Thanks for visiting. May I serve you well. I'm an author, coach, facilitator and possibilities coagulator with a penchat for the weird. I help people transform their businesses and lives; engaging dreams and goals to make them real with unyielding persistence. I share how an orphan deals with abandonment and rises to experience many worlds in Zendor the Contrarian. It is a motivated journey for sure.
Over 20 years ago, a Cherokee storyteller friend named Willy Whitefeather used to start his talks with, "Don't believe a thing I say." A couple decades later he told me one had to be 51, in their tradition, before being considered for leadership. I was 46 and frustrated at the time. It took me a while to recognize the wisdom in his words - the wisdom and words of others have far more power in their perceptions and reflections.
Here are a few words about me from those I've had the privilege of knowing:
"I consider Zen Benefiel to be one of those superlative examples of what the human brain can store and serve up in unique and appealing ways at will on most any occasion or assignment. To say his range of knowledge and interests are "eclectic" is engaging in understatement. And this is what makes his services as a "possibilities coagulator" for his clients so valuable and exciting. Smart fellow! Great ally!" February 22, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative
"Zen Benefiel is a
man of great ideas and passion. You will never find Zen in a box
~ "Out of the Box" thinking is one of his best attributes. He is
a wonderful motivational speaker and workshop leader. A few
years ago I had the opportunity to bring him in to work with a
staff of 15 people for Team Building. He did an outstanding job
~ so much so we still use the information as a benchmark for
communication” April 23, 2009
K.C. Miller, Founder/Owner,
Institute of Healing Arts
K.C. Miller, Founder/Owner, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Do not hire Zen if you will settle
for traditional guidance with no surprises.
Don't hire Zen if you merely aim to fulfill some education
requirement. You see, Zen is no ordinary consultant or
facilitator. Do you have any idea how rare it is to find this
kind of genius -- a distinguished guru who is a Gandhi-esque
idealist and who also happens to have his feet firmly planted on
In just a few hours. Zen turned around
So hire Zen because you know you need new information. You know you need to think differently. You realize you had better stop doing what you've been doing wrong for too long. And most of all, you can be sure that Zen will deliver the practical tools that will enable you to succeed at higher levels.
Do not be ordinary. Hire Zen. -- Jack Dermody, June 8, 2012
“Zen is an exceptionally well qualified facilitator and manager of group processes. He is very effective watching group participants to ensure they are engaged and draws people into the process. He is very open, an excellent communicator and I enjoy working with him. His experience and education make him an excellent choice for leading groups to consensus and goal accomplishment.” November 5, 2009
Stephen Clarke, CEO, Employee Involvement Systems, Inc.