Ben McBean is humble, inspiring and hugely motivating. A  double amputee Ben miraculously managed to recover from stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 on the eve of his 21st birthday. 12 months later he ran the London Marathon despite losing two of his limbs. And again the year after.

A much in demand speaker, he receives standing ovations every time with his massively motivating speeches. They are superbly presented. This is because he inspires everyone he meets with his determined approach to a life without his left arm and lower right leg. And numerous other injuries!

Ben has climbed the 3 Peaks to raise funds for Child Bereavement UK and Mountain Rescue.  And his other incredible challenges include the Vodfone’s Poppy Run to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

What people say about Ben McBean

“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.”

Gareth Oakley Managing Director, SME Banking Lloyds Banking Group

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Expertise

Celebrity Cruise Speaker, Expert, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Presenter, Speaker.

Talent

Disability, Diversity, Motivation & Inspiration, psychology & mental health awareness, TV Presenter.

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Ben McBean is a truly astonishing young man.  He survived stepping on a Taliban landmine in 2008 and sustained injuries so serious his chances of survival were slim. However not only did Ben survive but he has subsequently accomplished some amazing remarkable achievements.

Brought was brought home on an emergency flight his fellow passenger Prince Harry sat with him and hailed him a hero.  Not that Ben knew the Prince was willing him on to survive.  Unconscious and near death, Ben subsequently had had to have his left arm and right leg amputated,  Despite these horrific injuries he managed to remain focused. As a result the biggest part of Ben’s rehabilitation was his resilience. It still is.

“I’m alive, aren’t I? I’m the same person. I’m just missing two limbs, which I lost fighting for my country. How can I complain about that?”

Massively motivating his inspirational speeches are about endurance, adventure, the importance of living life to the full.  They are also about living with a disability, being positive and enjoying being alive.

Ben McBean’s story is one of great courage and determination

And he receives glowing testimonials and genuinely receives standing ovations every time.

Ever the TV natural he has presented a strand for the BBC’s The One Show. He also featured in the two part documentary `War Torn Warriors` during which he overcame massive hurdles to trek to Everest Base Camp. Appearing regularly in the UK and US media Be is often asked to discuss  disability, Prince Harry, motivating young people being positive.

Ben was a judge for The Millies with Prince Charles, Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and Footballer Frank Lampard foro many years. And he is a regular contributor to the British Media.

Clients include Chelsea FC, Lloyds Bank, Cunard, JP Morgan, Ernest & Young, Babcock International, Eden Finance, CG5, Barclay Wealth, CitiGroup, Vodafone, AKQA, Ogilvy PR, AITO, Cambridge City Council, Reading University, Hil-Ron and National Enterprise Challenge

He is a dad of two young sons.

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Ben’s testimonials include:

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

“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

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