Unlocking Your Potential By Aligning Your Environment With Who You Are With Simon Alexander Ong

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If you're wondering why you're not improving in what you're doing, you might want to look at your environment. You have to align your environment with who you want to become. Because if you surround yourself with people that you trust, you will unlock your untapped energy. Don't wait for things to happen. Take action with your host Tony Martignetti and his guest Simon Alexander Ong. Simon is a life coach and the author of the upcoming book, Energize. Learn how to energize your life and lead by example. Discover Simon's journey today. Stop waiting and listen to this episode now!

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Unlocking Your Potential By Aligning Your Environment With Who You Are With Simon Alexander Ong

It is my honor to introduce you to my guest, Simon Alexander Ong. Everything Simon does is built to energize people, see their world differently, and awaken their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live a better story. As an award-winning coach and a motivational speaker, he has been interviewed on Sky News, BBC, and Forbes.

He has spoken at some of the planet’s most successful organizations, such as Virgin, Salesforce, and Microsoft. His debut book, Energize, will be released in April 2022 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. He lives in London. He is a father of a newborn daughter, a COVID baby, and he is ready to get his book out in the world. We’re excited to have him on the show. Simon, I want to welcome you to the show.

Tony, thank you so much for having me on your show. It is a pleasure to be here.

This is going to be so much fun. I'm looking forward to uncovering your story and journey to getting to where you are now. I'm thrilled and excited about your book. I should say I'm energized to get on-brand. For your own sake, but for the people who are coming in for the first time, what we're going to do on the show is share your story through what's called the flashpoints. These are points in your journey that have ignited your gifts into the world.

As you're sharing your story, we'll pause along the way and see what's showing up. What we're looking to do is see what you want to share and you can start wherever you like. Sometimes people start early as a child or someplace later in life. Wherever you like, I'm turning it over to you to start the show.

I was born in the United Kingdom to two Malaysian-Chinese parents. They were traditional in thinking. When I was growing up in the suburbs of the UK, I had grown up with the belief that success was eventually getting a job as a banker, doctor, lawyer, or accountant. That was what I believe success was. I had this in my mind up until I was nineteen years old in which life started to change in eventful ways. When I was nineteen, I remember being at secondary school, or in the US, you call it high school.

I was summoned to the headmaster’s office. I was walking through the corridors that led to his office and thinking in my head, “Why was I being called to his office?” I was very anxious because, typically, you get called to the headmaster’s office when you’ve done something bad, such as bad behavior, spoken back to a teacher, or didn’t hand your homework in on time. As I approached his office, he sat me down and his face was quite solemn. He simply said to me, “Simon, I want you to take the rest of the week of school and whatever time you need.”

At that point, in the corner of my eye, I saw my dad sitting outside in the reception. He was looking downbeat. I knew at that moment that it wasn’t because of something I did that I was called into the headmaster’s office. The next words he shared with me was, “Simon, your mom has unfortunately been involved in an accident. She slipped into a coma and she is currently at a hospital. They don’t know if she is going to make it. Your dad is waiting outside, ready to take you to the hospital.”

The words "Don't wait" are the greatest antidote to regret.

I met up with my dad and brother in the car. We went to the hospital. We were alongside her bed for the best part of 4 to 5 days, in and out of the hospital, holding her hands. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it. A few weeks after being in the hospital, we were arranging her funeral. When I look back at this moment, which for me was a personal tragedy because, when you are at that age, naturally, you expect the first people you are going to lose are to be your grandparents simply because of their age. However, you do not expect someone like your mom, dad, or someone very close to you in your immediate family to pass away.

When I look back at this, at that time, there were many lessons that came to me from this. However, the one which always sticks out to me is the two words, “Don’t wait.” They’re two very simple words, but for me, they’re the words that would set us on the path towards fulfillment and eventually become the greatest antidote to regret.

These words, “Don’t wait,” the reason they struck me was because it came from an appreciation of the fragility of life. Seeing how fragile life is made me realize, “What am I waiting for to begin?” We have won the greatest lottery there is going, the lottery of life. The question I had to ask myself was, “What am I going to do with this winning ticket?” As I kept repeating those two words in my head, “Don’t wait,” these are things of what I wanted to do. Suddenly, I began to take action on them, however small.

