Alex Sheen

  • Founder, Because I Said I Would
  • Philanthropist

Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the importance of a promise. Inspired by his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s death on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 2.4 million promises cards to over 150 different countries around the world. Through the viral nature of social media, Alex has reached millions of people by dedicating himself to philanthropy.  

Alex is a four-time TEDx Talk speaker. In 2017, he spoke at more than 130 events in over 100 cities. 

 

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  • Cleveland State University
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Accenture
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Because I Said I Would

Alex will deliver a keynote speech about the importance of honoring your promises. He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will end with a stro ...

Alex will deliver a keynote speech about the importance of honoring your promises. He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will end with a strong call-to-action activity that connects the promise cards to the lives of your students and faculty. 

Integrity and Accountability

We live in a society that often does not respect the importance of a promise. It is too easy to say "I'll get to it" or "tomorrow." In many ways we have become numb to disappointment and broken commitments. This expectation starts to fade into our character as individuals. Alex Sheen believes that e ...

We live in a society that often does not respect the importance of a promise. It is too easy to say "I'll get to it" or "tomorrow." In many ways we have become numb to disappointment and broken commitments. This expectation starts to fade into our character as individuals. Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of their word. As the Founder of an international social movement, Alex shares his insights and action steps on how to become better at fulfilling commitments. He inspires others to become more accountable to their promises through compelling and real-life examples from the because I said I would movement. Alex convincingly illustrates how integrity and keeping your promises are forever interwoven. He discusses how holding ourselves and each other accountable truly changes humanity for the better.

The Importance of Honoring Your Promises

Build culture of accountability Increase goal attainment rates Increase sense of commitment He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex will also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will ...

  • Build culture of accountability
  • Increase goal attainment rates
  • Increase sense of commitment

He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex will also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will end with a strong call-to-action activity that connects the promise cards to the lives of your students and faculty. Here are some of the options that are available for a full-day engagement:

  • Planning and preparation services
  • Up to 1.5 hour keynote speech
  • Half-hour “meet & greet” session
  • Half-hour “question & answer” session
  • Half-hour leadership discussion regarding accountability, integrity and/or corporate responsibility
  • Ten promise cards for every student and faculty member

Leading a Social Movement

He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex will also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will end with a strong call-to-action activity that connects the promise cards to the lives of you ...

He will tell emotional and inspiring stories that have been shared with him through because I said I would. Alex will also speaks to his personal experiences in leading the social movement. The keynote will end with a strong call-to-action activity that connects the promise cards to the lives of your students and faculty. Here are some of the options that are available for a full-day engagement:

  • Planning and preparation services
  • Up to 1.5 hour keynote speech
  • Half-hour “meet & greet” session
  • Half-hour “question & answer” session
  • Half-hour leadership discussion regarding accountability, integrity and/or corporate responsibility
  • Ten promise cards for every student and faculty member

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Biography

Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.

Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 9.81M promise cards to more than 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions and his promises have been shared virally around the world.

Some of Alex’s promises include:
  • Walking 245 miles across the entire state of Ohio in under 10 days to fulfill a promise to the three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years.
  • Volunteering at 52 different nonprofit organizations in a single year.
  • Promising children with cancer trips to Disneyland and personally delivering 100 tickets.
  • Driving through the night to deliver disaster relief aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Giving 100% of his speaking fees to because I said I would and other charities instead of himself.

Alex’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey show and many other programs. Alex’s efforts have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times. His work in awareness videos was listed BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013.”

Alex is a four-time TEDx Talk speaker. In 2017, he spoke at more than 130 events in over 100 cities. His life’s work is dedicated to humanitarianism and he does not accept commercial endorsements. Alex is a proud graduate of Ohio University and he loves his dog Kimchi very much.