Ben's wild and unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. Ben grew up in Portland, Oregon where his blue-collar roots taught him the value of hard work, determination and to dream! With a streetwise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from shaky confidence to the top of his field in business.
Ben understands what drives organizational greatness and customer devotion. Ben has spent the last 20 years of his business career as part of a leadership team that built a small family business into one of the top in their industry. Since 2015, he has traveled around the country pursuing a mission to share The Long Run message with as many people and organizations as possible.
The Long Run is a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. Ben is passionate about helping people put their dreams in focus, identify their potential, and expand their results.
As a highly sought-after keynote speaker, Ben has had the privilege of speaking to a wide variety of organizations including Nike, Better Homes & Gardens, University of Oregon, Keller Williams, Buffini & Company, and many more.
Ben is the bestselling author of the book Think Big!. In his second book, The Long Run, Ben shares how the champions who helped him transform his life are people just like you! People who were willing to use their unique gifts and abilities to serve others at a high level. This book is a guide to help everyday people discover and unleash their champion at work and in life.
Ben entertains, inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!
A COUPLE OF MY HEROES....
My wife, Heidi, is the coolest girl I know with a heart of GOLD. Inside and out she is the definition of a beautiful person. She is my best friend and my business partner. She is also mom to a very special young man.
Our son, HENRY is a perfect blend of his mom and dad! He is everything sports and card-carrying Disney enthusiast. He is an amazing young man who thinks of others before himself.
I am a proud husband, father, son, brother and friend to many! I am one of the few who can say that Oregon has always been home. I have been involved in the real estate business for two decades, working closely with my family and the company my parents and brother started in one corner of a basement bedroom.