BILL BENJAMIN
Emotional Intelligence, Performance & Leadership Expert
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
KEYNOTE FEE:

$7,500 - $10,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
TRAVELS FROM:

Illinois

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"Your virtual presentation was incredibly engaging, informative and precisely what the team needed at this challenging time. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback and many wonderful comments from your interactive session. Thank you!"

"Bill is outstanding. He knows his stuff and is super engaging online. Bill also really knows virtual delivery and adult learning principles. This was a well-designed, well-executed virtual program that allowed for maximal interactivity. It could have gone longer, and I wanted more!"

"You really kept everyone's attention with your great stories and analogies. Your passion for what you do is refreshing. Thank you for making the conference a truly inspiring event."

"Excellent training! You did a terrific job of applying your topic contextually to mission safety at NASA. I wanted to hear more. Great program!"

ABOUT BILL BENJAMIN

Engaging and dynamic… you’d never know he is a math and computer guy!

Bill has a rare perspective – he has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has 25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader.  Bill is very authentic about the fact that he struggled early in his career as a leader when he was under pressure. He shares how he has been able to apply the very same techniques he teaches to become a better leader (and husband and father) himself.   In addition to using his background in sales to motivate and inspire audiences, Bill leverages his Mathematics and technical background to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance. Bill is a partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a successful international research and training company, named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” in the “Fast 100” ranking in PROFIT Magazine.  Bill also contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book Performing Under Pressure, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry and noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger.    

The combination of Bill’s practical nature and scientific approach to leadership make him a hit with analytical audiences. His high energy level and enthusiasm has resulted in a successful track record with discerning audiences that include surgeons, U.S Marines and NASA engineers.

BILL BENJAMIN PROGRAMS & TOPICS

YOU WON'T WIN IF YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR BEST PEOPLE: LEVERAGING THE SCIENCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

With 40-70% of people contemplating leaving their jobs, the challenge of retaining your best and brightest has never been more important. But you won’t keep and engage them if you rely on pay, benefits or cool job titles.

It’s been a challenging two years and people are getting burned out and overwhelmed, yet they are now facing increased uncertainty, change, and the pressure to deliver with limited resources. What they need to be successful in this environment is a manager who is equipped with the skills of Emotional Intelligence (EI). A manager who, in times of stress, can tune in to the needs of their directs and help them grow, be resilient and productive.

Unfortunately, at the very time your people have this critical need, pressure is pushing your well intentioned managers to become more command and control, and less connected to their people, causing your best to consider greener pastures. It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this powerful virtual or live experience, your managers and leaders will learn how to:

  • Grow their skills of Emotional Intelligence so they can tune into the challenges their people are facing.
  • Lead with empathy and edge, to drive increased retention, engagement and performance
  • Use brain-based strategies to manage their own stress and emotions so they can be resilient, a source of calm in your organization and coach people to be their best in the most trying situations.
  • Influence & engage others who are at a distance and create the conditions to keep best and brightest, which is the key to winning in 2022.

THE ART OF EMPATHY: THE ANTIDOTE TO THE GREAT RESIGNATION

Your people are burning out. After a long, difficult time during the pandemic, they are feeling overworked and underappreciated. This is causing many to question staying in their current position. The most important thing your organization can offer them is an environment that is strong in empathy. When an individual doesn’t feel like they have a voice, doesn’t feel valued or doesn’t know where they stand with their manager, they start to disengage, lose energy and contemplate leaving. This is especially true when they face uncertainty and the challenges of remote/hybrid work.

Equipping your managers (and your whole organization) with empathy not only helps people who are struggling to get though a tough time, it also puts them on the road to achieving great things together. Something they truly desire.

In this powerful virtual program, your people will learn:

  • What the single greatest cause of a lack of empathy is.
  • Why building both Heart and Edge (the ability to care and tune-in also, and the ability to hold people accountable) is so important to getting discretionary effort and building a great culture.
  • What empathy is (and what it isn’t), and how to leverage empathy to inspire their people to do great work.
  • What the key components are to building an environment of high psychological safety, and why it matters to innovation.
  • How to work better, together, in a virtual or hybrid environment.