These things played in my head. It wasn’t until the second year of university that I started to think about these ideas more seriously because I was working towards a degree in Economics, again into the world of banking. Unfortunately, my timing was a little bit off because I graduated in 2007 after failing my second year of university. What was meant to be a three-year degree became a four-year degree.

When I eventually started in the world of finance, I decided to choose Lehman Brothers to begin my career with. It's not the best choice because shy of around fourteen months after I joined, it collapsed into administration. Now, I had this opportunity to remind myself of those two words, “Don’t wait.” There was no better opportunity than now. While I was out of a job, I finally had the time to go inwards.

To put this into context, remember what I said that I grew up with this belief that I had to be a banker, lawyer, doctor, or accountant? At this point, my mom had already passed away. My dad was working in a different country with his partner. For all intents and purposes, he still believed that I was in a job. I would tell him on a phone call, “Dad, the job is going well. Same old, same old. I’m hoping for that promotion.”

I managed my circumstances in a way in which few people knew what was going on. It gave me the space to go inwards. There’s a popular saying that states, “The longest journey we as humans make are the inches from our heads to our hearts.” This was me embarking on this journey and it started with these three simple questions, “What did success mean to me? What did fulfillment look like? What impact did I want to have in the world?”

That’s where this journey began to where I am now because I realized at that moment that I was burning out and exhausted, not because I was doing too much, but because I was living my life measuring my progress and success against other people’s metrics. The moment I started to understand what my own metrics were and what my own vision for my own life was, that is when my life started to shift to where I am now.

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The questions that you posed are the questions that I feel like I’ve said to myself. When we start to deeply let them settle in, they become the things that transform us to the next level. The thing that keeps on coming through my head as I listen to you is this feeling of turning tragedy into treasure, flipping that around, and seeing that these are traumatic things to go through, especially at a young age. Even being able to go through the loss of a serious job, anyone who has gone through that knows that. Your identity gets wrapped up in your job.

When you can flip from that and then be able to turn that into something that lets you go introspective, go in, and turn that around, it’s amazing. One other comment I wanted to make is about the turmoil you must have had around lying to your family or to your father because that’s hard. It’s like you got on the phone and you’re like, “The job is going well.” Sometimes that’s more challenging because you want to be honest with the people around you.

I’m not going to lie. It was tough because I knew, on the one hand, that I wasn’t sharing the truth. At the same time, it would either eventually come out if this transition didn’t work out to what I’m doing now or I would have to share with them the successes, which is what I wanted to share with them, “By the way, I have moved into a completely new industry and here are some of the things I do.” It wasn’t until I started to gain some traction and get interviews or exposure in the media that I began to share with the rest of my family what I was doing.

Looking back now, I felt they wouldn’t understand, number one, the transition and, number two, the industry I was getting into. From their perspective, whenever they heard the word coach, they would automatically assume, especially back then, that I was going into the sports arena. When we think about coaching back in those days, it was typically associated with sports teams and sports players in this profession that would have access to coaching. It’s either that or those at the upper echelon of management, but now, coaching is a lot more mainstream than it was before.

I often think of the quote when someone says this, “The cost of your new life is your old life.” With that comes the risk of people not understanding you any longer and you have to leave people behind. They don't understand you. It takes time for the realization that you've transformed yourself and the people around you are seeing you in a new light, but it starts with you seeing yourself in that new light first.

It always does. One of the things I share a lot in the events that I'm invited to speak at is the fact that if we want to lead others, it always begins with powerfully leading ourselves first. This is why when people talk about leading by example, that is what it means to lead with example, is to lead yourself first and realizing your potential. By being the light for yourself and others, in turn, you give permission for others to also express their gifts with the world.

That's a great sentiment, especially the thought of being the light because that's what it seems like. You have to allow yourself to resonate and light up inside and become the person who can illuminate other people through that resonation. I want to shift gears and see about other flashpoints along your journey. I know it wasn't quite as easy to say, "I'm going to become a coach,” and then it happens. You had to go through a lot of twists and turns. Tell me if there's anything else along the way that you want to talk to.

When I made the decision that I wanted to go into coaching, it was only after I attended a two-day seminar that introduced me to not just the concept of coaching but the possibility of making a living as a coach. By the time the two-day seminar finished, I had thought, “I want to sign up, learn how to be a coach, and learn these skills.” The process from beginning to end in being qualified was nearly two years. It took me a further two years before I had the courage to move out of the industry and into coaching full-time.

