"I’ve lived with Type 1 Diabetes for over 40 years, and I’ve had more than 60,000 injections in my lifetime. So I’m good at absorbing things other than information."
What specific skills do you bring to the Blue Gnu team?
I’m a good listener with highly developed relationship skills due to my strong psychological preferences.
I’m comfortable holding space and silence. Oh, and I can juggle!
What makes you tick?
Music and lyrics have always played a huge part in my life, I believe music is a great way of connecting us as human beings and we can all find a song for every time we’ve lost, won or that reminds us of times in our lives when we felt most human and alive. The late, great Scott Hutchison, lead singer of Frightened Rabbit wrote the lyrics, ‘while I’m alive I’ll make tiny changes to Earth.’ The wonderful Frank Turner wrote the songs ‘Be More Kind’ and ’Little Changes’. The amazing Paul Henshaw wrote a beautiful song titled ‘Nice Folk.’ My reason for being is to helping people ‘Be More Kind’, make ‘Little Changes’ to develop human skills and be the ‘Nice Folk’.
What is your passion and mission?
Why do you do what you do?
I am passionate about celebrating and elevating the good in the world, especially the power of good that comes from human interaction and collaboration. My mission is help everyone I come into contact with become more aware of their unique gifts and strengths in a way that they’re inspired to share them with others to make a positive impact in the world.
What qualifications do you bring to the Blue Gnu team?
Insights Discovery, EMCC Accredited Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, BSc in Psychology, Liberating Leadership Accredited, Level A&B Psychometric Accredited.
What is the most interesting Blue Gnu project you've worked on?
The next one!
Who would your dream client be and why?
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, I’m a superfan and I’d love to help them be more aware of why they do what they do and how their music helps the world be a little bit brighter.
What does your Insights Discovery profile say about you?
Ben tends to rely on his senses for information about what is going on in the world and accepts and uses this information in a practical way.
Ben is sensitive to body language and is often aware of subtle cues or nuances long before others notice them.
Gracious, considerate, and sympathetic, Ben is usually quietly effective in relating to others.
What are your top 3 motivators?
This is fundamental to who I am and what I do. I have clarity about my reason for being and the tiny changes I can make to the world
I truly believe in the good in humanity and how our ability to build relationships can help us collectively make a positive difference
I love to learn, about people, how and why the behave how they do. Linking this to Searcher and Friend joins it all together