Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma. Passionate about speaking into people’s lives, Brandon jokes that he first started speaking when he first learned how to talk. Growing up through the ranks of grade school, Brandon was exposed to much intense bullying, peer pressure, depression, and suffered from very low self-esteem. However, with the help of many influential teachers, friends, and mentors, Brandon learned how to overcome these challenges and rediscovered who he was as a leader. Upon entering high school, Brandon became an active member of his local FFA chapter and recognized his calling to reach others, Brandon became passionate about helping people realize their life’s potential, purpose, and influence. From 2011-2013, Brandon served the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels.
Brandon is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agricultural Leadership and was even named a Top 10 student. Brandon authored and published the highly sought after leadership book, “Caught Up & Called Out”, a book designed to help people realize the impact they can make in their world. In 2011, he was selected as one of the Top 50 High School Speakers in the United States through his involvement in the National American Legion Oratory Competition. Collectively, these life experiences have allowed Brandon to build upon an array of lessons learned over time turned into practical and relatable advice. He is a highly requested speaker/trainer at 26 years old and has spoken to nearly 1,000 audiences nationwide. Brandon is also a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Trainer, speaking at many corporate retreats, staff developments, school assemblies, youth events, and more! His 6 most popular topics are Ambassadorship, Decision-Making, Servant Leadership, Resolving Conflict, Social Media, and Anti-Bullying. If you are looking for an engaging, encouraging, and empowering presentation which will make you laugh, think, and could potentially change the lives of your audience, staff, and team, then consider booking Brandon for your next event today! Its time to “Let Your Impact Begin!”