Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge writes and speaks about Stoic philosophy, comfort zones, mental health and adventure.
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£3k – £5k+
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In-person: £3k-£5k

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Ben Aldridge writes and speaks about Stoic philosophy, comfort zones, mental health and adventure.

Ben Aldridge is the bestselling author of How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable, How to Control the Uncontrollable and the Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Cards.

Ben has spoken to audiences around the world, appeared on TV & radio and been interviewed on high-profile podcasts. His books have been translated into 6 languages and featured on a variety of bestseller lists.

Ben’s message encourages others to build resilience by stepping outside of their comfort zones in a host of different ways. His methods and thinking are inspired by ancient Greek philosophy and modern psychology.

Ben frequently speaks to audiences around the world about the ideas in his books. These themes include – Resilience / Mental Health / Stoicism / Comfort Zones

Ben has extensive experience working in a variety of settings. His audiences range from intimate workshops to larger events with 2000+ people in attendance.

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Ben’s speaking style is down to earth, relatable and highly engaging. His talks empower audiences to embrace challenges and step out of their comfort zones in a variety of different ways. Ben uses ancient philosophy and modern psychology to help them achieve this.

Ben’s most popular keynotes are:

Featured Topics Include:

1
How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

This keynote is based on Ben’s first book and his story of dealing with severe anxiety. Ben shares personal anecdotes from the challenges he completed in the name of self-improvement and encourages others to build resilience by stepping outside of their comfort zones. This is a fun and entertaining talk that includes specific challenges for the audience to try themselves.

Some of the challenges Ben talks about include:

  • Climbing Everest on his stairs
  • Running a marathon in his garden
  • Walking a banana in a busy public space (to deliberately embarrass himself)
  • Ice swimming
  • Mountain climbing
  • Learning to solve the Rubik’s cube
  • Learning to pick locks
  • Wearing embarrassing clothes
  • Facing a fear of needles by having acupuncture
2
How to Build a Stoic Mindset

This keynote is based on Ben’s book on Stoicism - How to Control the Uncontrollable. Stoic philosophy is an ancient Greek and Roman philosophy that helps us to build resilience, handle uncertainty and live a better life. The talk focuses on how we can use this philosophy in the modern world to build a strong and resilient mindset.

Ben explores the history of Stoicism, important philosophers and key ideas. The talk is incredibly pragmatic and encourages audience members to test out the philosophy with a variety of fun and engaging challenges.

Some of the Stoic topics covered include:

  • Dealing with difficult people / clients
  • Staying in control of powerful emotions
  • Handling chaos and uncertainty
  • Training a resilient team
  •  Building a positive mindset
  • Handling setbacks and challenges
3
How to Manage an Anxious Mind

This keynote is based on Ben’s experience with severe and debilitating anxiety / panic attacks. The talk outlines Ben’s mental health journey and how his difficult experiences led him to write books and speak publicly about anxiety.

The talk focuses on developing an understanding of what anxiety and panic attacks are and how we can learn to work with / overcome them. Ben goes on to give practical tools and tips for optimising mental health in general. He then encourages audience members to develop a holistic approach to their mental health in a variety of different ways.

Specific areas of the talk include:

  • Learning how to lower anxiety levels
  • What to do if you / someone you know is having a panic attack
  • Dealing with powerful emotions
  • Supporting others with their mental health
  • Building a positive and resilient mindset
  • A holistic approach to anxiety and panic
  • The power of using challenges to build self-trust and confidence
1
How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

This keynote is based on Ben’s first book and his story of dealing with severe anxiety. Ben shares personal anecdotes from the challenges he completed in the name of self-improvement and encourages others to build resilience by stepping outside of their comfort zones. This is a fun and entertaining talk that includes specific challenges for the audience to try themselves.

Some of the challenges Ben talks about include:

  • Climbing Everest on his stairs
  • Running a marathon in his garden
  • Walking a banana in a busy public space (to deliberately embarrass himself)
  • Ice swimming
  • Mountain climbing
  • Learning to solve the Rubik’s cube
  • Learning to pick locks
  • Wearing embarrassing clothes
  • Facing a fear of needles by having acupuncture
2
How to Build a Stoic Mindset

This keynote is based on Ben’s book on Stoicism - How to Control the Uncontrollable. Stoic philosophy is an ancient Greek and Roman philosophy that helps us to build resilience, handle uncertainty and live a better life. The talk focuses on how we can use this philosophy in the modern world to build a strong and resilient mindset.

Ben explores the history of Stoicism, important philosophers and key ideas. The talk is incredibly pragmatic and encourages audience members to test out the philosophy with a variety of fun and engaging challenges.

Some of the Stoic topics covered include:

  • Dealing with difficult people / clients
  • Staying in control of powerful emotions
  • Handling chaos and uncertainty
  • Training a resilient team
  •  Building a positive mindset
  • Handling setbacks and challenges
3
How to Manage an Anxious Mind

This keynote is based on Ben’s experience with severe and debilitating anxiety / panic attacks. The talk outlines Ben’s mental health journey and how his difficult experiences led him to write books and speak publicly about anxiety.

The talk focuses on developing an understanding of what anxiety and panic attacks are and how we can learn to work with / overcome them. Ben goes on to give practical tools and tips for optimising mental health in general. He then encourages audience members to develop a holistic approach to their mental health in a variety of different ways.

Specific areas of the talk include:

  • Learning how to lower anxiety levels
  • What to do if you / someone you know is having a panic attack
  • Dealing with powerful emotions
  • Supporting others with their mental health
  • Building a positive and resilient mindset
  • A holistic approach to anxiety and panic
  • The power of using challenges to build self-trust and confidence
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We really enjoyed Ben’s talk and feel very grateful for him sharing his experiences of anxiety and Stoic philosophy with the students - it was so inspiring!”

Event Organiser, Wellington College, Shanghai

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We hired Ben to come and speak at a large event with clients and it was a wonderful experience. He was absolutely fantastic! The audience were highly engaged and the challenges he set for us were so interesting. We can’t recommend him enough!”

Nick Armitage, Nonsense London, Creative Agency

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