speaking engagement

Ben’s Bells Speaking Engagements set the stage for the practice of intentional kindness in your workplace, school, organization, or group. A member of Ben’s Bells Education Team talks about our mission and founding, explains the science of kindness, and discusses the program tenets that inform our kindness programming. From learning about how our brains work to kind communication to motivational talks about the power of kindness in our daily lives, presentations are an effective addition for a variety of settings.

A Conversation on Kindness

Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells Founder and Chief Kindness Officer, will lead “A Conversation on Kindness,” an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities we encounter in every interaction as we strive to create a kinder community. During this presentation, Jeannette will reflect on her own personal experiences with kindness in the face of devastating grief, as well as her work with Ben’s Bells Project and the power of kindness to transform people and communities. She will discuss the emerging body of research on the science of kindness. Presentations are appropriate for a variety of settings — educational, corporate, non-profit, etc. — and can focus on change, leadership, grief, or self-kindness. Read more about Jeannette's Story here.



What others are saying about A Conversation on Kindness

Thank you so much for taking your time to share your story and speak to us. We appreciate your words of kindness, inspiring us to be just as kind. You have all of us wanting to find and spread the love and kindness of Ben’s Bells.

You’re such an inspiration to all of us and we learned so much from you today!

We all were very moved and learned a lot about how we can be kind to others.

- National Charity League


In 2011, I co-chaired the Arizona State Conference for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and invited Jeannette Maré to provide one of our Keynote addresses. Jeannette conveys the power of human connection through a compelling, highly engaging and even humorous presentation on the science and evidence behind the practice of kindness. She challenges her audience to really understand what it means to be kind to strangers, to people close to us, and perhaps most importantly, to ourselves. People were clearly moved by Jeannette’s presentation and continued to talk about it throughout the conference. It was truly a highlight of our conference.

- Jenny Carrillo, MA, CFRE, Alexander | Carrillo Consulting


The Kind Mind

A member of our Ben’s Bells Education Team (see below) will discuss the ways kindness can effect positive change with “The Kind Mind.” This talk explores the ways we can implement evidence-based practices of intentional kindness as a powerful skill in daily life. During the presentation, you will learn about the science that helps us understand the nature of our mental experience, including why it is sometimes difficult to be kind. You will also discover that practicing kindness as a skill empowers us to respond rather than react. This informative and inspiring talk will leave you ready to start your intentional kindness practice today! Speakers include: Jeannette Maré (Tucson and Phoenix) and Cody Foss (Connecticut and New York). Read more about our speakers here.



To request a speaker for your next event and for information about speaking fees, please submit the speaker request form.

For Kind Campus Assembly requests, please submit the assembly request form.

If you would like information about joining our Kind Colleagues program, please click here.