Simon Hartley | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Simon Hartley

Simon Hartley is a globally respected sport psychology consultant and performance coach. For over 20 years, Simon has worked with gold medallists, world record holders, world champions, top five world-ranked professional athletes, Team GB Olympians and championship winning teams.

Since 2011, Simon has published seven books, including How To Herd Cats; Leading A Team of Independent Thinkers and Stronger Together; How Great Teams Work.

During the last 15 years, Simon has also applied the principles of sport psychology to business, education, healthcare and the charity sector. This has included projects with some of the world’s leading corporations and foremost executives. He is also an international professional speaker, delivering keynotes throughout the world.

Simon joined the Vistage Speaker Bureau in May 2018 from the Academy for Chief Executives, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 over the last 18 months.

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World Class Leadership

During this session, Simon will share the Five Keys to World Class Leadership and how we can develop these in our teams. We’re not just going to learn the theory!

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World Class Leadership

Overview:

If you studied leadership in the very best teams on Earth, what would you find? What common leadership characteristics would you find in elite special forces units, Red Arrows teams, racing yacht crews, world class sports teams and Michelin star kitchens?

And… how can you develop the characteristics of world class leadership in your team?

During this session, I will share the Five Keys to World Class Leadership and how we can develop these in our teams. We’re not just going to learn the theory! During this session, we’re going to apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people. We’ll be using exactly the same methods that I use with elite sports teams, global corporations and world class SME businesses.

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the five key characteristics of world class leadership.
  2. Understand how these characteristics enable leadership of world class teams.
  3. Develop a plan to systematically develop these key characteristics in themselves and their leaders.

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Assess their performance in the five key characteristics of world class leadership.
  2. Identify the most effective ways to improve leadership within their teams.
  3. Apply tools that will enable them and their team to continually develop the characteristics of world class leadership.

World Class Mindset

Simon will share his insights and experiences of coaching ‘the mental game’ with world class athletes, Olympians, elite professional players and business leaders. He will share tools and methods that attendees can use to create a ‘champion mindset’ in their own business.

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World Class Mindset

Overview:

Have you ever noticed that world champions, world number ones and world record holders are often not the most naturally gifted, but those who have the right mindset? The winners are often not those with the greatest innate talent, but those who produce their best when it matters. Champions are focused, confident, motivated and composed under pressure. They have the determination, toughness, persistence, drive and resilience. Simply put, they have the mindset, the attitude and the character.

We all know that’s what you need to be successful, but how do you develop it? How do you create a ‘champion mindset’? How can you engineer your ‘mental game’ and that of your team?

During this session, Simon will share his insights and experiences of coaching ‘the mental game’ with world class athletes, Olympians, elite professional players and business leaders. He will share tools and methods that attendees can use to create a ‘champion mindset’ in their own business.

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the performance spiral and how to engineer the ‘mental game’ – particularly focus, confidence and motivation..
  2. Understand how to develop the character required for success.
  3. Develop a plan to create a world class mindset in their team.  

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Coach themselves and their team to hone focus, control confidence & master motivation.
  2. Coach themselves and their team to perform ‘under pressure’.
  3. Coach themselves and their team to develop the characteristics of success.

World Class Teams

During this session we’ll be learning from some of the very best teams in the world, we will apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people.

Read more

World Class Teams

Overview:

How can you build a world class team? How can you take your team from ‘good’ to ‘great’ and from ‘great’ to ‘world class’?

During this session we’ll be learning from some of the very best teams in the world, including teams in Michelin starred kitchens, Special Forces operations, elite yacht crews, a Formula One pit crew, The Red Arrows and even the greatest teams from the animal kingdom. What makes them world class, and how can we adopt the principles to help us become better?

We’re not just going to learn the theory! During this session, we’re going to apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people. We’ll be using exactly the same methods that I use with elite sports teams, global corporations and world class SME businesses. 

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the six key characteristics of world class teams.
  2. Understand how these characteristics enable teams to deliver world class performance, consistently.
  3. Develop a plan to systematically develop these key characteristics in their team.

