My name is Benjamin Wallington,
Not sure why I needed such a long English name considering I’m approximately 57% Aussie bogan.
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 IMO at the best creative school in the world.
One day a man came in to speak to us 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 ;)
And with that, 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.
Ohhh. And there’s one thing I forgot to mention.
I loved to party*.
From 15- 29, Drinking was the other 43% of my personality which 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 save the world.
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.
And we’ve saved jobs, relationships and even lives.
More recently I evolved 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 to transition shitty habits into flow-based living.
More recently, I founded a movement with my best mates called Reunion.
A 100+ strong distributed network of emergent thinkers and change makers.
We run a 4 week program called RiseUP↑ to familiarise them with a theory of change we developed over a weekend.
My favourite thing at the moment is collaborating with people and creating mini-workshops under the concept - funconventional.
You catch them off the cuff if I go live on facebook or 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.
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.
* I still love to party, I just do it in a way that avoids most of the shit parts of it.