Ben Renshaw: Biography highlights

Ben Renshaw builds purposeful partnerships with leading organisations to develop leadership capability, high performing teams and transform organisational cultures. Ben believes that everyone has a purpose and that to discover and lead with purpose is the greatest opportunity in life.

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Ben Renshaw’s Background

As a keynote speaker, author and coach Ben Renshaw inspires people to go beyond what they think is possible. As a consultant, he is renowned for getting to the heart of situations and creating the conditions for new solutions to emerge and as an author Ben blends his depth of insight with practical calls to action.

Ben’s innovative work with leading organisations such as BT, Heathrow, Heinz, IHG, Sainsbury’s and Unilever have brought him international acclaim.


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. Signature programmes include Agile leadership, Authentic Leadership, Connected Leadership, Leading with Purpose and Leading with Values.

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.



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Ben Renshaw Guest Speaker at Wyndham Town Hall event 2020
Ben Renshaw Guest Speaker at Wyndham Town Hall event 2020
WBI Breakfast: A Sense of Purpose - Interview with Ben Renshaw
WBI Breakfast: A Sense of Purpose - Interview with Ben Renshaw
Ben Renshaw - Lead with Purpose
Ben Renshaw - Lead with Purpose
BT Retail

Ben communicated the critical importance of work-life balance in a creative and inspirational way. I would recommend his approach to anyone.'

Pierre Danon

'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

'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
Managing Director, Entertainment, News and 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
Daily Mail

'Discover the secrets of true happiness from world famous happiness guru Ben Renshaw.'

Kingfisher Plc

'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
My Hotels

'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
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.

'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, Former CEO
IHG Owners Association

'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
Global Future CIC

'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
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