My real name is Benjamin Wallington,
Not sure why I needed such a long English name considering I’m approximately 57% Aussie bogan.
I prefer Benny and
In 2014, I found myself in South London learning in a church.
In the bottom of the church was a bar.
In the middle was a chapel for marriages, nun parties and other religious events.
And at the top was
a radical loft space.
And in that loft I was studying creative advertising
at IMO the best creative school in the world.
One day a man came in to speak about another man.
The second man was Howard Luck Gossage: A humble warrior in the advertising industry who’d had an epiphany.
"Fuck selling Coca-cola, the world needs my brain for something more."
Paraphrasing there ;)
'Fuck yeah' I thought, I ditched the Ad industry and joined a start-up that was raising money and support for projects the world needed.
I cut my teeth on campaigns for animal conservation, disabled athletes, homelessness and rare diseases.
And there’s one thing I forgot to mention.
I loved to party*.
From 15- 29, Drinking was the other 43% of my personality.
He conveniently raged into the night with bogan.
So at 29.25 years old, when I found myself out of the job I loved and floundering to get a charity off the ground.
Life was in a spiral.
To look after myself before I could attempt to look out for those around me.
So I changed my drinking habits and started something called 101 Tokens.
The long and short of it was...
Every time I’d drink alcohol I asked myself the next day ‘was it worth it?’
Over the past couple of years, people in 76 different countries have asked themselves was it worth it too.
About 95,000 times.
We’ve saved jobs, relationships and even lives.
More recently I turbo-charged my affinity with health / life optimisation by graduating with Distinction (first time in my educational career) as a Peak Performance Coach with the Flow Genome Project.
Which means I coach people with the company I most wanted to work for, to transition semi-lost souls into flow-based living and optimal performance.
More recently, I founded a movement with my best mates called Reunion.
A 120+ strong distributed network of emergent thinkers and change makers.
We run a 4 week program called RiseUP↑.
My favourite things at the moment are
1) Developing workshops on all sorts of wild topics
2) Creating a BreathCave to assist people to breath better through these turbulent times.
You can catch some of this on my youtube channel.
I’m also a co-editor and contributor to online publication the garden.
All of my current work focuses on improvement of my own connection to myself and nature - while assisting others do the same.
If you want to book me, or explore private coaching I offer a free half hour exploration call.
Anything more than that we can discuss.
PS. I have a Now page which is about all the stuff I'm doing now, pending when I update it.
* I still love to party, I just do it in a way that is conducive to a fuck yeah attitude.