I think what you’re doing is truly so inspiring.
– Oprah Winfrey
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life. 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, Inc., FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has presented his ‘5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible’ to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Viacom, Verizon, Levi’s, Harvard, and more.
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.
Ben Nemtin is on a mission to achieve the unthinkable. 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 follow their personal goals. Ben weaves the compelling story of how The Buried Life grew from 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper into a global movement of millions and skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives. Ben’s message of radical possibility combined with his ‘5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible’ leaves audiences not only inspired but also equipped to tackle the seemingly insurmountable. Ben’s system of achieving impossible goals demystifies daunting tasks by turning ‘dreams’ into ‘projects’ and creating a digestible pathway to success. Don’t look back and regret the things you never did, it’s never too late to start your list.
The future of corporate culture is being shaped outside of the office. Ben knows firsthand that pursuing your passions brings you purpose, fulfillment and happiness. The simple truth: you won’t get your employees to devote themselves fully to your organization if you aren’t helping them achieve their dreams. Encouraging employee dream realization creates 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, creates a safe space for sharing dreams and inspires audiences to act on it by building tiers of accountability. 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.
Ben is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author, starred in his own MTV show, met President Obama at the White House, has been interviewed by Oprah and has been living his dreams for the past decade. He also struggles with depression. You might not guess this is a struggle for Ben and that’s exactly why he wants to talk about it. In university 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 he made some key changes that he started feeling like himself again. Ben redefined what he needed to optimize his health and lead a balanced life. This meant change and that change manifested itself as The Buried Life – a commitment to finally follow his buried passions. Ben is a mental health advocate who believes the stigma of mental illness can be broken by having open, honest conversations. He believes that it is not on the 1 in 5 that struggle with mental health to break the stigma, it’s on the 4 out of 5 that don’t. By showing how his vulnerabilities have become his strengths and underlining that all humans struggle, he gives others the courage to talk about their own internal battles and normalizes the conversation. Ben shares the tools that help him cope with the stresses of life and emphasizes that it is ok to reach out for help. His astounding story and authentic levity gives audiences hope and normalizes behavior health in a healthy and vibrant way.
“Ben helped us realize that we as individuals and leaders have the ability to make a real impact and empower others to make that same impact not only professionally but in our everyday lives. I had so many attendees say it was the best event to date. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone wanting to add that “WOW” factor to their event.”
"Ben’s was the only segment that received a 100% approval rating. I have already told my marketing team that we MUST use Ben again."
“Perfect alignment with our corporate values, authentic and inspiring.”
"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!"
“Ben’s keynote address was the most powerful and inspiring presentation I've heard at a professional conference."
“The perfect closing speaker whose 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.”
This is a GREAT real life story... and motivates young and old to set audacious goals and achieve them!”
“Ben’s story of his personal battle with depression that ultimately set him on the course to develop his “bucket list” was incredibly inspiring! Ben tops our ‘bucket list of speakers’- we can’t stop talking about him!”
“People were laughing, wiping tears, taking notes, or spontaneously applauding. He genuinely inspired everyone in the room!”
“In my 29 years at MHA I have hired hundreds of speakers and Ben, by far, is on the top of my list.”
KEYWORDS: Business of Healthcare, Corporate Culture, Innovation, Leadership, Peak Performance, Service, Vision, Workforce Issues, Health | Wellness, Vitality, Life Balance, Humor, Longevity, Mindfulness/Happiness, Resilience, Stress