which aims to unlock the true power of teams. He is passionate about engaging teams, coaching leaders, and transforming people-related systems. Throughout his 20+ years in Fortune 500 telecom, IT, and automotive companies, Ben gained global experience and broad leadership expertise. Most recently, he was VP of Talent and Organization Capability at T-Mobile, responsible for Talent Acquisition, Leadership and Organization Development, and Workforce Strategy and Insights. Previously he was with Sun Microsystems, Volkswagen of America, Ford Motor Company, and start-up company Model E.
Shannon Patterson, MSOD, is a certified Team Elements Coach and Principal and Founder of Connection Works. She brings deep passion and expertise in leadership and organizational development with 20 years of business experience across the engineering, architecture, education, and personal development fields. Clients include leaders and teams at Yukon Government, Yukon Energy Corporation, SOG Knives, Seattle Goodwill, Skookum Contract Services, and Indian Health Services.