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What's it like to work with us?

Our clients say it best...

What's It Like To Work With Us?

Our Clients Say It Best...

I hired Ben to help my senior leadership team rethink our approach to engaging their teams. At the time the organization was navigating a volatile business environment, and we needed to make some changes to the way we were working together. Ben's 8-week coaching program was simple and efficient — helping us all take action to become healthier, more focused, and more intentional; improving both the way we collaborate and lead. I highly recommend Ben's coaching program to any leader looking to more quickly build alignment and trust within their team.

Travis Warren

SVP, Blackbaud

At Omatic, one of our values is to “make people awesome”, so we are always looking for opportunities to invest in our people and leaders. We engaged Ben to work with our team members to further enhance their leadership and execution effectiveness. Ben’s “Breakthrough” coaching program helped our team better understand themselves and others. This increased our alignment, accountability, and trust and made it easier to get our most important work done!

Ken Haigh

COO + CTO, Omatic Software

I met Ben as I was assessing a number of options during a key inflection point in my career. He helped me to “zoom out”, serving as an important sounding board and thought partner. Following my decision to start Knox Lane, he also worked with my founding team, helping me lay the foundation for the healthy, high-performance culture that we enjoy today.

John Bailey

Founder, Managing Partner, Knox Lane

Our company has big goals, and I reached out to Ben to get help managing the many competing demands on my time. While his coaching and counsel have been invaluable in helping me to become a healthier, more effective, and more focused leader, it's done more than that — it's helped me to better understand who I am and how to lead in a more values-aligned way. My team has noticed the changes — and so have my kids! If you are a leader looking to improve your health, focus, and efficiency, I highly recommend working with Ben.

Jared Pope

Co-Founder & CEO, WorkShield

Ben is a world-class coach and speaker. He has brought incredible energy, clarity, and efficiency to our organization. His approach is unique, authentic, and values-driven. I can't recommend him highly enough to any leader looking to create a healthier, higher-performing organization.

James Hislop

Vice Chairman, Lument Institute

Ben's "Breakthrough" coaching program is a game-changer! His values-driven approach helped me to find clarity and purpose in my professional AND personal life. He has so many practical tools that help you to stay accountable to practice the key learnings each week. This training is not something you’ll put on the shelf in a few months — it’s designed to last a lifetime! 

Keily Johnson

Director, Omatic

Ben's coaching transformed the way I lead and work. It gave me the insight, data and tactics I needed to stop making excuses, and to start taking control.

Brian Vanderhedyen

CEO, Glass Lake Holdings

"I've got 1,000 families counting on me... With Ben's support, I've been able to create a bold vision for the company, get people excited about it, and build a culture around it. As a result, we're operating faster and more efficiently than ever before…despite constant market challenges."

Jeff Davoud

CEO, Old Dominion Industries

"It's very rare to find someone that's the perfect mix of coach and consultant — but that's what Ben Sands offers. Ben has been coaching me to higher levels of clarity and meaning for almost 10 years. In leadership and life, we all have a lot of big decisions to make, and the number one thing Ben has taught me is how to make those big decisions confidently, and in a values-aligned way. His coaching is an investment that has paid off exponentially.

Alex Budak

Professional Faculty, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Ben's coaching program was excellent. It pushed me to identify what skills and capabilities I needed to take my leadership - and my organization - to the next level. The program was highly-interactive and full of specific, actionable insights that I can use every day. I highly recommend the program to other leaders looking to empower and enable their rising leadership teams.

Russ Tomlinson

Vice President, Sportsman Boats & Phenom Yachts

I reached out to Ben because I wasn't spending my time and energy on the things that mattered most. I needed help sorting through, and prioritizing, the many competing demands on my time. 

With Ben's support, I'm back to pursuing my big goals again! I've grown in self-awareness and identified some of the high-performance habits that I need to further cultivate. I've created a meaningful strategy, and I have tools to help me stay accountable to my goals. 

Working with Ben is an efficient way to take stock of where you are and make valuable improvements to your life and business. I can't recommend it enough!

Camille Nichols

Energy Executive, Houston TX

I run a fast-growing marketing organization with a global team. When I met Ben my team and I were experiencing both the pains of rapid growth, as well as the uncertainty and overwhelm that comes from trying to lead in a business environment that's in constant flux. Ben helped us to think through how work better together; to increase both our efficiency, as well as our effectiveness.

 

Today we spend far more time moving our most important priorities forward and far less 'fighting fires' and playing 'whack-a-mole'! Ben is a trusted advisor who has helped everyone in our organization grow, both personally and professionally, and we are a healthier, higher-performing organization as a result.

