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“Simon is one of the brightest and most insightful people I’ve ever met. He has a keen eye for the dynamics, power relations, and practices that can make or break organizational culture. For over two years, I routinely partnered with him on trainings and consultations for organizations, and have always been amazed at the insights he has for groups and his talent for communicating them.”

– JANELLE ORSI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIES LAW CENTER

“From strategy, to structure, to business development, to culture and interpersonal conflict, Simon can work with it all; and he empowers groups by helping them see how its all connected. He has tremendous blend of heart and mind, along with a deep understanding of the systemic issues we need to transform, and how we often unconsciously reproduce them.”

– SALLY HINDMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SPIRIT ARTWORKS

“From strategy, to structure, to business development, to culture and interpersonal conflict, Simon can work with it all; and he empowers groups by helping them see how its all connected. He has tremendous blend of heart and mind, along with a deep understanding of the systemic issues we need to transform, and how we often unconsciously reproduce them.”

– SALLY HINDMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SPIRIT ARTWORKS

“Simon embodies a deep commitment to collective transformation in the many facets of his work. As a facilitator and strategist, he is deeply curious, self-aware, and brings to bear a broad base of knowledge that allows collaborators to approach problem-solving from many different angles. He excels as a listener, and helps guide groups with a keen awareness of both what he knows and what he hears is needed.”

– EMILY MAYER
CO-FOUNDER OF IF NOT NOW

“As an experienced consultant and facilitator, Simon brings knowledge, skills, and a passionate commitment to organizational and social transformation in ways that are both sustainable and deeply compassionate. Simon is deeply committed to creating spaces in which personal, political, and spiritual experiences can be expressed and fully acknowledged. He brings attuned insight in navigating the complexities of relating across identity divides toward the goal of liberative consciousness and structures.”

– MUSHIM IKEDA
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR AT THE EAST BAY MEDITATION CENTER

“As an experienced consultant and facilitator, Simon brings knowledge, skills, and a passionate commitment to organizational and social transformation in ways that are both sustainable and deeply compassionate. Simon is deeply committed to creating spaces in which personal, political, and spiritual experiences can be expressed and fully acknowledged. He brings attuned insight in navigating the complexities of relating across identity divides toward the goal of liberative consciousness and structures.”

– MUSHIM IKEDA
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR AT THE EAST BAY MEDITATION CENTER

“Simon’s awareness of the many power dynamics that plight our country is impressive. The way he can humble and open himself in difficult situations, even those charged with issues of gender and race, is inspiring. It testifies to his commitment and ability to undo unconscious harm. I love this person.”

– JUAN REID
CO-FOUNDER OF TIGHTSHIFT LABOR COOPERATIVE

“Simon brought just what Quail Springs needed. In three days he skillfully guided the organization and community through complicated and emotional terrain to find clarity and structure that would have taken us months on our own. He matched his facilitation to the group’s culture and his real world experience with formal decentralized structures and collective decision-making processes gave us the confidence to adopt it for ourselves. In our retreat, Simon crucially showed us the common visions we hold for the organization and in the follow-up work since, he has been a critical guide through the work of building the structure and policies that will help us bring those visions to life.”

– LEXI SPAULING
BOARD MEMBER AT QUAIL SPRINGS

“Simon brought just what Quail Springs needed. In three days he skillfully guided the organization and community through complicated and emotional terrain to find clarity and structure that would have taken us months on our own. He matched his facilitation to the group’s culture and his real world experience with formal decentralized structures and collective decision-making processes gave us the confidence to adopt it for ourselves. In our retreat, Simon crucially showed us the common visions we hold for the organization and in the follow-up work since, he has been a critical guide through the work of building the structure and policies that will help us bring those visions to life.”

– LEXI SPAULING
BOARD MEMBER AT QUAIL SPRINGS

FACILITATION

“Simon does incredibly thoughtful work. He knows how to reach, connect, and support people across many lines of difference. He understands how intersectional issues show up in everyday life, and how to support people as they find healthy and heartfelt ways to move through the world.”

– TAMILA GRESHAM
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TEACH FOR AMERICA

“Simon’s facilitation and co-leadership is grounded in deep emotional honesty and vulnerability. His attention to what is there, even when it is uncomfortable or painful, is particularly important when talking about how white supremacy, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression are showing up in the spaces we’re in together. It’s what allows me to be more willing to show up more powerfully vulnerable with him and gives us the potential to co-create a different future together.”

