Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Simon T. Bailey

February 4, 2014
Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey

Expertise:  Leadership, Inspiration, Motivation, Innovation, Customer Service

Speaking Style:  Eloquent. Enthralling. Encouraging.

Travels From:  Orlando, Florida

Nancy Says:  ““From the first time I heard Simon speak, I knew I was in the presence of greatness. To say he’s an engaging speaker just doesn’t suffice. Simon is a wonderful human being who is as authentic as they come.”

Shift Your Thinking and Accelerate Your Results 

Cited one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used by the readers of Meetings and Conventions magazine, Simon T. Bailey is a compelling instigator who enriches people’s lives by encouraging them to create the destiny they want. He does this by illuminating and then magnifying the brilliance inherent in everyone through his positively contagious energy and enthusiasm. His transformational insights, delivered with compassion and humor, connect viscerally with audiences, and have earned Simon recognition as one of the “Top 25 Speakers Shaping the Speaking Profession.”

Since leaving the Walt Disney Company, Simon has worked with over 300 of the Fortune 1000, written numerous books, and is the founder of the Brilliance Institute, a consulting and educational think tank. He has positively impacted the lives of over one million people through his practical interactive sessions, action-oriented programs and internet presence. His counsel from the C-Suite to the front-line drives productivity, increases accountability, shifts thinking, and ignites creativity.

Learn more about Simon T. Bailey...

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership catalyst, whose expertise equips emerging leaders with tips, tools and techniques on how to release potential in the world’s most important asset – people. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc.

Meetings and Conventions magazine’s cited him as “One of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used,” putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell and Tony Robbins.

Speaker Magazine cited him as one of the top twenty five “hot speakers” shaping the profession.

Harrison College (Indianapolis, IN) has partnered with him to launch the Simon T. Bailey Emerging Leaders Certificate for individuals, corporations and organizations.

An author of 7 books, such as Release Your Brilliance, published by HarperCollins, was ranked number 17 of the Top 100 books being read by Corporate America, according to His newest book – Shift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc., is receiving rave reviews.

Simon holds a Master’s Degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society. He is a graduate of Rollins College Executive Management Certificate Program, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the USA.

He is learning addicted who is hooked on and just completed classes from Wharton School of Business on Gamification and Growing Great Companies from Darden School of Business.


Presentation Topics

Shift Your Brilliance and Own the Moment 

Bruce Barton, one of the founders of leading advertising agency BBDO, said it best:

“If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.”

Shift Your Brilliance happens when you find your own individual spark. This sets in motion a series of events, circumstances, situations and chance encounters that make an impact on the world. Achieving self-awareness is what makes it possible to move forward in your career, find new ways to solve old problems and positively affect everyone around you.

In this inspiring and invigorating session, participants will engage head, heart and hands to create a sustainable action plan for improving their lives, departments and organization.

They will learn how to:
  • Adopt new habits that will positively impact one’s team and company.
  • Leverage one’s energy and knowledge to maximize one’s career opportunities.
  • Create a clear picture of how to drive value in every economy.
The two competencies that participants will improve during this interactive presentation are:
  • Awareness and Insight – the ability to assess ones’ owns strengths; understand how their actions impact perceptions; effectively maneuver the culture, climate and politics of the organization at all levels.
  • Initiative – the habit of proactively seeking new opportunities and challenges; the skill to take ownership and be accountable for enhancing results or minimizing problems.

Releasing Your Leadership Brilliance 

“Leadership Brilliance” is a mindset that produces a daily habit or behavior we call “LeaderShift.” Simply put, this means letting go of what is comfortable and convenient in order to create what is progressive and desirable.

You are a leader – whether you hold the title or not. By reporting obligation, proximity, experience or admiration, someone, somewhere is looking at you as a role model of how to think, feel, do and act. The future of your business, industry, organization and own life is created in the present. You have the potential to lead your organization and business beyond all expectations or inhibit its growth through entropy. Everything that you think, say and act upon meets you and your team in the future and says, “Welcome, we’ve been waiting for you!” So the question is – “How are you as a leader preparing for the future?”

Simon T. Bailey leads this inspiring and invigorating session in which participants learn how to:
  • Reposition oneself to revitalize one’s role within one’s team or company.
  • Master leadership skills and become a thought leader in one’s area of expertise.
  • Improve one’s ability to connect with one’s team, instead of just communicating.
  • Create a high-performing team that exceeds expectations.

Participants will emerge from this highly interactive session with a plan of action, ready to lead brilliantly.

The two competencies that participants will improve during this interactive teaching session are:
  • Communication and Listening – Encouragement of open and honest communication with the team; clear, concise communication of messages; and attentive, empathetic listening to others.
  • Building High-Performing Teams – Recruitment and retention of high-performing talent; setting of high standards for performance; and creation of a collaborative culture.

Service Brilliance 

The Center for Customer Driven Quality at Purdue University reports that 90% of American consumers form their perception of companies based primarily on service experience. Customers buy more frequently, make more transactions and are will to pay more per transaction when they deal with companies who provide them with a superior service experience. On the other hand, we all know what happens when a business disappoints a customer!

To become a brilliant brand that focuses on “Service Brilliance”, every team member must feel a significant sense of personal ownership. From the front line to the executive suite, Service Brilliance is all about re- enlisting heads, hearts and hands to create internal alignment, brand longevity and customer loyalty. What is the result of a culture of Customer Love? A company full of CBO’s – Chief Brand Officers.

Unleash a fresh way of thinking about customer service. Start a process what will transform your organization’s culture into one that consistently delivers Brilliant Service. Teach your team members how to achieve Service Brilliance from the inside out and adopt it as a way of life.

Simon T. Bailey leads this inspiring and invigorating session in which participants will learn how to:
  • Accept personal responsibility for delivering exceptional service, doing the right thing for customers, not because one has to, but because one wants to.
  • Become creative, innovative and proactive in anticipating and satisfying customer needs.
  • Form a powerful force of brand champions for your organization.
  • Velcro your brand to your customers by focusing on meaningful personal connections rather than stale customer interactions.
The two competencies that participants will improve during this interactive session are:
  • Communication and Listening – Encouragement of open and honest communication with the team; clear, concise communication of messages; and attentive, empathetic listening to others.
  • Initiative – Proactive pursuit of new opportunities and challenges; acceptance of ownership and accountability for enhancing results or minimizing problems.



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