Simon started his career as officer with the Royal Dutch Marines Corps, where he learnt to lead a platoon of thirty people. Essential elements of his leadership were the enhancement of the mental and physical health of his team and the motivation of people. After several different challenging jobs, one of which was being sent out to Bosnia, As a Captain Simon left the Royal Marines to realize his life-long dream: together with his wife Simon travelled the world. A year and a half later, with a backpack full of adventures and life changing experiences, they returned home. Simon decided to change the course of his life and bridge the gap with the business world; he became head of several teams within commercial services businesses. His focus was always to set out goals together as a team, based on trust, respect and making a connection between all members of the team. The results followed almost automatically because of this collective collaboration.
In the next fifteen years, as a Director Simon joined the management teams of several companies, leading different change projects within the commercial services sector, as well as sport, culture and defence. Time and again Simon was fascinated and inspired by the following themes: to set new goals through change of course, collaboratively, by breaking old patterns, giving trust to each other, by enjoying the process, through constant self-development and realization towards a clear point on the horizon, ultimately getting optimum results.
Simon implements all that he has learnt over the years in his work with Vital 2 Perform. To reach the highest level of succesfull change, he collaborates with different professionals he has worked with before and in whom he has a lot of faith.