Ben Kohlmann

Organizational Architect, Entrepreneur, Expert on Implementing Innovation into National Security

  • Ben Kohlmann`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Ben Kohlmann`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Ben Kohlmann`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Ben Kohlmann`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Organizational Excellence: Building Teams that have Impact

How do you get the best out of a diverse group of people? How do you inspire change in a large organization, while capturing the best ideas from your junior people?  We explore the trends shaping organizational management and what my experiences taught me about creating ...

How do you get the best out of a diverse group of people? How do you inspire change in a large organization, while capturing the best ideas from your junior people?  We explore the trends shaping organizational management and what my experiences taught me about creating meaningful and enduring impact.

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Bringing Innovation to Large Organizations: A How To Guide

Innovation is a buzzword that everybody embraces.  Yet, without action, the term is meaningless.  How do you build a culture of change within an organization resistant to that change? We will explore 5 techniques for promoting and executing on the creative talents waiting to...

Innovation is a buzzword that everybody embraces.  Yet, without action, the term is meaningless.  How do you build a culture of change within an organization resistant to that change? We will explore 5 techniques for promoting and executing on the creative talents waiting to be unleashed among your teams.

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Optimizing Human Potential: Tools to get the most out of your teams

What are the psychological elements that drive performance?  How can you empower every employee, from the most junior all the way to the CEO, to realize their full potential? What are the things managers can do to encourage a productive, action-oriented culture?  Drawing ...

What are the psychological elements that drive performance?  How can you empower every employee, from the most junior all the way to the CEO, to realize their full potential? What are the things managers can do to encourage a productive, action-oriented culture?  Drawing from lessons in the military and successful startups, we will equip your team with tools you can integrate right away.

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About Keynote Speaker Ben Kohlmann

Ben is an organizational architect and entrepreneur with a passion for empowering people to reach their full potential.  He started his career as an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot, flying combat missions over Afghanistan and accruing over 360 carrier landings.  He was also an F/A-18 Hornet instructor pilot with the United States Marine Corps, where he taught dogfighting and air-to-air tactics.

While in the military, he created and led three organizations to bring a culture of innovation to national security.  The first, Disruptive Thinkers, linked creative military officers with entrepreneurial civilians in a unique, experiential educational setting.  He was then asked to build the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell, a task force he led overseen by the highest ranking officer in the Navy.  Ben recruited and organized this flat organization of young Navy doers despite little funding and intense institutional resistance.  They successfully integrated 3D printers aboard ships for the first time, deployed Google Glass, spearheaded talent management reform efforts, and changed the way the Navy fights against cyber foes.

Simultaneously, Ben formed the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a 501c(3) dedicated to creating an enduring culture of innovation within and across national security. Now in it’s fourth year, it is the only unofficial network of national security entrepreneurs, with a membership of over 1000 individuals.  Their annual Forum, held in Chicago, has been hailed as “the new incubator of innovative leaders across the national security establishment.”

Currently, Ben is a student at the Stanford Graduate School of Management, where he is an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow.  He is married with a young son.

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