Ben McDougal is an energized storyteller. He has been accelerating others through the art of connection for over 20 years and is ready to collaborate with you!

As you can see in the examples below, Ben delivers remarkable talks and impactful workshops that activate students, encourage entrepreneurs, inspire intrapreneurs, and embolden generous community builders. When your organization is exploring what’s next, let’s connect to create memorable moments for your audience.

“You Don’t Need This Keynote”

“No Permission Required”

Make a ruckus, with no permission required.


Spark innovative initiative in your organization.


Pilot fireside chats or moderate expert panels.

“It was a pleasure to work with Ben McDougal as the keynote speaker for our 2023 Entrepreneurship Showcase at Columbia College. He was reliable in his communication and was active in helping to market/showcase the event to the community. His energized talk called “No Permission Required” was timely and resonated with college students, educators, staff, and community members alike. Ben is an engaging presenter who is relatable to his audience.”

Becky Bocklage – Columbia College
Director, Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship
Instructor, Robert W Plaster School of Business




Along with an impactful experience tailored to your audience, BENovator will amply your enthusiasm throughout the social media landscape and YDNTB provides a lasting resource to keep everyone building together. With a team that has developed live and online events all throughout North America, you’ll appreciate clear communication and a collaborative partner who makes everything easy. Ready to make a ruckus? Let’s chat.