Ben serves as the Director of Coaching with Kraukman Inc.
Ben is a certified professional coach who combines 15 years of senior technical and management experience in international oil & gas with 10 years of coaching to help clients deliver results. He provides one-on-one coaching to executives, senior leaders and entrepreneurs. He is known for helping leaders redesign life & leadership. Ben’s clients overcome obstacles, thrive during transition, rebuild marriages, make large business decisions with clarity and move forward with new purpose. Ben is known as a compassionate listener who challenges clients with new perspectives and profound insight.
Before becoming a full-time coach, Ben grew a successful 15-year career in oil & gas exploration, working in the UK, Norway, the US and Canada as a department & project leader and as a senior technical specialist. He has managed teams of up to 15 people. Ben’s teams have been involved in some of the largest new oil discoveries of the last 10 years. Ben has worked in head offices and remote field locations for super-majors, national oil companies, successful junior operators and a start-up company. He has a PhD and additional post-doc scientific research experience. Ben’s focus in business is mentorship, staff development, and creative integration of new technology.
Ben has a PhD in applied science from the University of Cambridge and a BSc with first class honours from the University of Edinburgh. He has leadership training from Oxford Business School and an industry-leading portfolio of technical training. Ben has led map-making missions with close protection teams to north Africa, Iraq and previously unmapped areas of Bangladesh.
Outside work, Ben is a photographer, a mountain climber, a piano player, and spends as much time as possible with his family.