The longest journey people make are the inches from their heads to their hearts.

The reason when I look back now is because my environment wasn’t aligned with who I wanted to become. I was in and out of jobs still within the financial industry. By day, I was sitting next to people in finance. After work, I was having drinks with people in finance. On weekends, I was socializing with people in finance. I was living still in a bubble. When I was reflecting on my journey, no wonder I hadn’t started on my coaching journey.

What I decided to do was start to diversify my environment. I remember one night here in London. I went to a friend’s birthday party. At this event, I met a guy called Mark. We connected because of my interest in entrepreneurship and the fact that he was already an entrepreneur. We were sharing insights on personal development, business, and leadership. By the end of the conversation, before he left, he said, “Simon, I am running a mastermind next week in London. I would love to invite you along if you’re free.”

The last time I’d heard of the word mastermind was in Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, but I had never experienced a mastermind in real life. I was acting as the eternal student and so I accepted his offer. I went and prepared for the first meeting. I went to this first meeting and there were nine other entrepreneurs. Keep in mind, though, at this time, I’m not a full-time entrepreneur. I’m still on the job and working myself out. At that time, it was only a side hustle. I was in this hotel lounge. There were nine other entrepreneurs, so I make the tenth.

In this first meeting, Mark asked each of us to introduce ourselves. I’ve got to say, I felt like the dumbest person in that room. My hands were sweating. I was having anxiety attacks in my head. I was thinking, “What am I going to say? How am I going to introduce myself?" As each person spoke, the first person shared that he was a co-founder of a meal delivery service here in the UK called HelloFresh, which has now an IPO for over $1 billion on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The next person said he had flown back from Los Angeles after receiving an Authorship Guild Award for a book that he had launched with Brian Tracy.

I was thinking, “Why am I here? Why did I accept the invitation to be here? Clearly, I’m out of my depth here.” Fortunately, it got to three people before me when Mark said, “We’ve only got the table for another hour. We’re going to pause on the introductions and the rest of you can introduce yourself next week.” I had a sigh of relief, saved by the bell, if you will. The reason I shared that is because being put in that environment was the best thing that could have happened to me. It accelerated my journey from a wantrepreneur to an entrepreneur because I had all these dreams and desires to become an entrepreneur, but I had never taken the real steps that would help me get closer to it.

This environment challenged me to raise my standards. It’s like what James Clear notes in his book, Atomic Habits, “Environment is the invisible force that shapes our thinking, choices, and behavior.” This is exactly what happened in the weeks and months after this experience. As part of the mastermind, I had my website up and my first clients. I was reaching out to people I couldn’t believe I would reach out to before. I had this vision taken from just being big to being astronomical.

It has served me well, too, now, from speaking to some of the planet’s most successful companies to landing a book deal with the world’s largest publishing house to now putting together plans to do some work with the United Nations and putting a pitch deck together for Netflix. These are things that the old Simon would never have believed were possible, but when you shift your environment and the energy that you are surrounded by, beautiful things start to happen and dormant forces and talents within you awaken.

The way you described this is so amazing. I’m such a believer in this concept. When you surround yourself with camp people or like, “You shouldn't or we don't do that,” kind of people to people who have proven that it's possible, you start to resonate towards that direction. When I think about the concept of even this show, it's about laying the groundwork for the possibilities that you don't just show up and you're doing amazing things. You have to put in the effort and start to put yourself on a trajectory to make these things happen.

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That's cool the way you laid that out. Thank you for sharing that. It’s very inspiring. When I often think about where I've always wanted to be and the things that I wanted to accomplish, at first, it seems so daunting. When you start to put pen to paper, get on video, or do the thing, it starts there one step at a time. Before you know it, you're in these big stages.

That's the thing I always share with people is that you can only focus on the process and journey. When you do, the rewards will come. The trap that many of us fall into is that we're so excited and consumed by the potential outcome that we forget that we don't get the outcome just by thinking and visualizing it. You've got to take the steps that happen between where you are and that vision. Even if it's one micro-step, the tiniest of steps each day, in a year, that is 365 steps forward. Imagine where you could be.

