As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest and vulnerable when it comes to the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. He was so impressed by the Institute for Health and Human Potential [IHHP]’s brain science-based approach to Emotional Intelligence, and even more so by its practical applications, that he became a partner in the company. Now that’s commitment!
Bill’s experience in technology and sales gives him real-world experience in the types of challenges that organizations face today. His analytical background in math and computer science drives him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase empathetic leadership and high performance.
Why Bill Benjamin
The combination of Bill’s practical nature and scientific approach to leadership make him a hit with analytical audiences. His high energy level and enthusiasm has resulted in a successful track record with discerning audiences that include surgeons, U.S Marines and NASA engineers.
You get to learn leadership skills from a guy who has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science
He takes a brain-science based approach to Emotional Intelligence and Performing Under Pressure
He shares the struggles he had early in his career and how he applied the same strategies he teaches to be a better leader … and husband and father.
He shares stories from his work with organizations like the U.S. Marines, NASA, Surgeons, Intel, Marriott and Athletes
He is funny and will make you laugh
His programs are highly interactive and engaging
He takes the time to get to know your group and the challenges they face, and integrates that into his sessions
You have the option to use IHHP’s Organizational Challenges Assessment and have that data shared as part of the session
Bill has an authentic approach that resonates with the audience and especially with those that might be typically resistant to the important relationship between ‘soft-skills’ and exceptional leadership. A natural storyteller, he balances anecdotes with science and research to engage all types of participants. When he is not speaking, Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.
Bill loves to write and contributed to the New York Times and Amazon bestselling book Performing Under Pressure, co-authored by IHHP’s JP Pawliw-Fry and noted psychologist Hendrie Weisinger. He is a regular contributor to CEO magazine, Training Magazine as well as other leadership publications.
Bill is originally from Canada and moved to New York City in the nineties. He now calls Chicago home and it is here you will find him indulging in his other passions – his family, scotch, and cycling.