Ben Powers is an executive, leadership, and career development coach with extensive personal experience in both large organizations and entrepreneurial start-up companies. He is also a pro-level international competitive sailor who understands firsthand what it takes to forge strong teams and leaders with winning strategies. Ben has dedicated himself to coaching dozens of business leaders and executives toward powerful and rewarding careers.
His undergraduate education focused on the Psychology of team sports, coaching and leadership, honing skills as captain of a sports team and as a scuba instructor. He has nurtured small companies from concept to success, and has nearly 10 years of experience building and leading successful teams of professional level sailors to compete and win at the national and international levels. Ben also has 4 years of extensive training and experience in corporate settings, helping clients and team-members negotiate complicated financial investment options to meet performance goals. He mastered interpersonal and communication strategies to leverage individual strengths and build effective and mutually supportive relationships and networks among his team, external brokers and clients.
Ben specializes in shaping transition and challenge into opportunity. He inspires his clients, keeping them on track with tools and strategies that increase engagement. He has a passion for identifying and leveraging strengths, working through obstacles and developing a clear vision aligned with client values. Ben is an Associate Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and is the ICF New England Rookie Coach of the Year. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, including the new Core Performance Dynamics program for Performance Coaching. Ben is trained and Certified in Energy Leadership and the Energy Leadership Index Assessment.