My name is Ben Mosior, and in my relatively short time being alive I’ve had the privilege of learning through many difficult, strange, and often wonderful experiences. Each has led me, in its own way, to envision a world where everyone acts intentionally to harness their innate capabilities, transcend structural boundaries, and reduce suffering.
I can best describe myself as an empathic problem solver — someone who “gets in the middle” of difficult situations, grasps both the social and technical nuance, and brings about sustainable improvement. I help entrepreneurs and leaders in purposeful organizations gain renewed situational awareness, break free of inertia, and focus in on effective execution.
At Hired Thought, I teach people about Wardley Mapping and help overwhelmed leaders obtain strategic clarity. At PraxisFlow, I work as a Visiting Scientist to support flow enablement and transitions towards enterprise agility.
I’m unusually comfortable with ambiguity and chaos, so people like having me in their corner when the world is ending and everything’s on fire. 🔥☺️
Working with Ben was unlike any consultant I’ve ever worked with before. He knows technology, but doesn’t get distracted by bells and whistles. He knows strategy, but doesn’t get lost dreaming up big visions with no connection to reality. He has empathy for people, but doesn’t allow any one person’s agenda to dominate the discussion. He’s like a mediator between the dozens of competing interests, concerns, and goals in a complex project, while also pushing it forward toward concrete results.
It’s difficult to describe exactly what Ben does, because he covers so many bases. But when he’s around things go more smoothly and major mistakes that could derail the team simply don’t happen.
My original question about mapping has changed as an outcome of your help. It’s really changed my thinking. I can see more ways mapping can be useful to a project team, some ways it doesn’t or can’t do what I was originally thinking. I have a lot to read and try out, which is exciting.
I’m sure it will evolve but I’m thinking of trying Wardley Maps as part of a problem framing exercise with clients. Will let you know how it goes!
Ben is an asset to any team that has the fortune to work with him. First and foremost, Ben has a deep sense of compassion, empathy, and integrity that pervades everything he does. But he is not merely another person with a kind and loving heart: he wields a deep power with a precise and effective set of skills. Ben has an intimidatingly large quantity of tools and mental models available at his disposal, which he knows when and how to deploy.
He’s the first person I think of when I find tricky problems or new opportunities, and I wouldn’t want to start a company, run a non-profit, or embark on accomplishing a major vision without Ben’s support.
If you’ve been referred to me, or perhaps are just curious what it would look like to work with me, please feel welcome to say hello (please share who you are, what you do, and your current challenges).
You can also find me on Twitter if that’s more your thing.
All the best,