Benjamin Papa excels at helping business leaders think and see in new and creative ways, giving them access to internal resources they did not know they had, allowing them to overcome previously insurmountable obstacles to success and growth. His uncanny ability to be present with leaders in a supportive and thoughtful way while also helping them see connections and solutions to complicated problems sets him apart from his peers.
Prior to forming Benjamin Papa, LLC Ben founded and ran his own successful law firm, Papa & Roberts, PLLC, where he practiced law and mediation for eighteen years, as well as a training company through which he led trainings for hundreds of attorneys, mental health, and financial professionals across the country.
“Ben brings several high-value contributions. His legal background…gives him immediate credibility and executive presence…He brings groups together, works through dysfunction or discord and creates improved partnerships. I highly recommend Ben to decision makers and HR professionals looking for an external trusted partner.”– Paige Boyd, Consultant and Former Corporate HR Executive
As an attorney he continually saw in his clients and colleagues that being successful professionally is not simply a matter of “book smarts.” Instead, how effective people are – how well they know and manage themselves and how well they relate to other people even when under stress – is an indispensable element of true and sustained professional success. Often in the midst of financial complexity and high conflict, Ben was able to support and advise his clients while effectively collaborating with other professionals to reach settlements in hundreds of cases, many with disputes valued well over a million dollars.
That commitment to personal effectiveness at work is the North Star for Ben’s work as a credentialed leadership coach and certified Enneagram teacher, working to help business leaders be more effective in order to increase business success. He creates breakthrough experiences for his clients through the following services:
When he is not working, Ben enjoys reading, hiking, dinner with friends, and Vanderbilt football.
- J.D. – The Ohio State University
- M.Div. – Vanderbilt University
- B.A. – Vanderbilt University (Psychology)
Professional Credentials and Certifications
- Enneagram Spectrum (Basic and Advanced Certifications)
- International Coach Federation (Credentialed Coach)
- Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team (Authorized Partner)
- Hogan Assessments (Basic and Advanced Interpretation Certifications)
- Leadership Circle Profile (Certification)
- Tennessee Supreme Court (Rule 31 Listed Mediator)
- International Enneagram Association (Accredited Professional)