Nigel Bennett

Nigel Bennett is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, founder of Aqua-Guard Spill Response, and co-host of the podcast "Impact". His company, a global leader in oil spill control, protects water, the world’s most precious resource. 

Both Nigel and Aqua-Guard have received multiple awards for their innovation, business excellence, and entrepreneurialism. 

Nigel received the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the year Award. 

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. Nigel speaks and consults with entrepreneurs and young people worldwide about bringing their talents to solving some of our planet’s most pressing challenges. 

In 2012, Nigel set up his business to run without him, See what he did with his newfound freedom and see how he (with the help of his coach) has been able to create a life that most people dream of.

An active philanthropist, Nigel donates all profit from his book sales (Take that Leap – Risking it all for what really matters) and speaking engagements to organizations that support poverty alleviation, human rights, social services, and the environment. 

3 words to describe Nature?

Calm. Great reverence. Beauty

3 things Nature taught you?

To have great respect for all things.

Made me very humble 

Taught me how to heal

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Solo in the wild, on top of mountains, so: 

Whistler area, 

North Vancouver Seymour River valley, 

Mt. Magilvery area (Whitecap backcountry hut)

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Calm and inspired

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Calm and in awe

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?

In awe

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Beauty and respect for silence

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

The power of nature

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?


Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Mostly Ocean, Mountain and Forest

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

When I was 16 I used to climb solo up to the top of Black Mountain in the snow up a gully to the summit and sit and meditate looking out at the Lion Mountains and then return.