Simon T. Bailey
Former Sales Director, Disney Institute and Best-Selling Author
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.
According to The Speakers Experts, Bailey is one of America’s top ten most booked corporate and association speakers. In 2015, he 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.
Speaker magazine also cited Bailey as one of the top 25 “hot speakers” shaping the profession. His uber popular “Building Business Relationships” micro-learning course on Lynda.com (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, Bailey 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. He has authored several books including Release Your Brilliance (HarperCollins) and Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You Inc. (SoundWisdom).
An experience with Bailey 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 Expedia.com.
Bailey 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 Bailey 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. He resides in Windermere, Florida with his wife and their two active teenagers.