Alex Sheen is a four-time TEDx speaker and the Founder of because I said I would., an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by a tragedy in his life, Alex created a concept called the Promise Card and began mailing cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since 2012, over 9.81 MILLION Promise Cards have been distributed to over 153 countries. In 2013, Alex left his Corporate Strategy Lead position at a leading software company to dedicate himself entirely to the nonprofit.
Alex’s unique perspective on accountability, commitment and self-control developed both from his responsibilities in leading a global effort about keeping promises and his personal experience fulfilling his own promises.
Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, CBS Nightly News and many other programs. He has been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine and honored as a Steve Harvey Harvey’s Hero.
Alex’s efforts in social media have been featured in BuzzFeed’s annual Most Important Viral Videos and his viral posts have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times.
As a nationally respected thought-leader who has been featured at multiple TEDx conferences, Alex has spoken at over 700 events since 2013!
“because i said i would.”
We live in a society that often does not respect the importance of a promise. It’s too easy to say I’ll get to it or tomorrow. In many ways, we have become numb to the disappointment from broken commitments, and this numbness can enter our homes, our workplaces, our schools, our communities.
But Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of his or her word.
Alex will deliver a keynote speech up to 60 minutes long about the importance of honoring your promises. He mixes emotion, humor, and inspiration as he tells deeply moving stories from the because I said I would. movement. Alex also shares moments from his personal journey launching and building this viral social movement.
because I said I would.
A single promise can change a life forever.
We all make promises constantly. ”Yes, I’ll be there.” ”Sure, no problem!” But do we really mean what we are saying? What is the impact of a broken promise? And what happens to a life when a promise is honored?
Because I said I would. is the international social movement at the forefront of shifting how the world views commitment and accountability. With over 11.3 Million Promise Cards distributed, this cause has played a unique role in changing lives around the world. Heartwarming, humorous, inspirational, and tragic–these stories will challenge readers to look deep within themselves and consider the importance of the promises they make.
Through a collection of inspiring short stories and concise philosophical chapters, readers will gain the following:
- Practical life lessons from surprisingly raw stories of everyday people with incredible determination
- Useful advice on how to get better at keeping promises
- Inspiring perspectives that can be utilized in leadership and character development initiatives
One hundred percent of the author’s proceeds go to because I said I would., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is bettering humanity through chapters of volunteers, character education in schools, accountability programs, and awareness campaigns with global reach. Buy here
“Every client is important, and every promise to them is just as important. By listening to the inspiration of Alex Sheen on stage, and how he continues to keep his promises, it reminds all of us in the audience to do the same.”
Million Dollar Round Table
“From top to bottom, our staff have because I said I would. cards taped, tacked and displayed in cubicles and offices to showcase how we have made and kept commitments. We have Alex to thank for that.”
Scott O’Neill, CEO, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center
“His message would motivate all ages to ‘Do what you can, with what you have’ – if you have not heard him speak, BOOK HIM NOW!”
“I can’t commend both the performance he has just given and indeed the work he is doing on the philanthropic agenda enough. Absolutely fantastic. Really great response from the participants and I think it has really made them think.”
“Alex shared his story with our audience of over 6,500 critical care nurses with a passionate delivery. His message really resonated with our community and the opening general session was one of our highest-rated ever. It truly set the stage for a terrific conference. Our members cannot stop raving about the presentation.”
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
“In front of 3,500 frontline managers, clinicians and executives, Alex’s message of the importance of keeping a promise and the difference it will make in human’s lives resonated as loudly as any speaker we have had.”
“Alex provided very engaging and moving remarks. His comments were moving, funny, instructional, and relevant. Alex connected with the audience who gave him an extended standing ovation at the conclusion of his remarks.”
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
“Alex is an incredible speaker. He was able to make his experience relatable, without making his talk about him.”
“During his address, you could see that members were totally engaged.”
Rocky River, Ohio