Ben Renshaw

Foremost leadership expert specialising in purpose-led cultures.

Ben believes that everyone has a purpose and that to discover and lead with purpose is the greatest opportunity in life.

He is an engaging and inspiring keynote speaker, who transports his audience's thinking beyond what they first thought was possible.

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Ben Renshaw speaker | Coaching Leaders 3 day programme | 2012
Ben Renshaw speaker | Leadership Coaching for Executives | 2012

Speaker Profile

About Ben Renshaw


Ben Renshaw is an author, coach, consultant and keynote speaker. Ben's innovative work with leading organisations such as BT, Heathrow, Heinz, IHG, and Unilever have brought him international acclaim, as he inspires audiences to go beyond what they think is possible.


Ben has written 8 popular books inspiring people to be the best version of themselves including "Purpose: Why leading with purpose drives your success", "Lead: Be inspired, inspire others" and "SuperCoaching: The missing ingredient for high performance".

In Purpose, Ben provides insights on how people can reach new levels of meaning, performance and how to accelerate growth whilst, in Lead he explains how in 50 concise steps you can accelerate leadership development in meaningful ways.

Speaking and presenting

As a keynote speaker, Ben has designed and delivered presentations to major corporate brands including BT – "Agile Business & Balanced Life", IHG – "Fit for Purpose", M&S – "The Successful Leader", Shell International – "Winning Teams" and Zurich – "SuperCoaching"

Leadership Coach

Ben runs senior leadership development programmes with global organisations designed to build leadership capability to deliver the company strategy.

Executive Coach

Ben has provided executive coaching programmes for top leaders worldwide focusing on areas including career success, promotions, transitions, leadership development, stakeholder management and high performing teams.

Top Team Coach

Great companies succeed in today’s complex and competitive environment by developing great teams. Team Coaching creates an environment conducive to focusing on vision, priorities and agreeing on ways of working. It enables people to understand the real drivers behind why people do what they do, to align with future opportunities and to deepen relationships to help the team enjoy sustainable success.


Ben has been a spokesperson for many national campaigns on happiness, relationships and wellbeing including Boots, Kodak, P&G, Unilever and Vodafone. He was the relationship expert for C4 award-winning programme Perfect Match. Other television appearances have included Newsnight, BBC News, Richard & Judy, GMTV and the Open University.

Speaking Topics

  • Agile Leadership
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Connected Leadership
  • Resilient Leadership
  • Sustainable Leadership
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Game-Changing Leadership 
  • Coaching2Lead
  • Lead with Purpose
  • Leading with Values


"Ben communicated the critical importance of work-life balance in a creative and inspirational way. I would recommend his approach to anyone." - Pierre Danon CEO, BT Retail

"Ben has played an important role in shaping many of the great leaders we have in the business today. On a personal note, he has supported my leadership journey as CEO and I fully recommend his approach for leaders wanting to maximise their potential." - Richard Solomons, ex-CEO IHG PLC

"Ben really did work a miracle with his coaching. He is exactly the right type to work with energetic, creative and opinionated leaders. I couldn’t recommend him more highly." - Sophie Turner Laing Sky Managing Director, Entertainment, News & Broadcast Operations

"At Heathrow, we have been transforming the passenger experience through world-class new facilities and collaborative ways of working. Ben has been pivotal in coaching some of our most senior leaders and teams to deliver this change and achieve their potential." - John-Holland Kaye, CEO Heathrow

"Discover the secrets of true happiness from world famous happiness guru Ben Renshaw." - Daily Mail

"Having worked with Ben over the years I wholeheartedly recommend his approach at making purpose accessible to leaders across different sectors and organisations." - Andy Cosslett, Chairman Kingfisher PLC

"At My Hotels, we understand that great service should always be organic and from the heart. My partnership with Ben extends over 25-years where he has consistently given great service to his clients inspired by his purpose." - Andreas Thrasy Founder and Chairman My Hotels

"Most leaders claim to value human dignity; far too many discard it quickly when under pressure at work. Ben’s work is a call to arms to reinforce humanity in the workplace and follow what matters most." - Cheryl Bachelder author of Dare To Serve and former CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.

"As an Association our purpose is to represent, protect and promote the interest of our global members. A key ingredient is to support our members in being able to fulfil their own purpose. We have been fortunate to partner with Ben over the years who has enabled us to do our best work." - Don Berg. CEO, IHG Owners Association

"Companies whose success is founded on creating meaning for their employees, as well as for their customers and stakeholders have an invigorating sense of purpose that goes beyond business success and which makes people feel they are changing society. Ben’s work helps leaders define their own sense of meaning." - Gurnek Bains Founder and CEO Global Future CIC, author of Meaning.Inc

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Does Executive Coaching Work? Three of our speakers demonstrate that yes, it can.

Posted on 19 Apr, 2018

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