With 4 decades experience in his field, Simon Lee has now established himself as a pioneer in a new approach to delivering personal development coaching.
A plain talking, no frills human experience coach who has made his home in Kent. He has transformed the lives of people from all walks of life from Executives thwarted by stress and a lack of fulfilment to young boys bullied at school. His guidance and coaching is bold and honest to ensure that his clients identify and take ownership of their challenges so that they may be faced head-on.
Simon Lee has spent nearly four decades studying, and more importantly practicing, the art of philosophy and Eastern Warrior personal development.
His life experiences as a child were difficult and challenging and made him start his personal development quest at the tender age of 7 years old. Living in a very volatile family environment, he could easily have adopted the behaviour of the abusing adults around him. However, even as a young boy he just knew this was wrong; they had a profound effect upon him and later became part of the driving force behind Simon’s quest for inner peace and understanding.
His initial search led to him winning a Southern England bodybuilding title at just 19 years old. Shortly after he won the title he realised that this wasn’t what he was looking for. Muscles didn’t make the man. Muscles gave him a false sense of courage and confidence and this realisation helped him turn his back on a sport that had paradoxically served merely to heighten his sense of insecurity.
Many thought he would return to his addiction of a body building regime, but he didn’t. Instead, he found martial arts and immersed himself in Eastern warrior philosophy. The physical training as well as a dedication to performance and nutrition intensified and, having pushed himself physically to the limit for so long, coupled with unresolved emotional unhappiness from the past, his body finally broke down and Simon endured five years of serious M.E. after glandular fever. The doctors initially thought he had leukaemia due to the severity of his condition.
This punishing transition, from a constant need to express physicality for his own wellbeing, to then not even be able to stay awake for more than 15-30 minutes without resting, together with his new found interest in Eastern philosophy became the catalysts to him becoming one of the greatest personal development coaches in this unique and yet to be discovered field.
Simon healed himself of M.E. through his discovery, and dedication, to the Chinese self healing art of Chi Kung; as well as his continuous research and acquired expertise of healing via nutrition. Doctors were so astounded with his ability to heal himself from M.E. they asked him to deliver talks on his subject, which he did – at the time quite reluctantly.
From this debilitating illness, emerged a person who understood the power of combining meditation, nutrition and a regime of training and breathing techniques to achieve positive outcomes. Newly energised, Simon grew stronger and stronger; but this was a new internal strength which very simply explained, was derived from sources both physical and mental; inextricably linked.
Simon went on to practice seven martial arts to black belt level with National, World and Olympic medalists and in turn became a coach in all seven disciplines. (Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Judo, Kick Boxing, Karate, Kung Fu and Jujitsu) Simons interest in martial arts was not limited to these seven, he also practised Escrima, self-defence, Sombo, Silat, boxing and Muay Thai.
He was soon able to tackle challenges like ultra-marathons, and at the age of 42 he completed “The Wolf” a 45 mile ultra marathon in the Caingorm mountains in the Scottish Highlands; he arrived third out of 250 participants.
His background has taken him from working as a nutritionist for a private medical company, to a physical conditioning expert and personal trainer incorporating the philosophies and values he had discovered. During his coaching sessions it became clear that he could help his clients address much more significant and destructive challenges in their life; their successes are a tribute and testament to his ability as a natural healer and personal development coach. From these successes heralded the foundation of Unlimited Courage.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that people who have been coached by Simon have experienced phenomenal results. He has coached individuals to overcome difficult and challenging experiences in life, such as low self-esteem, addictions (from work to all kinds of substances), boardroom and personal relationship bullying, physical abuse and depression.
He has also coached others to improve their sports and physical performance, self belief, mental focus for work, personal creativity and a sense of purpose in life – as well as that all important sense of life fulfilment and meaning.
Simon is currently working on his partly biographical book of philosophy, “Unlimited Courage” which he plans to publish via Hayhouse next year.
Simon is a father to two children and lives with his life partner Samantha, in Sevenoaks, Kent.