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Ben Evans (Chartered MCIPD. FLPI.) is the founder and a company director of Humantalk Limited. With multi-sector experience in leadership, team, and skills development, Ben has been helping humans make the most of themselves and each other since 2005. His passion is developing people through coaching, training, and learning programmes. Each learning experience is crafted using a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon the best that human wisdom and experience has to offer and applied to the unique context of the client. Ben holds two degrees - BA (Hons.) from Exeter, and an MA from Durham University - and his interests include neuroscience, psychology, leadership theory and practice, history, and design thinking.

Ben is an accredited executive coach, a registered test user for ability and personality with the British Psychological Society, a certified trainer, and an experienced facilitator. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Institute of Directors (99 Network), a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, and a registered instructor with Mental Health First Aid England. As well as people development, Ben also loves Swiss watches, and Afro-Cuban jazz. You can connect with Ben on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.


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John Steel is a company director of Humantalk Limited. A solicitor with more than 38 years’ experience, including over 35 as a partner, until retirement in 2014 from the firm now known as Blake Morgan. John holds two masters degrees from Cambridge and De Montfort University. As a former member of both the Charity Law and Education Law Associations, John has shown untiring dedication to serving the common good. He has served as a trustee for the Shaftesbury Society, Lord Wandsworth Foundation, and St Cross Hospital, Winchester. John continues to serve as a trustee of the Winchester Cathedral Trust. John brings a wealth of experience and insight to Humantalk regarding good governance and strategic leadership, as well as a sharp intellect and a dry sense of humour.

John was a councillor of Winchester City Council for 12 years, leader of the council for 3, and mayor of Winchester in 2002-3. You cannot follow him on social media.


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Who else? At Humantalk, we believe you do things better (and do better things) when you work well with others. We are proud to draw upon the wisdom, expertise, creativity, and support of our network of mentors and fellow consultants. Interested in working with us? Get in touch for an informal conversation at hello@humantalk.co.uk.

And finally…we wouldn’t be Humantalk without our illustrations - each one as bespoke as one of our sessions. All Humantalk artwork are originals by Beach. Find out more here , or by following him on Instagram.