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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 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, story-telling, nature, The Blues, stand-up comedy, Test Match Cricket, cycle-touring and connecting with people. 

Contact me

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.

Why stories are so powerful

Last week, I was driving on the freeway from Cape Town city centre to my office in Claremont, a drive of about 20 minutes. It was a beautiful, cloudless, Friday afternoon and the traffic was building up but was still relatively free-moving, travelling at about 50 km/h...

The Benefits and Opportunities of ‘Screwing up.’

I screwed up recently. I was the guest speaker at a networking event. The topic was about story telling in the sales process. Stories were told, hearts were bared, tears were shed and laughter was had. Then I screwed it up. Properly. I took it upon myself to say...