Simon Bailey Profile

“One of the best keynote speeches ever heard or used,” in Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s opinion, Simon Bailey is an expert in equipping leaders to use their most precious asset, people, in the most effective ways. One-time leader of the Disney Institute, which is known all around the world, he is the founder of Brilliance Institute Inc.

Named in Speaker Magazine‘s top 25 “hot speakers”–those who are defining the pathway of the speaking profession–Simon has a Master’s Degree from Faith Christian University and is a graduate of Rollins College Executive Management Certificate Program. He is also an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society. Harrison College in Indianapolis offers, in collaboration with Simon, the Simon T.Bailey Emerging Leaders Certificate for individuals, corporations and organizations.

Simon has authored seven books, including Release Your Brilliance which ranked as the 17th most read book by corporate America.

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    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.

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Simon Bailey's Speech Descriptions

Simon Bailey offers a varied set of presentations that cover such areas as personal development, career progression, emotional branding and customer service leadership.

Simon’s philosophy is to look at things just that little bit differently, to see where the brilliance lies within you and to leverage your personal strengths for maximum progress. He shows that by making brilliant change you can be noticed by leaders, inspire your employees, connect with your customers and inflate your bottom line.

Release Your Brilliance

Just as a raw uncut diamond carries its brilliance below the surface; we all carry a spark of brilliance within us to create the destiny we want. Simon shows people how to transform their hidden brilliance into passion and purpose. All it takes to sparkle - is knowing how to shine in the midst of change.

Vuja De – Shift Your Thinking and Accélérate Your Results

Vuja De is the opposite of déjà vu. It’s stopping and looking at things afresh. Simon calls it flipology. Flipologists see things differently, allowing them to break away from the same old same old. Seeing things differently is the first step to doing things differently, and setting different outcomes in motion.

Power Up Your Career in Times of Change

In challenging times, many organizations become more fluid, that’s when having the resilience to reinvent yourself keeps you relevant. Simon explores strategies to help you leverage your personal strengths, increase your creativity, be more productive and have fun doing it.

Unleashing Brilliant Leaders

Your next generation leaders are being developed right now and they will lead, based how they have been led. Simon shows you how to recognize core brilliance, identify your next Chief Breakthrough Officer and inspire “A” level performers to ignite “B” level performers and power your organization up.

Storyselling™ Emotional Branding Your Customer Experience

Consistently brilliant service creates a strong emotional response from customers. Simon calls it Emotional Branding because the loyalty it creates is far more powerful than conventional branding. Learn how to exceed customer expectations through applying High Touch techniques and turn your customer service department into a mindset.

Release Your Brilliance - Book by Simon T. BaileyCreating Brilliant Change

When you create brilliant change, your leadership and employees notice it, your customers connect to it and your bottom line will love it. Learn how to be a Change Agent and use change to close the gap between management and employees. Simon examines how to make the changes that need making, and make those changes stick.

Brilliant Customer Service Leadership

Happy employees make happy customers. Simon explains how to earn the devotion of employees and customers alike, by empowering your employees to take ownership of service and developing the conditions for customer delight to take place. Learn the secrets of modeling and coaching superior customer satisfaction.

What People are Saying about Seeing Simon Speak

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    I admit it. I wasn’t convinced you could do it AGAIN, but you did. Of course I had an inkling, or we wouldn’t have begged you to come back. But the skeptical meeting planner in me had me worrying that it wouldn’t be – couldn’t be the same. I was right. It wasn’t the same…it was BETTER! I’m now 100% convinced. I’ve been “Simon-ized!” Quality education is still the number one component of our mission to meet and exceed our member needs. Our members look to us to provide the best of the best and that’s why I want to work with you again. You epitomize the best.
    California Society of Association Executives

    Your morning keynote made such an impression on the attendees that your afternoon session had one of the largest crowds ever for a breakout in the 25-year history of this conference. Other evidence of your impact was that not a session went by the rest of the day without a quote or reference from one of your presentations. Your entertained us, you inspired us and, most importantly, you taught us how to release your brilliance.
    Kentucky Department of Tourism

    You created a “WOW” for our audience that has raised the bar for all future speakers. Not only was your program phenomenal, but as an individual you were professional, courteous, prompt, friendly and highly flexible with the changing demands of our conference.
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    Our cast members were inspired by your stories, humor, and authenticity. I was concerned if you would be able to maintain your energy level from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Well, you surprised everyone by your stamina and creativity off-the-cuff. Wow! We appreciate your dedication in partnering with our human resources department in designing a customized presentation for all education levels in our organization. You created a magical moment for our cast.
    Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

    Your keynote address demanded the attention of the conference participants. It was extremely important, very timely, so well received and had the kind of impact we needed. Many of the participants stated your presentation was enlightening and profound.
    American Bar Association

    Everything we read or heard about you, prior to seeing you in action, was true. Your leading-edge, paradigm-shifting program certainly opened up our nonprofit leaders’ minds and showed them how to think about their leadership in a new and different way. Your presentation was insightful and filled with real life examples that demonstrated your various points, thus making it easy to bring home the “fever” to colleagues. Be warned…you just might well have started a “brilliance epidemic” of large proportions in Boca Raton!
    Boca Raton Resort & Club

