Letting intuition be his guide, he began to step out of his comfort zone and unexpected paths and talents started to emerge such as writing, acting, and crafting stories. Tapping into this emerging creativity, Brian began his own hero’s journey of self-realization and growth, which continues to influence his empowering and inspiring books, films, and presentations.
Brian is the award-winning author of Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, and Healthy Life! This book won a Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. He also wrote Finding Your Voice, which was an award-winning Finalist in both the USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards.
His first children’s book Steve the Alien was an Amazon #1 Best-Seller and his second, Lucy and Chester’s Amazing Adventures! was an Amazon #1 New Release.
His new self-improvement book Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar was an Amazon #1 Best-Seller and was selected as a Book Excellence Award Winner (international book contest) in the Motivational book category.
Brian walks his talk and happily shares his own journey and personal stories in hopes of authentically inspiring others. Whether it’s a personalized talk, presentation, discussion of his work, or a workshop, Brian’s goal is to be of service, facilitate growth and share. Learn more at his Speaker page.
In addition to writing, speaking, and acting, Brian enjoys creating his own projects that carry inspiring, thought-provoking, and heartfelt messages. His most recent project was the short film Searching for Happiness, which can be watched on this website as well as YouTube. The story focuses on an unhappy man, alone and unloved, who struggles to find meaning in his black and white reality. Over the course of a day, he learns that it is through kindness and our connection to others that we find true happiness.
In 2011, Brian created the award-winning Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced, and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. Brian created the movie 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 was well received. It was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival. Guitar Man can also be viewed on this website and YouTube.
Brian has also begun to create a variety of videos featuring his poetry and spoken word pieces.
Reawaken Media’s mission is to create conscious, inspiring, and thought-provoking content designed to powerfully wake the world up through the written, visual, and spoken word.
In addition to currently hosting the podcast “Habits for Success,” Brian has had the pleasure of being a guest on over 300 radio and TV shows. You can listen in to some of his favorites on the Speaker page located on this site.
Brian loves sharing his experiences of self-growth, empowerment and stepping out of his comfort zone in hopes of inspiring others to take action and do the same . If you feel like Brian would be a valued guest on your radio or TV show, please feel free to reach out and contact him.
Brian is an experienced project coach, empathetic listener, and a trusted accountability partner. When you work with Brian you can expect a kind, caring and authentic man who knows the rewards of investing in one’s own self-growth process. Brian is encouraging, empowering and experienced at helping you step out of your comfort zone to birth your project, reach your goals and access your true potential!
With Brian’s trove of knowledge in creating all forms of media (Books, TEDx presentations, short films, videos, podcasts and project launches) as well as accomplishing numerous athletic achievements, it seems only natural that Brian coaches and consults on a wide variety of projects. Brian knows how to set an intention and reach a goal. Feel free to contact Brian to see if he can be of assistance to your project or goal!
In addition to acting in his own productions, Brian has been in numerous TV shows, feature films, and commercials.
Brian can be seen in the brand-new cable TV series “Sangra Negra” starring Erik Estrada, Eric Roberts and Anthony McKay. Brian also has had the pleasure of being in 15+ Prince EA and Jay Shetty inspirational videos that have been viewed over a billion times combined worldwide.
Learn more about Brian’s Acting at www.gbrianbensonactor.com
To raise money for charity, Brian joined a group of fellow philanthropic bicyclists to ride 3600 miles from Seattle to Washington D.C. in 1996 to raise money for Bike Aid. He has also been involved in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
Brian currently sits on the RIFSoCal (Reading is Fundamental Southern California) Board of Directors. RIFSoCal’s mission is to promote literacy and motivate children to read by providing new books to create home libraries for underserved children in Southern California.
After a knee injury sidelined him in college, Brian used the rehabilitation process to strengthen his body and set a goal to race in a mini-triathlon when his knee healed. After finishing that first race in 1987, Brian was hooked, and he continued to race periodically over the course of the next 20 years. He finished over 50 triathlons including 4 Ironman distance races (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run). A couple of Brian’s favorite races were Ironman Canada in 1989 (his first Ironman) and the 2005 Vineman Ironman race (where his son Michael was able to run across the finish line with him).
Originally from Salem, Oregon, Brian was raised with solid values and attended Oregon State University where he gained a BS in Worksite Health Promotion. After college, he bounced around living in Iowa, Colorado, Central Oregon and Northern California before coming back to Salem where he took over the management of his family’s golf center business (driving range, retail store, and 9 hole par 3 golf course). He worked at the golf center for 11 years before he followed his intuition and stepped out into the unknown beginning his journey of writing, creating positive content, and acting. Brian has an immensely talented son Michael, a professional photographer and videographer, who he is very proud of.
Brian wasn’t satisfied with just riding his bike to school as a kid…he had to take it to a whole different level and ride it across the United States! Brian accomplished a life-long goal of riding his bicycle across America when he joined a group of fellow philanthropic bicyclists to raise money for charity and rode from Seattle to Washington D.C. in 1996. The trip was one of the highlights of Brian’s life. Brian has written stories about some of his triathlon and cycling experiences in his blogs and books Habits for Success and Finding Your Voice.