what people are saying about ben

 

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TIM FERRISS

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

 
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KEITH ODEN

President, Camden Property Trust - 2018 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

“Ben took the time to understand our company and culture and adapted his presentation for us.  He even arrived the day before and attended several of our other conference events and utilized his observations to further customize his remarks for Camden.  The feedback from our employees was phenomenal.  Many said Ben was the best speaker they had ever seen.  Ben is relatable, humorous, inspiring and motivational.  He brought energy and a positive message that invoked thought and emotion.  We highly recommend Ben.” 

 

 

 

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BARACK OBAMA

44th President of the United States

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

 

ROBERT CAMERON

VP of Global Marketing, Levi Strauss & Co   

“Perfect alignment with our corporate values, authentic and inspiring.”

 

ERIC STEIN

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.”

 

OPRAH WINFREY

 

Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

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

 
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PEGGY WESTBY

VP of Education & Member Services, Minnesota Hospital Association 

“In my 29 years at MHA I have hired hundreds of speakers and Ben, by far, is on the top of my list. He inspires people to not only make their own bucket list, but also to “pay it forward” along the way – what an exceptional message to deliver.”

 
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JEREMY PARK

CEO, cityCURRENT

"Ben Nemtin is a masterful storyteller and speaker, who has a remarkable way of connecting with audiences and using his life and “bucket list” adventures to help and inspire others! We were honored to have Ben keynote three different events in Memphis, TN, including a reception with hundreds of college students and business professional mentors, a fundraising dinner for the Boy Scouts, and our cityCURRENT Signature Breakfast with more than 400 prominent community leaders. At each event, Ben received a standing ovation! It was absolutely amazing to see THREE standing ovations with three completely different audiences! Even better, Ben is a genuine, good guy. He was a pleasure to work with and extremely professional when it came to his preparation and tweaking his presentations to fit the audiences. You’ll find that watching Ben is like watching a movie where he combines personal stories with media to make you laugh, cry, learn, and then want to act to take control of your life and make a difference in the lives of others. If you’re looking for a speaker to truly inspire your audience, I definitely stand behind Ben Nemtin! We’re still receiving rave reviews from his presentations."

 
 
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BRYDON GERUS

Creative Director, Headspace

“Having Ben as a guest speaker at Headspace was nothing short of sublime. Not only is his own story an incredible inspiration, he also stands for creating the culture where others can inhabit a life they love". 

 

MIKE ABRAMS

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.”

 

STEWART COOK

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.”

 

JESS LEHMUSSAARI

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.” 

 
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CATHY ARMOLD

VP Member Services, Indiana Hospital Association           

Ben’s story of his personal battle with depression that ultimately set him on the course to develop his “bucket list” was incredibly inspiring! He encouraged the audience to actively talk about and help banish the stigma surrounding mental illness. As health care professionals, Ben’s message truly resonated with our audience. He is sincere, funny and thought-provoking… he motivates everyone around him to be a better person. Ben tops our “bucket list of speakers” – we can’t stop talking about him!” 

 
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TRACEY-ANN DALEY

Director of Student Life, Harvard Law School

“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 pressure to embrace the material things in life and sacrifice any in your way to make it to the top. This is a message that we could all embrace and learn from!”

 
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LIGHT WATKINS

Author of Bliss More and founder of The Shine Movement

“Ben gave one of the most authentic Shine talks we've had to date. He not only shared the story of what he's experienced, but he inspired us with his "why?" He showed us his vulnerabilities, his humor, and his humility. I knew Ben's talk had touched people in a profound way when, after the show, I saw was one of the longest lines we've ever had of audience members waiting to connect with the speaker. I'd have Ben back in a heartbeat, and I've recommended him to other events looking for a magnetic, engaging speaker with a timeless message of going for whatever makes your heart sing.

 

 
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BRIAN PETERS

CEO, Michigan Health & Hospital Association 

“Ben Nemtin was the perfect closing speaker at our MHA Annual Meeting.  With so much turmoil in the healthcare field, and the resulting anxiety among our leaders, Ben’s uplifting message was an inspiring breath of fresh air.  Our members benefitted greatly from the new perspectives, presented in such an original and entertaining way.  I would highly recommend Ben to my association and business colleagues.”

 
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MIKE DELUCA

Assistant Vice Chancellor, UCLA 

“Having heard Ben speak at a National Conference and most recently at a student staff training on campus, I am both inspired and moved by the Buried Life story and the message he delivers. Ben’s storytelling truly connects and resonates with his audience and his message of possibilities and resilience moves people to action”

 
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JAMEY EDWARDS

Learning Officer, YPO Santa Monica Bay

“Engaging a group of 80+ CEO’s in a thoughtful exercise with no distractions is always a challenge.  Ben had our group riveted during his entire talk.  It inspired us to think more broadly about what a bucket list is and what should be on it, setting the tone for our entire Learning Year.”

 
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NORM COYNE

Owner, UNLTD Media & Events

"As an event organizer, I strive to find keynotes who leave a lasting impression on our attendees. Few have had as significant an impact and transformative presence as Ben Nemtin. His unforgettable keynote speech ignited the room and encouraged everyone in the audience inspired to take action to make significant positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others. Ben's appearance was as close to perfect as we could have ever hoped for. I very enthusiastically recommend him as a speaker"

 
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SEAN KELLY

Co-Founder & CEO, SnackNation

“Ben was better than expected, and we had high expectations! His talk provided a unique blend of inspiration and humor, and encouraged all of us to discover how we can inject more meaning, curiosity and adventure into our lives. Great stories, humble approach, and clear delivery - we now have an entirely new way to view the concept of a bucket list. ”

 
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FRED HAMEETMAN

Chairman, American Group

“This is a GREAT real life story... and motivates young and old to set audacious goals and achieve them!”

 
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JAMES IRWIN

Director of Educational Programs, SAE

“Ben’s keynote is timely and relevant. It motivated and inspired members of our Fraternity to dream big dreams and to aspire to be better. His honest and open discussion about mental health and the stigma associated with it helped many of our attendees feel more comfortable discussing what can often be seen as a stigmatized topic. I highly recommend Ben as a speaker, especially in the Fraternity/Sorority world”

 
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  LISA GEDDES

Executive Director, Boating B.C. Association

“Our event was outstanding. I think it was our best yet – largely due to our speaker selection. Ben was excellent – he might be the best speaker I’ve heard in a long time!”