Asking Ben to work with me proved wise in a few ways. Ben’s natural empathy allowed him to see my strengths and weaknesses clearly from the beginning and he quickly built in mechanisms in our time together to help me focus on strengthening the weak points without shattering my ‘fragile’ ego.
His relaxed manner belies the intensity behind the way he works, gently pushing me to seek my boundaries and to push beyond them, he never once ‘cracked a whip’, yet I found myself working harder than ever before.
Ben’s sensitivity to the nature of the project allowed us to set goals from the beginning and even as I wavered from time to time, he never let us lose sight of them. Ben created the space around my work to allow room for it to grow, and to be perfectly honest, grow into something much bigger than I could have imagined in the beginning.
As a mentor, as a coach, I could not have asked for a better person than Ben. His non-judgmental character, his commitment to vision, his empathy and sensitivity to the goals and needs of others made the work exciting and fulfilling. I would without a shadow of a doubt work with him on my next project.
“I haven’t met anyone who can express thought the way that Ben does. It’s like he sees and experiences things on a different level. His emotional intelligence is fascinating to me.”