Alex Sheen

5x TedEx Speaker, Founder of Because I Said I Would, Philanthropist, Social Entrepreneur & Innovator, Author, and Humanitarian

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$30,000 - $40,000*

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$30,000 - $40,000*


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Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send “promise cards” to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. In just two years, because I said I would has sent over 12.3 million promise cards to over 153 different countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. 

Alex gives speeches that motivate and inspire audiences to honor commitments that make a positive impact on the world. His speeches focus on character and leadership development by telling emotional and moving promise stories from his life and the lives of our supporters. Alex is a five-time Tedx Talk speaker and his charitable work has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, The Today Show, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and many other programs.

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Because I Said I Would

Integrity and Accountability

Life of a Promise Workshop

Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would
TEDxUNC: The power of quotes | Alex Sheen
TEDxAkron: “Altruism Is Not Enough”
Time Management: How to Master the Most Valuable Resource
The Bystander Effect – You Can Break the Cycle
How to be a Hero: Motivating Yourself to Volunteer
TEDxSDSU: “Why People Suck at Keeping Promises”
How a promise can help change the world
TEDxYouth@Austin: “What all great superheroes have in common”
TEDxUtica: “because I said I would.”


“Very energizing session! I cannot commend the performance he has just given and the work he is doing on the philanthropic agenda enough. Absolutely fantastic. Really great response from the participants . .”

Andy Stafford

“What is so unique about Alex's social movement is that it speaks to everyone. We highly recommend using him as a speaker at other engagements.”

Tony Diblasi
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

“Alex is dynamic, person- able and engaging. Keeping the attention of college-aged employees on a Friday afternoon can be a challenge, but Alex had them on the edge of their seats. One employee said that "I was crying, I was laughing, I was inspired!”

Elizabeth Lee
Cleveland State University

“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