Keynote Simon T. Bailey

Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the Top 25 people that will help you reach your business and life goals. He joins a list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Brene Brown. His viral video posted by Goalcast to Facebook has over 87 million views. Washington Speakers Bureau recently selected him as one of the Top 12 Business Speakers and Big Speak Speakers Bureau selected as one of the Top Sales Kick-Off Speakers for 2020.

Today, Simon is a breakthrough strategist who goes beyond feel-good content and provides real-life deliverables that impact lives. 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 Expedia.com.

He has worked with 1,800 organizations in 49 countries. A few of his clients include Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, Hilton Hotels, American Nurses Association and the NSA (National Security Association).

Simon has more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry including serving as sales director for Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort.

He is the author of 10 books including the HarperCollins-published book, Release Your Brilliance, Releasing Leadership Brilliance by Corwin Press (a division of Sage Publishing), and Shift Your Brilliance, published by SoundWisdom. His three online courses on LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) have been viewed by people in 100 countries.

Simon currently serves as a board member of the U.S. Dream Academy, a 20-year old organization whose mission is to increase high school graduation rates for children whose parent(s) are incarcerated. He also serves on the board for the Orlando Health Foundation Board, a $4 Billion 100-year-old non-profit hospital with 20,000 employees based in Orlando, FL.

Simon is a Summa Cum Laude master's degree graduate of Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. He has also served 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.

Recently he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities from Kayiwa International University/United Graduate College and Seminary International in Kampala, Uganda for his global impact. Furthermore, he has received the World Civility Award from iChange Nations and is acknowledged as a World Civility Ambassador.

When Simon is not busy advancing professionals' and organizations' development, he roots for the Buffalo Bills, collects limited edition stamps and is an avid moviegoer. Simon is the proud father of two young adult children and currently resides in Orlando, FL.