"I help people make breakthroughs so they can win in life"
"Ben has brought focus, passion and 'burning desire' back into my life in a way that will continue to help me for decades to come. He has helped me discover and evolve the most elemental drivers that define me. The result? - better moments, happier days, fulfilling weeks and accomplished goals that span family, work, fitness and finances. I can't wait to see what comes next. I am fortunate to count Ben as a mentor. Live there now!"
- Ryan Sparks, San Diego, CA
Senior Business Executive
"Working with Ben has been a life changing experience for me.
Something really resonated with this “Ferocious Optimism” that he was putting out there for his followers to see.
I have been through a tremendous amount of personal adversity the past 10 years of my life. I made a commitment to myself to put in the work on myself and come out of this storm better than ever. Hours upon hours of therapy, reading, praying, podcasts, etc. But there was something missing.
I decided to work with Ben to see if I can latch on to some of that positive energy and learn to apply it to my personal and professional life. Ben worked with me to help re-establish my identity. He worked very closely to reinforce my sense of gratitude, which ultimately helped me regain my confidence.
I have never felt more prepared for this next phase of my life. I am done climbing the ladder to the top and crossing Ironman finish lines. Because I am at the top and I can cross any finish line I want to because I have the tools necessary within myself to conquer whatever. I give a ton of credit to the work I have done with Ben Pappas to get me to this point.
If you are considering investing in your personal growth and reaching your absolute best, it would be my pleasure to refer Ban Pappas Leadership and Life Coaching. It was my best decision for 2021, and I can’t wait for the next phase as I continue to work with Ben in 2022 and beyond."
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Senior Business Executive in
Graduate of The Citadel 1997
National and World Champion
"Working with Ben has been life changing. He has helped make a huge difference in my life by helping me get clear about what I truly want in life, removing my old limiting beliefs and giving me confidence back that I hadn’t even realized I’d lost. Through our sessions, I was able to turn a number of personal challenges into new opportunities which allowed me to triple my income within a year. He helps his clients get out of their own way so they can get what they want in life. Ben was also a great role model for my teenage boys during the COVID pandemic. While they were home from school, he worked with them on leadership and goal setting and I have seen a huge change in their positivity and confidence."
-Kristin Watkins, San Diego, CA
Business Owner, Entrepreneur
"Choosing to work with Ben on my personal and professional development was the best decision I’ve made in a long time."
Ben introduced me to self-improvement concepts that has shaped my viewpoint on how to tackle challenges and recognize success. Ben’s focus on individuals’ health through diet, exercise and breathing keeps the mind sharp and the soul fulfilled. If you are looking to tackle life’s challenges as a Ferocious Optimist, Ben is the only choice!
Senior Business Executive
"Since I began coaching sessions with Ben, I have made incredible improvements in both my professional and personal life. I have developed more meaningful and impactful relationships, boosted my energy levels, and have established reasonable but firm boundaries that allow me to give the best I can to important stakeholders in my life, while building energy and focus for my own personal goals.
My colleagues, family, and friends have commented - without knowing that I am working with Ben - on my increased capacity to handle stress, achieve my goals, and maintain a positive mindset in this time of incredible uncertainty.
The lasting positive impact that Ben’s coaching will have on my physical health, mental acuity, results achievement, and overall wellness and happiness is immeasurable.
Live life on fire!"
Senior Business Executive
“If you want to become a better leader, work with Ben!”
I walked away from 3 months with you and became a better leader…I will continue to engage you for future coaching sessions.
On achieving results in the program:
“You gave me a playbook to walk through for my negotiations. You were able to analyze a situation that I was working on for a year in 5 minutes, you gave me succinct bullet points to follow. You said, “do this, do this, and do this” and I followed your instructions and won a major deal!”
-Chris Wilson, New Jersey
Entrepreneur & Business Owner
"Ben’s incredibly touching and inspiring presentation deeply moved the audience."
Ben Pappas was the keynote speaker at DFPG Investment’s Annual Conference in Deer Valley, Utah. More than other speakers we’ve had in the past, Ben’s incredibly touching and inspiring presentation deeply moved the audience. The feedback from our conference attendees shows that Ben’s message has the power to both connect with and captivate a wide range of individuals. From his instructions on how to build and lead teams, to his unparalleled personal experiences in the battlefield, Ben’s message leverages the power of story to articulate the most important factors to succeed in business and life. There are a lot of great speakers out there, but few (if any) have the experiences Ben has to share - I highly recommend Ben and his message!
Senior Business Executive
Salt Lake City, Utah
"It is difficult to describe in a few words the many ways that Ben has influenced my life - and it wouldn’t do justice to the huge support he has provided all along the way. Ben will go the extra mile for you and always have your back, no matter what challenge arises. Thanks to him, I have not only become clearer about my vision, but also to be brave enough in living up to my most authentic self. Most importantly, he has provided me with the tools to overcome a key challenge in my life, giving me the confidence to face whatever is coming with a completely different mindset. This way, I know that my sessions with Ben are not only an investment for this moment, but going way beyond that into the future."
