Motivational Speaking and Programming
Many children are growing up in an environment that is absent of authentic role models but increasingly flush with negative media influences that promote fame, flash, conflict, and blame, over character development, responsibility, unity, and impacting the greater good.
It is an environment where values development can be low or absent and an emphasis on looking good (e.g. social media and peer pressure) is prioritized over being good, becoming good, and doing good.
The results of this unhealthy cultural stew can range from:
- Absence of gratitude, compassion, kindness, and respect
- Lack of personal responsibility
- Sense of entitlement
- Absence of initiative and proactivity
- Lack of self-confidence
- Lack of passion and motivation to excel
- Apathy towards learning
- Depression and poor mental well being
These undesirable attitudes, behaviors, and characteristics often start early and are revealed and magnified in the school environment. Recent happenings as a result of the sudden introduction of virtual learning around the world (due to COVID) have created even more challenges.
To help inspire positive change, kids need role models. They need to see how others, like them, have overcome their challenges and found their footing. In short, they need inspiration and tangible action items from someone they can personally relate to. In short, they need the awesome example of young Benjamin Cloud.
InspireMyKids (IMK), the world’s leading online community of inspiration for children, is proud to partner with teenage entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and role model Benjamin Cloud to encourage and inspire kids as they navigate today’s myriad of challenges while setting a solid foundation for the future.
Benjamin founded his first company at only 15 years old, and has since made an everlasting effect on the community around him. Benjamin not only inspires kids and the adults involved in their lives but motivates and enables them to take action to improve themselves and make the world a better place in their own unique way.
Benjamin will inspire your kids to become the best version of themselves as they realize that life has far less to do with what happens to you, and much more to do with how you respond.
Nothing embodies this more than Ben’s personal story.
Challenged with low self-esteem and a lack of clarity around his future, beginning his sophomore year of high school, Benjamin took various business classes and was intrigued by the creativity and personalization behind entrepreneurship.
When he was given a business plan assignment, he decided to pursue it past the deadline and create a real-world solution. After much experimentation, trial, adversity, and soul searching, his discipline and passion kept him going. Ultimately, Benjamin invented Cloud’s Coffee! You can read his full story here on IMK.
Benjamin Cloud is a fantastic example of a young person striving to become the best version of himself. He took his inspiration and passion and persevered through many challenges to create something that is not only benefiting himself but his community and other teenagers. Benjamin’s creativity, initiative, and grit are a great model for others.
Ben now shares his story to help inspire kids to find their best path forward. This program is ideal for middle-school and high-school classes and teachers to support character education, social-emotional learning, and entrepreneurship initiatives.
His talks can be customized to the needs of your kids and delivered live or virtually whether via a one-time interaction or over an extended basis. Topics Benjamin speaks about:
- Building self-confidence.
- Creating a mindset of success.
- Finding and leveraging their natural strengths.
- Creating resilience to overcome challenges and thrive no matter the circumstance.
- Forgiving yourself of past mistakes and learning from those experiences.
- Finding your calling/passion.
- Creating opportunities.
- Becoming a builder and a creator.
- Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals.
- Making progress on your spiritual journey.
Our programming, commencing with a personalized in-person, live-streamed or pre-recorded event features:
- Emotional, real-life, storytelling
- Actionable takeaways students can use right away
- Interaction with the audience to keep it fun and high energy
- Role model videos and inspirational quotes from IMK’s collection
Benjamin’s motivational speaking and programming is designed to change the culture and mindset in your school, the way students perceive themselves, and the way students interact with each other, increasing their intrinsic motivation and their desire to take action to improve themselves and the world around them.
To learn more about our program, scheduling, costs or other questions you may have, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.