“Ben delivered a comprehensive conflict management workshop this Fall (2018), on behalf of the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. The workshop, attended by Chamber and community members alike, involved both lecture and group activities. Ben was an engaging speaker and the presentations and activities were well received. Overall it was an informative and fun afternoon.”  Joey Rotenberg, Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce

“Ben, thank you for presenting for our members in Cowichan. We appreciated your grounded expertise, and engaging style. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to pose questions in the safe and comfortable atmosphere you created.” Elizabeth Croft, (past) Events and Membership Manager, Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce

“Ben resides at the intersection of dispute resolution and social technologies. He brings to his work a refreshing combination of professionalism, sincere personal engagement, and an infectious passion for connecting people and ideas. Working with Ben was a rewarding, enjoyable experience.”  Justin Corbett, (past) Executive Director at National Association For Community Mediation

“Ben provided a fabulous presentation as part of the CoRe Clinic Speaker Series on Social Media and Conflict Resolution. Ben’s talk was excellent. Ben is always an engaging and insightful speaker who puts the necessary time into preparing wonderful take-away resources for his audience to even further enhance the value of his work. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Ben again in future.” Sharon Sutherland, CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic

“Ben conducted an educational workshop on Conflict Mediation for Chamber members as part of our Business Education Series. Participants report that he expertly communicated key issues, providing concrete tools for them to take away while inspiring with fresh perspectives. He is a pleasure to work with – reliable and professional. Well done Ben!”  Sarah Mitchell, (past) Event Manager at Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Interpersonal Mediation

“Ben worked with us to provide a mix of one-to-one and group sessions tailored to address a workplace conflict. His guidance has given us tools and insights that we continue to use.” BC Non-Profit Manager

“Ben was on the Board of Directors of the Values-Based Business Network for several years and his mediator’s approach was an important contribution to the board. At one point, we had an “angry” contractor and Ben handled the situation smoothly and professionally, leaving all sides satisfied with the outcome.”, Alan Dolan, (past) Chair, Values-Based Business Network (Victoria)

“Ben is very conscientious, always prepared, very friendly, good with people, and I recommend him as a mediator in pretty much any civil dispute.”  Lee Turnbull, Senior Advisor, Mediate BC


“Ben was thorough and sensitive in his approach to our collaboration building requirements. He is a trained professional who offers highly valuable insight.” Lorna Knowles, VP, i.O.N., It’s Only Natural Clothing Corp.

“I hired Ben as a project manager for a high risk, many-faceted project. His attention to detail, realistic approach and consultative manner gave this project the boost it needed. I would hire him again unreservedly.”  Pam Wilkins, (past) Manager, BC Ministry of Forests

“Ben was hired to provide business analysis, training and communications support for a strategic, client-based application. He became an integral part of the project team, with a focus always on the best means of serving the end users. Ben has an impressive ability to listen, consider alternative points of view and propose viable solutions. I enjoyed working with him.”  Marnie Blenner-Hassett, (past) Project lead, BC Ministry of Children and Family Development

“Ben is a creative thinker and blogger. In the Philippines, he pulled off a tricky assignment with CESO when he photographed, videotaped and interviewed people for a blog. His positive messages, actions and collaborative approach demonstrated how to work with others in projects here and abroad. ”  Alex Gillis, (past) Communications and Public Engagement Manager, Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)