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podcasts Nov 03, 2021

Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD and Joel B. Bennett, PhD share what inspired them to write their book, Your Best Self at Work: Aligning Strengths, Emotional Intelligence & Resilience. Listen to the full episode hear fascinating reflections on the intersection of strengths, emotional intelligence, and resiliency in the workplace!

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Episode 18 ft. Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD and Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Benjamin L. Dilla, PhD 

Ben is an executive coach, trainer, and consultant through Bold Leader Development (BLD LLC) and a business professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at The University of Dallas. 

He served as an aircraft maintenance officer, behavioral scientist, and personnel officer in the US Air Force, as a senior leadership development consultant for Personnel Decisions International (now Korn Ferry), and in organizational development and training leadership roles for several organizations based in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, including Fannie Mae, American Airlines, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Parkland Health & Hospital System.

As a coach, Ben often works with accomplished professionals to develop and improve their leadership and influence skills, which led him to promote a strengths-based approach to the skills of emotional intelligence and resilience.

Ben is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Board Certified Coach (BCC) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and he has been certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching (SCC) process.

Ben earned a bachelor of science degree in behavioral sciences and leadership from the US Air Force Academy and his MS and PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Purdue University. He has written or coauthored over twenty peer-reviewed research articles and professional conference presentations. Ben is an active member of the Dallas–Fort Worth Organizational Development (OD) Network and the North Texas chapter of the International Coaching Federation.

 Joel B. Bennett, PhD

Joel is president of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm in North Texas that specializes in evidence-based wellness, resilience, mental well-being, and catalyzing healthy work cultures from the inside out.

Joel trains people, facilitators, coaches, and consultants in areas related to resilience, workplace well-being, a soulful orientation toward time, and interpersonal mindfulness.

He first delivered stress-management programming in 1985, and OWLS programs have since reached close to 250,000 workers across the United States and abroad. OWLS clients include corporate, private, nonprofit, local, and federal agencies. OWLS has received close to $5 million in federal research grants to assess, design, and deliver workplace wellness programs.

In 2008, Joel’s work was recognized with the Service Leadership Award from the National Wellness Institute. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

He is the author of over thirty peer-reviewed research articles, and he has written or coauthored five books including Raw Coping Power.

Benjamin's Top 5 Strengths are:

  1. Learner
  2. Achievement
  3. Responsibility  
  4. Futuristic 
  5. Ideation

Joel's Top 5 Strengths are: 

  1. Connectedness 
  2. Strategic 
  3. Achiever  
  4. Belief 
  5. Developer

If you are looking for advice on how to use CliftonStrengths to transform your life, schedule a 15-minute breakthrough call with Dana Williams here.

Dominate Your Day Podcast

We are so excited to share a new episode of the Dominate Your Day Podcast! This podcast is for any professional or business owner who wants to live intentionally and dominate their day. Dana Williams and her guests will bring you practical advice about how to create a productive life through tools and experiences from guests who have designed the life they love.

At Dana Williams Consulting, we teach you everything you need to know about how to live intentionally and Dominate your Day based on your unique talents.  We have also created some great tools like The Strengths Journal™, a daily companion guide to the CliftonStrengths assessment.


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