Ben Clarke

I get great satisfaction showing a client the 'art of the possible' when it comes to learning innovation. Today's options for learning are much more engaging and fun than you might think!

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Head of Hemsley Fraser US
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I’ve spent almost my entire career with Hemsley Fraser and in that time I’ve worked in almost every dept in three different offices in two continents!

I’ve been working in our DC office now for a number of years, both in business development and now leading the team. Working in a leadership and customer-centric role is such a rewarding experience as I’m literally helping to improve people’s lives. Not only that but in leveraging our Global Shared Service Centre, I have the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients from all over the world. I have to say though that despite my best efforts, my English accent is still a point of frequent amusement for my US counterparts!

I really value being given the opportunity to travel and expand my knowledge & skills, and then being able to translate that into client solutions – it really does make working for HF a uniquely rewarding experience.

My little known learning tip: 
I have a theory about bitter foods: most people (probably all) dislike their first taste of them but strangely they often become some of our favorite flavors as we learn to adapt our pallets. Think coffee & beer. So my tip would be to persevere and not give up on anything too easily – you never know what you might miss out on!