Business Owner & Managing Director - Construction Industry
Our company has worked closely with Simon over the past 24 months. In that time he has taken a detailed, professional, caring approach to developing our leaders as individuals and as a team. Simon is one of those extraordinary individuals who takes the time to understand the true needs of our emerging leaders. His astuteness and professionalism have enabled our leadership team to grasp the fundamentals of life and that of business responsibilities. Simons personalized care has been the cornerstone to building character and resilience in our staff.
He has an exceptional strength in relating our cultural values to the personal purposes of our employees. To this end Simon is motivated to find the element that bring out the best in a person and capture the appealing factors that make our people tick. This all leads to building a resilient team of accomplished people who are energetic and driven.
Business Owner - Retail Industry
When I was first referred to Simon at Scopus PD for coaching and mentoring, I was sceptical, stressed and held a very negative outlook on the world. I had been working hard in my own business for over 7 years, but I was miserable and wasn't achieving what I wanted to in life on both a personal and professional level. I knew I wanted to be happy, but I was clouded by constant frustration due to a lack of direction and the everyday issues of life, and I had no idea how to get there.
Simon helped me understand the importance of purpose, vision and goals. He helped clearly map out where I was heading and where I wanted to go in life, and also helped analyse my personality and the way I view and interact with the world. With his continued support, Simon helped shift my world view and work towards a life with countless opportunities for growth and happiness. My social life and personality is the healthiest and happiest it has ever been, and I now have a clear path and achievable goals. Simon's coaching has helped me harness my greatest strengths and talents in order to unleash my full potential and overcome any goal I set for myself in life, no matter what it is.
Finance & Operational Support Manager - Construction Industry
In less than 6 months working with Simon from Scopus, I have raised my team's game to a whole new level and have learned to delegate more effectively.
My relationships with peers, direct reports and key decision-makers have improved greatly, making me a more confident leader. After each session I always walk away with a new, clear, perspective on how to approach my work challenges and a very clear plan of attack.
Office Manager - Business Administration
Simon has been instrumental in my professional development. I was a worker bee with leadership potential but I lacked the confidence to make the transition from a worker to a leader.
Simon helped me to really comprehend the principals of leadership and teamwork and he even demonstrated these himself when dealing with all aspects of his professional life, which is a testament to someone who practices what he preaches.
Operations Manager - Construction Industry
I have found in the past that most professional coaches only provide fluffy solutions to the issues that make you feel good in the short term. Unlike Simon who helped me to identify the issues I was facing that I could not pin point on my own.
Even after pin pointing the issues, he provided me with the right tools and knowledge that I required to work through the problems and achieve the results I was after.
business Owner & Managing Director - I.T Industry
I have engaged Simon on several occasions to assist me with the immediate needs and the future development of my business. At first I was a little skeptical as to what, if anything, Simon would be able to help us with. Immediately he put my mind at ease by proving himself to be both exceptionally capable and highly professional.
Simon produced some very impressive results that assisted us to fulfil our immediate business needs as well as being able to identify some areas of focus in moving our business forward. Simon has a very unique way of explaining complex business strategy and in putting it into easy to understand and easy to apply actions.
After working closely with Simon for the past year, I have no problem in engaging him on a long term relationship to help develop and build my business for the future.