As a motivational speaker Brad Ball stands apart as he blends a unique message with solid research and interesting (often humorous) stories. Unlike many keynote speakers, Brad’s message doesn’t include an Olympic victory or against-all-odds comeback, but rather a truly unique perspective on life.
Brad is a master life historian and one of the most prolific journal writers on the planet. As a teenager in the early 1990’s, Brad started documenting his daily life – and he never stopped! Continuing for over 20 years without ever missing a day (and still going), Brad has written endlessly about the friendships, relationships, and lessons he has learned along the way. A master of digital documentation, Brad shares remarkable insights on how our past impacts our decision making, outlook on life, and our perception of time.
As a byproduct of documenting his daily life, Brad has developed an extraordinary autobiographical memory, enabling him to remember dates, events, and specific details of his life with incredible accuracy and ease. Leveraging his memory, his vast library of content, and his unique perspective as someone who has logged literally every event of his life since he was 16, Brad has codified some simple, yet remarkable tactics for personal development and self-improvement that are relevant to almost any audience. His message on “learning and laughing at life” is completely fresh and links together the concepts of time, memory, optimism, gratitude, and laughter. Brad’s message is enlightening, motivating, well-researched, and resonates with individuals young and old who, after hearing Brad’s message, often remark “I never thought of it that way.”
Brad has lived all over the country and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah where his lives with his wife and children. He holds a MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University (please don’t hold it against him) and has worked as a small business executive and provided consulting services to various corporations. In his spare time he enjoys snow skiing, racquetball, traveling, watching college football, and hiking the Wasatch Mountains with his kids.