About Us


Corralling Chaos is a catalyst for authentic leadership and high-performing teams. We help you identify and overcome barriers that block your success. We coach leaders, perform evaluations, and conduct workshops to drive business growth and professional evolution.

We help our clients:

  • Align culture and behavior to P&L 
  • Increase productivity & retention
  • Develop emerging leaders
The Corralling CHAOS Promise

We guide senior management teams to boost:



Founders & Managing Partners

Ted Benson is a biotechnology and management consultant with 20 years of experience turning scientific ideas into biopharma growth and revenue. He successfully led a worldwide strategy team for cultural transformation at a global Fortune 500 company. Ted closed over $3 million in contracts by driving business development, and built & managed innovation groups across international companies. He co-authored over a dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, and co-invented four patents. An innovator at three biotech start-ups and three large pharma companies, Ted is a proven problem-solver who coaches people to deliver business-critical solutions.



Jerel Bonner is the author of “Sharpening China’s Talent” and a TEDx speaker. He is a ‘human behavior awareness’ consultant, advising and coaching senior level executives. Jerel has a keen eye for observing human behavior patterns, and a solid foundation of how those actions impress those they are working with. He helps others confront reality, so that they can learn how to reach their full potential. Jerel has over 1500 hours of coaching experience, built on the foundational conviction that relationship and expertise power are more effective than role power. Prior to starting Corralling Chaos, he was an executive coach supporting multinational corporations in China for 14 years. Jerel has also delivered lectures to the Fundan University MBA program, the JiaoTong University’s MBA-C program, and has made business presentations to audiences around the world.


Community Involvement

Building healthy communities” is not just a mission statement catch-phrase. We Do It!

Jerel Bonner was on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Central North Carolina Chapter.

Please visit the American Red Cross and sign up here to become a volunteer

Jerel donated at least 12 hours a month in the following roles:

  • Committee Chair for the BioMedical Services, supporting blood drives to improve the blood donor experience and the number of blood drives.
  • Volunteer Team Leadership Facilitator, working with Red Cross Volunteer Services to deliver training so employees and volunteers can deliver on the Red Cross mission for optimum experiences.
  • Red Cross Speaker, delivering presentations to any organization about the mission of the American Red Cross to attract and engage new volunteers & donors.
  • Jerel has donated 57 pints of blood.


Ted Benson has donated 95 pints of blood to the …


Ted is also a member of the Rotary Club of Durham, an organization devoted to community service.


Please visit the Rotary Club of Durham here.


And Ted enjoys his pro-bono work with Wake Tech Community College’s Career Transition Forum, helping professionals in job transition with effective, practical advice and assistance.

  Please visit Wake Tech’s CTF here.