Ben, a neurodiversity champion with ADHD and advocates for people who perceive, communicate, and learn differently. He is passionate about the role that divergent thinking and doing in classrooms, workplaces, and community settings will have on what comes next. He is the creator and tutor of our new course Thinking Differently… Together.
He blends personal experiences, industry insight, multiple interests and coaching to help people explore new possibilities and pathways. Check out his Better Conversations LIVE episodes on humour and ways conversations go wrong.
Ben’s broad interests start with the brain because it influences everything we do — how we experience, sense, feel, think, relate, and respond. He supports and empowers leaders to shift from a “fixing-people” mindset to creating the conditions for people to flourish. 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 in the 21st Century.
Ben plays an active role in shaping the East of England culture. He supported the region’s NHS Mental Health transformation project and was chair of Healthwatch Suffolk during Covid-19, and remains a Director. He advises local institutions on future skills and career development. Ben will soon be launching It’s All Mental, a storytelling podcast for young people to explore the root causes of mental illness. He is also the co-founder of °Latitude Project which harnesses Social Design principles to improve environments for marginalised people to prosper.