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Simon T. Bailey, MA, CSP, CPAE

Shift Your Thinking | Find Your Brilliance.

Simon T. Bailey is the leader of the ‘brilliance’ movement. His pledge is to create a down-to-earth speaking experience that engages his audience where they are. During his keynote, he shares and grows enthusiasm in the room (without fluff). Rather than simply providing answers, he challenges his audience to shift their thinking, creating an environment for enlightening insights, followed by actionable takeaways.

If your franchise system could benefit from these core messages, Simon can deliver results.

  • How to Lead, Engage, and Grow in the Midst of Uncertainty.
  • How to Shift Your Brilliance and Change the World.
  • How to Engage Customers For Life.
  • How to Maintain Momentum and Realize Lasting Results.

The Simon T. Bailey Experience

Travels From:

Orlando, FL

Fee Range:

KEYNOTE: $30,000

VIRTUAL: $20,000

Favorite Food:

Apple Pie

Simon Bailey's Bio

Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and specific tactics. He joins a list that includes Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown, and Tony Robbins. His expertise focuses on change, leadership, and customer experience. He’s worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. As an innovator, educator, executive advisor, speaker, and author, he shapes the lives of men and women around the world.

Prior to founding his company, Simon held the role of Sales Director for the world-renowned Disney Institute and worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years. His strategies drove the acquisition of an Orlando-based healthcare system and catapulted a hospitality company to be ranked #1 in customer service on

Simon emboldens individuals to impact the world by sharpening natural talents. Outside of his learning and development programs for organizations, Simon’s consumer-facing courses powered by LinkedIn have been viewed by more than 600,000 people in 100 countries.

When Simon is not working, he spends quality time with his two active teenagers, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and is an avid movie goer. He believes his most important role is to be a great dad and to volunteer in serving the least, the last, and the lost men in society.

Simon T. Bailey, Franchise Business Keynote Speaker

Partial Client List:

  • American Express
  • AT&T
  • Brookfield Residential Services
  • Burger King
  • Chevron
  • Cigna
  • Citrix
  • Franklin Covey
  • IBM
  • Liberty Tax Services
  • MasterCard
  • McDonald’s
  • Merck-Serono
  • Microsoft
  • NCAA
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Prudential
  • Raytheon
  • Subway
  • Taylor Morrison
  • The Hartford
  • Toyota
  • Verizon
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum
  • Simon Bailey is truly amazing and every group we have used him for has loved him! I think one of his best qualities is that he’s quickly able to learn a company’s culture and apply that to key points in his message to make his overall presentation very relevant to the audience.

    Brian DeLong, Director, Marketing, Advertising & PR Goddard Systems, Inc.
  • Simon Bailey began his session at the doors of our meeting room, shaking hands and greeting our franchisees as they filed in—and he left to a standing ovation, then tears, hugs, and laughter as the line formed to thank him on the way out. His reviews are absolutely glowing and he was a dream to work with. He took the extra step to ask for and then personalize his presentation with inspirational stories provided by our team, bringing them to life in a beautiful, heartfelt way. It’s obvious he’s authentic and cares greatly for people. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting us together with Simon! Everyone wants him back!

    Michelle Koester, VP Organizational Learning Right At Home
  • The first time I met Simon, I knew I had met someone destined for an amazing journey. Even then, many years ago, there was an obvious ‘brilliance’ that exuded from Simon.

    Rick Goings, Chairman & CEO Tupperware Brands
  • Simon will encourage you to pull yourself up by the boot straps and march ever so clearly into a bright future.

    Harris Rosen, CEO Rosen Hotels and Resorts
  • Simon is a self-motivated leader who clearly has a zest for life which makes his perspective regarding the ever-evolving workplace so rewarding.

    David Bagwell, President Tishman Hotel & Realty
  • Whether you see, hear, or read him, you will enjoy Simon’s message, and it will inspire you to be, do and have all that you desire. Simon is an original voice that stimulates you to know that you are brilliant and have unlimited potential.

    Mark Victor Hansen, Author Chicken Soup for the Soul

Simon Bailey's Keynotes

Brand the Moment – 5 Ways to be Unforgettable and Create Customers for Life

If you’re unforgettable, you’ll create a customer for life. And in this service-driven economy, every moment is an opportunity.

In Simon’s newest presentation, he leverages what he’s learned over 30 years of working for six different companies, including the Disney Institute and The Ritz Carlton Learning Institute, to create memories that matter. Simon leans on evidence-based research to provide tried-and-true methods that work for everyone—from account directors to Uber drivers.

Participants will learn that superior customer service is a connection, not a product. You will be empowered to see customers as guests, create a personalized experience, anticipate needs, respond immediately, and capture loyalty through kindness. You’ll be a spark in that guest’s memory.

Customer love is a mindset. Simon has the tools to teach you. He’ll help you create a culture where everyone matters and people are invited to be their best selves. You’ll transform from good service into platinum service, and every customer will be one for life.

For audience members of all vocations, ambitions, and experiences.

Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Uncertainty

The best leaders are the ones who lead differently.

Simon’s signature program was created to solve a problem: help individuals get out of the past and think like a leader of the future. You’ll develop an enhanced sense of perspective, understand where you shine, and learn how to lead without a title to create effective change.

You are the director of your personal narrative. You have the power to reposition your team, your company, and your life by leading in a style that’s uniquely you. By the end of this presentation, participants will uncover their inner strengths to reach new heights.

For business leaders who are ready to take their company into tomorrow.

Brilliant Living – Own Your Future

Sometimes happiness is where you are. Sometimes happiness is elsewhere. Wherever your calling may be, Brilliant Living dares you to pursue your dreams.

Simon’s role is to help you grab the steering wheel. You’ll be given a guide to assess the eight traits of being your most brilliant self. Using the lessons learned from working with 1,500 organizations over the past 15 years—and Simon’s personal moments of reinvention—you’ll be nudged to live life on your own terms, make a change, and do something exceptional.

The choice is yours: Be average—or dare to be brilliant.

For people ready to instill change and passion in their organization, peers, and life.

Be the Bloom - Breaking Sound Barriers in Education

How do we innovate in an industry resting on repetition? How does an airplane take off? How do we build an educational culture where the status quo is ruptured, graduation rates increase, and students thrive?

Students today are taking tests that aren’t going to help them in the real world. We need to uproot the system to shift from benefiting the teacher to the student. Niched in education, this presentation explores 22 different case studies of principals having breakthrough results. You’ll find out how to learn from the exceptional, build momentum, break sound barriers, and accelerate into success—no matter your industry.

Say goodbye to excuses and hello to innovation.

For educational leaders, administrators, parents, and innovators from all industries.

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