“Joshua Becker’s message has been a powerful influence in my life. I was inspired and engaged at his presentation. He spoke directly to my heart.”
– Courtney Carver, Salt Lake City, UT
My name is Joshua Becker. I’m a writer, blogger, speaker, youth worker, husband, father… My passion is to inspire and encourage others to find more life by owning fewer possessions.
Funny thing is, I didn’t start out this way. I spent most of my life caught up in the endless pursuit of material possessions. I didn’t really believe possessions were the key to happiness, but you wouldn’t have guessed that by looking at my checkbook. Fortunately, a conversation with my neighbor changed my life forever when she introduced me to intentionally living with less.
My wife and I immediately cleared the clutter from our home and life. As a result, we found a valuable new way to live centered on our most important values. It has been a journey of discovering the counter-cultural truth that abundant life is found in owning less.
Following that decision, we began encouraging others to do the same through our writing and speaking. We began noticing an entire society around us wasting finite time, energy, and dollars chasing temporal possessions… possessions that never brought the full joy they expected. Becoming Minimalist soon became a source of inspiration to millions around the world. Our story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, The Guardian and countless media interviews around the world. Our books (Simplify / Living with Less) have sold in the tens of thousands. Our website is read by over 100,000 visitors each month. And we have had opportunity to share this message publicly to thousands at various venues all across the country.
Joshua Becker speaks from the heart sharing his experience with honesty and passion. If you ever wanted to know how minimalism can bring more value into your life, Joshua is the person to learn from as his message is not just inspiring but applicable. I could have listened to his story for hours.”
– Nina Grenningloh Reyes, Los Angeles, CA
Joshua’s stories are entertaining, his speaking style is unique, and his approach is simple yet engaging.
– Joshua Millburn, Dayton, OH
I have spoken to groups of various ages, various sizes, and in various venues for the last 13 years. I have spoken to audiences of 50, 500, and 1,500. I have spoken at churches, public schools, training events, industry-specific functions, and conferences across the country. Some of the recent venues/conferences include:
- World Domination Summit, Portland, OR.
- Double Your Impact Conference, Omaha, NE.
- Every Woman’s Cafe, Essex, VT.
- Okoboji Lakes Bible Conference, Okoboji, IA.
- Mothers of Preschoolers, Peoria, AZ.
- LIFE Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
I am experienced and available to speak on the following topics:
- Living With Less: An Unexpected Key to Happiness.
- Finding Simplicity In A Culture of Consumption.
- A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Teachings on Money and Possessions.
- How Minimalism is Changing the Landscape of Entrepreneurship.
- Building an Audience Through Writing and Social Media.
Each topic is presented in a highly relevant, immediately practical way that seeks to connect with the listeners’ heart through humor, personal stories, sound reasoning, and practical steps of application. Example.
“Booking Joshua as a speaker was totally smooth; he was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was highly organized and willing to tailor his talk to our particular audience of 250 women. He exceeded all of our expectations!”
– Lyn Nash, Every Woman’s Cafe Conference Organizer, Essex, VT
I made an intentional decision early in my speaking career to not charge a fee for my public speaking other than basic travel and lodging expenses. My heart is for the message of living with less. My desire is to intentionally remind others there is more joy in pursuing less than can be found in pursuing more. My truest passion is to extend this life-giving invitation to as many people as possible. My current level of income supports our lifestyle. And to that end, I currently offer my public speaking bookings free of charge.
Again, my heart is for the life-giving message of owning less. Unfortunately, not all requests can be accepted. But I do work hard to accept as many reasonable speaking opportunities as possible. To request my availability or references, please e-mail or complete the form below.
SPEAKING REQUEST FORM
- October 2012 – Peoria, AZ.
- November 2012 – Omaha, NE.
- November 2012 – Dayton, IA.
- March 2013 – Austin, TX (hopefully)
- August 2013 – Okoboji, IA.
“Joshua was a riveting speaker with genuine presence. He told stories about his family, spoke clearly, and answered questions from the audience, all with a great deal of good humor, but also with grace and humility.”
– Jackie Shelley, Morgan Hill, CA
“When I first saw Joshua Becker speak publicly, the first thing I noticed was his ability to engage the audience. Joshua’s message encourages others to look inward and apply it to their own lives.”
– Ryan Nicodemus, Dayton, OH
“Joshua’s presentation became the culmination of a journey I had been on in my life.”
– Robert Murphy, Omaha, NE
Lisa Gjokaj says
Hello Joshua .. I was wondering if you were having any conferences in the NYC area and if so when .
Zuzanna Anna says
Congratulations! I’m happy for you :) You know, you inspire people? We need you! Don’t stop writing and talking :)
Josh – also looking for specifics on the Omaha event. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
joshua becker says
Hey Ben, see my previous comment.
Trinity Terry says
Josh – We live in Des Moines, Iowa. I would like more info on both the Dayton,Iowa and the Omaha ,NE events as they are both within driving distance.
joshua becker says
The Iowa event is a weekend retreat for high school students. I can get you more information if you are in the age-range.
The Omaha event will be a videotaped (not live) presentation for Christ Community Church. They are planning to use the material during an upcoming series on finances. I’m not sure of the exact particulars concerning when/where it will be used quite yet.
Brenda Salem says
Well done~~I find myself inspired daily through your simple yet convicting words. Thanks!! I am so proud of you….and especially for where your heart is at currently with not charging people to have you share your passion. I strongly believe it will always be the ones who have little…..that will do much more….for many others!!! Carry on! All the best….
Raymund Tamayo says
kudos, sir Joshua Becker!
i truly admire you for your life-giving message.
if only i have the means to invite you here in our church in the Philippines. but even your travel expenses and lodging, i cannot afford.
more blessings to you and your work!
I would, also, like to know where you’ll be speaking in Peoria. I don’t suppose it will be open to the general public. Perhaps I can plant the bug of the idea of you speaking at our church in Phoenix.
I think it is wonderful that you speak for the cost of expenses. Many more should follow your example. The gift is to the giver as well.
joshua becker says
Thanks Dan. On behalf of those who charge, speaking for free can have its disadvantages. Not the least of which concerns the very simple truth that people genuinely believe you get what you pay for. And if is a speaker is offering to do it for free… well then, that communicates something about their value.
Every expert in the speaking world would tell me it’s a big mistake. But for my heart, it’s the right decision. And will stay that way until my heart tells me different.
Josh—Where in Peoria in October?
joshua becker says
Hey Melissa, thanks so much for asking. I’ll shoot you and Anne an e-mail with specifics about the local opportunity next month.
Dont forget me, ok? :0) I would really like to come to see you speak if at all possible!
I read this post unfairly and cynically thinking to myself, “I wonder what crazy amount he’s going to charge?” Kudos to you for your passion and walking the talk.
A wannabe, struggling minimalist
joshua becker says
Well then, hopefully I can help restore some of your faith in humanity. :)