Chris Talley

CEO, Bridgetree

Ben Sands is a talented facilitator and coach whom I recommend to any CEO looking to improve the health and performance of their organization. Over the past few years, Ben has led a series of outstanding workshops (both virtual and in-person) for our community of senior business leaders. His work is engaging and full of practical, actionable insights and ideas. In addition to the support he has provided our membership, he has also helped our leadership team build a more efficient, agile, and data-driven approach to running the organization. If you want to create a better, healthier organization full of better, healthier humans…speak with Ben. You won't be disappointed.

Bob Dill

President & CEO, Hisco
Managing Director, Lumen Institute

I am on the leadership team of a small technology company with big dreams. Ben's "Breakthrough" coaching was incredibly timely — helping us build alignment, clarity, and trust as we work through our opportunities for significant growth. That said, the coaching has been just as impactful in my personal life. I have learned to prioritize more effectively, create better habits through intentional reflection, and protect the time I need to ensure I am as healthy as I can be as we work toward our vision. The impact of this program will last a lifetime.

Ashley DiGiammatteo

Director of Ethics & Compliance, Work Shield

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Re-charged and ready!

I was drowning in a vast galaxy of competing priorities. With constant interruptions, endless meetings, and over 1,000 emails a day, I just couldn't seem to get traction on my most important priorities (even though I was working 80-90 hour weeks). As a result, my physical and mental health were failing and my personal life was a mess. Fast forward just 7 months and (thanks to Ben) I'm now able to get everything done in a normal 40-45 hour workweek. That leaves me plenty of personal time to care for my health and relationships so I can show up for work recharged and ready to grow my department."

Sanjay Mamani

CTO, Bridgetree

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A Tremendous "Unlock" For Our Organization

Sands Leadership coaching was a tremendous "unlock" for our organization. Ben enabled us to identify what matters most – at the enterprise level and supporting leadership tiers – and implement habits and systems that led to better connection and accountability. Ben seamlessly connects an organization’s success with the human elements their people represent. Creating and sharing personal "Vision" statements and "User Guides" brought unprecedented support and connection within our team. I am a believer!

Alton McLellan

Director of Customer Success, Bridgetree

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Thoughtful, Practical, Effective

I've been through a lot of leadership training in my career. I find the Sands Leadership approach to building trust, accountability, and connection within a team much more thoughtful, practical, and effective. No trust falls or uncomfortable personal sharing! Just healthy, honest dialogue among colleagues focused on improved team performance.

Gregory Heath

Director of Sales Enablement, Omatic Software

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Helped Me "Level Up"

Sands Leadership coaching gave me the tools and confidence I needed to "level up;" to become the servant leader, husband, and father that I want to be. The program helped me to clarify my values and develop an incremental, repeatable strategy to get me to my goals. This program takes work, discipline, and focus – but the rewards are amazing!

Brittan Benedetto

Director, Tyler Technologies

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Transformational!

Ben’s coaching has been transformational for me, both professionally and personally. As a result of his coaching, I can listen and empathize more effectively, better understand why people do what they do, and make better decisions at both work and home. 


Alexander Fox

Creative Director, The Citadel

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Challenge the status quo!

Ben Sands facilitated an amazing, provocative workshop that engaged the audience and challenged them to think differently. He effortlessly guided the audience through a series of activities that were validating, encouraging and challenged the status quo. Ben’s passion, enthusiasm, and energy made him an outstanding presenter and

So much more than a 'business' coach!

facilitator that I would highly recommend.

Andrew Graff

CEO, Allen & Gerritsen

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Moved us forward

I recently attended a session that Ben facilitated – and was really impressed. Ben is both a great speaker and facilitator. As “Dean” of our learning and development organization, I appreciate a good workshop, and Ben’s session kept the audience engaged and entertained and, most importantly, helped us move forward on an issue that has long challenged the best of companies: how to better use data to drive great decision–making. I recommend Ben highly to other organizations.

Marc Avnet

Dean, 360IU

So much more than a 'business' coach!

Ben’s much more than a business coach.  He’s a business mentor and guru.  I’m a tax attorney with my own rapidly expanding firm.  Over the last few years, as my workload grew heavier and more complex, I began facing burnout and sacrificing my health for my business.  In other words, I wasn’t having any fun doing what I am really good at doing – practicing tax law.  Then I hired Ben.  Ben has guided me in finding and maintaining balance. He’s helped me focus on my goals and pinpoint optimal ways of reaching them. He's helped me to streamline my business, develop my team, and reduce work hours, all while increasing the financial performance of the firm!  Ben remains a trusted advisor who continues to offer fresh ideas and unique perspectives, but even more importantly, Ben holds me to the high standards I have for myself. 

Christy Lee

Attorney - Anchorage, AK