HOW TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE

Your people are facing the most intense challenge of their careers, yet most continue to rely on their IQ and technical skills to manage through. It’s not enough.

To survive, your organization needs to be agile and see opportunities where others do not. Your team needs to learn how to work effectively with others who are, themselves, under pressure themselves.

In this powerful program, your team will learn:

  • Specific tools learned from working with high performers in the NFL, NBA, Olympic teams, Navy seals, Goldman Sachs, Intel, among others to be more adaptable, resilient, collaborative and opportunistic.
  • How to manage their brain so they think, perform and lead under pressure.
  • The single most important daily habit that increases focus and decreases burnout
  • This virtual program is based on a 12,000-person study we did for our New York Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure

ALL CHANGE IS PERSONAL

“People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.” – John Kotter

The usual approach to change does not take into consideration the human brain and its neurological realities. The brain’s primary hardwired mission is ‘first, keep alive.’ When change is coming the brain senses personal danger and all too often its built-in responses are to trigger emotions that cause people to resist and prevent change. This is the major reason why over 80% of change efforts fail.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn what Last 8% situations are and how they impact the personal aspect of change
  • Understand what happens to your brain in face of change, uncertainty, and pressure
  • Specific tools and strategies to manage emotions so you can deal effectively with change
  • Understand how to apply the strategies to increase resilience, as well as promote creativity and innovation.
  • This powerful program is delivered by Bill Benjamin, of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, who contributed to the New York Times best seller, Performing Under Pressure.

Bill has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has worked with people in high pressure environments including Goldman Sachs, Intel, NASA, The U.S Marines, The Federal Reserve Bank and Surgeons, to name a few.

Request Availability for Bill Benjamin

BILL BENJAMIN
Emotional Intelligence, Performance & Leadership Expert
TRAVELS FROM:

Illinois
KEYNOTE FEE:

$7,500 - $10,000

Keynote fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.
KEYNOTE VIDEOS
"Your virtual presentation was incredibly engaging, informative and precisely what the team needed at this challenging time. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback and many wonderful comments from your interactive session. Thank you!"

Mayo Clinic

"Bill is outstanding. He knows his stuff and is super engaging online. Bill also really knows virtual delivery and adult learning principles. This was a well-designed, well-executed virtual program that allowed for maximal interactivity. It could have gone longer, and I wanted more!"

FBI

"You really kept everyone's attention with your great stories and analogies. Your passion for what you do is refreshing. Thank you for making the conference a truly inspiring event."

Coca-Cola

"Excellent training! You did a terrific job of applying your topic contextually to mission safety at NASA. I wanted to hear more. Great program!"

NASA Johnson Space Center

ABOUT BILL BENJAMIN

Engaging and dynamic… you’d never know he is a math and computer guy!

Bill has a rare perspective – he has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has 25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader. Bill is very authentic about the fact that he struggled early in his career as a leader when he was under pressure. He shares how he has been able to apply the very same techniques he teaches to become a better leader (and husband and father) himself. In addition to using his background in sales to motivate and inspire audiences, Bill leverages his Mathematics and technical background to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance. Bill is a partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a successful international research and training company, named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” in the “Fast 100” ranking in PROFIT Magazine. Bill also contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book Performing Under Pressure, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry and noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger.

The combination of Bill’s practical nature and scientific approach to leadership make him a hit with analytical audiences. His high energy level and enthusiasm has resulted in a successful track record with discerning audiences that include surgeons, U.S Marines and NASA engineers.

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While other high school students were practicing for their driver’s license, Nicole was accumulating flight time. She was sixteen years old when she took her first solo flight and from that point on there was no stopping her. While in high school, she joined the Civil Air Patrol and participated in Air Force Junior ROTC. Nicole’s professional story began when she earned her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996. Following graduation, she attended Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Columbus AFB, MS and began her career as a pilot. Competitively selected to fly combat aircraft, she was among the first group of women to fly modern fighter aircraft. As a career pilot, she served in combat as an F-15E Flight Commander, Evaluator, Instructor Pilot and Flight Lead. Over her 21-year career, Nicole achieved the rating of Command Pilot with over 2,300 flight hours in six different Air Force aircraft. She was also selected to fly as Thunderbird #3 with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron – the first woman to fly on any Department of Defense military jet demonstration squadron. Colonel Malachowski has served as a mission ready fighter pilot in three operational F-15E fighter squadrons and has flown over 188 combat hours, including her proudest moment as a fighter pilot: leading the first fighter formation to provide security for Iraq’s historic democratic elections in 2005.

