About Ben Lichtenwalner, The Servant-Leadership Speaker

Ben Lichtenwalner reclines in his chair at a table, outside, by the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He site just below the famous Blue Bridge. He wears blue jeans, a blue sports jacket, salmon button down shirt and a big smile.

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Professionally Speaking….

Ben Lichtenwalner raises servant-leadership awareness and adoption, while building servant-led organizations. He is author of the critically acclaimed book, Paradigm Flip: Leading People, Teams, and Organizations Beyond the Social Media Revolution and founder of Radiant Forest, LLC as well as ModernServantLeader.com. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, an MBA from Lehigh University, and is a member of both the National Speakers Association and The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. He serves on several boards and is an Elder for the Reformed Church in America.

Professional Profile Photo of Ben Lichtenwalner. He wears a light colored sport jacket and a whit button-down shirt. He leans slightly toward the camera with a smile.
Ben and his family in a silly photo. He holds one child upside down while another child tickles him and his wife carries their youngest son.

Personally Speaking

Ben lives in West Michigan while frequently travelling to Philadelphia and New York. He has three boys, an amazing wife, and is also known to wreck mountain bikes.

Why Ben?

Clients who hire Ben for the keynotes speeches, workshops, or training sessions often say they chose him because…

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Ben’s 18+ years of experience leading business and technology teams give him that real-world understanding and an ability to relate to his audience.

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There are endless examples of great leadership practices throughout history. Still, Ben prefers to emphasize contemporary examples and challenges.

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The Acronym Model of Servant Leadership® is the only one of it’s kind. Through Ben’s research, audience members and readers can trace SERVANT principles to almost any other major leadership model.

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If the audience can not begin using it when they return to the office, it will often be forgotten. Everything Ben teaches is done with an emphasis on immediate applicability.