About Simon

Three quarters of us fear the one thing central to productive relationships, thriving businesses and progressive opportunities: real, meaningful communication.

From being part of that statistic and experiencing crippling anxiety, I am now an award-winning speaker coaching others to become more powerful communicators capable of speaking confidently, leading courageously and inspiring real change.

Hi, I’m Simon Day. Clients choose to work with me because I empower them to:

  • speak with confidence to grow individuals and businesses;
  • communicate more meaningfully and develop better relationships;
  • master the craft of effective speaking and speechcraft;
  • inspire others and lead more effectively.

Recently, I coached a senior director of a global company. She was preparing a challenging presentation to be delivered as part of a significant restructuring process. And she was terrified. After working with me, she overcame her anxieties and delivered the pitch with authority and clarity, preserving morale within the company at a turbulent time.

Another recent client received coaching to craft his pitch and deliver with impact. He went on to secure a four-year contract worth over £5 million.

My coaching, communications training and keynote speeches can help individuals, teams and organisations discover the power of more meaningful communication. I look forward to supporting you on your journey; get in touch and let’s get started.

Simon Day, communications coach and founder of Simon Speaks, stands beside his award for becoming a 2019 UK Champion of Public Speaking.


MPSA (Member of the Professional Speaking Association) – 2021;

2019 Professional Speaking Association UK Speaker Factor Finalist;

2019 UK and Ireland Evaluation Champion, Toastmasters International;

MA Creative Writing – Leeds Trinity University;

PGCert (Education) – University of Sunderland;

BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature;

Competent Communicator, Advanced Communicator Bronze, Competent Leader and Advanced Leadership Bronze awards – Toastmasters International;

Grade 8 Speaking in Public Diploma from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) – Distinction;

Served as Vice President for Membership, Vice President for Education and President of Leeds City Toastmasters, a club devoted to improving the public speaking and leadership skills of its members;

One of six individuals from a pool of more than two hundred candidates across Great Britain and Ireland to be honoured with the Toastmasters International VP Membership of the Year Award in 2017.