Paul Benn


Career Coach And Senior Business Analysis Consultant, Altitude Journey

About Paul Benn, CBAP, AAC … Paul has worked as a business analyst for over 25 years. He started his career in Cape Town, South Africa, working on a projects in Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Now settled in New Zealand, Paul is the Vice President of Marketing for the IIBA New Zealand Chapter. a BA consultant for Redvespa, volunteers for Business Mentors NZ and Victoria University Masters of Business Analysis.

Paul founded Altitude Journey which brings the philosophy – FOCUS, INTENTIONAL, THINKING to inspire career journeys. Helping people design their inspirational journeys and achieve their aspirations in these careers.

Presentation: Building the Business Analysis Hero Journey

At the age of 16 my Dad ran away from home to start an amazing journey as a WW II bomber pilot. Part of this presentation is an acknowledgement of that journey. He passed away in March 2021 at the age of 96.

His journey taught me the principles that I live by to create my own Hero Journeys in my career.

His story is the foundation of this presentation that sets the scene of what hero journeys are. What it takes to create one. The commitment needed.

We look at building your Unique Business Analysis story where we look at the Hero Journey principle as a principle to building your personal career story. It looks at the journey of Bilbo Baggins as a metaphor for building your ideal story for your career and following it.

The aim is to inspire people to rise to the call of adventure and create a career journey they aspire to and that motivates them to be best version of themselves.

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts