Birmingham, London and West Midlands
Simons' ideal clients are teams, Managers and Directors that are either going through significant business or personal change. He draws on his experience of being a business owner himself for 13 years, and 30+ years of experience in multiple sector businesses. This combination brings a blend of commercial acumen, business capability and coaching skill to help his clients deliver results.
Clients recognise being able to explore different options, highlight unknowns, and stretch in the confidential space that Simon creates with them. He is described as being a good listener, has insatiable curiosity and professionalism which leads to successful growth outcomes.
Simon has a belief in the capability of the individuals and teams that he works with. He adds value through the use of appropriate coaching models. He draws on his eclectic background to enable his clients to understand themselves and their business objectives. He has experience with working with different coaching models such as gestalt, visual, psychometric, NLP, mindfulness, systemic and provocative coaching all dependant on the need of the client.
His main areas of work are in the Midlands and London as well as meeting in the countryside or hills for walking coaching.
More information about working with Simon as a coaching client available here.
Simons top five strengths as Strategic, Futuristic, Self-Assurance, Activator, and Maximiser.
Simon is the chair of Solihull Scouts, as well as a trustee for the Sparkhill Trust who offer small grants to local community benefit. He enjoys watching rugby and a nice glass of red wine. He enjoys a good walk and draws inspiration from the wonderful nature that surrounds us. He has a weakness for technology in the entrepreneurial and home settings.
Please get in touch with Simon by sending an email, or calling him on his mobile +44 7766 442288
Working with Simon was easy as he is personable and communicates really well. He does challenge you and pushes you to come up with solutions which at the time is uncomfortable, but after reflecting feels as if you have successfully hurdled a ten-foot wall. Would I recommend Simon as a Coach, 100% yes. I looked forward to all of our sessions and enjoyed our side chats to get to know one another. It was good to know Simon as a real human and not simply as a 'coach'. With thanks to the work we did together in our sessions, I now look how and what I focus on and what is really important in my work. R.A. Area Manager
Simon is engaging and easy to talk to. He easily navigates at various levels and has the rare skill of leveling the room (whether real or virtual) when facilitating among a wide range of abilities. Simon is naturally curious and innovative, always in quest of new ways of thinking, understanding, and communicating. As a coach and supervisor, this translates into asking insightful questions and challenging you to think differently. Mel Knight, Activate Coaching.
I have known Simon for well over 10 years now and throughout that time I've benefited a huge amount from his tremendous knowledge and experience in the coaching space. I admire his passion as a coach and his generosity to share and engage other coaches in their growth and development. Most recently I’ve invested in Simon’s supervision group and enjoyed great value from each meeting. Some of the skills I respect the most in Simon’s supervision, are his ability to empathise and encourage, be silent and allow each person space, yet challenge and enable deep insight and learning. I would highly recommend anybody to work with Simon either as a coach or supervisor. Jill Munden
Engaging in supervision (in my opinion) is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a deep commitment to learning, to be challenged, accountabe and to be part of dynamic 'system' along with your fellows. What I have valued with the group that Simon is supervising and facilitating is how he holds the space for development, encourages each group contribution and can set the standard for challenge and feedback. The groups have become as generous, supportive and challenging as Simon himself. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone considering group supervision to discuss this with Simon. With such integrity and ethics, he will tell you (straight) if this will add to your development and also which group you will best fit. R Williams Wood, The Secret Coach
Simon has a wealth of expertise in the field of coaching, he is a magnificent example of someone who continually invests time and energy in his professional and personal growth. As a supervisor, his naturally generous nature and passion for coaching shines through in his regular updates, face to face meetings and innovative approaches to supporting individual and collective growth in coaching. I suggest you connect now and find out for yourself. Fiona Anderson, Change Catalyst/Coach
Simon is a great coach and fantastic supervisor. Simon is a very skilled coach, calm, and professional. Simon has a depth of insight which helps develop new levels of awareness. I would highly recommend Simon. I. D.
A professional coach who draws out of you the actions and activities that you need to achieve to move to the next level of delivery based upon your needs and aspirations. Once a sceptic, I am I believe now operating with a more strategic mindset that is benefitting the organisation, my colleagues and myself. Thank you. Mark Collins
Simon worked with me for many years and is also a close confidant, friend, and coach to me. Genuine, a great listener, buckets of emotional intelligence and empathy, Simon since leaving Vodafone has taken the time to get to know the real me and supported me through challenging career decisions. Simon is an outstanding innovator, senior executive coach and transformational in his leadership. I am always fascinated to hear about Simon's projects and idea's as many of them can make a big, positive difference. Darryn Welsh
Simon delivered a very creative session on Coaching Supervision for our coaching group, Coaching Central. Simon is clearly passionate about the importance of supervision in coaching, and this coupled with his depth of supervision experience led to a great session full of learning and laughter. Simon explained thought-leading supervision models, brought personal examples from his own coaching experience and led practical discussions on ethical issues. It was a thoroughly engaging and entertaining session and left us in no doubt of the importance of supervision for all professional coaches. Thank you Simon! Rachel McNidder