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Simon Ekin

Simon Ekin

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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 facilitate 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, storytelling, nature, the blues, stand-up comedy, Test cricket, cycle touring and connecting with people. 

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Claremont 7708

Cape Town

Phone: +27 82 565 0765

E-mail: simon@simonekin.com

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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 back yourself and follow your calling

I set out this morning to work on my goals and my direction for the year and in the process, spent time watching and making notes on Ray Dalio’s excellent book, Principles. He seems to be a very good man and his 30 minute video, called Principles for Success, was very...

How to keep your word.

Late last night, I was invited to watch a day at the cricket at Newlands tomorrow by a friend, to watch South Africa versus Pakistan. My wife agreed that this would work and I hastily agreed with my daughters that I would cook breakfast in the morning before I went...