Ben Glenn

Biography

Ben Glenn was diagnosed with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities while in grade school. As an adult he also learned that he has ADHD and suddenly everything about his life made perfect sense.

Dropping out of college to pursue a love of art and speaking, Ben has been on the road, full-time since 1995, traveling to every part of the United States as well as to more remote places like China and Australia. He blames his ADHD…but he’s secretly happy about it.

You see, Ben belongs to an ever-growing group of individuals, who took their disability turned it upside down and discovered that they have ALL kinds of abilities that “normal” people just don’t have.

Years of living with and studying ADHD have brought Ben to the firm conclusion that ADHD impairs a person’s life the most when that person is trapped in an ADHD-unfriendly environment or does not possess the information they need in order to deal with their symptoms in the right way. Obviously, it may be a long time before much changes about the way typical schools operate, or the way a corporation expects their employees to behave,  but meantime, Ben is sharing everything he has learned about ADHD with anyone who will listen. And lots of people are listening!

Ben’s ADHD-adventure filled messages of inspiration and hope are both entertaining and educational. Youth relate to his struggles for acceptance in school, parents and teachers get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to grow up “different”, “special”. Over the years, Ben has spoken to thousands of people honing his ability to take complex, emotionally-charged subjects and give his audience a fresh, easy-to-digest perspective that produces real change in attitudes, goals and motivations.

Finally, as much as Ben loves being a speaker and performing artist, he loves being a husband and father more. Married for over thirteen years, he, his wife and two daughters live in a great little city called Indianapolis.

FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS

From Special Ed to Simply Special:

My personal story of how I was diagnosed as Learning Disabled in Third Grade, the trials and triumphs that followed and what I’ve learned about overcoming challenging times, learning to appreciate my unique talents and gift and the people who made a difference in my life along the way. Inspiring and eye-opening. This presentation can be customized in a myriad of ways to suit your group. Topics I can address: anti-bullying, anti-drug, positive attitude,  team work, and leadership.Understanding the Peaks and Pitfalls of ADD in the Classroom: Ever wonder what goes through an ADDer’s mind? I’m going to tell you all about it! You’ll walk away with a completely different perspective as well as hope that some of the most challenging students in your class can also be your most successful.The Power of Encouragement: Being a positive influence in another person’s life is one of the greatest things you can do for someone and is an essential skill for any leader. I share seven ways in which you can be an encourager to your staff, students, family or employees.

Understanding the Peaks and Pitfalls of ADD in the Classroom:

Ever wonder what goes through an ADDer’s mind? I’m going to tell you all about it! You’ll walk away with a completely different perspective as well as hope that some of the most challenging students in your class can also be your most successful.

The Power of Encouragement:

Being a positive influence in another person’s life is one of the greatest things you can do for someone and is an essential skill for any leader. I share seven ways in which you can be an encourager to your staff, students, family or employees.

Tools for Teaching ADD Students Without Losing your Mind:

No more boring medical facts and DSM-IV definitions! I only share what’s relevant and practical. You will be able to use what I teach you in your next class!

 FAITH BASED

God Makes No Junk:

The faith-based version of my personal journey. I use my story to bring to life Jeremiah 29:11. Great for outreach events!Seeking God Series: Four sessions perfect for week-long/weekend events. I work with your group’s theme, weaving it in with fundamental principles of being a follower of Christ. I help you lead your group into a deeper understanding of who God is, what His plan is for our lives and how we can live as doers of the Word.Seeking God in the Age of Distraction: As someone who really struggles with focus and keeping still for any extended period of time, I have struggled with the idea of “quiet time” for years. Happily, I discovered that there are many ways to spend time with God that do not require quiet or staying still. I share all of my best tips and tools to help participants take steps towards a more effective time of prayer.

Seeking God Series:

Four sessions perfect for week-long/weekend events. I work with your group’s theme, weaving it in with fundamental principles of being a follower of Christ. I help you lead your group into a deeper understanding of who God is, what His plan is for our lives and how we can live as doers of the Word.

Seeking God in the Age of Distraction:

As someone who really struggles with focus and keeping still for any extended period of time, I have struggled with the idea of “quiet time” for years. Happily, I discovered that there are many ways to spend time with God that do not require quiet or staying still. I share all of my best tips and tools to help participants take steps towards a more effective time of prayer.



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As far as Ben’s presentation goes – we could not have asked for anything more than what we received. In fact, the entire event exceeded my expectations by quite a distance.

Jason Culp, Dean of Students