Ben McBean is a hugely inspiring, humble and incredibly motivating speaker. He receives a standing ovation after every speech. A double amputee, Ben managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 to living a full life without his left arm and right leg. He was one of The Sun's Millie's judges for many years and a regular media contributor. His impressive lists of clients include JP Morgan, Lloyds, Santander and the NHS.
About Ben McBean
Ben McBean is a prolific speaker, hugely popular with all types of audiences and they are struck by his love of life. His speeches are superbly presented. Most importantly he inspires everyone he meets with his humble and determined approach to a life. Ben’s speech topics include resilience, positivity and how he will not allow his disabilities to define him. He is also happy to include his experiences and opinions about diversity, inclusion and equality issues on request.
Brought home on the same flight as Prince Harry who hailed him a hero, Ben’s injuries were so serious his chances of survival were slim. He was expected to die. However not only did he survive he but he is back living a full and fruitful life.
A double amputee, he managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine whilst serving in Afghanistan with the Royal Marines in 2008. Within two years of losing his limbs, he had run the London Marathon twice.
Ben’s TV Work
A TV natural he has presented a strand for the BBC’s The One Show and featured in the documentary `War Torn Warriors` during which he overcame massive hurdles to trek to Everest Base Camp. He is also a regular on GMB discussing everything from learning to live with a disability, diversity and Prince Harry.
In 2012 he completed the UK’s Three Peaks Challenge raising funds for Child Bereavement UK and Mountain Rescue and some years later he ran 32 miles in the shape of a Poppy to raise funds for the British Legion.
Ben McBean is a massively inspiring and hugely motivating speaker. Furthermore he receives a standing ovation every time he speaks.
A dad of two young boys he and his partner live in Plymouth.
"Ben McBean was an amazing speaker. Truly inspirational, humble, funny, sad and Ben is clearly such a wonderful human being. Everyone’s feedback was excellent and a he received a standing ovation at the end. I would recommend Ben as very suitable to most audiences."
South East Regional Organised Crime Unit
"Ben pretty much stole the show and was an absolute hit with all of us. His focus, commitment and drive inspired us all and I know a lot of the team are still talking about Ben. He was a superb addition to the night and made the whole evening memorable for all the right reasons. He also delivered a humorous story whilst remaining grounded and very humble."
"Ben shared his inspiring and motivational story at our largest event of the year. Delegates sat before him captivated by his genuine tale of triumph through the greatest of adversities. On the day, he took the time to learn about - and imbed himself with - our team and learn about what we do. He was able to adapt and tailor his message to suit the themes of the day. The standing ovation he received was testament to his message, his sincere delivery and his poignant reminder of the human experience."
National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
"I just wanted to say thank you for recommending Ben. He was amazing and his story had such an impact on the audience. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with and his presentation had just the right mix warmth, humour, inspiration and motivation. An attendee called me this morning to say she used to moan to her husband about how hard it is caring for their adult son who has schizophrenia and how they never get to go away on their own. She said after listening to Ben, she has absolutely nothing to moan about ever again. So his impact is already being felt! Just one problem – how am I going to match this for next year’s event?"
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
"I wanted to write to thank you for your presentation at our Lloyds SME National Conference. We truly are committed to fostering a culture of positive mindsets, particularly when faced with challenges and adversity, and I am certain that your extraordinary story will have motivated people to continue on this journey. Personally, I have heard you share your story several times and I would listen to you again tomorrow; every time I hear it I am absorbed, humbled and inspired."
SME Banking Lloyds Banking Group