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About Ben

Ben Newman’s Speaking Experience

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker, and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB and NCAA. Ben is also a contributor on To read his articles please visit and search Ben Newman.

Recently, Ben joined Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney to kickoff Jon Gordon’s Power of Positive Summit that included Tony Robbins, Michael Hyatt, Lewis Howes, Tamika Catchings, Andy Andrews and other great speakers from around the world. Ben also serves as the Performance Coach for the record setting 5-straight Division I National Football Champion North Dakota State Bison.

His clients have included: Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Quicken Loans, Cintas, United States Army, MARS Snackfoods, Northwestern Mutual, AFA Singapore, Mass Financial Group, Wells Fargo Advisors, Great West Life Canada, Boston Medical Center, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Croix, New York Life, The University of Iowa and The Minnesota Vikings…as well as thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and sales teams from around the globe.

Ben’s authentic, powerful, and engaging presentations have become nationally recognized. He has shared the stage with Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis, Tony Dungy, Colin Powell, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Jon Gordon, Dr. Jason Selk, Floyd Little, Aeneas Williams, Walt Jocketty and other leaders and legends in the world.

Why Ben Newman is the Speaker for You

Are you looking for a speaker who does more than simply inspire people; someone with a presence that drives each person to action? Ben Newman teaches audiences about the power to reframe thought patterns, which creates a focus on solutions rather than problems. Too often, people have a hard time achieving the high goals they are reaching for, because they are focused on their results without changing the thought processes that fuel the actions to drive results.

Ben gets to the core of the matter, and he empowers each individual to recognize that “YOUR success is not just about changing YOUR habits, it’s about changing the way YOU think.” By focusing on process over results, people can connect to their ideal state of focus where they create the daily disciplines that drive ultimate success. This transformation occurs in the small decisions that are made each day, making it easier for an individual to reach higher levels of success than were previously thought to be possible.

As a renowned storyteller, Ben teaches each person to think bigger, and these changes occur on an internal level to help the person create the habits that lead to success. When Ben is on stage, his powerful message motivates participants to uncover their true potential, so they are ready to create an abundant life.

Each year Ben inspires thousands of individuals through his boot camps, speaking engagements, books, blog posts, and videos. His message is focused on one goal: to help people maximize both personal and professional results.

Ben’s book, “Own Your Success” was ranked by CEO READ as their #13 business book of 2012. In 2012, The Napoleon Hill Foundation recognized Ben as one of the TOP 51 speakers and thought leaders in the world!

One of the unique benefits that Ben can offer is that he can teach people to overcome their own hardships in life. He learned these lessons in his own life when his mother passed away 11 days before his eighth birthday. Even though it has been many years since his mother passed away, not a single day goes by without the reminder that she helped Ben become the man that he is today. Her strength, her love, her work ethic, and her legacy live on through him, through the family he has created, and through the work he does. He has come to realize that she was demonstrating a very important truth – our circumstances in life are much less significant than our responses to them.

Ben lives in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri with the true measure of his success: his wife, Ami, and their children, J. Isaac and Kennedy Rose.

Ben’s Story

Our circumstances in life are much less significant than our responses to them.

This is one of the most important lessons I came to learn from my mother, Janet Fishman Newman, who passed away just before my eighth birthday. She lost the fight with a rare and debilitating disease, but she never lost her fight.

Many years after her death, my grandmother gave me a tremendous gift: my mother’s journal. Reading it as an adult was a powerful experience for me. While I always felt incredibly loved by my mother, I now had new insight into her courage, strength, and wisdom that set me on my path to success, even though she was only with me a short time.

I soon realized that her wisdom is universal, and the lessons that helped me could also positively impact others. I have taken those lessons to heart. They are not only the core of my own life – both personal and professional, they are the foundation of the training and motivation I bring to others through my writing and speaking.
My mother fought a brave and worthy fight that taught me the value of fighting for the things we care about most. Getting knocked down is part of life, but what matters is that we bounce back to living and loving, continuing to fight the good fight. Her actions bring to mind, Abraham Lincoln’s words:

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end.”

Among all the wonderful opportunities, travels, and adventures I’ve had the privilege of experiencing, my greatest joy is certainly the moments with my family – my wife, Ami; our children; and our home and community rooted in St. Louis.
Excerpt from The Dash – a poem by Linda Ellis:

For it matters not how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our DASH….
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your DASH?

I sincerely thank you for stopping by and hope you come back often.

Go Do Great Things,


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