Dorie Clark put out her book, The Long Game. It speaks to this whole concept. It's a long game. You have to think in those concepts of not just necessarily showing up and making it happen. You may need to be thinking about how these little things you're doing are leading up to that bigger game you're going to be playing. You've already put out the gauntlet of where you want to head to and that's amazing. Tell me if there's anything else that you want to share around any challenges or flashpoints that you've come along on your journey before we move on.

One of the things I’ve learned is the best thing that you can do to build wisdom and insight is by taking action. That is what happened to me. I’m going to admit to you. I didn’t go to business school. I don’t have an MBA, but the MBA that I have is what I call a Mental Board of Advisors. This is something that any of us can do regardless of our income level, background, or where we’re located in the world.

When people say to me, “Simon, you are surrounded by some incredible people now. You’ve spoken on some great stages. How do I get into that environment?” I would say to them, “If you don’t have the capability yet, you can still experience the same energy by putting together your own MBA, your Mental Board of Advisors.” What I mean by this is early on in my journey, when I didn’t have the environment fully in place, I would pick six people, dead or alive, that I would want to have on my Mental Board of Advisors.

Every time I had a challenge, a question I needed answering, or a decision I wasn’t sure which decision to make, I would close my eyes and go inward. Pull out the chair at this boardroom table and on the left, there will be three individuals, and on the right, there will be three individuals. I would put this question for a decision out into the middle of the table. I would go around one by one and listen to the advice they would share with me.

The purpose of this is, one, it starts to change your environment by mentally putting you into a new environment. The second is, it allows you to see an event, experience, or question through the lens of different perspectives. That’s what occurred to me. Being able to slice and dice things into seeing it from different perspectives helped me to realize that there is always a way forward. We just have to get creative with what those ways are. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It just means you’ve got to think differently. That is what helped me from the beginning.

As I started building my MBA and the environment came into place, I realized that all of the business lessons that I now share and teach people came as a result of experimentation. This is something every one of us that aspires to be a successful entrepreneur must be comfortable with. Once you make the leap from employee to entrepreneur, you are challenged to step out of your comfort zone every single day. When you start to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, welcome those challenges, and see it as a game, you show up very differently.

Make your environment aligned with who you want to become.

I remember when I went to my early networking events and people said to me, as they do, one of the very first questions you get asked is, “What do you do, Simon?” I used to respond with just the title. I would say, “I’m a coach or I’m an aspiring coach.” Looking back, I realize how stupid that response was. It’s the equivalent of me saying to someone, “I’m an accountant.” Imagine what people are thinking when they hear that response.

Most people would either be thinking, “Boring,” or second, they may be thinking, “Why did I end up speaking to this person? How can I end this conversation quickly so I can move on to the next person?” The reason is because job titles tell the other person nothing about what you do. That experience, as an example, taught me the importance of a story and built that into the way I introduce myself but also the way I could serve people by understanding their role in their own story, but also how to bring out their story so they can share it with others.

That’s an example of what we can learn by experimenting, trying, failing, getting back up, coming back stronger, and realizing that some failure always happens on the way to success. If you’re not willing to fail and be humble enough to learn the lessons from every experience, whether that’s positive or negative, as you shared Dorie Clark’s book, The Long Game, you won’t have what it takes to last in this long game.

There are so many things you shared there that are exploding. These thoughts around the MBA are amazing. First of all, with that, it connects with this concept of like, “You're never going it alone because you're always having these shoulders of giants that you're standing on. Even if they're not necessarily in the room, they’re in your in your mind sticking along with you.

What would they think? What would they do? What are the things that would be going on if they were making these decisions?” That's something that I connected with first and foremost, which is an interesting thing to think about. Knowing that there's so much that you need to continue to experiment with as you go along this journey is powerful.

Talking of experiments, I believe that the more you are willing to experiment, the quicker the progress you will make. What tends to happen is the majority of us will think about the action that we want to do and then we overthink the action. We think about thinking about it. We get so caught up in our head that we end up taking no action, but while most people are dwelling on taking that very first step for whatever reason, you have already taken twelve steps.

Not all of those twelve steps will work, but within those twelve steps, there will be 1 or 2 things that will work. They will give you insights that you would not have had otherwise. Simply by experimenting quicker than other people, you will begin to arrive at what works for you. Keep in mind. It's not about copying what someone else does because we're all different people. Listen to what they're doing, understand how they do it and test it on yourself.

