These are the Most Frequent Questions I am asked
Why should I engage Simon?
I have been there through successful and tough times and driven through with deeper knowledge and a strong awareness of resilience, purpose and high-performance mindset capabilities. I now pass on these capabilities to others. I help unlock, build, sustain sustainable growth mindsets and awareness of potential and resilience within.
I am a 5-star author, former corporate lawyer & multinational CEO, successful entrepreneur, I have sat on 5 boards as non-executive director and have been featured on the BBC. I am a recognized global expert on negotiation, dealmaking, business, leadership, mindset and brand growth.
I help you avoid roadblocks, pitfalls and mistakes to unlock your potential and create transformational change so you can optimise your growth journey, whether Business (transactional, strategic, operational excellence - program, change management and process improvement), Leadership (coaching, mentoring), Brand (strategy and valuation) or Personal (mindset, mindfulness, well-being, goal-setting, life skills and resilience).
I am endorsed by world no. 1 leadership thinker Marshall Goldsmith, Brand Finance, co-launched Mindset & Mindfulness Institute with Justin Caffrey in 2020, high performing leaders, major companies, business schools, higher education, professional membership organizations and Government bodies for my work in unlocking potential, creating transformational change and facilitating sustainable growth.
"Simon has an amazing capacity for innovation and making each experience count"
Dr Margot Wood Executive Director, Management Consulting, Modis, Australia
What happens during our first free consultation/call?
The first call simply lasts for up to an hour and allows us to get to know each other. It allows us to explain our capabilities and processes and how we can help you achieve required changes in life or business. Pricing is usually discussed and agreed at, or after, this first free consultation/call. There is absolutely no commitment on your part at this point. As a potential client, you have nothing to lose by committing to the first call but much to gain, even if you never return after the first hour.
CONTACT for an initial free face to face or Zoom 1-hour consultation
Dublin, London, UK/I & Perth, Australia
Do you work with organisations as well as individuals?
Yes, I am an in-demand business, leadership, brand & mindset growth strategist as a certified leadership coach, consultant, trainer, lecturer (negotiation and deal-making), mentor, author, speaker and media host.
I am a tri-qualified (England & Wales, Australia and Ireland) commercial lawyer who, as an entrepreneur, has built and sold out of a number of technology, luxury items and travel companies. I have been a C-suite (NANA, Dell, BHP, Xilinx, Eneabba Gas) executive and sat on boards (business and homeless, education and media not-for-profits) across different industries, four continents over 27 years.
As a certified Marshall Goldsmith Leadership coach, I work with senior executives and leadership teams to ensure significant improvement in results. I have coached and mentored board members, C- Suite executives and organisations generally.
For organisations, I am known for my ability to drive growth, in an effective and efficient business orientated way. I have a detailed knowledge, and am acclaimed for my knowledge of strategy and strategic planning, business process improvement, change management, brand management, negotiation, sales & marketing, business and organisational development. For individuals, I am renowned, including through my work at mindsetandminfulness.com in coaching particularly mindset, mindfulness, well-being, goal-setting, life skills and resilience
“Simon is the brightest most creative thinker I have encountered in 25 years of business. He is a visionary”
Justin Caffrey Business Consultant, JustinCaffrey.com, Ireland
How does Simon differ from other coaches, mentors, consultants or advisors?
Unlike many coaches, mentors, consultants and advisors, I have been there through successful and tough personal times. I decided to move to an alcohol-free life in 2009 and have experienced significantly enhanced clarity of thought and sharper focus as a result. I have driven through with deeper knowledge and a strong awareness of resilience, purpose and high-performance mindset capabilities. I now pass on these capabilities to others. I help unlock, build, sustain sustainable growth mindsets and awareness of potential and resilience within.
I have been fortunate enough to have been mentored by Justin Caffrey, highly acclaimed and accoladed mindset coach, mindfulness teacher and business coach and my partner in Mindset & Mindfulness.
I am a 5-star author, former corporate lawyer & multinational CEO, successful entrepreneur, I have sat on 5 boards as non-executive director and have been featured on the BBC. I am a recognized global expert on negotiation, dealmaking, business, leadership, mindset and brand growth. I have also experienced business failure in the past but instead of focusing on the past, I have a deep ability to bounce back and achieve further enhanced levels of success and also personal satisfaction.
Do you want to be coached by someone who has never taken business risk, who has never pushed themselves, or who has never experienced self-made success?
“One comes to realise very quickly the unlimited potential of creativity and entrepreneurial fire that exists within him.
His intellect and advice are superb.”
Russell Byrne, CEO Education Consortium, Kuwait
How does Simon live his life?
Having reached a personal spiritual and emotional ‘rock bottom’ in 2009 and rebuilt his life since then:
Simon has lived an alcohol-free life since 2009.
Simon has been mentored by Justin Caffrey since early 2018 to meditate each day effectively and has been a continuous full member of a global wellness program since 2009.
Simon regulates his sleep, maintains a healthy exercise and diet regime, and practices an attitude of honesty and gratitude.
Simon plans each day to apportion his time between a) his work as a coach & mentor, consultant and advisor, trainer and facilitator, speaker and media host b) mind-based activities including wide reading and writing (Simon writes books, articles, courses, blogs and social media), c) his activities as a business investor, landlord and entrepreneur, and d) his time as a husband and father to two daughters.
Instead of theorising and talking about business, leadership, personal and brand growth, Simon lives and breathes each of these daily.
“Simon is an international expert in negotiation. He knows the art of making negotiations a win-win outcome. He is a multi-faceted personality with interests in areas include Dealmaking, Confidence, Strategy, Cultures, Collaboration, and Innovation”
Professor M.S. Rao, PhD, MSR Leadership, India Consultants, India