Take that Leap – What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Nigel Bennett, Co-Founder and principal Owner of Aqua-Guard Spill Response, shares his story of the powerful lessons learned about leadership on his path to being a successful entrepreneur, and how he’s been able to leverage his business to do good in the world.

For over 25 years, Aqua-Guard Spill Response is the global leader in oil spill controls, protecting the worlds’ most precious resource, water.  The Company’s patented oil skimming technology has been used to clean up spills from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico and from Egypt to China, winning innovation, business excellence and entrepreneurialism awards and recognition.

Nigel has devoted his life to environmental and social responsibility and boldly advocates for “risking it all for what really matters” among the entrepreneurial tribes to which he belongs. For 15 years, he has been an active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and of MIT’s Gathering of Titans.

Nigel speaks and consults with entrepreneurs and young people worldwide about bringing their talents to solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges. Whether he’s talking with business leaders, not-for-profit groups or a student audience, Nigel is committed to positive change.

Nigel and his wife, Rieko, have travelled the world with their two sons and their daughter to help develop them as global citizens.  The entire Bennett family has created Kokoro Gifting Fund to raise monies in support of various charities that promote a “socially just and sustainable world”.

An active philanthropist, Nigel Bennett is author of Take That Leap: Risking It All for What Really Matters. All profit from his book sales and speaking engagements are donated 100% to organizations that support poverty alleviation, human rights, social services and the environment.