Simon started his working life as a pre-school teacher and has moved through to positions in both the private and government sectors.
He has also worked in the not-for-profit sector undertaking various management roles with organisations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Starlight Children's Foundation and with Camp Quality.
During his time with Camp Quality he took the organisation from the verge of bankruptcy to become Australia's most trusted children's charity that now provides cancer support and information to more than 250,000 children and their families each year.
He moved Camp Quality to adopt a unique organisational culture built around change management, optimism, resilience, fun and innovation through its own program called ORANGES. This measurable wellbeing program, based on the science and philosophies of positive psychology, has been the backbone of the organisation's growth which has seen direct increases in revenue and service delivery whilst decreasing administration costs, sick leave and staff turnover.
Simon is featured in numerous books and publications including "Leadership Revelations – How Australians Lead in Crises" (Avril Henry) and regularly provides key note speeches on subjects such as change management, culture, leadership, resilience and emotional intelligence and is known for his engaging style and simple, effective and measurable tools.
Over 25 years in management and experienced in delivering practical and tangible solutions for individuals and teams to deal with change, creating great cultures and building resilience. Simon has designed and delivered many bespoke programs for clients, catering to their needs and objectives. These include Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Change Management, Mindfulness, Resilience and Strengths.
"I enjoyed how passionate the trainer was and he was very engaging."
"Absolutely loved the Program and the trainer, Simon."
"Simon is an amazing trainer and communicator who clearly 'practices what he preaches' in the amazing ORANGES program. His facilitation style ensured that everyone in our team enjoyed the two-days and has utilized the tools learned since the program and, our business has benefited – it's not often one can say that about a training course!"
"I appreciated that he managed to give each of us some personal attention and addressed any and all questions we had."
"Simon's training was engaging and fun. Never a dull moment!"
"Simon's presentation of ORANGES was fantastic."
"His true passion for ORANGES was very clear and encouraging."