Adopted at six weeks as Bruce Lee, 'Zen' was adopted after a unique set of circumstances occurred taping One World, a television show he hosted beginning in 1990. He used a subtitle of Zendor (door to what is) as part of the show opening. One of the crew called him 'Zen' after about a half-dozen shows.
It became popular and after some time, even his family has adopted the moniker. He admits it's a tough one to live up to and yet one that inspires him to continue to grow daily.
Life and the quest for connection created opportunities for deep self-reflection and professional development; acquiring ministerial certification, an MBA in project management, MA in Organizational Management, Secondary/Post-Secondary teaching as well as hypnotherapy and transformational life coaching certifications.
He has coached entrepreneurs and small business owners in business plan development, social media marketing and professional development; personal development facilitator on the fly, and by appointment. His transformational life coaching site is BeTheDream.com
His professional career has spanned numerous industries including aerospace, education, health/wellness, special events and even community television shows. He was the Phoenix IONS Community organizer in 2009 and 2010 President-Elect and Conference Chair for the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). 'The Shift-Challenge to Change: removing liabilities, limitations and excuses in the workplace' was the theme for ASTD's conference.
A professional facilitator doing business as TeamPartnering.com, Zen performs pre-construction workshops for building, road and bridge. Project owners have included Department of Defense, Arizona Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security and National Park Services.
Zen currently lives in Arizona with his wife Luba and is co-host of 2SmallBizGuys.com and active on the web through IndependenceArizona.com and PlanetaryCitizens.net. He continues to be active professionally, supporting co-working and incubator space and advisory board development. His penchant for bridging science and spirituality continues to offer interesting insight. Reach out and book him for a weekend.
Media Kit: http://bethedream.com/Benefiel-MediaKit.pdf