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.” He shows audiences how to dream bigger, achieve more and energizes them to unbury the life they want. Ben delivers a high-octane message that motivates people to shake off mediocrity, live up to their greatness and give back to others.
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.
- How all aspects of your life impact your performance at work.
- Ben’s ‘Mental Health Toolkit’ offers 12 easy to implement practices that increase wellbeing during times of stress, anxiety, and burnout.
- Proof that small acts of service can create an incredible impacts in your organization and community (The Ripple Effect).
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.
- 5 reasons why helping others actually helps yourself
- Acts of service that you can act on today
- Proof that kindness is contagious
New Leadership: Why You Matter
Throughout life, you have been setting goals for your career, college, relationships, and finances. When was the last time you did something just for you?
Psychologists say that focusing on personal goals helps promote positive mental health by giving you a vehicle for self-care while keeping you energized and
avoiding burnout. Simply put: you can’t take care of other people if you don’t take care of yourself.
Prioritizing your personal goals isn’t just for your benefit, however, it’s for benefit of your organization. Companies with a people-first culture see measurable
improvements in productivity, lower absenteeism, higher customer satisfaction and improved recruitment (Harvard Business Review). By putting yourself first, you put yourself in a position to serve others. Ben facilitates exercises that drive us towards our goals by implementing tiers of accountability and he inspires action through masterful storytelling and tangible take away. See why Global Gurus has named Ben in the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Thought Leaders the past two years in a row.
- Proof that your organization deeply cares about you as whole person, personally and professionally
- How to implement tiers of accountability around personal goals in your work environment
- Identify the most important dreams in your life and take actionable steps toward them
5 Steps To Make The Impossible Possible
Also available as a virtual program
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 strive for greatness. 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 any impossible goal demystifies daunting tasks and turns ‘dreams’ into ‘projects’ by creating a digestible pathway to success. Mediocre is crowded, raise your bar and surprise yourself.
- Why prioritizing personal goals is vital to your well-being, the well-being of those around you and your career
- How to unbury your dreams and keep them unburied
- Identifying the most important dream in your life and taking actionable steps toward it
- Identifying the #1 thing that holds people back from accomplishing their dreams
- How to accomplish seemingly impossible goals
- Identifying the #1 regret people have at the end of their life and ensuring you do not have the same regret
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 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.
We're All Mental
He 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 chasing 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 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 redefining what he needed to optimize his health and lead a balanced life. This meant change and that change manifested itself in The Buried Life, a commitment to finally follow his buried passions and true purpose. 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 own 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 the fact that it is okay to reach out for help. His astounding story and authentic levity gives audiences hope and normalizes mental illness in a healthy and vibrant way.
“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.”
“I like the way you help folks, keep doing what you’re doing.”
“Perfect alignment with our corporate values, authentic and inspiring.”
“I think what you’re doing is truly so inspiring.”