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Whatever works for you and resonates with you, you take that data and design your own philosophy. You have the Tony way of doing it, Simon way of doing it, or your way of doing it, but that is how you become known by others for the way you approach something, which is the same thing. If there was one way of doing it, you would go into a bookshop and there would be one book called The A to Z of Business, but that is not the case. There is an infinite number of ways to go from point A to point B. It is shown by a number of autobiographies and business books in your local bookshop.

What that tells you is that it's about treating books, webinars, advice, and wisdom like a buffet table. You go up to a buffet, pick a mix, and design your plate of food, but when you sit down, I guarantee you that the plate of food you have chosen and the way you've laid it out will be completely different from the way your friends and family have when you all come back to that table.

It is impossible for you to sit next to someone at a buffet table and you have exactly the same food, same portions, and the same way laid out. That is the same thing with the philosophy of life and the philosophy of the way you do things. You take all these influences, but you pull it together and come together with your way of seeing the world and doing business. Eventually, you hone and tweak it until you find your flow.

It's about how you integrate those pieces for yourself that make a big difference. The buffet imagery is an interesting one because it conveys it well. There are so many great insights here. One of the things I wanted to ask you about is, what have you learned about yourself in this journey that you haven't shared already? Are there any things that you personally have learned around the journey itself that you wanted to share with others?

The greatest lesson I’ve learned about myself is the importance of having the right team around you. When I started my business, I was quite naïve in the sense that I thought I could do everything on my own. Most of us start like that. When we start, we think, “We can do all of it ourselves.” The more that I started to grow and scale my business, I began to understand that I needed a strong team around it. I used to be afraid of outsourcing because I thought, “What if there are mistakes? What if they don’t know the way I want to do it? When I get it back, I would have to redo the work and it would take a lot more of my time.”

Over time, I’ve now got together a trusted team of individuals, from photographers to videographers, copywriters and so on, so that I can pull them in when I need a different moment to help me run a more efficient business. That’s one of the lessons I’ve learned. You got to have a strong team around you. You’re never going to get to the top alone. You got to start thinking, “Who do I need around me to succeed in my field?”

The second big lesson I’ve learned is the importance of communication. We live in an age in which we’re all communicating now through social media, email, text messages and so on. We forget that one of the most powerful ways to market what we do and who we are, whether you are looking to get promoted up the career ladder or share what your business does and how it can help people, is speaking. It is a very underrated marketing skill.

When you go up on stage and speak, whether that is virtual or in person, you have the potential to reach a big audience more than you can ever imagine because not only are you reaching the people in that room, but if they resonate with what you say, they will be sharing pictures, videos, and quotes with their own network. That is a powerful tool to share your gifts with the world.

The best thing that you can do to build wisdom and insight is by taking action.

That’s one thing I always started to realize as I focused a lot more on my speaking because, in the beginning, it was just a marketing tool. I would speak and then invite people to be coached by me or have a conversation with me to see how I could work with them. Now, I get paid to speak, so now it has become a revenue channel. I’m realizing by going up on stages how powerful that meeting can be.

The thing of it all is that it's a great revenue. It's so amazing when you think about the words that come out of your mouth have an impact on the people around you, inspiring and moving them forward, which is such a cool thing when you think about it.

It shows the power of words. Words have the power to lift people up or put people down. Words have the power to inspire or drain. They have the power to unlock people's potential or keep them where they are. That's why if you go to listen to a speaker and they have a certain energy about them and a certain way of communicating or expressing themselves, that experience can often be exactly what you need to inspire yourself to embark on your journey.

This brings me to one of my favorite words and it's probably one of your favorite words. It’s energize. Let's talk a bit about what your book is going to be about.

The book coming out is called Energize. At its core, it is bringing the reader through a little bit about my journey from where I was to where I am now but also sharing with them the foundation of achievement. For me, it all begins with energy. The reason is because, let’s say, you have six hours free now. You got no issues with time management. You got six hours free in your diary. If you do not have the right energy, you are going to waste those six hours. However, if you go into those six hours with the right energy, you will come out of it having used those six hours effectively.

When I think about energy, it is the physical, mental, social, spiritual, and emotional. Without that foundation, it’s like building a house with no foundation. When the first sign of trouble comes your way, you’re not going to hold up. You’re going to crumble under pressure and collapse, but if you’ve got a strong foundation of this energy in place, you will have the ability and capability to navigate those storms.

