My name is Simon Canning
My journey started by moving from Canada to the UK for a Science Degree, followed by extensive travel around the world (leading adventure tours, chasing lemurs in Madagascar was a highlight). But after science and travel, I needed people and business.
I started and sold a chain of agencies in Canada, lead the world's 4th largest account for a Fortune 500 Technology firm in the US, earned a Management of Technology MBA, studied Carver Governance in Atlanta, and now I consult with and coach CEOs.
I am a father, husband, sibling, friend, confidant, skier, history buff, and a continuous learner. I believe business can be a force for good in a civil society.
So I bring my life experiences and business skills to work with, and help my clients achieve the outcomes they are looking for.
The Governance Audit proved very enlightening and was time well spent. Simon's confidential report gave us the opportunity to take a hard look in the mirror and make informed choices going forward.
Richard Solomon, Treasurer Providence Row UK
Simon conducted significant individual and group coaching to develop appropriate board governance policies.
The outcome was a set of behaviours that enabled us to flourish and to produce a sustainable model going forward.
Without Simon’s guidance, level of thought and coaching the organization would simply not have been able to govern at an appropriate level.
Mark Crocker CEO Optimize
Simon's expertise positively changed the performance of a number of operational teams that are core to our services. He coached the managers and staff into a modern management style., The results were a more effective team with better performance metrics, and higher employee engagement.