Keynote Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin
Engaging and dynamic... you’d never know he is a math and computer guy! 

 Bill Benjamin has a rare perspective – he has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has 25 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader.  Bill is very authentic about the fact that he struggled early in his career as a leader when he was under pressure. He shares how he has been able to apply the very same techniques he teaches to become a better leader (and husband and father) himself.   In addition to using his background in sales to motivate and inspire audiences, Bill leverages his Mathematics and technical background to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance. Bill is a partner at the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP), a successful international research and training company, named one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” in the “Fast 100” ranking in PROFIT Magazine.  Bill also contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book Performing Under Pressure, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry, a previous AMI Conference & Expo keynote,  and noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger.  
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.
In this keynote, you will learn the results of our study of 7,500 leaders that puts you at the center of building your culture. You will learn specific tools to own the culture on your team in the critical moments, the Last 8%, that creates culture. The Last 8% are those tougher conversations and decisions that many people struggle with and avoid. When leaders feel agency and have skills to lean into the difficult, they build a high-performance culture that becomes a driving force in your organization.
In this powerful program, you will learn:
What Last 8% Moments are why they matter to culture and leadership
What the two pillars of a high performing culture are: High Connection (psychological safety) and High Courage (ability to do hard things skillfully)
How to build the culture on your team with our proprietary approach of Model & Own
Why Emotions are what get in the way of you being your best in your Last 8% Situations

Building on the Last 8% Culture keynote, this session will provide brain-science based Emotional Intelligence tools and techniques to be more effective in your Last 8% moments, so you can show up with a combination of connection and courage.  The research is clear that Emotional Intelligence is the single most important driver of an engaged, results-driven, highly effective workforce, especially in environments that are undergoing significant change, growth, and disruption.
 In this interactive session, you will learn: 
What your brain does under pressure in your Last 8% Moments
Strategies to manage your emotions when there is tension and conflict.
How to win the hearts and minds of your people by connecting to the emotions that drive their behavior.
A plan to show up with Courage and Connection in your most difficult Last 8% Moments