Simon T. Bailey is a brilliant catalyst with a visionary ability to identify brilliant potential in people and organizations and ignite that brilliance into action for amazing results. He is a fresh voice in the businesses world. Bailey has impacted the lives of over 250,000 people from around the world through his transformational presentations, content-rich workshops/programs, and Internet presence. Bailey's counsel helps organizations drive productivity and increase employee retention, which ultimately lead to a brilliant bottom line. His newest book, Release Your Brilliance: The Four Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World, (HarperBusiness) is having a profound impact on individuals and businesses. His other books include Simon Believes...Service is the Bottom Line, Simon Believes...Success is an Inside Job, and Simon Says Dream: Live a Passionate Life.
An internationally known keynote speaker, his talks consistently receive high marks for his candid and practical approach to communicating key principles with a humanistic touch. He inspires individuals to take charge of change and transform their lives from the inside out. A thought leader, Bailey connects the dots between individual and organizational brilliance. He challenges and teaches businesses and organizations to clear obstacles to brilliance in their cultures, processes, and people, thereby achieving higher levels of engagement, retention, and productivity. He has shared the main stage as a speaker with Jim Collins, Dr. Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Marcus Buckingham.
After developing his expertise in leadership, sales, and customer service over two decades with Hyatt Hotels, the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Walt Disney Company, Bailey founded the Brilliance Institute, Inc., which is dedicated to building the world's most valuable resource - people. His clients include Wal-Mart, Oracle, IBM, State Farm Insurance, Dell, Microsoft, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Bailey holds a master's degree from Faith Christian University, which also recently awarded him an honorary doctorate for his global impact. He was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key International Honor Society. He is also a graduate of the Rollins College (one of the top 25 private graduate business schools in the USA) Executive Management Program. He was also the youngest speaker to ever deliver a commencement address at Florida A&M University, where he inspired more than 10,000 people.
Bailey is also a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation for the National Speakers Association and International Federation of Professional Speakers. He was name one of the 25 "Who's Hot" speakers of 2009 by Speaker magazine. He serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including Health Central Hospital Foundation Board, a $130 million hospital with 1,500 employees. He was selected Central Florida's "Man of the Year" by the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Bailey lives in Windermere, Florida with his wife and two children.
Praise for Simon T. Bailey:
"Mr. Bailey talked at our conference yesterday. He was great, really inspired to aspire among the stars. ...He inspired me to go beyond my reach. Well spoken, funny, kept you moving throughout his talk."
- American Association of Diabetes Educators Attendee
"I feel Simon's presentation was superb!!!! He gave very valuable recommendations for doing your best on every task. I totally agree with his philosophy to push yourself above your limits. I truly enjoyed the way he explained how to make everything you do "shine." It's a good practice to always give more than what's asked."
- Internal Revenue Service Attendee
"Simon was amazing, by the way- everyone just loved him! He also got great reviews from the people who took the time to take the touch poll on site."
- Meeting Professional International - Southeast Conference Planner
"Simon's was one of the highest rated web conference programs to date! Very well received!"
- Southern Gas Association Networks Planner
"Simon was awesome! So far we received positive feedback about Simon. He was very engaging, full of positive energy and his content/presentation was very good and useful."
- Unilever Planner
"Simon, Thanks for your empowering and motivating speech that you gave at the University of Phoenix commencement in Charlotte today. I am currently a student with UOP in Chattanooga, TN pursuing my marketing degree. I wanted to come to a UOP graduation for motivation and boy did I get it!! My goal is to be a general manager for an NFL team. I recently had become discouraged and felt as if that goal was not attainable. I prayed for confirmation that the path I am heading down is where I needed to go. You sir confirmed it!!! My problem is "I" need to be the shifter!!! Again thanks and my God bless the work you are doing."
- University of Phoenix Attendee