Coaching & Advice
Increase your focus, clarity, and wellbeing – to move forward and build momentum with more confidence
Feeling stuck and frustrated? Stressed and overwhelmed?
Not making the progress you want?
I work alongside you to help you build the mindset, skillset, and toolset for increased focus, clarity, and confidence – so you can move forward with more certainty and build momentum.
Designer, coach & social enterprise founder
Hey… I’m Ben and I play at the place where design, regenerative innovation, and wellbeing meet.
I spend my time coaching founders and leaders to solve problems that matter – to create great outcomes for people, communities, and our planet while being financially successful and increasing your wellbeing.
I’m based in Sydney, Australia and work with people globally.
I help founders and leaders avoid becoming broke, burnt out, and isolated… or recover if you’ve found yourself in that situation.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of coaching thousands of founders, leaders, designers, and university students to design and innovate for positive impact. I’m also the author of the best selling book Solve Problems That Matter: Design, Build & Launch Your Social Enterprise Idea.
I personally work with you in a deeply empathic way. I also leverage my 30+ years of experience successfully designing and delivering strategic change in large complex organisations and 29 years of founding startups/social enterprises to guide you on your journey.
These years have been full of learning, failing, iterating, and adapting. And still are. I’m a designer and founder skilled at coaching people to learn through doing – building on real-world experience and current practice – not just theory.
You can find out more about my experience and connect with me on Linkedin.
How It Works
Every person and situation is unique, and I personalise the experience to fit your preferences and goals. In simple terms, this is how it works…
1. Healthcheck & Scorecard
Free healthcheck and scorecard across five key areas to baseline where you’re at, reflect on how things are going, and help identify key areas for us to focus on.
Get clarity on what you want to achieve with clear actions and next steps. Establish the workflow, rhythm, and habits to build momentum and confidence.
3. Build Momentum
Execute your action plan and move forward with more confidence and less risk to achieve your goals and impact while increasing your wellbeing.
The first session includes a free digital copy of my book Solve Problems That Matter – which provides more guidance, is full of worksheets, and complements the work we do together.
The right coach
When choosing a coach, feeling safe and understood is key. To get a sense of my style and how I approach things, I recommend reading some of my blog posts and book (you can download the 80-page teaser for free), and you can also book a free 15-minute call.
Most of the people I work with want advice on specific challenges rather than just pure coaching. Either way, I help you think through things and make informed decisions aligned with your purpose, values, and goals. It’s a collaboration.
The single coaching session is also a good way to get started and experience a full length session before committing to a 90-day or 12-month coaching program… or if you are just after some occasional coaching and advice.
Design, product & tech advice
An area I specialise in is design, tech, and product advice to deliver and scale impact – especially for non-tech founders. The focus is helping build internal capability with a focus on :
- Digital product strategy
- Solution and experience architecture
- Workflow and agile ways of working
- Leading design, product, and tech teams
In some cases where it’s a fit, I also take on a virtual CTO/CPO role.
Philosophy & approach
A key priority is helping you design, build, and launch business, product, and service ideas that create great outcomes for people and our planet while also being profitable – and help you increase your wellbeing while you do it.
I play at the place where design, regenerative innovation, and wellbeing meet. This means taking a design thinking approach with action learning to all of our work. Some key principles include:
- Collaborate to actively help create the conditions for people and communities to be happier and have increasing quality of life – by creating regenerative business models and solutions with embedded impact
- Understand and build empathy with the people involved, the problem, and the context – before focusing on solutions
- Identify and test the riskiest assumptions – and follow the evidence. Prototype like you’re right, test like you’re wrong
- Experiential action learning with reflective practice and a focus on learning through doing
- Agile ways of working to provide just enough structure and rhythm
- Build and sustain happiness habits and wellbeing practices
I’m your partner and guide to make things easier. Not because I know everything – but because I have the experience, skills, and tools to help you to find clarity by working through and making sense of ambiguity and complexity.
I work alongside you – cheering you on, but also helping to challenge you, to test and refine your thinking, and iterate – to succeed sooner.
Let’s work together to solve problems that matter!
What Our Clients Say...
The people I work with describe a range of benefits from the coaching we do together…
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$4,999 (ex GST)
Personalised coaching program focused on helping you accelerate your progress, build momentum, and achieve your 90-day goals.
12-Month Coaching Program
$9,999 (ex GST)
Personalised coaching program that builds on a 90-day plan to help you accelerate your progress, build the habits to sustain your momentum, and achieve your 12-month goals.