Simon really drilled down – got us thinking, gave us time, encouraged reflection. I reflected; I did this a lot. Simon helped me to understand the restraints I put myself under and how I was undermining my own confidence and ability to grow.
I kept looking back at the exercises on reflection that we did with him, and decided to be brave! I set myself a target – just the one and pushed myself…it felt uncomfortable at first but slowly my confidence grew.Read Claire's case study
Simon provided a great process that challenged our thinking about our brand, our ambition and what we stand for. The process was full of rigour and not without lots of ‘light’ touches along the way. Simon has an abundance of energy which fits with our way of working and is a very passionate man when it comes to helping you make a big bang with your business.
If you want to go all out there and dare to be different then Simon is the man to have a conversation with.Read about our Vision, Mission, Values Workshops
Simon’s ability to understand what makes people tick is truly commendable. He has an infectious, positive personality and a real passion and drive to achieve the best results for the people whilst not forgetting the purpose of the project at hand.
I have yet to learn how he keeps his energy levels so high day after day! I have developed not just a professional relationship but found a long term friend in Simon.Read Catherine's case study
Simon is down to earth and makes you feel completely at ease. He's a great listener and is always totally present in the sessions. He really takes the time to get to know you, learn about your family, friends, work, people you work with and remembers everything you tell him so he can refer back and really feels like he cares and understands you.
Simon goes above and beyond - the clock doesn't stop after your allocated time and he is in touch in-between sessions to see how you're getting on and reminding you of the tools to use in certain situations.Read Claire's case study
I was at a low point in my life when the opportunity arose to go on Simon's training course. I'd been at home looking after the kids and was struggling to get back into work mode. After the first day, the change was amazing - the things I learned, what I understood about myself, the way in which Simon delivered it.
Being in a room with successful business people, hearing them talk about their self-doubt gave me the confidence to open up about my challenges and ultimately, how I could improve. Simon drew the best out in me, enabling me to realise that the answers to the problems I had were right there inside me.
Simon was a great support for our charity in a number of ways. First his obvious passion for our work and his enthusiasm for our mission which pretty much matched ours, secured the relationship. It was so much easier to work with him as he ‘got it’; in the past working with consultants/external support has been more miss than hit.
Simon helped us a very practical level, taking time to get to know our needs and then doing and very objective analysis before making a recommendation. The solution we found was great and absolutely the right choice for us. Simon also used his ability to connect people to connect us with people who are as passionate as we are about some of our new and more innovative projects. This has helped us to make what was a good project truly great.
I achieved a First Class Degree, a result that I was over the moon with. I certainly feel I owe it in part to Simon.
I noticed a positive correlation between the behavioural changes suggested by Simon and my productivity, which was really valuable to me during a typically stressful time. Simon picked up on tendencies in my speech that I have never noticed in myself, but that have changed the way I communicate from now on. This really made me consider how others view me and how I can make myself an overall better person, separate to the improvements of motivation and productivity.Read Joe's case study
Simon is an inspiration. His indefatigable lust for life and positivity have had a big influence on me. The workshop I attended that he led was a game-changer for me and I haven't looked back.
Plus, he is quite simply a tremendous bloke who puts others first. Work with him - you'll not regret it.
A great person to work with! We always look forward to the workshops and bootcamps that Simon has now delivered for us with Ruby Star for a couple of years on the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme. He is fantastic at engaging our cohorts of entrepreneurs and SMEs, providing the tools and environment for them to reflect, create and collaborate with one another.
He creates a safe space where entrepreneurs feel comfortable being completely open and sharing their experiences and challenges. We've had some real revelations on the courses and great business successes! Many times entrepreneurs have left sessions saying they've been inspired and have renewed confidence.
We would 100% recommend Simon to anyone looking for clarity, focus or motivation.
The impact of Simon’s work with our managers was clear to see, they were engaged, positive and ready to make an impact in our organisation. They enjoyed the programme so much they actually asked to continue their programme with Simon (which they are now doing) which is a true testament to the benefit, they as individuals felt.
Simon truly inspired our managers and went the extra mile when delivering our programme, and for that we are extremely grateful.
I feel like a different person since going through this training and coaching with Simon. Life and work was challenging. On returning to work after having my babies, self-doubt had crept in and my confidence was at an all-time low. I signed up after seeing people I knew and respected come away with amazing results.
