Simon has always had a passion for finding and uncovering that which prevents us from succeeding or reaching our full potential. This initially came from his sporting background where he showed a keen interest and understanding for the varying disciplines, skills and mindsets required for whatever sport he was participating in. Since a young age Simon competed at various levels in a variety of sports. He was selected at county level in both Athletics and Basketball, and competed internationally in Rowing where he trained alongside Olympic athletes.
He took this passion and understanding for sports and training to University where he studied for a degree in Recreation & Leisure Management and Sports Psychology along with sports and fitness Coaching. Simon continued his studies after University by completing diplomas in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
Simon spent 7 years in Formula 1 where he previously worked for 4 years as the Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist with David Coulthard. He spent a year working for Renault F1 team focusing on the driver’s physical and mental performance. He then spent a year working with Jerome D'Ambrosio at Marussia F1 Team as a Physical & Mental Coach, before working with Sergio Perez at Sauber F1 Team as a Physical Mental coach contributing to his most successful season in F1 so far. Simon then moved out of F1 to become Performance Director at Nissan's GT Academy where he spent 18 months revolutionising the physical and mental training of the Driver Development Program and contributing to many race wins and podiums which brought GT Academy their first ever PRO/AM Championship in the Blancpain Endurance Series last season. Simon has uncovered within himself an incredible ability to understand, communicate and empathise with individuals from all walks of life. His experiences in an extremely high pressured and massively demanding environment have been an invaluable addition to his experience.
After a very successful 10 years in Motorsport, Simon has now moved into tennis, Motivational/Inspirational Speaking, private consulting and the corporate world where he combines both his experience in sport along with his proven training methods to help other people and teams perform at their optimum.
Simon is a professionally trained Hypnotherapist, bound by an ethical code of conduct. He is a member of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and the National Council for Hypnotherapy.