Born and raised in Switzerland, Simon attended college in Bern where he earned his Business and Marketing degree. At age 26, he started his career as a project manager for an executive seminar provider, designing, marketing and organizing educational programs in the areas of strategy, marketing and sales.
In 1997, Simon decided to visit San Diego, California, to “brush up” on his English skills.
I felt like I was on vacation and I said to myself, “This is a nice place to be”.
With his English refreshed (and improved), Simon decided to stay in the United States and set out to actively and rigorously make it work. He earned a job at Dale Carnegie Training and became an award-winning top sales producer in less than two years. Given the opportunity to participate in training programs focused on communication, presentation, interpersonal skills, leadership, management and sales, Simon eventually caught the “teacher’s bug.” He had found “where his talents and the needs of the world cross.” ~ Aristotle
In 2001, Simon opened his own consulting and coaching business and is now doing what he enjoys most “working with companies, managers and professionals, teaching them skills, attitudes and knowledge to Stand Out.”
Simon’s international background adds depth and dimension to his coaching with his understanding of how executives operate in today’s global economy.