Ben Hines

  • Former Leader at Barclays
  • Founder of Moving Performance
  • Inspires Leaders to Change through the Power of Music

Ben Hines founded Moving Performance in 2009 bringing together his two passions: people development and music. He uniquely combines his 13 years of commercial experience in the financial and legal sectors with his own musical abilities as a semi-professional orchestral French horn player.

"Ben has an amazing ability to bond teams around a cause through music. It really needs to be experienced to be believed and understood. It is beautiful, uplifting and long-lasting. Ben has a very special gift that he is generous enough to share.”RENE CARAYOL, MBE*

Working with some of the world's leading companies, Ben has used music to help both executive boards and emerging leaders to reflect on their strengths and those of others, to move toward more collaborative and productive outcomes. He works across the world facilitating leadership programmes and as a conference keynote speaker.

In his earlier career Ben led high-performing teams in the financial and professional service industries. As strategic marketer for Barclays PLC he created and implemented numerous innovative segmented product solutions across multiple countries extending Barclays' international coverage. With CPA Global, a leading legal services provider, he advised and brought significant change to how the company structured itself to maximise its key markets.

Ben Hines is married, has five young children and lives in London.

To book Innovation Speaker Ben Hines and Moving Performance call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Performance, Change, Communication Skills, Communications, Creativity, Creativity & Innovation, International Speakers, Leadership, Management, Musician, Peak Performance, Teambuilding, Vision

  • Travels From:

    England

  • Price:

    $20,000 - $30,000

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Ben Hines founded Moving Performance in 2009 bringing together his two passions: people development and music. He uniquely combines his 13 years of commercial experience in the financial and legal sectors with his own musical abilities as a semi-professional orchestral French horn player.

"Ben has an amazing ability to bond teams around a cause through music. It really needs to be experienced to be believed and understood. It is beautiful, uplifting and long-lasting. Ben has a very special gift that he is generous enough to share.”RENE CARAYOL, MBE*

Working with some of the world's leading companies, Ben has used music to help both executive boards and emerging leaders to reflect on their strengths and those of others, to move toward more collaborative and productive outcomes. He works across the world facilitating leadership programmes and as a conference keynote speaker.

In his earlier career Ben led high-performing teams in the financial and professional service industries. As strategic marketer for Barclays PLC he created and implemented numerous innovative segmented product solutions across multiple countries extending Barclays' international coverage. With CPA Global, a leading legal services provider, he advised and brought significant change to how the company structured itself to maximise its key markets.

Ben Hines is married, has five young children and lives in London.

To book Innovation Speaker Ben Hines and Moving Performance call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Change Management
Change can be difficult.

It could be the result of an M&A or perhaps you have a new leadership team. Maybe you're wanting to shift your business paradigm. Mismanage the transition and your business will lose productivity.

One of the most significant challenges facing businesses today is how to bring your people with you through these times. Most leaders are good at communicating change rationally. But change is also emotional.
We can help you get under the skin of the issue.

Our creative solutions help teams express how they feel about change, and allow them to develop a greater understanding of how they can work together more effectively in a changing environment.

Time and again we've seen people embrace change, quickly and more effectively, leading to increased engagement and more productivity. We'll help you speak both to the hearts and minds of your people, to get everyone singing from the same songsheet.

Effective Communication
Communication is the heart of good business.

Listening to needs. Expressing opinion. Voicing solutions. Communication is complex and subtle. And as many leaders will well know, the success of your business can depend as much on the nuance of non-verbal communication as much as it does on clear verbal communication.

We find that in the complexity and nuance of music, there's a lot of crossover with business.
By creating and performing music together with your teams, we'll help you take the communication skills of a successful string quartet or a sell-out rock band and transfer them to your teams.

Leadership Growth
You're under the pressure of expectation to perform.

The spotlight is on you to empower a large group of exceptionally talented, emotional individuals. You have to lead them in working together as a single, multi-disciplinary, high performing team. Right here. Right now.

How would you do it?

For an orchestral conductor this is a daily task. We'll show you and your leaders how conductors lead musicians to play at their very highest capability under pressure. By taking musical leadership as a model for business leadership, and creating role-play scenarios where you are expected to lead and inspire a high performing team, we'll explore with you how to you can get the highest standards of performance from your teams, and exceed the expectations of your clients.

Team Development
Teamwork is essential to business success.

Without collaboration in music you get a cacophony. Without co-operation in business you get chaos. We know that teamwork doesn't always come naturally or easily, but we have fun, motivational, rewarding and memorable solutions that will build relationships in your teams.

We'll help your teams achieve the impossible together.

Keeping your specific business objectives in mind, we'll get even the least musical of your people writing and performing music with their colleagues. We offer bespoke musical experiences that will stretch your teams and help them learn the vital skills of working effectively together.

Emotional Awareness
The nuance is as important as the note.

Without emotion, music is flat and dull. Many successful organizations have realized that without emotional intelligence, their business is weaker. Strengthening the emotional quotient in your people will help them to lead co-operative and collaborative teams.
Music opens up emotions in a non-threatening and accessible way.

