Simon Brown - Associate Executive Coach
Simon is passionate about helping individuals unlock their full potential. As a professionally qualified ILM 7 executive coach, he works with CEOs, senior leaders, and founders to help them conquer their toughest challenges and pull out their innate capacity for peak performance.
Career Background and Strengths
With an extensive 20-year leadership career in the financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, Simon brings a wealth of experience to his clients. During this period, he has worked on all sides of the boardroom table as a banker, strategy consultant, corporate finance advisor, investor, and client.
His diverse background in these industries, combined with professional certification in psychometrics and coaching, allows him to leverage insightful, real-world examples and provide high-quality services to board-level executives.
Simon is also a seasoned Board Member himself and a Fellow of The Institute of Leadership. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Strategy & Finance Committee at the regional mental health charity Thurrock & Brentwood Mind.
Coaching and Leadership Experience
Simon's approach to coaching is to create a safe, secure, and confidential environment where clients can address complex issues, identify goals, and emerge with a clear direction and plan of action to deliver on their objectives. Through powerful and challenging conversation, he encourages leaders to consider issues through multiple lenses - and once there is clarity of direction - to commit to execution whilst eliminating barriers that stand in the way of success.
Simon believes that coaching is one of the most powerful forms of self-development and organisational transformation. He strives to understand his clients' deep-rooted desires and the emotional drivers that underpin their motivation for change. He specialises in the areas of personal growth, leadership performance, stress recovery, corporate strategy, stakeholder management and corporate finance.
His unique value is that he has experienced first-hand the power of great coaching and has been on his own journey of discovery during a 20-year career in leadership. This often means he can truly empathise with client challenges and quickly help leverage a desire for change that will have maximum impact.
Transportation & Mobility
Consulting & Advisory
Charity & Mental Health
Qualifications and Training
Fellow - The Institute of Leadership
Level 7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches & Mentors - ILM
Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) Practitioner - Thomas International
Corporate Coach International - RTC Leadership & Training
Strategic Leadership Programme - Roffey Park Institute
Member - Association for Coaching
What Clients Say
“I can recommend Simon without reservation. He is a lead professional in his field and, without a doubt, has the skills and qualities to support other senior leaders. I have been a headteacher of 3 schools and the CEO of a Multi Academy Trust. His ability to help me focus on the key issues is impressive and very motivating. As a result of my work with him, I feel positively positioned to move forward in the next steps of my career.”
Inspiration outside of work
Simon lives in Essex with his wife, three boys and dog. He enjoys spending time with his family, long walks in the country, pub lunches, reading and international travel.