On behalf of the Victoria Police, Special Operations Group (S.O.G.), I wish to take this opportunity to formally express our gratitude for your outstanding and thought provoking presentation to the S.O.G. Your vast knowledge, credibility and experience in effectively leading and maintaining high performing teams came to the fore during your presentation.

– Geoff Alway, Superintendent Protective Security Division, Victoria Police

Thanks so much for your presentation at our Managers meeting in Melbourne. The feedback about your presentation was outstanding. You delivered your messages in a way that the management team really enjoyed.

Also thanks so much for the information about the other services you provide. Hopefully we can look at something more in the future.

– Suzanne Petterson, General Manager, Aged Care, Lend Lease

Great to have you over for the chapter retreat and thanks very much for the quality of your presentation. Recommendation is the sincerest form of thanks and with your permission I would like to recommend you to the other chapters in the regions for any similar gigs they may be running. All the very best with your endeavours, and thanks again.

– Paul Claessen, Retreat Organizer, Entrepreneurs Organization, Perth

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for your contribution to our retreat. All participants enjoyed the theoretical sessions and widely appreciated the practical activities. They are still talking about how they enjoyed the interaction and participation and how much they have benefited from your coaching. Please accept my most sincere thanks for making our two day retreat a memorable one.

– Massimo Di Luca, Food and Beverage Manager, RACV City Club, Melbourne

I wanted to congratulate you on your presentation last night. It was very informative and enjoyable. Everyone around me was absolutely engrossed with what you saying. Thank you so much for your time and effort. Very much appreciated. In all a fantastic night and I thank you.

– John C Burt OAM, Principal Ballarat Specialist School

ballarat-sportsmen Thank you so much for your attendance last night, sensational! I have no doubt that the whole night was enjoyed by all that attended. Your kind gesture in signing the framed banner was also much appreciated. On behalf of the Ballarat Sportsmen’s Club, President Craig Schepis and the Club Committee I thank you sincerely for your time and presence once again.

– Bruce Velpied, Honorary Secretary, Ballarat Sportsman's Club Inc

Thank you for your participation, the day was by all counts a great success. Your contribution was outstanding, entertaining and unforgettable. Many guests commented on how terrific you were so on behalf of SEG, Toccolan and Heartwell, “Thank You” once again for your time and your efforts, it did make a huge difference to the outcome.

– Anna Dragonetti, Events Manager, Sports and Entertainment Group

Many thanks for your engaging presence, enthralling story and easy interaction with our staff and clients.

To have the person materialise from being a ‘voice on radio’ or ‘Television Image’ was something most would not have expected to be so involving.

Some aspects that were particularly impressive:
• Reading of your audience and pitching the story to their interest level.
• Clear, concise and specific language always captivates listeners.
• Your introduction was surprising, attention getting and had people ready to go on this exciting journey.
• ‘Simon’ was their man for the evening, a friendly, good, approachable guy, who was happy to chat, have photos, give time to all ages, but above all was/is brilliant with names.
• Great to see you ‘working the room’ and seeming to have all the time in the world listening as though every word said to you was important.

I hope that these comments don’t seem gratuitous as they come from one who has a genuine interest in engagement of an audience and effective communication with them.

Oratory is a privilege and audiences deserve high quality – and we got it last night.
You have honed your skills well. Careful preparation is evident, even in that laconic manner.

– Clem A Dickinson, Financial Adviser, Fiducian Financial Services Pty Ltd

Thanks again for your involvement last Wed. We’ve had some great feedback since the event and between the team and I we judged it one of our best ever. The energy levels in the room were palpable!

– Ashley Thomson, Managing Director, Tenfold Business Coaching

I would like to thank you for your great presentation to our sales team over the past 2 weeks. We look forward to working with you in the future.

– Peter Geary OAM, National Parts Manager, Cutting Edges

I’d have no hesitation in recommending Simon as a coach and trainer to anyone who wants to motivate their staff to reach their potential. The professionalism Simon brings to the relationship and his corporate understanding of our business is particularly outstanding.

– Nathan Murray, Managing Director, Morris Finance Ltd

The sales team said it was the best seminar they had been to for a long, long time and they have started the week in a GREAT mood. Staff morale is the greatest challenge these days and this is the happiest I have seen this team in 12 months – so THANKS for organising the seminar for us and for being so REAL.

– Rosie Morehead, Sales Advertising & Marketing Manager, First National Giles Jones

Comments from participants in the First National Real Estate State Conference Waikerie, South Australia – published on Facebook, November 13, 2013:

The best day’s training I have had in a long time.

– Brett Coombs

Was a great weekend, lots of laughs and training of course with Simon.

– Sylvia Presepio

Simon I have just done a couple of your exercises with my staff and it was as fun as on the day! Thanks!

– Zac Bennett

Simon was a fantastic trainer teaching us some great leadership skills for us all to take back to our offices.

– Jennifer Nitschke