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Ben Utecht

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Motivational Speaker
  • 2006 World Champon - Indianapolis Colts

  • Dove Award nominated Singer

  • Singer Public Leadership In Neurology Award 2014 AAN & ABF

  • MN Brain Injury Alliance Ambassadors Award

  • All-Big Ten Tight End

  • Minnesota Gopher Team Captain

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Expertise: Executive / Motivational, Health / Brain  
Available for: Awards Ceremonies, Banquets, Conferences / Meetings, Conventions, Employee Morale,  Keynotes & Seminars.

Speaking Programs

  • The Champion's Way - Listening, Learning, Language, Love

  • MVP - Mind, Value, Purpose

”I believe, as a speaker, that vulnerability equals connectivity. This is why I approach my keynote presentations with a mission of bringing you on an emotional journey through my life, into a hall-of-fame huddle, and onto a field of high-impact lessons. All our lives tell a story, and this is how I tell mine!”

It is rare to find a true Renaissance man anymore, but that’s just what you get with Ben Utecht. Ben has always chased his dreams, finding his way from a small river town in Minnesota to a Super Bowl championship field. He has established himself as a prominent corporate and motivational speaker in the areas of leadership and culture. Both of his programs, The Champion’s Way and The MVP Program, stem from lessons he learned in the locker room with Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and in the huddle with future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. Both programs illuminate dynamic ways to succeed in business and life.

Ben has found success in many realms, sitting on the prestigious board of the American Brain Foundation, authoring Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away with Simon and Schuster, and releasing award-nominated albums as a professional singer. However, without question, Ben would tell you his greatest accomplishment is being a husband to his beautiful wife and a father to their four daughters.


Ben’s keynote moved the audience from laughter to tears to a standing ovation! Afterwards men commented ‘he was one of the best speakers yet! and good luck topping that.’ We are pleased to have included Ben in one marque men’s event of the year and highly recommend Ben Utecht as a keynote speaker!

 - Tri-County Health Care

Ben did a fantastic job. On our program evaluation from the participants, he scored a 9.1 on a 10 point scale. Our board chair said “he hit it out of the park”. During our board meeting one of the CEOs said she will change the way her organization treats brain injury patients based on Ben’s comments.

- Vizient

Ben provided a great message to our group of financial representatives.  He was engaging by providing humor alongside the seriousness of his story of perseverance in working to overcome injuries that took him down a different path he never imagined.  He was inspiring to all!  Ben received an average of 9 out of 10 on our post-event survey.  During the planning process, Ben was great to work with. He took the time to get to know his audience and our organization and was able to weave in messages that were relevant to the group. I appreciated that Ben was very down to earth! 

- Thrivent Financial

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