Ben was broke, addicted to drugs and on the edge of life. Turned Royal Marines Commando and Recruit instructor. Injured on the frontline, to business owner and motivational speaker. Ben now uses his story to help others.
Ben Williams speaks on the following topics:
The world of work has changed forever. And so too has the way in which people are
approaching their careers. The focus on purpose, fulfilment and meaning has replaced
salaries and rapid career progression. And such a change requires a whole new approach to
how companies lead, engage, and retain their talent. This is where Ben now devotes his
efforts, helping business leaders and organisations embrace the future of work, by better
understanding their employees.
Ben Williams speaks about how to engage people at work, especially focusing on the
millennials and generation-z, helping managers and leaders better understand their people
on a more personal level. Ben speaks about how to inspire and build courage in others, to
drive engagement and accountability throughout an organisation.
Now a tech entrepreneur specialising in building and developing tech products for the
future of work, Ben lends his time to helping companies boost employee engagement. He
gets his leadership experience and qualities from his previous leadership coaching and
development career, working closely with senior executives in top businesses and banks,
professional sports, the England football team, and Gareth Southgate, and as an Igniter on
Simon Sinek’s coaching platform.
Before coaching and tech, Ben spent ten years as a Royal Marines Commando and is the
author of the Penguin Business title, Commando Mindset. Ben also speaks about mental
health in the workplace, openly sharing his experiences of drug abuse and suicide before his
time in the marines, and is a big advocate of the importance of being open about well-being,
mental health, and emotions, inspiring others to do the same.
A trusted voice by Steven Bartlett on the Diary of a CEO, regular podcast guest, and
contributor to national publications, Ben prides himself on delivering highly engaging,
immersive and inspiring talks that will have your people gripped from start to finish.
Thinking differently – Ben’s story on inspiring others to overcome adversity, and drive through the hard times, and overcome adversity.
Finding your edge – a talk designed around, well, finding your edge. To find a more resilient character and inspire others to have the confidence to do what they want to in life.
Leadership – Having worked with the military, business and sport, Ben now links the key areas of leadership that are prevalent during the generation and millennial crossovers.
Future of work
“Ben delivered the keynote speech on leadership at my tribute award for the Football Writers Association, post the 2018 World Cup. A powerful speech that had many gripped based on his time in Afghanistan and also the experience he and his team gave to the squad and me when we visited the Commando training centre.” England manager:
“Ben delivered the most gripping, twisted, inspiring conversation, I have had on my podcast; ever. What a wild, emotional gripping ride you will go on.” Dragons Den and Diary of a CEO podcast:
“Ben delivered a fantastic talk on leadership, highlighting the importance and power of personal values, inspiring my leadership team in their own thinking, and having a profound impact.” COO of Sky
“Ben wrote an extraordinary book that inspires people to reach their full potential.” Jason Fox, star of SAS Who dares wins
“Ben and his team successfully conducted an internationally viewed programme during the summer of COVID. The main aim was to bring a different perspective on overcoming adversity and managing oneself during uncertainty. It was greatly received, gaining a lot of positive feedback which has ultimately led to further work within Facebook” Head of channel marketing EMEA at Facebook:
“Ben spoke to our entire global GS community on Imposter Syndrome, joining our head of data in a Q & A, to better understand the subject and how people can learn from it. Hearing from a marine who opened up to our people about his own imposter syndrome, was incredibly inspiring” Head of performance at Gymshark
“Ben has been delivering on several national and international engagement programs and talks for some time now, at the bank. His expertise, knowledge and commitment are the reasons for his success, and why we choose to use him repeatedly.” Head of HR at HSBC
“I loved every minute of it. Thanks for sharing part of your life with me!” – Harry Kane
“Thank you for your insightful presentation. With mental health being an important topic at the moment it was great to be given a view into how others might be feeling and also to answer questions around our own mental health. Plus, all the other hints and tips on how we can become more efficient in our everyday lives.” – Volkswagen Group
“Unbelievable experience. Ben is extremely diligent, motivated, and professional, with our best intentions at heart throughout.” – Professional Football Manager
“Inspiring, and unbelievably professional.” – Manchester United Ladies’ Manager
“Me personally I have taken so much from the experience and I feel blessed.” – Jermain Defoe
Steven Bartlett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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