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Simon Ekin

Simon Ekin

Professional Speaker

I have been a British Army Officer, a photo-journalist, a waiter, a game-keeper’s assistant, a planter of onions and chicken-coop cleaner. I have also cycled from 13,000 kilometres from Cape Town to the UK.

I’ve been in people and leadership development for over 30 years and I speak, coach, train and facilitates people and organisations to be more effective, productive and purposeful.

I’ve spoken at over a thousand conferences and events.

I work nationally and internationally with big business, small business, educational establishments, charities and non-profit organisations.  My clients have included Investec, Tiger Brands, Audi, Barclays Africa, SAB Miller, Bishops, Rondebosch schools and Lotus River High School, St Luke’s Hospice and St Joseph’s Children’s home.

I am married, live in Cape Town, and have two children. My loves include, story-telling, nature, The Blues, stand-up comedy, Test Match Cricket, cycle-touring and connecting with people. 

Contact me

Venture Workspace

11 Imam Haron Road

Claremont 7708

Cape Town

Phone: +27 82 565 0765


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Latest Blog Posts

Once every two weeks I publish a new post on my blog. Check them out here.

How to end 2017 with satisfaction and start 2018 with confidence

Here’s an exercise you might find useful to end 2017 with satisfaction and start 2018 with confidence When you reflect on 2017, what words spring to mind? Mine are: challenge, pain, growth and gratitude. I have found the exercise of reflecting on a year a critical...

How to find your purpose

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as human beings, I believe, is, “what is my purpose?”. This article explains how to find your purpose.

What does the world want from you?

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