshop. He can "fit" into any meeting and any time slot. Attendees love him and he is so easy to work with!

Arkansas Hospital Association

December 11, 2019

November 12, 2019

Ben delivers a powerful and motivational keynote! He is a wonderful story teller and knows how to incorporate the audience. Very engaging, our audience loved his presentation.

FIU Online

October 7, 2019

Ben gets it. Connecting with others is a gift for a public speaker and he's got it. And the connection, intentional, purposeful, exhuming our dreams and desires from those places that get covered by the day to day pace of life.

CDI Group of Companies

September 17, 2019

Ben was eveything promised, and more. I have been booking speakers for 20+ years and it is hard to find someone who actually lives up to the advance "hype", but Ben is that speaker. His story is inspiring, funny, emotional and he connected with every person in the audience. Ben is one of the top 5 speakers we have ever had, and I would recommend him to any audience.

Georgia Apartment Association

September 12, 2019


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