Adrian has spent much of his career visiting the boardrooms and shop floors of some of the worlds most admired, successful and innovative organisations.
In the last decade, Adrian has visited Silicon Valley titans including Apple, Airbnb, Tesla and Netflix, iconic service organisations such as Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and Southwest Airlines, Chinese powerhouses including the likes of Alibaba and Xiaomi, famous European brands such as Lego and Pret a Manger, and India’s famous Aravind Eye Care System.
He toured the first Apple Store with the legendary designer Jonathan Ive, engaged Al Gore to speak on sustainability, has interviewed numerous CEO’s and thought leaders in person as well as for our podcast, and has taken hundreds of leaders inside leading organisations in Silicon Valley, China, Israel, India, and throughout Europe. These include BBC, Dyson and Tesco’s executive boards.
Through their lens, Adrian has observed the defining elements of success. A true storyteller at heart, he brings to life how such organisations remain at the forefront and how truly authentic leaders lead.
Adrian’s experience as a Leadership Speaker
Adrian believes passionately in the importance of bringing the outside world in for leaders, and he speaks on this theme regularly. Common themes for Adrian’s speaking engagements include What Makes A High Performing Organisation, A Great Place To Work Culture, The Future of Work, Leadership and Culture, Customer Obsession, Authentic Leadership, Relentless Alignment, The Great Resignation, What It Takes To Be A Great Leader, and more.
Adrian has spoken to executive leadership teams, public conferences and bespoke events throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America, both physically and digitally. He’s also featured in a Radio 4 piece on China’s Digital Titans and has been interviewed on numerous podcasts – please see below for links to many of these.
Some of Adrian’s clients
Adrian is a very insightful and engaging speaker. Jardine Matheson, London Stock Exchange, NBC Universal, Emirates NBD, SAGE, Novartis, Coutts Bank, The Scouts and Rentokil Initial all count amongst recent clients.
He lives in rural Buckinghamshire with his wife Jessica, two teenage kids and mad spaniel Hugo and in his leisure time is a keen cyclist, walker, swimmer and enthusiastic but bad tennis player.
Check out some of Adrian’s recent podcasts here:
- Making Waves Podcast
- Dov Baron’s Leadership & Loyalty Podcast: How to be a high-performing organisation in a talent desert
- Dov Baron’s Leadership & Loyalty Podcast: Opening your talent pipeline into a syfy reality
- Rebecca Jenkins’ Lead To Succeed Podcast: Leadership insights from the world’s most admired organisations, with Adrian Simpson
- Steve Rush’s The Leadership Hacker Podcast: Leaders learn best from leaders, with Adrian Simpson
- Adam Pacifico’s The Leadership Enigma Podcast: Outside-In with Adrian Simpson
If you would like to invite Adrian to be interviewed for your podcast, do get in touch. Contact Claire.