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Ben
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Global Expert in Connection & Storytelling.

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Being vulnerable, and then comfortable in your own skin, is a good place to start.
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In a world crying out for purpose, connection, confidence and perspective, Ben is arguably one of the most important and inspiring speakers of our time.

As NIKE’s former International Director of Sports Marketing, Ben worked with some of the world’s most famous individuals, including Andre Agassi and NIKE CEO Phil Knight.

Now as a leadership mentor, life coach and adviser, Ben works closely with business leaders, Federal Governments, coaches & athletes across the globe explaining how authenticity, vulnerability and storytelling can create not only an amazing culture and competitive advantage - but also create a life that balances achievement with fulfillment.

As a renowned expert in developing Connection, Ben takes the audience on an inspiring and unexpected journey to discover the quirky and counter intuitive principles behind successful teams and leaders - unpacking purpose, connection and performance mindsets.

Ben explains the power of Purpose using personal stories from Andre Agassi to Michael Jordan, to NIKE & Toyota, and explains how Roger Federer’s counter intuitive focus on gratitude, humility and humour enabled him to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world.

Using story to highlight the principles of “Connection” mindset, Ben explains how to embrace vulnerability, imperfection & self-worth, and challenges the audience deeply about their own perspectives towards themes such as:
• Expectation vs Appreciation
• Resume virtues vs Eulogy virtues
• Extrinsic motivation vs Intrinsic motivation
• Achievement vs Fulfillment
• I vs WE and person vs persona.

Ben also shares the High Performance principles behind some of the world’s most successful organizations, having worked closely with business leaders across the globe, including Toyota, Facebook, Ernst & Young, Telstra, Lexus, NIKE, and almost every sports organisation in Australia and overseas, and how to focus our attention to avoid the distractions which typically sabotage performance.

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The Power of Perspective (Developing Purpose, Connection and Performance Mindsets)

As a renowned expert in connection & storytelling, Ben takes the audience on an inspiring and unexpected journey to discover the quirky and counter intuitive principles behind successful teams and leaders - unpacking authenticity, vulnerability, connection and storytelling.
Ben explains the power of Purpose using stories from some of the world’s most successful organisations, teams and athletes, and explains how a counter intuitive focus on gratitude, humility and humour enables athletes to become no. 1 in the world - and balance achievement with fulfilment.
Using story to highlight the principles of “Connection” mindset, Ben explains how to embrace vulnerability, imperfection & self-worth, and challenges the audience deeply about their own perspectives towards themes such as :

- Expectation vs Appreciation?
- Resume virtues vs Eulogy virtues
- Extrinsic motivation vs Intrinsic motivation
- Achievement vs Fulfilment
- I vs WE

The Art of Storytelling

Ben is considered a global expert in the art of purpose-driven storytelling and takes the audience on a wondrous journey explaining the principles of storytelling as they are applied across different categories (education, religion and entertainment) and then uses inspiring and educational case studies and stories to explain how these principles can be applied to individuals and organisations.
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Business

  • Change Management
  • Purpose & Vision

Innovation

  • Creativity

Motivational

  • Connection & Storytelling

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
  • Reputation
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