Ben Newman

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Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker, and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations, and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC, and NCAA. Newman is the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Seller, UNCOMMON Leadership. Ben was selected by as one of the TOP 10 Motivators in Sports and Real Leaders Magazine selected him as one of their 2019, 2020, and 2022 TOP 50 Speakers in the World. 

In 2022, Coach Mel Tucker and Coach Tom Izzo brought Ben back to his alma mater Michigan State University to serve as a Performance Coach for both the football and basketball programs. In addition, Ben has served the last 5 years as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 18-time National Champion football team Alabama Crimson Tide. Ben is also the Performance Coach for Kansas State Football in his 8th year (3 National Championships at North Dakota State) with Head Coach Chris Klieman. Lastly, Ben has worked with coaches and players from the last 6 Super Bowl Champion teams.

Newman’s clients have included: Microsoft, United States Army, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Quicken Loans, Miami Dolphins, MARS Snackfoods, St. Louis Cardinals, AstraZeneca, Northwestern Mutual, AFA Singapore, Mass Financial Group, Frontier Companies, Wells Fargo Advisors, Great West Life Canada, Boston Medical Center, Boys & Girls Club of America, St. Croix, Missouri Tigers Basketball, New York Life, The University of Iowa and The Minnesota Vikings…as well as thousands of executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and sales teams from around the globe.

Ben’s authentic, powerful, and engaging storytelling has become internationally recognized and he has shared the stage with Jerry Rice, Ray Lewis, Tony Dungy, Colin Powell, Brian Tracy, Ed Mylett, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jon Gordon, Dr. Jason Selk, Tim Grover, Aeneas Williams, Eric Thomas and other leaders and legends in the world. Ben lives in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri with the true measure of his success, his wife, Ami, and their children, J. Isaac and Kennedy Rose.


Speaking Topics -


  • Identifying Personal Standards
  • Improving Performance by Focusing on Standards over Feelings
  • Mental Toughness Training
  • Leadership Development
  • High Performance Sales
  • Identifying Daily Disciplines to Drive Results

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“I can’t tell you how many times I refer to this book (YOUR Mental Toughness Playbook) every day when I’m going through the daily grind. I’ve been blessed to have the author Ben Newman as my friend, motivational and spiritual leader.”

Jonas Gray / Running Back New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion

“The Passion for the Process and Trust presentation Ben gave our 4-time National Championship football team was right on the money and was timed perfectly as we begin to head into Spring football and we continue to build on our great tradition. His energy and enthusiasm was felt throughout the entire room. Our work outs now end with ‘Max Effort….Pays Off’.”

Chris Klieman / Head Football Coach North Dakota State University 4-time defending FCS National Champions

“Ben’s passion, his presentation skills and most importantly simple and real life stories that everyone can relate too, create the most powerful and emotional moments that produce passion and “can do attitude’. We (the entire leadership team) still talk among our teams about points that Ben made during his speech, everyone gets it and everyone feels motivated to ‘fight the good fight’ as Ben would say it.”

Sasa Jaramaz / Director of Operations Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

“The energy and enthusiasm for life in the room was was off the charts during Ben’s presentation. The LEGACY and mental toughness message that was delivered inspired all of us to strive for our potential as we prepare together for the next chapter of our Creighton Basketball program.”

Steve Merfeld / Creighton Basketball Assistant to Head Coach

“Ben, you had more than a few of us in tears. We laughed, we cried. It was the most trans-formative meeting of Leadership for Change ever. It was the first standing ovation ever! Your words gave us the opportunity to appreciate ourselves, each other, the mission that brings us together and the difference we make.”

Elaine Ullian / President & CEO Boston Medical Center