ABERDEEN, S.D. – An internationally known speaker, author and performance
coach will share his powerful message of fighting for greatness and success at Northern State University.
Ben Newman will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Johnson Fine Arts Center
. His presentation, titled “Own Your Success,” is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
The speech, NSU’s February Business Connections event, is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen American News and the NSU Honors Program
. At the event, Newman will share action steps for owning one’s success, both personally and professionally. A book signing will follow his speech.
Newman, of St. Louis, is chief executive officer of the Ben Newman Companies
. His clients range from top businesses around the world to professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, PGA and NCAA. He has inspired thousands worldwide to do great things by focusing on process instead of results and turning adversity into opportunity.
His mantra is: “Your success is not just about changing your habits, it’s about changing the way you think!”
Newman’s passion and resilience were shaped by the lessons he learned after losing his mother at a young age. Janet Fishman Newman lost her battle with a rare debilitating disease shortly before Newman’s eighth birthday – but, as he says on his website, she never lost her fight. Her strength, love, work ethic and legacy live on through him.
“Getting knocked down is part of life,” Newman said, “but what matters is that we bounce back to living and loving, continuing to fight the good fight.”
“Fight the Good Fight” is the name of the book in which he shares his mother’s story. His newest book, “Own Your Success,” was ranked by CEO READ as the No. 13 business book of 2012.
Newman also offers intensive boot camps for businesses. Derrick Dinger, managing director of Northwestern Mutual, attended one of Newman’s boot camps and has read his books. He was introduced to Newman through a colleague.
“His enthusiasm and passion for life is apparent - but more importantly, it’s real,” Dinger said. “His teachings about mental toughness and ‘reframing’ are not only motivating, they have substance. He gives you steps for taking action and implementing his message. He’s not just another rah-rah, feel-good speaker.”