Keynote Speaker Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey

Leadership Imagineer

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Florida, USA

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Simon T. Bailey’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Renowned speaker and author Simon T. Bailey is the leader of the “brilliance” movement – helping more than 1 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking and produce sustainable results. He is the former sales director of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc.

According to The Speakers Experts, Simon is one of America’s top ten most booked corporate and association speakers. In 2015 Simon was inducted into the prestigious National Speakers Association Hall of Fame whose honorary members include former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell and President Ronald Reagan.

Why Simon T. Bailey

  • When you book Simon T. Bailey, you don’t just get a “speaker”. You get someone who connects with audiences and challenges each individual to rise above mediocrity and be their brilliant best.
  • A presentation by Simon T. Bailey is engaging, insightful and relevant to excelling in today’s environment. His presentations go beyond feel-good content to real-life deliverables that are indisputably life and organization changing.
  • Having served hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and over 1000 organizations on six continents, the ‘hilariously engaging’ and ‘tactically insightful’ Mr. Bailey understands the frustrations and opportunities that professionals encounter.

Speaker magazine also cited Simon as one of the top 25 “hot speakers” shaping the profession. His uber popular “Building Business Relationships” micro-learning course on (A LinkedIn Company) has been viewed by 10,000+ professionals in 100 countries.

His team recently introduced the Shift Your Brilliance System® that teaches individuals and organizations how to create meaningful results in the new economy. A percentage of the proceeds from the Shift Your Brilliance System® benefit the U.S. Dream Academy, a non-profit organization that believes a child with a dream is a child with a future. In 2003 Simon founded his own company to teach companies and individuals how to grow their most important asset – people.

He has spoken on six continents to 1,000+ organizations including AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Microsoft and Toyota. His previous work experience includes serving as the first African American sales director at the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort® Resort. Simon has authored seven books including Release Your Brilliance (HarperCollins) and Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You Inc. (SoundWisdom).

An experience with Simon goes beyond feel-good content to real-life deliverables that impact lives. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates beyond the stage. His wisdom and expertise enabled an Orlando-based healthcare system to be acquired and a division of a hospitality company to be ranked No. 1 for customer service by

More About Speaker, Simon T. Bailey. . .
Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. He serves on the advisory council for Management and Executive Education for the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the U.S.

When Simon is not busy advancing professionals’ and organizations’ development, he roots for the Buffalo Bills, collects rare stamps and global currency, and is an avid movie goer. Simon resides in Windermere, Florida with his wife and their two active teenagers

Testimonials 4

  • “From my first conversation with Simon I had a very strong feeling that he would be a great fit for our seasoned crowd.  His intellect and insight were apparent even in our short conversation on the phone.  Turns out this feeling was more than just a little correct.  Simon is the only speaker in 20 years of our event to receive a standing ovation.  Now, even weeks/months later, I continue to hear from attendees different insights they have put to use from Simon’s discussion.  Simon put a lot of work up front in to making sure he had relevant stories and examples tied to our industry.  I can’t speak highly enough of his ability to connect to an audience, to artfully deliver messages that will resonate, and to stir actionable emotion in even the most seasoned veteran attendee.”

    Melissa Van Dyke

    President, The Incentive Research Foundation

  • “I have had the pleasure of knowing Simon Bailey for more than 10 years.  During that time, I have been a follower of his message, reading his e-newsletter, books and sharing his insights with colleagues and peers.  Simon spoke at the Association Forum Annual Meeting, and as expected, he delivered a program that was such a draw that extra chairs were brought in and attendees spilled out into the hallway!  Simon’s positive message and real life suggestions for making a difference in your life and career have continued through conversations since the meeting.  I think that’s the kind of impact we’d always like to be able to report from one of our meetings.  Thank you Simon!”

    Christie A. Tarantino

    CAE, President & CEO, Association Forum of Chicagoland

  • “I want to thank you so much for an excellent closing session at Great Ideas. You were phenomenal and you can tell by the Twitter Stream, that your comments totally resonated with the audience. I really appreciate you customizing your presentation to the association audience because the information you shared was so pertinent. And, by the way, I love your laugh!”

    Anne Blouin

    Chief Learning Officer, American Society of Association Executives

  • Everyone loved Simon and his presentation was spot on to our company’s vision for the meeting.

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