Caterpillar: Who are you?
Alice: I – I hardly know, sir, just at the present. I’ve changed so many times since this morning, you see…
Life brings change and each step along the way, we need help to develop our skills and knowledge, our character, to work out who we truly are and who we can be.
In Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story, Alice enters Wonderland and meets the mysterious Blue Caterpillar. He asks her this important question:
We ask the same question of everyone we work with. Who are you? Who do you want to be? How can we help you get there?
All of us have innate skills and talents. Often we don’t realise we have them.
Our mission is quite simple: help those we work with to discover their strengths and then build on them to help in all areas of life, whether that’s in school, at college or in your job.
Alice: “I think you ought to tell me who you are first.”
Our main practitioner, Tim Benton, is a busy man. Not only is he in demand through Blue Caterpillar, he is also proud to work as an associate with several other outstanding companies too.
Notably, within Education, Tim delivers Revision and INSET through the internationally acclaimed Independent Thinking Ltd, and this is still the first stop for most people wishing to book Tim for work in these areas. He also helped set up Talk The Talk. Find out about that here.
Tim joined Amplify Presentations in 2015 – the number one pitch coaching company on the London accelerator scene, with clients including Techstars & Barclays, Microsoft Ventures, Mass Challenge, Startup Bootcamp and Wayra. As Associate, Tim has been lead coach on MSVentures as well as coaching for Startup Bootcamp, Kings College London, UCL, Microsoft, Thales, KPMG, Ignite and Central Research Laboratories. In 2017, Tim moved on from Amplify and now works as a new associate at G&S Comms.
His work in education and business takes him across the United Kingdom and beyond. In the last few years he has been to Kenya, India, the US, the Netherlands, Germany and Hong Kong.
These are the other places you can work with Tim and if you met him through one of these, do please continue to work with him via that avenue. Click on the logos below to find out more about how you can work with Tim in these other contexts:
Here’s what clients have said about him recently:
Superb guest speaker Tim Benton on revision ideas and understanding how teenage minds work! Excellent evening session for parents. Thank you
Thanks for a fantastic day Tim! Year 11 now have so many new strategies to use. Tim was absolutely superb yesterday. We hope to use him again for a similar event with our Year 10 students
Tim was personable, fun, comic, thought-provoking, informative - and extremely useful. He was inspiring through his energy, enthusiasm and passion for education and enriching lives. Excellent. Thank you
Definitely made the right choices with Tim Benton’s conference workshops today and tomorrow – feeling so focused!
Your opening keynote really started the conference with a bang – the content was so pertinent and relevant to our teaching assistants, everyone picked up on the vibe and we have never had one of our speakers receive a round of applause just for a comment made – the passion you have for learning rather than testing really hit the spot
It was a truly inspiring session for both the students and staff. Brilliant!!!
Here’s Tim talking about his work with Independent Thinking Ltd: