057: Learn How to Maximize Your Potential & Be Happy at Work with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

Ben is an executive coach and Founder & CEO of the career improvement startup PILOT. After holding a number of executive and leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, Oliver Wyman, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Ben decided to utilize his professional development experience and start his own career and executive coaching firm in 2013. PILOT, his new tech startup dedicated to helping people be happy at work, launched in 2016.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Ben Brooks, and what does his business do?

·      What was the origin story of his business?

·      How does he empower LGBTQ communities through business?

·      How can you get in touch with him?

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·      Find out more about Pilot Coaching

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.