Keynote called me out personally on my personal struggles balancing work and family. Knowing I needed to take care of me to be able to take care of others M.E.D.S. Is something we all forget to as we grow our families and career stay humble and grounded. Care for others (clients, employees, and family) we only have one life to make an impact why wait!Simon was exuberant, full of energy, and established a meaningful connection with attendees today
Simon T. Bailey
Recognized as a trailblazer in his field, Simon’s dedication to transformation and brilliance has earned him a spot as one of Success magazine’s Top 25, joining Brené Brown, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey, as well as leadersHum Top 200 Power List in 2023. For over two decades, he has mesmerized the world, leaving an indelible mark on 2,300+ organizations across 54 countries. Corporate giants such as American Express, Deloitte, Marriott, Visa, Stanford Health Care, and Taco Bell have all experienced his magnetic allure.
Amidst the pressing challenges of talent retention, employee burnout, the Great Resignation, and the impact of remote work on mental health, a billion-dollar retailer sought innovative solutions to invest in organizational health and prioritize employee well-being. Recognizing the importance of upskilling managers for the future, they turned to Simon T. Bailey, International for guidance.
Through a transformative three-month coaching program, Simon virtually mentored 3,000 managers, empowering them to transition from a command-and-control leadership approach to a heart-centered style rooted in Caring Science. This strategic coaching was particularly vital in the retail sector, known for its high turnover rates, and the results were remarkable. Participants scored between 94% and 97% in categories reflecting their confidence in their ability to coach effectively, allowing the Fortune 500 company to nurture and retain top talent while fostering a healthier and more productive workplace.
With a love and dedication to coaching individuals and organizations, Simon has now created Brilliant Coaching.™ This transformative growth experience offers tailored solutions to meet unique needs and align with specific goals and objectives, empowering both individuals and organizations to unlock their full potential.
But his accomplishments don’t end there. Simon has made a remarkable impact with 11 books in his illustrious repertoire, and 14 groundbreaking courses on the LinkedIn Learning platform, translated into eight languages and consumed by over 400,000 professionals from more than 100 countries. His dedication to brilliance and transformation has been recognized with an honorary Doctorate of Science in Business Administration from Cleary University, further cementing his status among the titans of our time.
In this new chapter, Simon T. Bailey unveils his latest audacious endeavor: BrilliantU.™ This digital experience transcends the boundaries of imagination, equipping and mentoring leaders to thrive and flourish in tumultuous economies. With a commitment to practical strategies that transform lives and ignite change within communities, Simon’s mission is clear — to kindle brilliance within leaders, forever altering the way they steer nations, corporations, and societies.
Simon T. Bailey
Featured Keynote Programs
Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty
Business change moves at the speed of light. To keep pace, individuals within an organization must raise the bar on their performance and reset their mindset. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in today’s continually evolving economy.
As the business climate changes in the midst of gender parity, #MeToo, pay equity, diversity, and inclusion we, too, must change and embrace what Simon T. Bailey calls the “Vuja de Moment.” This is the opposite of déjà vu and is an invitation to disrupt what is comfortable and convenient to embrace what needs to emerge to remain relevant, innovative, and competitive.
Collaborative problem-solving triumphs over traditional top-down directives. Solution-oriented individuals are forward-looking in their thinking. Forward-looking thinking must permeate throughout the corporate culture. You must shift and embrace new methodologies to survive, compete, and thrive through the ever-changing demographic, technological, and regulatory marketplace changes that affect businesses today.
No one is immune to these predictable changes. The traditional winning formulas of yesterday will not hold up to the technological solutions that will continue to automate “traditional” business processes.
Simon T. Bailey will teach you to:
• Stay relevant and ensure your company stays competitive in the marketplace
• Guide even the most tenured employees to reposition themselves and revitalize their role
• Perform a mindset reset to break through the existing paradigm
• Maintain clarity and confidence during transition and uncertainty
• Give participants actionable tools to take ownership and develop the vision needed to be a leader for the future
For audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.
Own Your Future
Sometimes happiness is where you are. Sometimes happiness is elsewhere. Wherever your calling may be, Brilliant Living dares you to pursue your dreams.
Using lessons learned from working with 1,600 organizations over the past 15 years, and Simon’s personal moments of reinvention, Brilliant Living will encourage you to grab the steering wheel of your life and drive into your future.
• Be given a guide to assess the eight traits of being their most brilliant self
• Be nudged to live life on their own terms, make a change, and do something exceptional
• Be instilled with a major morale boost and hope for the future
• Be inspired to build a legacy of excellence through bold, brave action
• Leave with an increased capacity for confidence in their careers and lives
The choice is yours: Be average – or dare to BE BRILLIANT!
For people ready to instill change and passion in their organizations, peers, and life.
Brand the Moment
Establish a Culture Where Everyone Matters
How can you establish a culture where everyone believes that he or she matters, their voice is heard, and they play a vital role in the success of the team and the company?
Everything Simon knows, has seen, and has studied comes down to this evidence-based truth:
Culture + Connection + Customers = Revenue
A leader’s objectives will always be tied directly or indirectly to revenue, profit, or the bottom line. However, the process for achieving true success always begins with Culture. Culture is created by leaders who foster conditions that are sustainable for growth and through what many would call random acts of kindness that produce emotional and memorable experiences for team members.
Using our SPARK model, Simon T. Bailey shares that these acts should be anything but random. They are intentional moments that collectively become the glue for team loyalty, inclusiveness, and cohesiveness. These acts can be taught and operationalized in any organization. The process enables a leader and an organization to be purposeful about team bonding and delivering honest, candid feedback in a respectful, authentic manner that motivates, supports, and encourages team members to become breakthrough contributors to the organization’s success.
