Benjamin PortnoyBenjamin Portnoy has been no stranger to fear throughout his life.  After battling panic attacks as a teenager, he started spending hundreds of hours learning the science of fear and motivation. He has since devoted his life to helping others overcome their fears, as well as business and pleasure pursuits.

As a speaker, coach, and seminar leader, he focuses on helping people fight fear and pursue true meaning and purpose. His company, Courage, Inc., provides a solid platform and process to identifying the blocks standing in the way of success, and identifies what steps are necessary to get there as quickly as possible.

Portnoy is also an actively-gigging musician, having played in front of tens of thousands of fans across the country. He and his wife live and play in Austin, Texas, where they spend much of their time exploring modern vegetarian cooking and entertaining their two high-octane cats.