what people are saying about ben
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.”
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.”
44th President of the United States
“I like the way you help folks, keep doing what you’re doing.”
Market President, CIGNA HealthCare - 2018 Forbes 500 World's Largest Public Companies
"When we did our survey of the event, Ben’s was the only segment of the meeting that received a 100% approval rating. People were sincerely moved. I have actually heard from a few of the attendees that are now working on things that have been buried in them and they need to do before the Lord calls them home. I have already told my marketing team that we MUST use Ben again."
VP of Global Marketing, Levi Strauss & Co
“Perfect alignment with our corporate values, authentic and inspiring.”
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.”
Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist
“I think what you’re doing is truly so inspiring.”
GM, Marketing & Industry Research, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. - 2018 Forbes #12 America's Best Employers
"I see literally hundreds of speakers a year and Ben's was such an easy-going but incredibly compelling story and style. Ben will go down as one of my favorites of all times!"
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.”
Group Senior Vice President, Member Networks, Vizient - 2018 Forbes America’s Best Management Consulting Firms
"I have run many conferences over the years and one challenge is the “last speaker”. It is extremely hard to finish with a “lift” at the end. Ben was by far are the best I have ever seen. Well done!"
"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."
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".
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.”
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.”
Chief Strategy Officer, AAMC Health Systems
“Ben’s keynote address was the most powerful and inspiring presentation I've heard at a professional conference."
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.”
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!”
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!”
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.”
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”
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.”
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"
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. ”
Chairman, American Group
“This is a GREAT real life story... and motivates young and old to set audacious goals and achieve them!”
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.”
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”
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!”
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Managing Director, Sid Lee Creative Agency
"We were so grateful to have Ben speak at Sid Lee. There certainly was a buzz about it all. The exercises he took us through were really powerful tools that drew everyone in the office closer and inspired them to continue to create work that matters."
North American Leadership Development Manager, Lululemon Athletica
“Ben truly demonstrates what it means to never take no for an answer when it comes to living out your dreams and helping others do the same. It’s more than an inspirational talk – it’s a call to action to live the life you’ve always wanted and help others do the same.”