Simon T. Bailey
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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. 

Brilliant Living
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.

Participants will:

• 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

Releasing Leadership Brilliance for Educators

Releasing Leadership Brilliance is all about empowering educators to shake up the outdated systems in today’s educational system. Based on research and 21 case studies conducted with Dr. Marceta Reilly, Ph.D., Simon T. Bailey shares his methodology for transforming educational leadership.

Administrators, faculty, and staff all contribute to creating an optimal learning experience for students and engaging parents and caregivers in the process. Using the forces of flight as a metaphor, Simon will share the four cornerstones of leadership that will break your school’s sound barrier to effective and life-changing education for today’s students.

Every educator must possess the mindset to change themselves first and then change the system they are in, anticipate the future economic drivers of the community, and radically overhaul their approach to engaging teachers, parents, students, and the community at large in a new way.

You will

• Be empowered to create a culture where everyone thrives

• Coached in how to build a professional presence

• Develop collaboration skills

• Shift from a teacher-centric to student-centered mindset

For educational audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.

Stop Selling and Start Connecting

The Gallup Organization states that 70 percent of human decision-making is emotional and 30 percent is rational. When buyers emotionally connect with a brand, they buy more, pay a higher margin, and tell others about their experience. It is imperative for sales professionals to stop selling and start connecting. When they sell, that’s a transaction. However, when they connect, a relationship is created for the life of the brand.

This shift in selling has tremendous upside potential as organizations experience disruptive market forces, a change in client needs, and unseen economic headwinds. Sales professionals who intend to grow market share by acquiring new customers and increasing margins from existing customers must examine their sales edge.

• Upon completion of this session, your sales team will be inspired to:

• Shift from selling to live to living to sell by creating a personal brand that attracts new opportunities and establishes credibility in the marketplace;

• Shift from telling customers about features and benefits to asking high-grade questions that unearth other potential opportunities;

• Shift from just selling a service to providing a solution and fulfilling the customer’s wants and needs; and

• Learn how to set up internal team members for success by providing a seamless and consistent customer experience.

For audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.

Accelerate Leadership Brilliance

Organizations face many challenges – the economy, demanding markets and stakeholders, competition, and growth. One of the most significant challenges is finding quality employees and developing their talent so they become “assets with facets” focused on being breakthrough contributors to the organization’s success.

Leaders and team members will be inspired to:

• Contribute to the success of clients, partners, and their team by bringing out the best in themselves

• Create their future by becoming self-motivated, productive, and engaged in their work

• Operate in their brilliance and bring out the brilliance in others

• Be innovative in their approach to team building and engagement

• Create harmony in their teams and organizational partners, bringing about higher levels of performance

Attendees will become empowered to use their strengths and develop core skills to collaborate with others, contributing to higher levels of productivity and organizational success.

For audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.

Act like an Employee and Think like a CEO

Men and women with SPARK understand that a paycheck is given to people who show up, and opportunities are given to those who think and work beyond what they are paid to do.

This is a fresh way of thinking in 2020 and beyond. As CEO (Chief Execution Officer) of your life, you’re intentionally accountable to having a fluid career vision, high-performance behaviors, positive habits, and consistent execution. You have the uncanny ability to produce uncommon results in uncommon times.

Are you that person that the organization cannot live without?

Team Members with SPARK are transformational thinkers that positively impact everyone else around them by raising the vibrational level to produce tangible results. When everyone else is saying NO! Team members with SPARK find a way to say YES!

Men and Women with SPARK are leaders without titles who leverage relationship capital to do what is common in an uncommon way.

Men and Women with SPARK stop waiting for human resources to assign a new role and pivot from a job description to doing meaningful tasks.

Men and Women with SPARK fire themselves from their jobs and re-hire themselves as “intrapreneuers” intending to take their organization to the next level.

When I served as Sales Director at Disney Institute, I learned when I sparked moments for the people I was serving, I also sparked something in myself. I realize we spend so much time at work, if we’re going to revolutionize our lives, we have to leverage the moments we’re on the clock. Now, I’m dedicated to helping you uncover your inner fire and grow it each and every day. I want to teach you the mental algorithm to be a SPARK so that you can accelerate your results.

Key Takeaways for SPARK: Act like an Employee and Think like a CEO:
• How to upgrade your skill and stop waiting for the organization to do it for you.
• Be an Influencer who understands what’s happening at 30,000 feet and can execute at 500 feet.
• Build Relationships with the C-Suite through proximity positioning.
• How to leverage the eyes and ears of others throughout the organization.
• Follow the money by obtaining financial intelligence.
• How to understand and navigate the internal culture to get things done.
• Speaking is the New Marketing – learn how to use your mouth and mind to advance your career

Leading with SPARK
Create a Culture Where Everyone Matters

Transformational leaders are divergent thinkers who refuse to settle for a status quo culture. They are relentless in creating an environment where everyone belongs and brings their best selves to work.

This is a conscious inclusive mindset that fosters growth, high performance, and trust. Culture is more than the mission and vision of the organization. Culture happens when no one is looking. As business changes at the speed of light, an organization’s culture will stand the test of time if it’s built on the right foundation.

Leading with Spark is understanding that the purpose of leadership is to invite men and women on a journey to discover the leader within themselves while they’re following you. A leader can only take people to a place that he or she has already experienced.

Leading with Spark is understanding that innovation only happens when everyone has a seat at the table and their voice can be heard.

Leading with Spark is releasing the need to always be right and shifting to creating a culture that evolves from “me to we”.

Forward-thinking leaders are forward-looking leaders who understand the difference between effectiveness and busyness. Culture is the game-changer that attracts talent, engages customers, and establishes a brand in the next decade.

Key Takeaways for Leading with Spark:
• What is culture and how to establish one where everyone believes that they belong
• How to create a deeper connection with talent so that they become the ambassadors for the brand
• Spark a relationship with customers by understanding culture + connection + customers = revenue

Virtual Presentation

Shift Your Brilliance: Lead Differently
Industries are being transformed at the speed of light. To keep adapting to the changing times, organizations need leaders that reset their mindset. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in an economy of uncertainty. However, leaders who adopt forward-looking thinking can positively influence the culture of their companies and position it for future success. In this webinar, Simon will share just-in-time insights for leaders of teams and influencers who lead without a title.

In this fast-paced 60-75 minute webinar with Q&A, you will experience a robust dialogue that will yield the following results:
Learning Objectives:

Mental Agility practices just for leaders
3 best practice recommendations to lead remote teams
Process ambiguity quicker and execute better
Create a permission-to-innovate team culture

Thriving through Adversity (for teams)
Audacious individuals possess a daring attitude of confidence with a high disregard for conformity, conventional thinking or common existence. They focus their energy like a laser and have a can-do must-do mindset. As a result, they spark their team members with hope to co-create a better future. Get ready to pivot and reignite your internal your team to re-emerge and see differently in the new normal.

In this fast-paced 60-minute webinar, you will experience a robust dialogue that will yield the following results:
Permission to innovate
Understand why connectedness is your new edge
A personal challenge to create and execute

Having Hard Conversations is Good for Business

How to respond to the BLM Movement authentically and appropriately.

The murder of George Floyd on May 25th has highlighted on a global scale what Black, Indigenous, and People of Color have experienced since the birth of our country.

The trauma and tragedy we are suffering as a nation are palpable, and it is impossible to isolate everything you feel, think, and experience personally from how you show up professionally.

One of the opportunities I’m seeing in the power of this new civil rights movement is the breadth and depth of conversations that are being initiated. Across industries, individuals and organizations are asking what they can do and how they can help.

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