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.

Simon Day shares his speaker one sheet detailing his role as a UK-based public speaking and communications coach.