Simon has had over 30 years of successful leadership experience in multi-site and major retail businesses, safety and global franchising as well as corporate commercial roles in both the UK and Australian energy sector. He has a track record of increasing the resilience, positivity and performance levels of individuals and teams. Those he work with come to appreciate that the method of achieving results is just as important as the result itself.
As a sought-after coach and mentor, he is valued for his insight and ability to deeply connect with those he works with, cultivating a safe, authentic and trusting environment where positive challenges deliver positive results. When facilitating, Simon draws on both his professional and personal experience to bring many of the concepts arounds resilience, compassion and well-being to life.
Simon’s previous work in investigating major incidents has often exposed him to the challenges which are often inherent in a stressful workplace. He has also had his own struggles with maintaining personal resilience which have included deep personal loss and challenging commercial environments.
This has led him to develop an approach that is anchored to a set of personal values that are based on family, balance and an optimistic and positive approach to life. He is often complimented on the relatable way he brings sessions to life and makes them resonate as relevant and real and builds pathways for participants that allow them to integrate the learnings easily in to their circumstances.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Catholic University.