When I think about energy, in yoga, they call it prana. In Māori culture, they call it mana. In my Chinese culture, they call it chi. Essentially, what they’re all alluding to is the same thing, which is energy. It is why the cliché energy introduces you before you even speak rings through. Imagine you are at an event and two people approach you. One, whose shoulders are down, head down, not sure of him or herself, is coming towards you with a drink.

The other, head up, smiling, connecting with people, waving and engaging with people around them. Who are you more likely to be attracted to? It’s easy. It’s the second one. That is because they’re expressing a different vibration. If we want to show up each day as our best selves and focus on what will move us forward, we’ve got to start transforming our energy. When we do, we begin transforming our life and career.

VCP 148 | Align Your EnvironmentYou've sold me that ten times over. I'm excited. Another book question. Not your book, but other books. This is the last question. What are 1 or 2 books that have had an impact on you and why?

I'm going to share a couple. I'm an avid reader. The first one is something I already mentioned in this conversation and that is Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich. That is simply because it was the first book that introduced me to the world of personal development. It introduced me also to the concept of a mastermind, which triggered my curiosity to want to join a real-life mastermind. That in itself had a massive impact on my journey.

The second book is The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It’s a short book, but a book that I finished in one night and read again and again. That's because it has informed the way I run my business and the way I do business through the idea of bringing value into the lives of others. The third book is two books because it was done in volumes 1 and 2. That is called The Teachings of Billionaire Yen Tzu by the author Colin Turner. The reason that is one of my favorite books, which I used as a reference, again and again, is because it blends Eastern philosophy with Western thinking.

When you read that book, it is split by these animals that are in Eastern culture. What they do is he looks at these characteristics and explores how we can harness the energy of these animals in the way we do business and the way we live our life. They’re two books that I always refer back to if I need a moment of inspiration.

I can't wait to check those out. Napoleon Hill's book is a book that has been a classic and has been recognized by so many people in the show. It's interesting because that's where the whole concept of mastermind came from. It's cool and what a great combination, a collection of books that you've mentioned. I have to thank you for everything you've shared, your stories and insights. It has been truly an amazing time to spend with you. Thank you so much for coming on the show. This is amazing.

It’s my absolute pleasure. It was a privilege to be on your show. I hope the readers come away with a lot of insights and thoughts that they can apply in their own lives.

I can guarantee you that. I also want to make sure that people know where they can find you if they want to reach out and learn more. Where are you hanging out?

You can find me on my website, SimonAlexanderOng.com. If you're using social media, I'm on the main platforms. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter. My handle is @SimonAlexanderO. I'm also on LinkedIn and YouTube. If video is your thing, then head over to YouTube and you can check out some of the things I have shared there.

Thank you, readers, for coming on the journey. Keep an eye out for Simon's book in 2022, Energize.

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About Simon Alexander Ong

VCP 148 | Align Your EnvironmentTo ignite people's imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live a life of meaning, purpose and fulfilment.

Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can unleash their deepest potential.

From a young age, Simon has always been curious about learning and exploring the areas of personal fulfilment, human potential and organisational success. This curiosity was accelerated following his departure from the financial industry, in which he began his career in following graduation from the London School of Economics. Studying the mindset and habits of successful leaders and organisations, Simon enjoys distilling his insights into lessons that can be easily understood and codifying the key principles that have had the biggest impact.

He shares his insights, lessons and wisdom with all who are committed to upgrading their life and business to that next level. He speaks at international events, conferences and corporate events that have included those organised by Google, London School Of Economics, Barclays UK, The Institute Of Directors, Virgin, O2, Salesforce, 10 Downing Street, Natwest, Enterprise Nation and Microsoft.

As a life coach and business strategist, Simon also helps leaders, entrepreneurs, organisations and celebrities to transcend perceived limitations and experience extraordinary transformations through the power of insight, perspective and energy management.

Simon's views, from his work as a coach and speaker, has seen him featured in a wide range of publications that include the likes of The Financial Times, Women's Health, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Virgin StartUp and Harvard Business Review. He has also been interviewed on Sky News, BBC Radio London, LBC radio's Business Hour show and for Barclays UK adverts.

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