In today’s episode of Aww Shift Podcast, our guest is Simon T Baily, a Speaker, Author, Life Coach, and Entrepreneur. Simon has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as Sales and Director for Disney Institute, and has worked with more than 1,800 organizations in 50 countries. His passion and purpose are unlocking that ability in a way that ignites sustainable transformation.

[3:06] Why should I listen to you?

I wanted to become the CEO at Disney, and that’s why you probably want to talk to me.

[4:53] The Biggest Lesson

The biggest thing that I learned that failure is not final. It’s only feedback and feedback. It is the breakfast of champions like unless you are failing and taking a risk.

[10:04] Heart for the people you want to serve

The goal cast video went viral with 90 million views. Even Beyonce’s mother reposted it, and it went viral again and Instagram. When I get that feedback from people who say I get it. That’s why I do this work. It’s about the Epiphany, the Eureka moment for them.

[11:20] Falling apart in Marriage

I was chasing money, but it had no meaning; my situation was poor. My daughter came into my home office one day, and I was emotionally unavailable because I was in between trips to keep up the appearances. My number one job is to be a better husband and become a business entrepreneur. 


After going through a divorce after being married for 25 years, I’ve learned that women want their husbands to be emotionally honest with them—putting the truth on the table. If it’s not working, then it’s not working. Therapy is extremely crucial for men who don’t like to go and sit on a sofa and just process. 

[15:08] Finding your people

 It’s not about ego. Ego is edging goodness out. They are always around others, and they’re more interested instead of being interesting. Those are the guys I want to roll with because I’ll rub off on them.

[16:04] Opening Opportunities

It’s the greatest time to be in this business. People are wide open to reinventing and not doing it the way it’s always done. They understand what I would call Boucher day. So it’s seen it for the first time or going the opposite way.

[22:01] Benefits of Courses

Everything in business comes down to relationships. I unpack How do you manage business relationships, executive relationships, peer relationships. And then the other thing is, we help people lead through relationships.

[23:30] Best advice to newcomers

Be an original voice instead of an annoying echo. Bringing something to the world that is from your heart, not just your head, is important. Caring and serving is the new selling. I have discovered that this is where we are going in the next decade.

[25:30] What promise did God make to the world when He created you?

To hug people with my words.

Key Quotes

[13:06 – 13:13] “If you’re trying to chase a dream, focus on anchoring yourself daily towards what matters.”

[18:15 – 18:21] “The ability to say no, when it wasn’t right. 80% of your nervous system is in your gut.”


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