Hello I am

Paul Benn

CBAP, AAC, Business Analyst, Coach, leader and influencer.


Reasons to Kickstart

Business Analysis Career Training Today

Brought to you in partnership with the Faculty Training Institute with over

38 years experience training business analysts 

  • RIch and Immersive Training

  • Develop Business Analysis Experience as you learn

  • Internationally Recognised Qualification

  • Balanced working and learning

  • Apply your learnings to your current role from the 1st day on the course

  • Face-to-face instruction with no pre-recorded mass produced instruction

My Services.

Our services are designed to help you build the business analysis career journey that you aspire to.

There are various ways that we help you in these journeys. 

Career Planning and Strategy

Through Coaching and Training programs, we offer the development of career strategies to build a career, and career development. 




Building High-Performance

Our coaching offers personalised opportunities to build high performance abilities and habits that will have fantastic outcomes for your level of confidence and future promotions.



Career Change and Job Interviews

It is not always easy changing careers and jobs.  We offer through our coaching and training the tools to pivot your career into business analysis and also to help you prefer for interviews either as a new business analyst or an experienced business analyst.

Our Business Analysis Offering

No matter where you are on your business analysis journey, the three pillars below are designed

to support you in your business analysis journey.

Starting a Business Analyst Career

How do I become a Business Analyst?

How do I get a business analysis job with little to no experience in business analysis?

How do I gain experience?

Should I do certification to get a Business Analysis job ?

Do I need an IT degree?


If any of these are the questions you asking yourself now, then we can help you solve them.






Building the Business Analyst Career

The Business Analysis journey has multiple career pathways that you can move through as your experience and knowledge grow. 


You might be asking:

What do I need to do to get to senior level?

What are some of these pathways I can take? How do I work towards them?

I am working towards a promotion what can I do?



We partner with you to unpack this journey, discover your strengths, work on your weaknesses, set goals, and plot your journey to new altitudes.

Developing a high Performance Business Analyst

Being a Business Analyst can be demanding. 



How can I operate at my peak?

What can I do to become a higher performer in my job?

How can I develop more confidence?



We will partner with you to build journeys that take you to higher altitudes of success and discovery of how to take your performance to a new level.




Latest Blogs

Informative, thought provoking, and instructional articles 

Part 3 - How to Side Hustle your career into Business Analysis

When breaking into business analysis, most people are looking outside their organisation for that role.


Switching jobs sideways from one to another to advance their career path, they have made a horizontal career move.


However, you don’t always need to leave your organisation to do a horizontal career move.






Part 2 - Pivoting your career - 7 tips to pivot your career successfully

It is not uncommon for people to know from an early age what they want to pursue as a career and take the steps to accomplish it.

In the previous blog, 

https://www.altitudejourney.com/Pivot_Your_Career. In this article, we talked about being self-aware.

Not all of us have been lucky enough to fall into the careers we love, while others have been lucky. I have had both experiences in my career.






My Experience.

With over 26 years experience in business analysis I can offer you sound advice.

  • January 1991

    ABSA - South Africa

    Fresh out university, I became a bank teller and worked my way into training branch staff and being a investment consultant

  • September 1995

    Old Mutual - South Africa

    Where I was transferred into Business Analysis after volunteering for a project.

  • September 2017

    IIBA BA Summit Track Chair and Speaker

    Became a part of the IIBA as a volunteer and was privileged to be a speaker and conference organiser.  I was to speak again in 2020. Have also been a speaker at the IIBA Australian conference in 2020/21.

  • May 2018 to present

    New Zealand IIBA Board Member

    Moved to New Zealand and work as an executive coach, Startup mentor, and Senior Business Analyst for Redvespa consultancy.

What my Clients Say.

Clients we have helped in their journeys and are so excited to see how they excelling in their journeys

Paul has been an exceptional mentor to me. His kindness, willingness to share his own experiences and wisdom while listening closely, are all qualities that I’ve learned from him. Beyond that, as a mentor, he has always tried to help me become a better version of myself rather than trying to mold me to his perspective. His constant support has been invaluable.

Divya Bakshi Sareen 

Business Analyst, Massey University, New Zealand

In a highly competitive and demanding environment, it is rare to come across someone who willingly takes time out of their schedule to assist others (even a mere connection from the other side of the world). Paul did just that, by taking the time to share his knowledge, strategy and insights which is a winning formula.....



Emerson Ramkaran 

Senior Business Analyst, Trinidad and Tobago

Paul is always willing to share knowledge and offer objective advice. He has the ability to take a holistic/global view of a situation and identify its impact and how it will be impacted.







Simone Eiman 

Communication Manager, Old Mutual Wealth, South Africa

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