Bruce ‘Zen’ Benefiel

Advocate for Harmony among People and Planet
Organizational Bricoleur, Possibilities Coagulator and Spiritual Philosopher

This site is designed to be a digital CV, not a sales funnel. I’m a guy that borders brilliance and insanity, depending on your view. Enjoy your life, it’s the only one you have. The buttons below feature my work in various areas, all themed with ‘harmony among people and planet.’

This is ChatGPT’s verson of an introduction: “Welcome to Zen Benefiel’s immersive online sanctuary, where the realms of consciousness, spirituality, and personal growth converge. Delve into a world of transformative wisdom and embark on a journey of self-discovery as Zen, the explorer of inner realms, guides you through the vast expanses of your own consciousness, unveiling hidden truths and empowering you to unlock your limitless potential. Step into this virtual oasis, where ancient wisdom meets modern insights, and embark on a path of enlightenment and interconnectedness that will forever transform the way you perceive yourself and the world around you.”

Kind Words from Others

Life Changing Experience!

I was struggling with unexplainable anxiety, it was affecting my work. After just one meeting, it was bearable. Now, after 5 more, I feel like my life is better than it was before the anxiety started. And it’s all thanks to Zen.

Tom Bergeon

CAD Engineer

Empowers Us To Be Our Best

We are fortunate that Zen continually perseveres in his mission to transform lives and harmonize our world. His ability to connect unconventional leaders, social entrepreneurs, and innovative change makers, magnifies their gifts and broadens their impact. As a coach, Zen is able to combine spirituality and leadership to release creativity, generate innovative thinking, and empower our best selves.

Deborah Levine

Publisher, American Diversity Report

Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

My path was unclear; complications had entered my life, my business and my thinking. Last week I was in the right place and received a consultation from Zen, he did not judge, he did not direct, he listened and helped me identify and separate my complications and show me my path. That is a very powerful ability to share with people.

THANKS ZEN!

Chuck Rogala

Owner/Principal AZ Rogala REI, LLC

Well Versed In The Art of Living

“I had the good fortune to host Zen Benefiel on my podcast recently and what a pleasant surprise it was. Zen is well versed in the art of living and is able to share and communicate experiences, thoughts, ideas and concepts at a level you would expect from a seasoned practitioner. One word that describes Zen is eclectic. If you are looking for someone to talk to or read, about the who, what, why, when, where and hows of life, I recommend you reach out to Zen Benefiel.”

Robb Jarrett

Robb Jarrett Podcast

Zen Is An Exceptional Transformative Coach

Zen is an exceptional teacher, conceptualist and transformative coach. He has helped surround my limitations with awareness, showing me how to discover the nature of limitation itself. He has guided me to ask myself questions that empowered me to break on through to the other side. When you are ready to step bravely forward, enlist Zen’s help to ensure that you don’t fall back into old patterns and cheat yourself out of your potential. Zen knows the dynamics of that internal battle and can help you to stay accountable to yourself.

Todd Schaefer

Author/Speaker

Massive Inner Transformation

Zen brings a level of human revolution seldom experienced in traditional world. His presentation skills are exemplary, as can be witnessed by his many successful campaigns and product launches. Zen is also technically proficient and down to earth. He is able to connect to and inspire broad audiences. His guidance for me has always left me high-spirited and well educated for my daily success in decision making at all walk of life. Zen is a consummate professional and passionate individual who can be counted on to help plan carefully and thoroughly, to mobilize the needed resources and to motivate you for great results with a massive Inner Transformation.

Sunder Rajan

IT Network Engineer

Zen Sees Things On Levels That Most People Do Not

Zen helped me sift through my thoughts and goals so I could better achieve them. He helped me to expand my awareness for things within me and around me and use them as guides in daily living. Zen is extremely intelligent and sees things on levels that most people do not.

Katie Van Kral

Artist

Jump on Zen’s Bandwagon

Zen is amazing. His insights are beyond almost anyone I’ve ever known. He is down to earth but understands that there is so much more than what meets the eye. Zen asks thought-provoking questions that make you look deep inside and bring out previously hidden truths. Zen is a leader, a dreamer, and a world changer, the best possible combination. I recommend Zen to anyone looking to know more about themselves and the universe surrounding them. If you desire to make the world a better place, jump on Zen’s bandwagon.

Kim Langlois Sorelle

Author - "Love Is"

I don’t praise lightly or often.

