After attending the University of Wisconsin, Ben Biddick enlisted in the United States Army following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. He served as a combat medic and military policeman in Iraq and performed Emergency Management operations for the State of Wisconsin. Following military service, Biddick served as a civilian law enforcement officer focused upon the prevention of domestic violence, the exploitation of children in the form of human trafficking, and criminal gang membership. He also served as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator.
He is an author, public speaker, and consultant who strives to transform the effects of trauma into power bases of positive change, recovery, and empowerment. As the owner of Ideal State Consulting LLC, he uses his Master’s Degree in Performance Improvement and experiences to assist individuals and organizations to create a more just and noble America worthy of the honorable men and women who built it and continue to build it every day.
On July 9th, 2005, no one suspected the triumph of Adam Greenberg's first major-league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs would be obliterated by an errant 92 mile-an-hour first-pitch fastball. He didn’t know it at the time, but that pitch was a gift. Now he offers his story of overcoming adversity and persevering through challenges in hopes of helping you pursue your dreams in life.