G. Brian Benson is a multiple award-winning author and filmmaker, coach, speaker, actor, musician, workshop facilitator, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist, inspirational poet and committed advocate of helping others be the best that they can be.
Brian currently finished a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in called Guitar Man that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man has been very well received…as of this writing it has been accepted to 9 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival.
Having authored five books, (Brian’s List and the eBooks The Art of Balance, Onward and Upward, Cave Man No More! and Discover Your True Self), Benson is now completing a sixth self-improvement title, If Brian Can Do It, I Can Do It!. His first book Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas On How To Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. It was also an Award-Winning Finalist in the Self-Help Motivational Category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News”
Benson has hosted the radio show Inspiring Greatness from Within on the the Positive Living Network station, where he interviews illustrious, high-achieving role models like Rudy Ruettiger, Sheila Taormina, Tom Whittaker and Tori Murden-McClure. Affectionately known by his fans as “the advocate of inspiration” Benson provides free, daily inspiration on his Facebook fan page as well as on his lively blog.
Brian considers himself an everyman and is very good at following his heart and listening to his intuition as it guides him to cultivate and activate his inner greatness (which comes out in many different creative ways). He feels like he was put here to be a living example for others to learn how to listen to their heart and step out of their comfort zones so that they can activate and cultivate their true inner gifts as well.
From having mentored hundreds of troubled young people working as a community volunteer, Benson is eternally grateful to have gained the valuable lessons of listening, patience and empathy. To raise money for charity, Brian joined a group of fellow philanthropic cyclists to ride from Seattle to Washington DC in 1996. Benson is a natural athlete who has finished over fifty triathlons, including four Ironman distance races.
A graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Worksite Health Promotion, as well as CTA (Coach Training Alliance), Benson lives in Reno, Nevada. In his free time he enjoys hiking, creative endeavors, acting, improv, sports, movies, travel, writing, hanging out with his son and playing the delta blues on his guitar.