When I do offer praise, especially when it’s public, I make sure I’ve had the experience to back up my words. Over the course of a year or more I’ve had the opportunity to engage almost daily with Zen Benefiel on many platforms of intellectual rigor as well as transformational themes. Zen doesn’t think outside the box, he *is* outside the box. Creativity, imagination, insight, curiosity & understanding are a few of the tools he employs to get to the heart of the matter. Transformational Life Coaching requires a professional who has coached himself, done the inner work, explored the questions. Now that professional is primed to help you – as he has helped me and many others. Perhaps you’ll consider contacting him to have a Discovery Chat and learn is this is the fit for you.

Diane Wyzga, JD

Storyteller Strategist

Outstanding Contributions in Personal Development and Coaching

Zen is a highly skilled and experienced coach who has a wealth of knowledge in various areas such as mindfulness, meditation, and leadership. He is passionate about helping others achieve their full potential and provides practical tools and strategies that can be applied in both personal and professional settings.

Jackie Woodside, CPC, MSW

TEDx Speaker, 4X Best Selling Author

The Best!

Simply put, you’re the best life and business coach I’ve ever experienced. Always stimulating my process and my path in life and business, you make things clear as you explain a multidimensional picture of life. You really helped and supported me in creating change in my life, nurturing and universally accepting of me. I’ve known a lot of people in my life, 25 years in the Insurance business, who claim to be coaches. They don’t hold a candle to you, Zen.

Mark Fortuna

Independent Insurance Agent

Emissary from the Future

Zen feels like an emissary from the future, a time when many more people are at home with a wider scope of consciousness. It’s not an easy role to be in but Zen has lived it with openness, courage, humility and grace as an author, guide and transformational life coach.

Dr. Robert Gilman

Founder – Context Institute

Attentiveness, Receptivity and Vulnerability are Super Powers Today.

Available for chats or interviews, just reach out here.

🌍📚 Discover ‘One World in a New World – Apocalyptic Chats’ 📚🌍

Dennis P.

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 29, 2023

“A truly extraordinary collection of transformational, real-life storytelling, bound to inspire you to step back, and rethink what’s really important, and what really matters is a rapidly changing world. Zen has expertly laid down a gauntlet for us all to challenge our assumptions and world views while equipping us with the tools to do so in the form of an invaluable depth of wisdom shared by an impressive array of people from across the life and business spectrum.”


Emcee and Pedagogue
Post Recital – 25 Students

A dear friend, one Swami Beyondananda, says we are in process of an upwising and great WEset in how we live and work together. Perhaps this ‘new world order’ is a natural evolution of the inner workings of many in transcending tragedy with the discovery of natural design, an apocalypse indeed.

Does God truly dwell within each of us? If God did, and we knew and could embody that, what would it look like in the outer world? 

Of course every successful man has a powerful and supportive woman by his side. I’m no different. In 2021, my wife suggested I start talking to people again because she felt it was time for me to come off a 30-year hiatus from producing a TV show, One World. I impacted the local community through sharing insights of others in their personal and professional journeys. Luba is the light in my life on the planet, the reflection of the nothingness in a perfect partner. She’s had her own journey, seeking political asylum from the USSR in 1989, arriving in Arizona in 1990 as a conservatory-trained piano accompanist and pedagogue. We didn’t meet until 2016. Helping her with her piano studio brings great joy as well, the photo from her 2022 Winter recital that I emceed.


A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality

stubbing my t.o.e. on purpose cover
Just click on the image to explore the book.

Zen Benefiel, literally, takes us with him on his journey from drums to conundrums. His mind is facile as he weaves a narrative ranging from deep within the esoteric/ufology subculture to lessons of marriage, family, and business life. He draws upon archetypal psychology with a particular appreciation for the creative godhead archetype. If you read this book with an open heart, you may find yourself discovering new vistas of your own.

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD Host, New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel

NetiZen… ET AL 

Over 40 years of personal and professional opportunities in numerous environments and industries coalesces for a robust skill set in this ‘possibilities coagulator‘ and now Executive Director of the Live and Let Live Foundation.

Aptitude, attitude and the ability to say ‘yes’ to invitations and opportunities created a plethora of skill building events and pragmatic applications across professional environments. Observing and studying the process turned me into a cognitive scientist over time, delving into how the mind works.

