Simon Phillips



President at The Change Man


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SIMESCO MISSION "Our mission at Simesco is to develop a community of DELTΔ™ Change Agents, fully enabled to make a difference in their world."

"CULTURE CHANGE ON PURPOSE" - MOTIVATION & ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMES THAT WORK "Simesco understand how to get more for less out of organisations, teams and individuals. Their knowledge of how to deliver sustainable improvement and their willingness to share is exemplary." - Jane Pike, Director of Service Improvement, Dorset PCT A lot of business leaders are intimidated by the very topic of corporate culture. Culture is "squishy;" it smacks of Kumbaya. It's hard (if not impossible) to measure, completely impossible to chart on a graph and slip into a powerpoint for the board. That's scary! Relax. No one's going to ask you to hold hands and sing around a campfire. Culture isn't nearly as mysterious or frightening as all that. Culture is nothing more than a widely-shared outlook backed up by widely-shared habits. It's the way things happen around your organisation. Improving it can be difficult though and is fraught with many perils (not all are insurmountable but one or two can be hugely disruptive). At Simesco, we've developed a unique culture improvement process that is effective, sustainable and repeatable. We have the tools to pinpoint where your culture is not working, where engagement and motivation is most lacking and also where you have models of excellence. Then, our team of experienced change managers, facilitators and coaches can help you design, plan and implement the culture you desire; a culture that breeds confidence amongst your stakeholders and is focused on achieving the bottom line goals of your organisation. For a free initial consultation to discuss how you can develop an engaged and motivated workforce, call us on +44 7767650543

TALENT MANAGEMENT Very often it is the people we value most in our organisation that we do least to keep - the stars of the future, the high potential managers, the naked talent. How can you demonstrate that you value these individuals? How can you develop them effectively? These are the challenges that we help companies to overcome. Building on many years of experience in the development of executive potential, we can design a programme that meets the specific needs of your organisation and, more importantly, the very individuals you are seeking to support. "Better than an MBA" is how one client descibed our Stategic Professional Development Programme. We will inspire your talent to become Strategic Thinkers who are capable of:

  • shaping the way that the industry develops through innovation and the development of new paradigms
  • thinking across silos, challenging appropriately and knowing how to make the vision a reality
  • spotting, nurturing and championing talent in your organisations, creating a succession of future leaders
  • knowing how to project a good image, balance their lives and lead by example!
  • However, unlike most companies in this area, we do not just focus on the strategic level talent in your organisation, we understand that you have talent at every level and can help you design the processes and infrastructure you need to manage your talent pool effectively. Through our expert team of consultant trainers we offer a suite of tailorable solutions that can accelerate the development and improve the performance of your talent in months not years. For a free initial consultation to explore your requirements, call us on +44 7767 650543

N-CODE® What's your core talent and has it been N-Coded®? "My N-Code® works for me, it makes me happy. It resolved what I am here for, it made it OK for me to be who I have always been. It resonated with me on a very deep level and sewed up a number of holes in my confidence." - Sarah Dodd, Director, SDPR Ltd Wouldn't it be great to be able to call on a peak performance at any time? That's exactly what the N-Code Journey is all about. Understanding your core talent and then integrating it into your daily activities. "Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally" - David Frost Eleanor Roosevelt said - "What if ... Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision? If we could make this alignment, would it be this that made the difference?" What is your N-Code® - Your Core Talent? Discovery of your N-Code® enables you to fully integrate what you do with who you are to control your core talent in a direct and powerful way. Results can be quantified and guaranteed if you choose to undertake the full N-Code Journey. N-Code® is about becoming conscious of that which is currently unconsious and then using those insights to achieve bigger and better things. Discovery of your N-Code® - your Behavioural DNA, builds on Covey's work 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, especially Sharpening the Saw, and can become the bridge between effectiveness and greatness that Covey is leading us towards. Integration of your core talent can have a profound affect on your personal life and it has also helped executive and strategic level teams or partnerships to dramatically improve their performance.

About Simon Phillips Born and bred in Barry, South Wales, I studied history at the University of St Andrews and originally wanted to go into TV as a researcher. 3500 redundancies in the year that I applied to that industry resulted in a move into business consultancy (not sure if that was a logical journey!?!?!) . Working alongside individuals experiencing major change in their jobs and careers made me realise that if you want any sort of control over your life then you have to be proactive. In my case that meant becoming my own boss. My passion is helping people realise that whatever their personal circumstances they have the power to change them if they want. That change can start with a simple decision just to view their circumstances differently. Whatever happens, I really believe that if we all take more personal responsibility for our lives (not just our actions) then we can relieve stress, feel empowered and achieve a degree of happiness that eludes those that suffer from "victim mentality". Phew! Got a bit heavy there - onwards! Most of my time these days is spent working out ways to "bunk off" work and spend time with my boys. I made the decision to build a career that would mean that I didn't spend extended periods away from home once children had arrived and now that I have them, I'm glad I did. Apart from that, my life is about (in no particular order), cheering on Wales (rugby), Wales and England (football) and Arsenal; dreaming of driving an Aston Martin DB5; spending time with the folks and friends dotted all over the country; eating rhubarb crumble; teaching my sons to do Elvis impressions!

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The Business I formed my company (Simesco Limited) in 2000 to provide a host of services to help individuals, teams and whole organisations double their effectiveness. With a growing band of incredible associates, we utilise a range of innovative solutions, products and services to help solve most of TODAY's business challenges. I emphasise TODAY because the world is constantly changing and we aim to address the real issues that affect us all - such as flexible working; virtual and home working; work life balance; utilising technology such as mobile social media and uptodate approaches to building teams and creating momentum in your business. We're proud to work with some of the best companies in the world including Accenture, Barclays Bank, easyJet, Glenmorangie, LloydsTSB, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, United Utilities and The Wrigley Company. We are also honoured to work with the professionals that work inside our fantastic public service and charitable sectors. I've run workshops and spoken to crowds of several thousand people about the stuff in this profile, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to explore any of this further. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. If you've got this far, at least send me a message to say "Hi" - I'd be delighted to meet you.

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