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Who Am I?
I’m a tattooed, creative, commercial and highly-focussed individual who has been working in learning and people development since 2004. I ran an innovative team building company for 9 years before fully focussing on training, capability and performance consulting and people strategy.
I’m proud to have worked with hundreds of organisations and thousands of people, across multiple business sectors, worldwide. If you’d like a list of some of the training courses and programmes I’ve delivered, you can download that here.
I’ve got my own attitude, style and I’m very forward-thinking. I think it’s vitally important to challenge and not settle for OK or the status quo.
BUT, I look around and see very few of my kind prepared to shake things up, where’s the innovation? Where’s the energy??
And that upsets me, a lot.
So I’m bringing a bit of punk into it to smash it up.
How I Do Things
My approach is simple, be human.
My special power (I don’t say shazam though – well not often) is getting inside the head and heart of the problem – understanding what makes people and businesses tick – and this means challenging the status quo sometimes.
I ask simple questions and make the connections between them that other people don’t make, getting to the root of the problem, not just skimming the surface. I then consider the needs of the business and the people. I focus on the fundamental problems and then work hard to change things for the better.
Much of the theory and methods still used in the training industry date back to the 1960’s, some still have a place, but with advances in neuroscience and cognitive behaviour and our understanding of how everyday pressures have changed along with the impact of technology, we have a duty to match the real needs of the individual
People and organisations are struggling to try and keep up with a staggering pace of change, and it’s hard! My training, Learning and Development programmes and consultancy services equip you with the tools, know-how and mindset to help you not just keep up but stay ahead of the curve.
I do this by using common sense combined with an intelligent and analytical approach, to create incisive, people-centric, tailored solutions that deliver the outcomes your business needs.
No off-the-shelf packages, no bloated training, no outdated thinking.
You Wanna Be Educated
If you’ve got this far it means you and I think alike, and that’s a good thing.
You want your business to be more human
You want your people to rock
You want to shake things up a bit
You want perceptive and creative solutions…not Dullsville, Arizona!
There are two ways that I can help you, Punk People and Punk Strategy
Reasons To Be Cheerful
I could add in loads of blah blah and rhetoric about the benefits of working with me, productivity, success, competitive advantage, happiness…but EVERY OTHER WEBSITE does that so I won’t put you through it, but…
YES, I will have significant impact on your people.
YES, I will make a genuine difference to how they feel and perform at work.
AND YES, this will change your business for the better.
I’m not doing the corporate bullshit walk and talk, the fact that you are here means you don’t want that either.
The proof is in the pudding, I’m not going to bang on about it, I’ll let my lovely clients do it instead.
I recruited Simon because of his creativity, commercialism and clear drive to deliver outstanding results. What was I worried about? I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up! We continue to work together even though I’m now based in Australia.
Simon is a true leader and inspires others through his actions and coaching. He is unique in having an eye for detail as well as being creative. I like to work with a futures mindset and play in a conceptual space. Simon has an open mindset, he gets this, understands it and can apply actions and reality to it making it a tangible initiative.
I continue to liaise with Simon, ask for his opinion and bounce ideas off him. Only recently we spent an hour on Skype working through ideas for a leadership, culture change and engagement programme. It has allowed me to create a robust leadership development program and approach where I currently work (Sportsbet, Australia).
You always know what you will get. If you agree on the outcomes you want to achieve from the session, he will make sure they’re delivered. Plus, his experience and professionalism shines through, nothing would stop me from putting Simon in front of any level of leadership at my organisation.
Also, I would be as happy have a few beers with Simon as I would sitting in a room he is facilitating, learning from him or collaborating with him on a piece of work. He’s genuine, honest and fun to be around.Ben Hamer, Head of Talent, Sportsbet
Simon has a huge presence as an L&D professional. His energy and ethos starts with the client’s business requirement every time. His thinking is innovative, big, different yet also joined up. These qualities influence how he co-creates the “what” and the “how” of well-designed learning solutions, which take participants further as they embrace behaviour change. Simon is honest, approachable and a pleasure to work with.Gill How, Buonacorsi Consulting