Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die, the star of the MTV show The Buried Life, and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.”

In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross so...

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The Buried Life, discovering and learning how to cross anything off of your bucket list 

Ben weaves the compelling story of how "The Buried Life" started with 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper in a dorm room and quickly grew into a global movement of millions. He skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world. Audience members share their biggest dreams with each other and with the group, sometimes courageously for the very first time. Ben shares his signature '6 Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your Bucket List' leaving folks not only inspired but also equipped to tackle any personal or group goal. Ben fires up crowds to start living life to their full potential - it’s never too late to start your list!

 

The Future of Corporate Culture, Why your Employees Dreams Matter 

The future of corporate culture is being shaped outside of the office. Ben knows firsthand that pursuing your passions brings purpose, fulfilment and happiness into your life. The simple truth is, you won’t get your employees to devote themselves fully to your company if you aren’t helping them achieve their dreams. By encouraging and facilitating employee dream realization, you can create a healthy work-life balance which is the key factor in determining employee happiness. Ben’s program educates audiences about the importance of a bucket list and inspires them to act on it. The tools he leaves behind allow employees to turn their enthusiasm into action, with the help and encouragement of their employer. Employee dream realization increases retention, aides recruitment and aligns work-life balance which leads to happiness.

 

I Get Depressed Too

He is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author, stared in his own MTV show, met President Obama at the White House, has been interviewed by Oprah and has been chasing his dreams for the past 10 years. He also struggles with depression. You might not guess that this is a struggle for Ben and that’s exactly why he wants to talk about it. In college Ben was hit with a crippling depression that forced him to drop out of school and retreat into his parents house. It wasn’t until his friends pulled him out of the darkness by forcing him to join them on a summer abroad that he finally started feeling back to himself. Ben began learning what he needed to be healthy and what support he needed to live a balanced life. This meant change and that change manifested itself in The Buried Life, a commitment to finally follow his buried passions. Ben is a mental health advocate who believes the stigma of mental illness must be broken. He has proven that by showing his own vulnerabilities, it gives people the courage to talk about their struggles. Ben shares the tools that help him cope with the ups and downs of mental illness and stresses that it’s ok to talk about what’s going on inside. His astounding story and authentic levity gives audiences hope and normalizes mental illness in a healthy and vibrant way.

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  • What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
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  • Freeform Throws the Ultimate Night In with Karlie Kloss
    Freeform Throws the Ultimate Night In with Karlie Kloss
    Oct 18, 2017
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    Freeform Throws the Ultimate Night In with Karlie Kloss
    Oct 18, 2017
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    Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, has announced "Movie Night with Karlie Kloss," a six-part series of short-form games and interviews, will premiere on Dec. 28. Taking the ultimate movie night to the next level, the supermodel, tech guru and fashion icon will invite some of her closest friends for an evening of movies, games, baking and fun, all while watching some of the most beloved "movie night" films, including "Dirty Dancing," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Hitch," and "Never Been Kissed," among others.

    Guest appearances throughout the series include tennis star Serena Williams, Rachel Bilson ("Nashville"), Burkely Duffield ("Beyond"), ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels, relationship expert Matthew Hussey, Carter Jenkins ("Famous in Love"), Victoria Justice ("The Outcasts"), Peyton List ("BUNK'D"), Ruby Rose ("Orange Is the New Black"), Youtube star Lilly Singh, magician Joel Ward, and supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Kaia Gerber, Ashley Graham, Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta.

    "Movie Night with Karlie Kloss" will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6:30 p.m. EST with guests Jourdan Dunn, Burkely Duffield, Martha Hunt, and Joel Ward. Additional airdates will be announced at a later date.

    "Movie Night with Karlie Kloss" is executive produced by Brad Tiemann, Ben Nemtin, Duncan Penn, Dave Lingwood and Jonnie Penn for THEOS, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner for Hazy Mills, Karlie Kloss for Klossy Productions, Scooter Braun and Penni Thow. Lisa Fletcher serves as showrunner.

  • PG Hospice Society gearing up for Bucket List Fundraiser Gala
    PG Hospice Society gearing up for Bucket List Fundraiser Gala
    Sep 13, 2017
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    PG Hospice Society gearing up for Bucket List Fundraiser Gala
    Sep 13, 2017
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    The Bucket List Fundraiser Gala hosted by the Prince George Hospice Society is set for September 22. The event is being held at the Prince George Civic Centre with Ben Nemtin of MTV’s The Buried Life as the guest speaker.

    The fundraiser gives people a chance to have one of their bucket list goals achieved after they purchase a ticket.

    The goals are divided into three categories. “So the A list is like walk the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu that sort of thing, the B list skydiving, white water rafting and then your C’s is likely learning Spanish and that sort of stuff so every week we’re giving away a b and a c wish,” says Donna Flood, executive director.

    Flood says there’s still time to get your tickets. “Tickets are $85 a piece or for a table of 10 for $750 and they can go online to Central Interior Tickets at 3540 Opie Crescent and buy them there.”

  • MTV to premiere music-focused docuseries “Dare to Live”
    MTV to premiere music-focused docuseries “Dare to Live”
    Aug 21, 2017
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    MTV to premiere music-focused docuseries “Dare to Live”
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    Viacom’s youth-focused network MTV has slated the music-infused docuseries Dare to Live for a late-August premiere date.

    Produced by THEOS and Roush Wagner Company, each half-hour episode of the series will feature renowned videographer Rory Kramer (pictured) and celebrity musicians on a thrill-seeking adventure.

    Featured in the series are such artists as The Chainsmokers, Rae Sremmurd, Shawn Mendes, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Krewella, Khalid and Iggy Azalea.

    After struggling with depression and overcoming adversity, Kramer chose to celebrate life and establish a career at the intersection of video production, thrill-seeking and music, according to a release from the network.

    As a videographer, Kramer has traveled the globe to work with such artists as Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Kanye West, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Krewella, as well as others, at major festivals, concerts and music videos.

    Dare to Live is scheduled to roll out on Aug. 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, with two back-to-back episodes every week on MTV.

    The series is directed and executive produced by Adam Vetri. Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn are executive producers for THEOS. Chris Wagner and Jim Roush are executive producers for Roush Wagner Company. Kramer also serves as executive producer.

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