-Theresa Winkel, The Hague, Netherlands & Tallin, Estonia
" If you’re looking for a life coach/mentor, look no further than Ben Pappas!"
I met Ben via social media when I was at a very pivotal point in my life. From the first moment we spoke I knew I was talking to someone who was passionate about helping others succeed in any way he could. He taught me how to apply basic key principals to my everyday life which in turn has helped me raise my confidence level from zero to one hundred. By doing this I have noticed that essentially every aspect of my life has changed for the better. I have much more confidence when it comes to financial dealings as well because Ben has taught me so much about self worth and the importance of knowing your own.
He has also been able to help guide me through the ups and downs of life with ease because of his down to earth personality and Ferocious Optimism. This retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel has been there for me when I needed him the most and that has meant more to me than anything. Simply put, Ben is the true definition of a leader and has an outlook on life that is unparalleled. If you’re looking for a life coach/mentor, look no further than Ben Pappas! He is truly one of my personal heroes.
-Josh Brocco, New Jersey
I created RP2EL after analyzing the powerful teams that contributed to any success I experienced during my 25 year career in leadership as a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and Coach, leading thousands of people in highly competitive and high risk environments, including direct combat.
RP2EL stands for:
The Right People (with the right mindset),
The Right Process for Planning and Execution,
Ethical Decisions under Stress, and
Learning From Mistakes
The RP2EL system was inspired by my own team-building and leadership development experiences as a commander of some of the most elite military units, where I had to develop coaching skills in the areas of performance, executive functions, and to help improve the quality of life of those I led. Additionally, I frequently became a motivational speaker due the difficult nature of the work
Now, I am dedicating myself full time to bringing my message to people at conferences around the world. Whether as a motivational speaker or a workshop leader, I help break through the boundaries that are limiting your team and get them ready to shape the future. Let me help you move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories. The RP2EL system will help you win in life.
Although I have been a leader, experiential coach, and mentor for 25 years, I am also a Certified Life Coach and Strategic Interventionist by the world's greatest teachers, Anthony Robbins and Chloe Madanes. Through my intense course of study I have learned the critical importance of understanding the deeper human needs driving anyone's behavior and using these to make ourselves, and our teams stronger. My continuing education and training towards certification as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) has made me constantly improve my content and methods.
I am a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. and have a Master of Science in Strategic Planning from the National War College in Washington DC, and a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
Successful people work systems and processes to achieve more than others. Learning my RP2EL leadership development system will allow you to move swiftly towards your goals and build a powerful team that can create lasting change, even if that team is your family. Our executive coaching, motivational speaking, and life coaching services help to make leaders at all levels on your team perform better and improve the quality of their lives!
As an award-winning leader and powerful motivational speaker, who has over 25 years of leadership development experience, I will bring new life and connection through the power of story to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop, presentation, or executive coaching program that fits the needs that you have today.
What does it take to survive and win in crisis or highly competitive environments? Only a powerful team can survive and win in these situations. But how are these teams built? What type of leadership development system should you use? And how can they last? My presentation is built upon two decades of leading my own elite Marine Corps teams in extreme combat and training situations in various places in the world.
So you've built a world class team, or been hoisted to sit at the helm of one. What type of leader does it take to lead an elite team? How do you get the best out of your top level 'players'? This presentation was inspired by my own leadership development experiences as a commander of some of the most elite military units, where I had to develop executive coaching skills in the areas of performance and executive function, and acting as a life coach to help improve the quality of life of those I led.
Additionally, I frequently became a motivational speaker due the difficult nature of the work. I compare and contrast my own experiences with some prominent leaders in business, government, and sports to help illustrate the leadership traits and habits of great leaders.
This one thing is
the dream killer…
But only when you keep it close to you, will you ever reach your true potential…
This thing is FEAR.
Ferocious Optimism calls for us to keep fear as a call to action and nudge that we are about to grow.
There are 3 forms of fear
How we FACE and USE fear will make all the difference in our lives…
Please watch the video to learn strategies to face and use fear!!
Live Life On Fire!! 🔥
The Hard Truth About Increasing Your Energy...
Marine Force Recon and Raider veteran Ben Pappas discusses the hard truth about the importance of your energy level to your success in life. He also discusses the list of top ways to increase and maintain your energy levels in life.
In this TEDx talk, Ben Pappas explains how each of us has our own unique form of genius, our highest and best selves, and how we can unleash it using something called Ferocious Optimism.
In this short video, Ben Pappas, Leadership and Life Coach gives an overview of his Leadership and Organizational Development system, RP2EL, for building powerful teams to achieve goals in the most competitive environments in the world.
The Right Words at the Right Moment Can Electrify a Team
How far can you go? How much can you give to achieve your dream?
The first step to success is to understand why you want what you want.
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