Ben Koch is driven to unite people to a greater vision and cause in education and self-development. Through coaching, teaching, and delivering progressive workshops and talks he seeks to expand horizons in education, leadership, and personal development.
Driven to make a broader impact, he left the traditional classroom in 2013 and co-founded NuMinds as a vehicle to drive the Edvolution in learning for the 21st century. Ben is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NuMinds and holds a B.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in Gifted Education from Southern Methodist University.
After several years in the software industry thriving in communications and international project management roles, he entered the classroom and spent a decade working with students from Kindergarten to college, which sparked his passion for changing lives. He is a published author and in his spare time he runs ultramarathons, sweats in hot yoga, and writes poetry – but not all at the same time.