On the ground, Nicole was a White House Fellow, class of 2008-2009, where she served on the Presidential Transition Support Team (PTST) while assigned to the U.S. General Services Administration. The White House Fellows Foundation and Association awarded Nicole the 2019 IMPACT Award for demonstrating both remarkable achievement and transformational contributions in her field, as well as a sustained commitment to the White House Fellows program. Nicole also served two high-level staff assignments at the Pentagon – one in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD P&R) as well as the Secretary of the Air Force Office of International Affairs (SAF/IA). She also served as the Executive Director of the White House’s national ‘Joining Forces’ initiative where she directly advised former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden on all topics relating to service members, veterans, and military families to include employment, education, mental health, veterans’ homelessness and more.

Nicole’s operational F-15E assignments include two tours of duty at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom as well as one operational assignment to Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. She has also served alongside the United States Army 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea, as an Air Liaison Officer. During her second assignment to Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, she had the honor of commanding the 333rd Fighter Squadron, leading an elite cadre of F-15E Instructors in the training of the next generation of combat aviators. Further, she was responsible for resources totaling over $1.1B and the execution of a $119M annual flying hour program.

Nicole earned a Master of Arts, with honors, in National Security Policy from American Military University and a second Master of Arts, with highest distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. While there, she earned the Admiral Stephen B. Luce Award as the class honor graduate, the first Air Force officer in the history of the Naval War College to do so. Nicole has been recognized with several honors for her consistent contributions to community service. As Nicole continues to recover from her neurological tick-borne illness, she embraces any opportunity to educate others about her medical journey and gains energy from educating others about this growing epidemic. She is on the Board of Directors at the LivLyme Foundation and is a Patient Advisory Board Member of The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness.

Colonel Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) was born in Santa Maria, CA and graduated high school in Las Vegas, NV. She and her husband Paul have twin children; son Garrick and daughter Norah. Paul is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former F-15E Evaluator Weapons Systems Officer.

BILL BENJAMIN PROGRAMS & TOPICS
YOU WON'T WIN IF YOU CAN'T KEEP YOUR BEST PEOPLE: LEVERAGING THE SCIENCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
It's been a challenging two years and people are getting burned out and overwhelmed, yet they are now facing increased uncertainty, change, and the pressure to deliver with limited resources. What they need to be successful in this environment is a manager who is equipped with the skills of Emotional Intelligence (EI). A manager who, in times of stress, can tune in to the needs of their directs and help them grow, be resilient and productive. Unfortunately, at the very time your people have this critical need, pressure is pushing your well intentioned managers to become more command and control, and less connected to their people, causing your best to consider greener pastures. It doesn't have to be this way.
THE ART OF EMPATHY: THE ANTIDOTE TO THE GREAT RESIGNATION
Your people are burning out. After a long, difficult time during the pandemic, they are feeling overworked and underappreciated. This is causing many to question staying in their current position. The most important thing your organization can offer them is an environment that is strong in empathy. When an individual doesn't feel like they have a voice, doesn't feel valued or doesn't know where they stand with their manager, they start to disengage, lose energy and contemplate leaving. This is especially true when they face uncertainty and the challenges of remote/hybrid work.
HOW TO PERFORM UNDER PRESSURE
Your people are facing the most intense challenge of their careers, yet most continue to rely on their IQ and technical skills to manage through. It's not enough. To survive, your organization needs to be agile and see opportunities where others do not. Your team needs to learn how to work effectively with others who are, themselves, under pressure themselves.
ALL CHANGE IS PERSONAL
The usual approach to change does not take into consideration the human brain and its neurological realities. The brain's primary hardwired mission is 'first, keep alive.' When change is coming the brain senses personal danger and all too often its built-in responses are to trigger emotions that cause people to resist and prevent change. This is the major reason why over 80% of change efforts fail.

Request Availability for Bill Benjamin