Participants will learn how to:
Establish a Culture where everyone matters
Create a deeper Connection with team members
Spark a relationship with Customers for life
These 3 Cs begin and end with brilliant leaders who brand the moments for employees and customers.
For audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.
Be the SPARK
Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life
Customer Service is the department.
Customer Love is the mindset.
Do customers love your brand? Do your employees love your brand?
If so, then you have the secret sauce to becoming unforgettable to those you serve. In a world of information and interaction overload, SPARK ignites an emotional experience that causes customers to Velcro themselves to you and recommend your brand to their sphere of influence.
Where there is no SPARK, there is no joy. Where there is no joy, there is no hope; and where there is no hope, there is no passion. Without passion, a job is just a job. A business is simply something to do instead of something that makes a difference in the world. However, when a business finds it spark it transfers psychological ownership to all employees to emotionally connect instead of being mechanical in creating a memorable moment.
This learning experience will equip you with simple ways to operationalize SPARK within your organization.
Key Takeaways from Be the Spark – Five Platinum Service Principles:
• See them as Guests
• Personalize the Experience
• Anticipate and Uncover Needs
• Respond with Immediate and Appropriate Service
• Keep them Loyal Through Acts of Kindness
Simon is an incredible speaker and a pleasure to work with. He researched our membership and customized his presentation in a way that really connected with our audience. Simon and his team set the standard for professional speakers and I do not hesitate in giving him my highest recommendation.
Truly inspirational. A fantastic choice for a guest speaker, and having a speaker that followed the conference theme and message was an added bonus. I hope you bring more guest speakers like this to future events!
We were privileged to have Simon as a keynote speaker at our Annual Meeting/Winter Quarter Conference. He was rated by our audience of healthcare executives as one of our best presenters ever. His genuine, knowledgeable, and inspirational style effectively educated and motivated us to be effective leaders, especially during turbulent times, by shifting our brilliance. Thank you Simon!
Simon recently spent the day with our health system leaders, and received some of the best reviews ever in the five years of our organization holding these quarterly sessions. He was dynamic, honest, and we felt his heart. He has the unique ability to reach the core of our humanness to develop us into better leaders and better people. Great takeaway tools, great exercises, great session. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from Simon T. Bailey!
I heard Simon speak at two different association executives meetings in recent years. More recently, I hired him to speak to our members--an audience of C-suite level and senior management leaders, at for-profit companies. They also found his content and delivery compelling and insightful (and he is a warm and generous person, to boot.)
Simon Bailey is one of a kind - down to earth, with vision, passion, and purpose in helping people look within themselves to be at their best. I had the pleasure of meeting Simon during a recent event where he delivered a flawless message on how to own, sustain, and create moments of brilliance. I would highly recommend Simon.
wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for your participation at our Convention. You delivered superbly ... as expected. Your engaging keynote session was full of high value tactical content that received extremely glowing marks from Convention participants in our follow up evaluations ... not an easy task from an audience of savvy bank executives. Well done.
I wanted to let you know that we had a great event with Simon T. Bailey. He was our guest speaker for our Staff Development Day. We had about 175 in attendance. I personally found the presentation to be very enjoyable, and our course evaluations confirmed that our membership found him to be inspiring with practical insight that will improve their teams. His presentation style is well polished with a nice blend of humor that made the day very engaging
We engaged with Simon to deliver the keynote at our annual Elite Hearing Network conference. He was amazing - he got to know our business, built a strong & relevant message, and delivered with an energy that was perfect! I really appreciated how he took the time to get to know us and understand our challenges - and he was open to feedback for tweaks we requested. The feedback from our members was over the top for Simon! Thank you Simon!
He was an absolute joy to work with, graciously spending time with the conference leadership team leading up to the conference and attendees during the conference. Simon's curiosity, warmth, and positive mindset were apparent in every interaction we had. His inspiring keynote set the perfect tone for the conference and was well-received by the over 1200 members in attendance
Simon hit a homerun! He used his time onsite to develop a super customized program to meet the needs of our members. He incorporated conversations he had with attendees and information he gathered from speaker sessions throughout the day. How many speakers do that! Simon was nothing but a delight on and off stage! He has a strong message supported by his experiences and strong stage presence. He is really a funny guy on stage as well. 98% of attendees rated him as excellent!
Simon Bailey is the BEST keynote speaker we've ever had! He was the highlight of the convention and our franchisees loved him. His presentation was incredibly customized to Goddard. I would highly recommend Simon Bailey for any franchise event and there wasn't a single thing I'd change about his presentation or our experience of working with him.
Simon spent time getting to know our attendees and their challenges in advance so he could tailor his keynote directly to them as education leaders. He was the only thought leader that was also an active conference attendee. The result was very powerful. Our attendees left inspired and rejuvenated.
Simon has a tremendous gift for adding perspective and value for those that are looking to aim higher in their personal and professional endeavors. His passion is unbridled and infectious. Needless to say, I highly recommend Simon for your professional development programming.
Your presentation this week to our top sales performers was lively, upbeat and, of course, inspirational . . . noted how well you knew SunTrust . . . impressed many that you had visited one of our branches to get a sense of who we are and what we do.
Simon, thank you for the first class presentation! Everyone loved it! I found myself nodding in agreement as you spoke. It did exactly what I wanted and people were talking about it and using the diamond analogy all day.
Everyone who heard you speak was inspired, motivated, and positively impacted by your presence and invaluable customized content. Your delivery was engaging, thought-provoking and well received. Thank you for creating an outstanding experience.