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Bill Benjamin

Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Leadership Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Illinois, USA

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About Speaker Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin is a top emotional intelligence keynote speaker and a thought leader on the subjects of leadership and peak performance. He is a regular contributor to CEO magazine, Training Magazine as well as other leadership publications.

Bill has an authentic approach that resonates with the audience and especially with those that might be typically resistant to the important relationship between ‘soft-skills’ and exceptional leadership. A natural storyteller, he balances anecdotes with science and research to engage all types of participants. When he is not speaking, Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.

Why Bill Benjamin

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.

You get to learn leadership skills from a guy who has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science

He takes a brain-science based approach to Emotional Intelligence and Performing Under Pressure

He shares the struggles he had early in his career and how he applied the same strategies he teaches to be a better leader … and husband and father.

He shares stories from his work with organizations like the U.S. Marines, NASA, Surgeons, Intel, Marriott and Athletes

He is funny and will make you laugh

His programs are highly interactive and engaging

He takes the time to get to know your group and the challenges they face, and integrates that into his sessions

You have the option to use IHHP’s Organizational Challenges Assessment and have that data shared as part of the session

As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest and vulnerable when it comes to the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential [IHHP]’s brain science-based approach to Emotional Intelligence, and even more so by its practical applications, that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment!

Bill’s experience in technology and sales gives him real-world experience in the types of challenges that organizations face today. His analytical background in math and computer science drives him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase empathetic leadership and high performance.

Bill loves to write and 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.

Bill is originally from Canada and moved to New York City in the nineties. He now calls Chicago home and it is here you will find him indulging in his other passions – his family, scotch, and cycling.




Testimonials 6

  • “One of the best presentations I have ever been to! The delivery of the material was top-notch and very engaging.  I learned excellent skills for both the workplace and life outside of work that I will take and use. Thank you.”


  • “Bill’s speech was absolutely phenomenal and was enjoyed by all delegates and sponsors. It was a perfect start to the conference and I am still receiving positive feedback till this day!”

    Sears Canada

  • “I loved that your session on Reputation was backed with research and was very interesting.   I truly like how you make information easy to understand and  provided useful tools I can put into action. You also had great presentation skills, voice, projection, tone, pace and kept people engaged!”

    TD Bank

  • This was an insightful and practical training session. I was able to connect this directly to my own behaviors. I liked the way you had us practice the strategies rather than just telling us about hem so we could internalize the behavior. That way, I’ll actually remember it!”


    Dusty Baker


  • “You were the perfect late afternoon speaker, 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.”


    Toni Jackson


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

    Pat Williams, NASA

    Pat Williams


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Emotional Intelligence Training Programs

IHHP started developing its foundational Emotional Intelligence training program 15 years ago to provide people with the ability to understand and manage their own emotions, and connect with and influence the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence is based on brain science and the physiology of how human beings respond and behave when there is tension and pressure. Those who become more aware of and manage their own and others’ emotions are able to think more clearly under pressure and act more skillfully during adversity, in challenging situations and in difficult relationships. Research shows that emotionally intelligent leaders drive:

  • Higher employee engagement and commitment
  • Increased productivity
  • Better collaboration and teamwork
  • Greater innovation

Leadership Training Courses

All of IHHP’s leadership training courses have been designed to create a rich and insightful learning experience that increases the self-awareness of the participants in the program. Developing these powerful learning programs lies in IHHP’s ability to create a ‘container of safety and inspiration’ so that the work that needs to be done gets done. The following methods are used across all of our leadership training programs:

  • Web-based assessment at the individual and team levels (optional)
  • Facilitator-led discussion of key concepts, either in-class or virtually
  • Small breakout groups to practice skills and strategies
  • Experiential exercises to increase solidification of concepts
  • Grounded experience through customized scenarios and business cases
  • Participant coaching
  • Follow-up group and one-on-one coaching
  • Follow-up assessment and practice through an interactive sustainment program

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