From Socially Awkward
to Social Entrepreneur
Confidence Coach to top CEO’s, Olympians, Actors and Peak Performers across every industry, Juan Bendana is an internationally recognized keynote speaker that helps leaders navigate uncertainty and exponential change by developing the unwavering confidence to thrive in any environment. One of the most engaging and high energy keynote speakers in North America, Juan brings a decade of experience on stage presenting to category leading companies such as Disney, Sotheby’s International and Sony Pictures. He is the author of The Confidence Cycle (Penguin Random House, Spring 2025) His Science-backed Framework has helped over 250,000 leaders thrive both personally & professionally.
Juan Bendana is a leading authority on leadership and engagement. With over 10 years of experience on countless stages, he has honed his skills and knows exactly what is needed for each event. Juan’s dynamic presentation style is tailored to the needs of your audience, whether it is a keynote in an arena for 10,000+ or a deep-dive training for an executive leadership team of 20.
Juan’s keynotes are the perfect blend of inspiring, humorous, and informative, leaving the audience feeling empowered and ready to take on the new world of work. He pairs real-world experience, science-backed strategies, and engaging storytelling to help organizations boost engagement and retention. His success in this area is evidenced by the fact that he has helped companies such as Disney, Sony Pictures, and Sotheby’s International create a culture of confidence and engagement, leading to increased engagement and overall success. In short, Juan Bendana is an expert in his field who can deliver an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impact on your organization.
Managing Broker, Sotheby's
Life off stage.
Hi there! Juan here. I wanted to take a moment and share my perspective on how I approach this work. I cap my speaking events at 40-50 a year. Why? 2 reasons. 1. I want to show up at the highest level possible for the clients I get to work with. 2. I don’t want to focus so much time on building a career that I forget to live a life. I have passions outside of speaking that I make time for so that I can continue to walk the walk. I can’t just talk about ‘facing fear’ or ‘leaning into challenges’ without doing it myself.
Whether it’s jumping off of a cliff on a snowboard, diving with sharks, climbing an active volcano, travelling to a new place, trying a new fitness challenge or just playing frisbee in the park with friends, getting the most out of life remains a priority. It is an integral part of every message I share on stage. It allows me to have new, exciting, terrifying experience that I can then share with the audience I have the honor of speaking to. As I push myself, I am learning new ways to help others do the same.
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