    Thank you Simon! We heard GREAT feedback on your presentation, and though it was a tricky time slot (after a long day and two hours into an open bar), you did a fantastic job. We will definitely share the good news about Simon Bailey with other meeting planners.
    JPMorgan Chase Bank

    Your presentation received the highest ratings we have ever had. There was never a dull moment and you had full audience attention for 3 hours – unbelievable. It was astounding to see such audience control.
    Florida Safety Council

    As I talked to many conference attendees they had nothing but rave reviews about your presentation. The thing that I heard over and over was that you were so prepared, that you really knew your audience, and that you were filled with motivating energy. Yet you were real and “unscripted”. As someone who attended all three of your sessions with us, what I found most distinctive is that each session was absolutely tailored to the specific audience, and I was able to take a little something different away from each one.

    Our participants thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and already they are asking for more. Many have indicated that they have learned a lot and that they are looking forward to sharing the information with colleagues who were unable to attend. In moving forward we will continue our alliances with you in an effort to build the Customer Service landscape in Jamaica to international standards.
    Jamaica Customer Service Association

    Words simply cannot adequately express the remarkable impact Simon made on our organization. Simon creates energy, enthusiasm and passion! He’s been blessed with the phenomenal talent of removing all possible intimidating factors from the environment, thus creating an atmosphere for attendees to share situations affecting their lives, both personal and professional. The fact that he assigned accountability partners for each team member allowed us to carry his message with us not only for that day, but every day we come to work.
    ISP Sports, Inc.

    If you have met Mr. Bailey, you know that he is many things, not the least of which is a powerful and compelling speaker. His message about Customer Service, delivered to our highly experienced management team was remarkable – strong, targeted and memorable. He held the audience spellbound all the way.
    Hudson Group

    Many of our members and supporters are senior executives in the performance improvement industry. It’s a tough crowd to please. They are best characterized as the “been there and done that” type. Your practical yet meaningful approach made the material interesting and thought provoking. Your book is a great tool and resource for those who wish to rekindle the passion and spirit you conveyed during the presentation. SITE says, “Well done, Simon T. Bailey!”
    Society of Incentive Travel Executives

    Simon T. Bailey is a phenomenally gifted speaker. The depth of his passion is ever evident in his delivery, his mannerisms, and his ability to communicate a message that transcends race, age, creed, and gender. I have never in my 30+ years of employment experienced such a spirit of camaraderie and unity among co-workers as I did the evening of our Leadership Conference. People were genuinely touched by Mr. Bailey’s words. Anyone having the opportunity to hear him speak should take every advantage, because Simon truly has something to say!
    Lane Hospitality

    Well, it′s unanimous…you were a huge hit with the Southern HealthCare Team and our Sovereign HealthCare facility leaders. Many of your key points are still resonating within our company. It was truly amazing to see how much valuable information you could fit into such a short time span.
    Southern Healthcare Management, LLC

    I want to express my sincere appreciation to you for your inspiring presentation in New Orleans. I often receive the best feedback “in the streets” and everyone was “abuzz” after your presentation. Post keynote speech, folks were giving you rave reviews which only confirms the importance of your words. My thanks to you for touching the hearts and minds of the BCBSA folks in attendance.
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your presentation this week to our top sales performers was upbeat and, of course, inspirational. I have had many positive comments from our attendees. Realize that last year some of these folks had Cal Ripken as their lunch speaker, so this was a tough crowd to impress.
    Sun Trust Bank

    Your presentation made such a positive impact on those who attended and the conversations they brought back to the office – people are still talking. I’ve noticed that many of the staff have placed the group assignments on the walls as a reminder of the wonderful experience.
    Orange County Convention Center

    On behalf of the TOT Advisory Board, we believe this meeting will be remembered as one of the finest held by the Top of the Table. Simon, we greatly appreciate your willingness to participate as a speaker and would like to thank you for your time and effort spent in making the program a success.
    The Million Dollar Roundtable

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Books by Simon Bailey:

    Release Your Brilliance: The 4 Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World

    Each of us is born brilliant. Then we spend the rest of our lives having our brilliance buried by people, circumstances, and experiences. Eventually, we forget that we ever had genius and special talents, and our brilliance is locked away in a vault deep within. So we settle for who we are, instead of striving for who we were meant to be.

    Release Your Brilliance provides the combination to the vault where your brilliance is kept. After struggling for thirty-two years with disillusion, defeat, and despair, author Simon T. Bailey cracked the code to personal transformation, turning his life around and becoming a highly successful entrepreneur, respected family man and community leader. Using the metaphor that we′re all diamonds in the rough, Simon shares the four key steps to cut and polish the gem that is you in order to reawaken your genius, reignite your internal light, and release your potential. He guides your transformation with interactive tools such as Personal Appraisal exercises, Diamond Polishing action steps, and true stories of Living Diamonds. Join the thousands of individuals and organizations worldwide who′ve sat down with Simon and learned to create lasting change and release their brilliance!

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