Ben Glenn has been speaking professionally since 1995. With two decades of experience, his charisma and energy have allowed him to gain the confidence and understanding that is essential to connecting with an audience. He specializes in motivational speaking for faith-based, educational, and corporate events.
A BIT ABOUT BEN GLENN
Ben struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) throughout his formative years, ultimately finding it impossible to stay interested in school and leaving following his junior year in college. Although his ADD caused him to struggle academically, it proved to be a perfect companion in his career as a performer, creator, and educator. Rather than let it hold him back, he chose to be inspired by his condition. He uses it as a tool for writing, speaking, and making videos focused on ADHD and personal development.
Ben’s speaking engagements began spontaneously after his short-lived collegiate career when he was presented with the opportunity to tell his story at small church camps and conferences. He has since expanded his outreach by working with students, teachers, and speaking at corporate events. Ben is the published author of seven books and the founder of Chalkguy’s LEGO drive project.
When he isn’t working, Ben enjoys fishing, boxing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. He credits his daughters for helping him overcome his fear of speaking to elementary age children.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BOOK BEN GLENN
Ben’s programs are energizing and unique. Each program is completely customizable to fit your space, goals, event and audience. Generally Ben will start out with an introduction, and then move into his Speedscaping. Speedscaping is a fast-paced, large-scale landscape created in front of the audience using chalk and a black 6 x 8 foot canvas. Ben will then utilize the drawing to wrap in your chosen message. Please allow a minimum of 25 minutes to draw and speak, but Ben is most comfortable with a time frame of 45-60 minutes.
Ben prides himself on being prompt, professional and cheerful in all interactions. His team will ensure all details are communicated and handled ahead of time, meaning no stress and no surprises. If you are interested in having Ben speak at your next event please reach out to his booking coordinator, Polina Osherov.
Ben speaks in public schools, non-profits, faith-based organizations and corporations. Here’s a taste!
Speaking to Business Professionals
Speaking to Teachers and Students
Speaking in a Faith-Based Setting
Ben Glenn offers custom messages, geared to fit the specific needs of each audience and event. Additional charges may be necessary in customizing the multi-media portion of each presentation. Details about pricing and customization can be attained by contacting his booking coordinator.
Ben’s keynote presentations are designed to be 45-60 minutes long. He also offers two hour and half-day workshops on the subjects of ADHD/ADD and leadership.
Corporate and Educational Messages:
From Special Ed to Simply Special: This message details Ben’s personal story of being diagnosed with a learning disability in the 3rd grade. It follows the line of struggles and triumphs that came after his diagnosis and how he learned to overcome those challenges and appreciate himself in the process. This inspiring presentation can be tailored to any audience and works for all ages. The presentation is especially applicable for student groups; Ben weaves specific issues plaguing a student body into his own childhood experiences of unpopularity and teasing. Common themes include bullying, suicide, academic achievement, drug prevention, teamwork and leadership. His goal is to teach students to approach challenges with a positive attitude and view each struggle as a learning experience.
Failing with Heart: Through his experience working as an entrepreneur with ADHD, Ben has learned a great deal about handling failure. He knows that failure can be essential to success, so long as it is approached with the right attitude. In this message, Ben shares stories of personal disaster to demonstrate the importance of perseverance. He emphasizes the significance of having faith in oneself in spite of being faced with challenges and failure.
Understanding the Peaks and Pitfalls of ADD in Real-Life: Ben gives personal insight to the inner-workings of a person’s mind who struggles with ADD/ADHD. He provides the audience a new perspective on this condition and establishes that the most challenging people in a situation can turn out to be the most successful.
LEGO Leadership Seminar (90 minutes)
Ben would spend hours playing with LEGO as young boy (still does!). And now, he’s bringing the fun back with this new interactive leadership worksho
Messages for Church Groups (Christian faith and living)
God Makes No Junk: Ben focuses on his personal journey of faith as it pertains to growing up with a learning disability.
Seeking God Series: A four session series that teaches the fundamental principles of being a follower of Christ. Ben focuses on leading each group to a deeper understanding of who God is, His plans, and how to live as doers of the Word. A perfect presentation for week-long or weekend events.
Seeking God in the Age of Distraction: Discover new ways to connect with God that do not require quiet or staying still. Ben shares his best tips and tools to help participants take steps towards a more effective time of prayer.
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