I have used Simon as a facilitator for many years, both at Kerry Group and Johnson & Johnson. He is knowledgeable, pragmatic and extremely insightful. He always brings an added element to the role of facilitating that sets him apart from others. He can support individuals and the collective as well as drive momentum and work effectively during difficult sessions. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon to Senior Leaders for 1:1 coaching or to Organisations looking for leadership development or team facilitation.
Simon and I have had the pleasure of working on a number of different projects in a variety of different organisations and every single time it has been a great experience. A testament to Simon’s skills, impact and great work ethic is that I have hired him as a consultant on a consistent basis since 2004! He has a great way of engaging with the groups he works with and constantly displays the two key characteristics of a true leader – authenticity and resonance! He is joy to work with – where the extra mile is a given and I would highly recommend him.
Simon's workshop facilitation skills and management development experience have been invaluable to my team. It's sometimes difficult to see the tangible results from this type of work - a lot of the credit for that not being the case here goes to Simon for his creativity & adaptability, his subject matter expertise and his ability to strike the right balance between achieving cultural change & maintaining business results. Simon continues to work with me and my team today in these areas
Simon is an expert facilitator, trainer and engaging storyteller. Dell has used Simon and his team on many occasions to deliver eye-opening and meaningful workshops and classes that have a had a real and positive impact on managers across the organisation.
Simon has worked with me and my team on an individual and a group basis in shaping that strategy and team development by facilitating multiple sessions. We used a number of different techniques and tools to better understand our strengths/challenges as a team and to create new strategies and focus areas and of course to amend as required. This has moved from real practical tactical areas of focus to more strategic focus as the team has evolved and matured.
You are looking to develop a high-performance & high engagement culture in your team. You want to develop the vision & strategy, gain all team members full engagement while making it a satisfying experience delivering the results.
Taking a team from forming to performing and maintaining this culture is not easy. Our facilitated workshops examine real-world team dynamics, focusing on the leader’s role in creating and nurturing a performance-based culture.
We use both psychometrics and practical visual tools to set team goals, establish performance measures and to develop robust ways of working collaboratively together. We work leaders to effectively coach and develop results-driven teams.
If you ever feel stuck or you want to develop yourself as a leader or you have been recently promoted and wish to increase your chances of success, or you are challenged by conflict or dealing with change, then coaching might be for you.
John Coburn – Global Head of Learning and Development