Taking your business objectives, we'll connect to the heart of the issues you and your people face. Using music we'll facilitate how emotional intelligence can help to move your organization forwards.

Vision Creation
There's no sound without a score.

Having a clear plan is key to good business. But more than that, is having a clear vision. With a score in front of them, an orchestra can play the right notes at the right time. But with an inspiring conductor leading the score, they create music.

We can help you transform your plan into a vision, using music as the metaphor for encouraging, inspiring and empowering your people to move into a successful future.

 

All of Ben’s speech topics listed on attached pages can be delivered through any of these performance offerings:(Also available for half day and full day trainings, please contact ESB for rates and details)

“Original Song Writing” Conference Package
Time: 90 minutesThe output is an original song composed and written by the client and Moving Performance, to capture the essence of the client’s commercial objectives and conference themes. Based on one of the attached topics, an interactive and inspirational leadership keynote is designed to address the key themes, and to empower participants to step up and go for it.  From these themes an original song is created.  The original song is rehearsed and performed by the whole conference alongside a professional band. This is recorded and a final mixed version is sent back to the client for internal use following the event. 

"Song Writing"
Conference Package, 3-4 hours for audiences less than 500 people 
Time: 3-4 hoursFollowing an inspiring and interactive Keynote from Ben Hines based on one of the attached speech topics, the conference is divided into several teams who go away re-write well known songs with content relevant to the conference themes. They later give live performances alongside a professional band. All delegates participate, achieving remarkable results in a short period of time. The process requires everyone to “go for it”, which is a powerful demonstration that the unexpected can happen, and in turn inspires them towards their commercial goals.

“Know the Score® Keynote”
Conference Package with Quintet, 60-120 minutes
##This programme can be utilized with 5 to75 musicians.  
Ben Hines presents an abridged version of his world-class leadership programme Know the Score® with a leading orchestral quintet on stage. It is designed to demonstrate how a world-class team achieves consistency in performance. Delegates are challenged to think and consider how they can apply the same principles into their own context.  Participants leave with tangible actions to apply back in the work place. 

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Cisco

"Ben and his team are AMAZING! Their ability to quickly understand,simplify and orchestrate a 500 person team toward a common cultural mission was beyond my expectations! In 90 minutes, they took us out of our comfort zone and the outcome was a mindset of a FASTER, SIMPLER and TOGETHER Cisco IT - with a recording that I can¹t get out of my head. : ) Thank you Ben and Team!!”

Associate Course Director THE LEADERSHIP TRUST

"You sometimes meet people who have passion coming out of every pore, but not often. To meet someone like this, who's passion is to help others, is unique in my experience. It is for this reason that I have no hesitation in recommending Ben to anyone who wants help in building their team. A talented musician, a far-sighted faciltator with a clear vision of how to help other people makes him someone you should speak to."

Head of Account Delivery ACCENTURE

"Compose a piece of music? But we work in IT! We ‘faced the music’ with Moving Performance to discover new team dynamics that previously had evaded us in the 9 to 5 workplace. Team building has never been so engaging drawing out raw passion and emotion amongst the group that would otherwise have lay dormant. A unique experience! Encore!"

Managing Director 2IIS

"Having produced conferences for over twenty years I was struck by how Moving Performance offers something refreshingly new to clients. They weld the interactive, creative elements of their presentation with the business messages extremely well. Ben has a likeable style and his preparation is meticulous; he carefully researches the business objectives of the client and tailors a solution around this. His own commercial leadership experience gains credibility and empathy with the audience allowing him to obtain speedy buy-in which makes the whole team ethic he promotes more relevant and powerful."

Chief Operating Officer CALLCREDIT INFORMATION GROUP

"I recently attended Know the Score®, using music as a metaphor for leadership at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It was the most incredible experience I have had on a leadership learning day. The way Ben and team intertwines music and contextualises it with business is superb and leaves you with a wow factor. The boring sporting analogies are a thing of the past... As a result of my first experience I asked Ben to facilitate a leadership piece at the Callcredit Management Conference focused on Collaboration, Agility and Innovation. The result was stunning and attendees are still talking about the experience weeks later, I would suggest the output will live on in our organisation for a long time to come. If you are looking to develop your leaders or managers and want a truly world class unforgettable experience speak to Ben."

Why Leadership Matters — Developing Your Leadership Style
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Using Music To Inspire Great Leaders
We work with businesses and organisations currently facing transition as well as equipping wise leaders to prepare for change before it happens. Through our conferences we’ve seen people embrace change, quickly and more effectively, leading to increased engagement and more productivity. Our creative solutions help teams express how they feel about change, and allow them to develop a greater understanding of how they can work together more effectively in a changing environment.

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Why You Should Prepare Yourself for Change
Monday, January 25, 2016

A new year means new opportunities. At the very least it’s a chance to raise our head above our desks, survey our surroundings and if we’re facing an all too familiar scenario, perhaps determine whether a new direction is required. But what if that change is unwelcome or just something you’re not ready for yet? Being prepared for the unexpected may seem like an unattainable goal or a waste of time, like stock-piling for an apocalypse that may never materialise. However it’s not only possible but vital to equip yourself for change – without catastrophizing – in an ever-changing workplace environment.

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