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Mitchell Simon

Simon Leadership Alliance

CEO | Founder | Team Leadership Coach | Business Coach | Executive Coach

Del Mar, CA

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About

There I was, Director of Strategic Planning, in the boardroom of a multi-national company, with a gut feeling that things weren’t going as well as they seem. The company I was working with was headed for extinction, I knew it, I screamed it. The company, on the verge of extinction today, didn’t listen. I had hired an incredible team, a team that was suffering under the weight of bureaucracy, hubris, seriousness, and inauthenticity, and for some reason I knew that I could give them something better. So, I took it upon myself to lead my team on a team retreat. I had never been on a team retreat, I had never met a coach, but I had listened to a tape set (yes tapes!) from Tony Robbins. I decided we were going to engage in a life changing adventure…climb Mt. San Jacinto…the hard way. Our climb was grueling. My goal was to climb for an hour, have transformational conversations for a few minutes, and climb again. My team struggled. My team was exhausted, yet together we transformed the others’ lives. Nicole mentioned that we were discussing things her mother, her boyfriend, and her closest friends never asked? What were we doing? I had no idea. I had never done this before. But I began to realize I wanted to spend my life creating great teams, that created this greatness through these conversations. Shortly thereafter, I had the opportunity to climb Mt. Rainier with 12 executive coaches. As I was climbing, they were asking me questions that rattled my soul. Asking me things like… “Are you 100% satisfied with your professional life, your romantic life, with your current level of performance?” “Are you engaging 100% in what you are truly passionate about?” These guys were in my face. They were confrontational. They were rigorous. I wanted them to go away. Yet, I discovered in that moment that I must become a leadership coach. I left the corporate world, went to coaching school and founded the Simon Leadership Alliance.

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Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Retreat
  • Public Speaking

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Area of Focus

  • Team Building
  • Executive Coaching
  • Communication