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Assess their team’s performance in the six key characteristics of world class teams.
  2. Identify the most effective ways to improve teamworking within their teams.
  3. Apply tools that will enable their team to continually develop the characteristics of world class teams.

World Class Leadership

During this session, Simon will share the Five Keys to World Class Leadership and how we can develop these in our teams. We’re not just going to learn the theory!

Read more

World Class Leadership

Overview:

If you studied leadership in the very best teams on Earth, what would you find? What common leadership characteristics would you find in elite special forces units, Red Arrows teams, racing yacht crews, world class sports teams and Michelin star kitchens?

And… how can you develop the characteristics of world class leadership in your team?

During this session, I will share the Five Keys to World Class Leadership and how we can develop these in our teams. We’re not just going to learn the theory! During this session, we’re going to apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people. We’ll be using exactly the same methods that I use with elite sports teams, global corporations and world class SME businesses.

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the five key characteristics of world class leadership.
  2. Understand how these characteristics enable leadership of world class teams.
  3. Develop a plan to systematically develop these key characteristics in themselves and their leaders.

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Assess their performance in the five key characteristics of world class leadership.
  2. Identify the most effective ways to improve leadership within their teams.
  3. Apply tools that will enable them and their team to continually develop the characteristics of world class leadership.

World Class Mindset

Simon will share his insights and experiences of coaching ‘the mental game’ with world class athletes, Olympians, elite professional players and business leaders. He will share tools and methods that attendees can use to create a ‘champion mindset’ in their own business.

Read more

World Class Mindset

Overview:

Have you ever noticed that world champions, world number ones and world record holders are often not the most naturally gifted, but those who have the right mindset? The winners are often not those with the greatest innate talent, but those who produce their best when it matters. Champions are focused, confident, motivated and composed under pressure. They have the determination, toughness, persistence, drive and resilience. Simply put, they have the mindset, the attitude and the character.

We all know that’s what you need to be successful, but how do you develop it? How do you create a ‘champion mindset’? How can you engineer your ‘mental game’ and that of your team?

During this session, Simon will share his insights and experiences of coaching ‘the mental game’ with world class athletes, Olympians, elite professional players and business leaders. He will share tools and methods that attendees can use to create a ‘champion mindset’ in their own business.

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the performance spiral and how to engineer the ‘mental game’ – particularly focus, confidence and motivation..
  2. Understand how to develop the character required for success.
  3. Develop a plan to create a world class mindset in their team.  

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Coach themselves and their team to hone focus, control confidence & master motivation.
  2. Coach themselves and their team to perform ‘under pressure’.
  3. Coach themselves and their team to develop the characteristics of success.

World Class Teams

During this session we’ll be learning from some of the very best teams in the world, we will apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people.

Read more

World Class Teams

Overview:

How can you build a world class team? How can you take your team from ‘good’ to ‘great’ and from ‘great’ to ‘world class’?

During this session we’ll be learning from some of the very best teams in the world, including teams in Michelin starred kitchens, Special Forces operations, elite yacht crews, a Formula One pit crew, The Red Arrows and even the greatest teams from the animal kingdom. What makes them world class, and how can we adopt the principles to help us become better?

We’re not just going to learn the theory! During this session, we’re going to apply these principles to your team and your business. This highly practical session will focus specifically on helping you to apply the approaches in your context, with your people. We’ll be using exactly the same methods that I use with elite sports teams, global corporations and world class SME businesses. 

Three objectives for the session:

  1. Understand the six key characteristics of world class teams.
  2. Understand how these characteristics enable teams to deliver world class performance, consistently.
  3. Develop a plan to systematically develop these key characteristics in their team.

Three outcomes for the session:

As a result of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Assess their team’s performance in the six key characteristics of world class teams.
  2. Identify the most effective ways to improve teamworking within their teams.
  3. Apply tools that will enable their team to continually develop the characteristics of world class teams.

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