Known as “The Growth Strategist” (https://www.simonhaigh.com/), I help organisations and leaders build and sustain business, leadership, brand and mindset growth through my coaching, consulting, training and e-learning programs. I’m honoured that my work is endorsed by world no. 1 leadership thinker, Marshall Goldsmith, PeopleHum – Top #200 Influential Thought Leaders 2021 and Thinkers 360 # 4 Sales, #9 Entrepreneurship, #10 Legal & IP, #13 Health & Wellness, #33 Mental Health, & #37 Management.
Q 1- How does your normal day begin? I wake up about 6.30 am each day, but get up a little later than that! I start every day with a short meditation- simply grounding me into the day and asking my Higher Power for guidance- I’ve done this for 12 years.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges? Definitely saying “No”. I get regular approaches to provide my confidence building coaching but I am learning to be selective about who I work with.
Q3- What do you love most about your job? The fact that I can choose who to work with and then provide them with the tools to help them align their skillsets and then map their own growth journey.
Q 4- What do you do to relax? I exercise every day, mostly a long walk at the end of every day. I find it relaxing for my mind, body and soul to be moving in nature.
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why? Definitely West Cork. I absolutely love the soft ruggedness, coves and beaches of the coast west of Kinsale- heaven on earth. The skies, the colour, the feelings – bliss.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide? Australia. I’m biased as I lived for 10 years. Specifically, Sydney – I feel like I am in one of the world’s most important cities that summarises the heartbeat of the Land Down Under.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto? Build your confidence with your capability by asking yourself a) do I like this person, and b) do I respect this person and c) do I trust this person.
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs Work on aligning your personal drive, with your strategic thinking and the opportunities to give yourself the best chance of success.