Ben Calleja is Director of Growth Coaching International in WA, SA and NT. In addition to his work as an executive coach and facilitator, he is also responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the business across those regions. Ben is a highly dynamic and engaging executive coach and consultant who is passionate about drawing out the strengths of those he works with. His skill is connecting with the specific needs of clients and adapting what works to meet those unique needs—whether that is with individuals or large groups.

Ben’s keen interest is in helping people develop positive and high functioning professional relationships, which he sees as fundamental to effective leadership and organisational development. In addition to facilitating GCI’s suite of coach training programs, much of Ben’s current work is in assisting schools and organisations in their strategic planning work. He also has a keen interest in developing the coaching skills of students.

Ben has worked as a leader in diverse educational settings throughout Australia and the United States. He has experience in Indigenous education, university teaching, special needs education, boarding management and counselling. He has worked collaboratively with corporate and government groups.

Special Interest Areas

  • Team and Individual coaching at all levels
  • Enhancing organisational culture
  • Building individual and group communications and interpersonal skills
  • Positive psychology
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Strategic planning
  • Developing coaching cultures

Education, Qualifications and Memberships

  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Accredited Growth Coaching International Coach
  • Accredited Human Synergistic LSI Provider
  • Accredited DISC Provider