Simon Brown has a strong interest in mentoring to pass on knowledge and ways of working to interested mentees.
His background and experience is within HR of large organisations, where he worked as HR Director at Duracell, The Coca-Cola Company and NCR Corporation. Simon has always enjoyed the Talent Management aspects of his role and you will see that this is recognised positively by others with over 100 endorsements for Talent Management on Simon's Linked in profile and many recommendations of his work in this area.
Simon Browns' professional skills particularly enable him to effectively mentor HR, Marketing, Finance and Customer Service professionals. Currently he works as a freelance consultant on various HR related projects and has the flexibility to do mentoring on a regular basis as needed. Previously he has worked as an HR Director for a wide range of multi-national companies across many business sectors. In addition he can certainly add value as a mentor to leaders, managers and supervisors of people.
His experience as a mentor dates back to 1992 when he was trained by David to be a mentor for the Institute of Personnel and Development at Kingston University.
Simon then successfully mentored personnel professionals within the CIPD, on a voluntary basis in the evenings between 1992-1995, and set up the Corporate Finance mentoring programme at his then company SB (now GSK) in his role as HR Business Partner in the period 1998-2000. This mentoring programme had the business objective to retain and develop Finance professionals with 3 years post qualification experience following their CIMA or ACCA examinations. Over 60 managers and professionals joined the mentoring programme across 4 different divisions of the company and working in partnership with David, the lead trainer, the programme was successful in retaining and developing all mentees over a two year period in a context where previously staff turnover had been high for this group and during a turbulent period of change and uncertainty running up to the merger of SmithKline Beecham with Glaxo Welcome to create GSK. The metrics used to measure process and outcomes of the mentoring programme were featured in David Clutterbucks' book "Everyone needs a mentor". Simon presented the SB Finance mentoring programme case study at the European Mentoring Conference at Oxford Brookes University.
In addition to the above Simon is rained as a coach in Maximising Performance through Coaching with Direct Dimensions International, and is also qualified to give feedback on 360 degrees personal development (PDI) and Occupational Preference Questionnaire (OPQ, SHL).
As a trained facilitator Simon is also qualified to administer and give feedback to individuals and teams for personal and team development using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI via OPP) and the Herrman Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI,as developed by Ned Herrman at General Electric Management Development Centre to enable transformation and empowerment of teams and individuals, developing diversity and innovation within the GE organisation).
Simon is 58 years young with a strong motivation to give something back and help grow others.
Outside of work Simon enjoys music (he is a member of Rock Choir and has sung at various concert venues including Wembley Stadium, Charterhouse and Guilfest), musical theatre, watching sport, and spending time on sunny holidays abroad with his family.