Finding Where To Go and Then Getting There With Ben Anderson

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“I encourage clients to go back through their careers and think about where they felt  they belonged.” - Ben Anderson


Ben Anderson is the second coach we have had on from The Handel Group and he brings a wealth of experience to the show. A native of New Zealand, Ben is the only CareerCloud Radio guest who has successfully started, and brought a company public.

Ben primarily works with executives, so this interview is littered with examples from executive job search processes so you can get an idea of what it’s like on both ends of the spectrum (both getting hired and hiring). Ben breaks down exactly what he does with his clients in order to help them find the proper career path, as well as prepare for interviews. He also discusses the landscape of digital communication, and how it continues to evolve. Exercises, examples, and anecdotes, it’s all in this interview, and we’re sure that you will enjoy it.


  • Ben’s background [00:45]
  • What’s more important? [2:19]
    • The study of relationships
  • The challenge of disrupting the patterns of executives [7:37]
    • Reflection through journaling (holding up the mirror)
    • Start growing again
  • Finding the motivation to get active [14:20]
  • Digital communication in 2020 and beyond [20:00]
    • “I don’t know whether I’m working from home, or sleeping at work”
  • Looking back on your career up to now [27:46]
  • Beat up leather jacket metaphor [31:28]
    • Connect before you correct
  • Preparing for an interview [39:56]
    • How companies are being more open in their hiring processes
  • Amazon does journaling, too [45:46]
  • Too many people are winging it [49:30]
    • High-level hire example (drive the meeting)
  • is the Inner.U link referenced in the show.