* Transformational Life Coaching * Event, Program & Project Mgt * Workgroup Facilitation Skills  * Regenerative Community Design * Leadership Development * Radio & TV  * Authorship


 

I believe we are far more capable of doing things beyond our imagination than we give ourselves credit.Zen Benefiel In fact, the simple action of making a step toward achieving a dream brings many worlds into order and available for support. The longer one stays the course, the better the experience gets. I’ve been a witness to many transformations in my life, my own and others, and they all begin with faith, love and trust at the core. The activities of attention, intention and  interaction coagulate the particles that were only waving in order to coagulate them into form, if you get the drift. Vedantic philosophy thousand of years old corroborates this truth.

Zen Benefiel, Cognitive Scientist, Outlier Extraordinaire.


 

I consider Zen to be one of those superlative examples of what the human brain can store and serve up in unique and appealing ways at will on most any occasion or assignment. To say his range of knowledge and interests are “eclectic” is understatement. And this is what makes his services as a “possibilities coagulator“ for his clients so valuable and exciting.

Smart fellow! Great ally!

Dudley Lynch, President – Brain Technologies, Inc.


Zen Benefiel is a man of great ideas and passion. You will never find Zen in a box ~ “Out of the Box” thinking is one of his best attributes. He is a wonderful motivational speaker and workshop leader. A few years ago I had the opportunity to bring him in to work with a staff of 15 people for Team Building. He did an outstanding job ~ so much so we still use the information as a benchmark for communication.

K.C. Miller – Founder/Owner, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts


 

photo of Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.Zen Benefiel - Stubbing My T.O.E. on PurposeZen Benefiel, literally, takes us with him on his journey from drums to conundrums. His mind is facile as he weaves a narrative ranging from deep within the esoteric/ufology subculture to lessons of marriage, family, and business life. He draws upon archetypal psychology with a particular appreciation for the creative godhead archetype. If you read this book with an open heart, you may find yourself discovering new vistas of your own.

Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, Host, New Thinking Allowed YouTube channel

Zen Benefiel On and Off Camera

Examples of video production and words of wisdom. Zen is a great guest for interviews. Speaks on practical applications of Consciousness, Collaboration and Core Values.

Zen’s experience and exploration is eclectic to say the least, yet he is a respected educator, facilitator and leader in small business development and transformational life coaching.

Articulate, inquisitive and mindful of challenges we all face, he presents many possibilities to ponder that bring us all closer to a sustainable world view. Learning how to work together better benefits everyone.

Almost two decades after meeting a local celebrity rock DJ, Andy Olson (AO was his moniker), he was invited as a guest DJ on Andy’s Radio Free Phoenix digital radio network. His show highlights how music has affected his life and journey toward understanding.

Zen Benefiel – Music and Published Works

Some folks who have trusted Zen. There’s more where these came from…

zen benefiel testimonial

Stephen Clarke MCC

Retired Executive Leadership Coach – Employee Solutions, Inc.

Zen is an exceptionally well qualified facilitator and manager of group processes. He is very effective watching group participants to ensure they are engaged and draws people into the process. He is very open, an excellent communicator and I enjoy working with him. His experience and education make him an excellent choice for leading groups to consensus and goal accomplishment.

Diane Wyzga, Esq.

Storyteller Strategist – Quarter Moon Story Arts

When I do offer praise, especially when it’s public, I make sure I’ve had the experience to back up my words. Over the course of a year or more I’ve had the opportunity to engage almost daily with Zen Benefiel on many platforms of intellectual rigor as well as transformational themes. Zen doesn’t think outside the box, he *is* outside the box. Creativity, imagination, insight, curiosity & understanding are a few of the tools he employs to get to the heart of the matter.

zen benefiel testimonial

Jack Dermody

Facilitator, Personality Expert – Four Colors

Do not hire Zen if you will settle for traditional guidance with no surprises. Don’t hire Zen if you merely aim to fulfill some education requirement. You see, Zen is no ordinary consultant or facilitator. Do you have any idea how rare it is to find this kind of genius — a distinguished guru who is a Gandhi-esque idealist and who also happens to have his feet firmly planted on the ground?

So hire Zen because you know you need new information. You know you need to think differently. You realize you had better stop doing what you’ve been doing wrong for too long. And most of all, you can be sure that Zen will deliver the practical tools that will enable you to succeed at higher levels.

Do not be ordinary. Hire Zen.

CONTACT  ZEN  NOW

If any of this has you considering reaching out and contacting Zen, then here is the perfect place to do it. You’ve made it this far, so don’t be shy. You can fill out your information and send a message to Zen straight away.

 

We thank you for sharing some of your time and space with us in this often serendipitous web of thoughtmospheric synchronicity.

Enjoy the journey, lead with vision and, of course… Be The Dream – YOURS!

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