Ben Glenn, The Chalkguy, is president of Chalkguy Media International, a company dedicated to sharing a positive, life-changing message of hope with groups all over the world. His humor-packed speeches are filled with personal stories and heartfelt encouragement for individuals to step outside their comfort zones to live a full life based on self-knowledge, personal responsibility and a positive attitude. His own story of growing up Learning Disabled is one that he has shared with thousands, inspiring and motivating students, parents, teachers, sales professionals and professional athletes to have a greater appreciation for their unique talents and abilities.
Ben is a powerful and entertaining speaker, but he is also much more than that. Part of his struggle with traditional learning led him to discover a love of art. A love that he has turned into a dynamic, not-to-be-missed, live art demonstration which wows and astonishes audiences, sweeping them up in an exciting and memorable experience that crowns Ben Glenn’s message as he literally whips together a beautiful drawing in less time than it takes to eat a sandwich!
As an adult, Ben Glenn was officially diagnosed with ADHD, a challenge he’s had since early school days. After his diagnosis, he set out to educate himself and others about this unusual and controversial disorder. Ben’s experiences as an ADDer and his encounters with other ADDers have taken him on a personal mission, removing the stigma that comes from being diagnosed with ADHD by talking about it openly and with humor whenever he can. In spite of struggling with both reading and writing, Ben has written a book called “Simply Special: Learning to Love your ADD” which is directed at individuals who have ADHD and designed to help them see the positive aspects of the disorder.
Since 1994, when Ben became a full-time speaker, he’s made over a thousand keynote speeches to audiences ranging from 20 to 75,000. Traveling more than 100,000 miles every year, Ben Glenn’s legacy is thousands of people, young and old who have been touched and inspired to make positive changes in their lives.
As much as Ben loves being a speaker and performing artist, he loves being a husband and father more. Married for over ten years, he, his wife, and two daughters live in a great little city called Indianapolis.