BEN BOWEN Co-Founder, CEO & Director
Ben is a Wirdjuri man born and raised on the Gadigal and Wangal Lands now know as Sydney’s inner west. Brought up to be proud of his family’s background and deeply aware of the value of his culture and identity. Ben, although reserved in his persona, brings a strong voice and a huge energy level to Shared Path’s endeavours.
Ben brings a vast professional expertise and a strong personal story to Shared Path, from his days as a professional athlete, coaching and facilitating individual and team performance in the corporate setting, development of athletes to achieve their goals, education and design and implementation of innovative health and education programs. From high performance to ground breaking innovative health programs Ben is aware of the critical barriers that exist and how important it is to create the right environment for sustainable change. Change has been characterised in a negative way but when viewed through the Indigenous Success model change is an opportunity to reflect, inspire and grow.
Ben is passionate about enabling people to have the confidence in their abilities to take on opportunities in their lives and make the most out of them. This is why he cofounded Shared Path with Sean, so that through collaboration and his experience, skills, knowledge and network Shared Path could free up other Indigenous community members to act on their opportunities to realise their business projects and secure financial freedom.
Shared Path will create an environment that nurtures Indigenous entrepreneurs and business ideas, and partners them with the right funding and support to make them a reality. Through Shared Path’s work with Corporate Australia to develop best practice in high performing diverse workplaces, Cultural Integrity Program, in conjunction with the Shared Path Incubator Program Australia will witness a boom in Indigenous owned and run enterprise, development of new markets, creating a windfall for all Australians.