Ben is a neurodiversity champion and advocates for people with communication and learning differences. He is passionate about the entirety of the human experience and wants us to differentiate and separate the roles of people and machines.
In a world deluged by information, credentials, and experts, he cares about carving out space for simplicity, reflection, ordinary experiences, everyday insights, and personal stories. Ben is on a lifelong journey in becoming an expert generalist in learning how to make sense of who we are, how we relate to others, and understand the world around us.
Ben blends personal experiences, neurodivergent (ADHD) thought patterns, explores unconventional paths, collects and synthesises multiple interests, insights, and capabilities.
Ben's favourite quote
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."
Ben’s broad interests start with the brain because it mediates everything we do; how we sense, feel, think, relate, and respond. Given our challenges, thinking and doing the same is not an option, which is why Ben’s passion is about the transformational role diversity of thought can play in shaping our future. He supports and empowers leaders to change from a problems and deficits mindset, towards surplus’ and strengths. He believes an ability to balance and integrate different outlooks, experiences, capabilities and thinking styles are a necessity for sustainable, inclusive, healthy and productive ways to live, learn, and work.