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Leading with Heart: Lessons from Simon T. Bailey's Latest Book (Ep63)

Simon T. Bailey is my former Disney colleague, and I can't wait for him to share his entrepreneurial journey!

He had four jobs over seven years at Disney, including parking event sales, selling the Braves spring training, handling international wholesale, and being the Sales Director for the Disney Institute. During his time at Disney, Simon was interviewed by a journalist and stated that he saw himself in 10-15 years as the President and CEO of the Walt Disney World Resort and eventually the Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company. This statement caused an uproar with his superior!

Today, Simon has been an entrepreneur in the content distribution business for nearly twenty years. He started by hiring an instructional designer and investing in developing content. He has since branched out into speaking, coaching, writing books, creating online courses, and licensing content. His main focus is creating content once and using it to create multiple revenue streams. 

Tune into the interview to hear about Simon's journey as an entrepreneur and his new book, Ignite The Power of Women in Your Life!

His new book discusses:

  • Living in relationships that are whole, genuine, and open.
  • Understanding how and why men think the way they do.
  • Being your best, most-vulnerable self.
  • Celebrating and connecting with the women in your life more meaningfully than ever before.
  • Creating new opportunities — and even new definitions — for success.

In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Simon's roles at Disney
  • Why he decided to leave Disney and how he gained the courage to leave
  • What inspired him to become a leadership coach and speaker
  • The importance of living a purpose-driven life. 
  • His new book and why igniting the power of women interested him
  • What gave Simon the courage to be open with his story and struggle

Where to dive in:

0:02:19 Former Disney Institute Sales Director

0:04:24 Reflections on Leaving Disney Institute and Pursuing Content Creation

0:07:17 Exploring the Benefits of Content Distribution

0:08:49 Exploring Themes of Faith, Purpose, and Potential in Whole Person Leadership 0:11:18 Conversation with Simon Sinek: Finding Healing Through Writing and Leadership

0:13:18 Igniting the Power of Women

0:19:23 Navigating Divorce and Faith in a Faith Community

0:22:10 Exploring the Impact of Vulnerability in Professional Relationships

0:24:13 "Exploring the Benefits of Wholeness in Business: A Conversation"

0:25:39 Embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Positive Financial Impact

0:29:04 Exploring the Benefits of Vulnerability and Belonging in the Workplace

0:31:06 Balancing the Business Case for Diversity with Social Justice Values

0:32:46 Leveraging Relationships to Open Doors

0:35:54 Conversation on Business Storytelling and Engaging the Head and Heart

0:37:21 Exploring Whole-Person Leadership and the Power of Storytelling

0:41:52 Making Your Point Memorable

0:46:59 Impact of Landmark Forum on Staying Grounded in the Present

0:48:31 Reflection on Transformative Experiences: P3, Landmark Forum, and Caring Science

0:50:52 Transformational Journey and Self-Wholeness

0:53:02 "The Power of Encouragement: A Conversation on the Journey to Bhutan"

0:54:45 Igniting the Power of Women: A Conversation with Dr. Stacey Gordon

0:58:52 Conversation on Becoming a Better Human Being and Creating a Guided Journal

1:00:53 Content Creator and Hope Pusher

About the guest: Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations find their SPARK* In the last 18 years, he had the honor of partnering with almost 2000 organizations. Use that experience and expertise to maximize your potential! Check out Simon's new book here.

About me: Betsy Jordyn is a Brand Positioning Strategist that helps consulting and coaching business owners clarify their brand positioning and messaging, create a website presence that positions them as sought-after experts, land clients with ease and integrity, and take their place as thought leaders and influencers in their niche. Her mission is to help consultants and coaches monetize their best-at strengths and authentic passions to make a bigger difference in the world. Check out her brand strategy, messaging, and design services at https://www.betsyjordyn.com


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