And I wasn’t disappointed. At times it was emotional, and revealing, but always in a positive way. I was overwhelmingly blown away by what I had learnt, about myself and my brain! I felt that I could get myself back on track, and had a toolkit to help me through when new challenges arose.
So you get the opportunity to work with Simon – please grab it with both hands. It was the single most powerful training I have ever experienced – it has been life changing, I feel more positive, I am making changes to my life to improve it not just for me but for my family. Most of all, I finally have my confidence back. Simon’s ability to get the best out of people is truly incredible – he’s a magician!
Anyone who feels that they are sharing a home with Kevin and Perry do not lose hope. Because help is just around the corner in the least painful and most cost effective solution.
If your family has been struggling throughout lockdown, finding themselves in a not so harmonious environment where peace is in the minority, seek out Simon and his Big Knows because the situation can be flipped. Our family now understand each other on a much deeper level thanks to him and the DISCsimple behavioural profiling.Read Natasha's case study
Frankly, incredible and I don't often use the word incredible! I have learned so much, I have changed my mindset - I have always been positive - and I have applied the learnings to help me with health and well being in terms of my fitness and speeding up my running and how I look after myself.
Using the positive mindset techniques Simon shared has been hugely rewarding and very influential to the person I am today. So pleased I went on the workshop.
Simon is a great and charismatic speaker, he always brings his personality and enthusiasm into all of his talks, he is engaging and inspirational, if you ever want a front man for a conference day, team building or staff development, then Simon is your man.
In the years I have worked with and alongside Simon I have always had fun in delivering and motivating a group of students into building and creating an idea into a high quality business pitch. Simon is not only creative but also innovative and he always delivers quality.
The positive mindset training is truly fascinating, and is set with a small number of other attendees, who you also learn from. At times it was emotional, and revealing, but always in a positive way. I left feeling so much hope for myself. I was overwhelmingly blown away by what I had learnt, about myself and my brain!
I felt that I could get myself back on track, and had a toolkit to help me through when new challenges arose.Read the case study
The best thing about the course was Simon himself, highly experienced and yet still so enthusiastic about what he does, his positive energy was catching and the group gained more from the session as a result.
Simon's knowledge and resourcefulness showed in his answers to the many questions we asked and at the end of the session we felt inspired and motivated about our businesses.
What makes Simon stand out is his personality and genuine passion for what he does.
Simon takes the issue by the horns and locks on to it. He's a big personality (in a positive sense of the word) and he just sucks up everything and brings it to life. Engaging 120+ international engineers across four continents and eight time zones over 90 mins takes some effort. I think Simon has that in spades.
Speaking broadly, on behalf of the people on the course, I think he was able to connect with so many (even with the four or so languages being spoken), he engaged with a lot of people and the stories that were shared were immense.Read Will's case study
The one to one coaching with Simon has been life changing. Before I started I felt lost (stuck?) wanting to make changes but not sure where, and struggling with the confidence to do it.
Simon can find the positive in any situation and his encouragement and support is essential to the whole process – anyone who is stuck in a rut, or feeling lost or at a major crosswords should seek Simon’s coaching – it’s worth your time and effort to get to where you would like to be. It gets emotional and he pushes you to challenge your current thought processes but always in a positive way.
I am so proud of the changes I had made in my life. I can’t even compare myself to the person I was a year ago – unrecognisable!Read up on 1-2-1 Coaching
Having managed leadership and innovation for over 120 SMEs in the NW Simon has stood out as the best trainer, by a mile, that gets how to engage and interact effectively with business leaders. His delivery style is simple whilst the communication is effortless leaving learners wanting more.
An asset to any L&D programme and your clients will be satisfied.
His style is extremely engaging and interactive - holding the attention of everyone in the room at all times. Simon tailors his style and content to match the personalities and requirements of the people in the room so that everyone can get the most from their time with him.
He made us feel both challenged and supported which is no mean feat! He gives very practical, honest and constructive feedback in a way that fills you with confidence and motivates you to get started straight away. I have come away from both sessions feeling extremely positive and with a list of improvements I can make immediately.
After sessions with Simon, I'm taking steps that I've been avoiding, putting off without a real reason. Simon is excellent at listening, absorbing and challenging. He got me looking at things so differently to what I had been. Which is proving both beneficial to me both mentally and getting my finger out.
Being a coach myself & working with many various coaches I can gladly say Simon is right up there. His style is very comfortable, easy going & humorous balanced with laser like questions & challenges. I highly recommend him to help you in your businesses & life.