– SANDRA KIM
FOUNDER OF EVERYDAY FEMINISM

“Simon’s facilitation and co-leadership is grounded in deep emotional honesty and vulnerability. His attention to what is there, even when it is uncomfortable or painful, is particularly important when talking about how white supremacy, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression are showing up in the spaces we’re in together. It’s what allows me to be more willing to show up more powerfully vulnerable with him and gives us the potential to co-create a different future together.”

– SANDRA KIM
FOUNDER OF EVERYDAY FEMINISM

“Simon is profound, earnest and fully devoted to humanity and life on Earth. He leaves no stone unturned in his personal transformation process and will leave no stone unturned in yours either. He is skilled, wildly intelligent and has a line of sight on truth that makes impurities squirm. I trust him fully to stand for the healing of supremacy culture in himself, in others, and in the years to come, I am sure he will play a historic role in helping humanity heal so we can come together and cooperate to create our shared thriving future.”

– CHRISTOPHER LIFE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT ONE NATION

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“Simon facilitated a series of work group discussions at the request of women and people of color to help the organization/team work with longstanding DEI issues. Simon invited us to explore our experiences with white supremacy at the workplace from a place of curiosity and compassion, rather than blame or shame. He was able to recognize how power was operating, and used that insight to prompt conversations forward in a way that minimized harm to those expressing uncomfortable truths. Simon’s kindness and commitment to promoting healing are evident and a joy to experience.”

– JAQUELINE ARANDA
STAFF ATTORNEY AT DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA

“Simon facilitated a series of work group discussions at the request of women and people of color to help the organization/team work with longstanding DEI issues. Simon invited us to explore our experiences with white supremacy at the workplace from a place of curiosity and compassion, rather than blame or shame. He was able to recognize how power was operating, and used that insight to prompt conversations forward in a way that minimized harm to those expressing uncomfortable truths. Simon’s kindness and commitment to promoting healing are evident and a joy to experience.”

– JAQUELINE ARANDA
STAFF ATTORNEY AT DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA

“Simon is an incredible space holder and facilitator of healing. He is highly attuned to energy and to what’s really going on inside a person or space. His presence provides a sense of “all is okay” even as people meet and unwind challenging parts of themselves. I find great healing and learning under Simon’s loving care and knowledge of energy and interpersonal dynamics.”

– GIOVANNA GARCIA VALENCIA
FOUNDER OF A PURIFIED LIFE

“Simon is a thoughtful and intuitive facilitator who is capable of holding space for people and groups from all walks of life and deft at thinking on his feet to come up with tailor-made solutions for a variety of issues.”

– DREW COSTLEY
RESIDENT AT CANOPY CO-HOUSING

“Simon is a thoughtful and intuitive facilitator who is capable of holding space for people and groups from all walks of life and deft at thinking on his feet to come up with tailor-made solutions for a variety of issues.”

– DREW COSTLEY
RESIDENT AT CANOPY CO-HOUSING

COACHING

“Simon is a gift to the next generation of changemakers. I’ve never met somebody with such a strong understanding of authentic leadership, organizational development, and how to engage justice issues in a way that contributes to healing and awakening.”

– AVA ROSE DUNN
CEO OF SIEMPO

“Simon provides deep medicine, especially for activists or those confronting systemic power structures. The spaciousness of his attention, the depth of his compassion, and his willingness to be with exactly “what is” has allowed me to begin transforming patterns I’ve been stuck in all my life. His combination of healing wizardry and lenses on power, privilege and collective liberation offer an opportunity for powerful healing.”

– K STELLAR DUTCHER
ACTIVIST, SONG LEADER, FACILITATOR

“Simon provides deep medicine, especially for activists or those confronting systemic power structures. The spaciousness of his attention, the depth of his compassion, and his willingness to be with exactly “what is” has allowed me to begin transforming patterns I’ve been stuck in all my life. His combination of healing wizardry and lenses on power, privilege and collective liberation offer an opportunity for powerful healing.”

– K STELLAR DUTCHER
ACTIVIST, SONG LEADER, FACILITATOR

“Working with Simon was a sacred experience. He gracefully guided us to see and understand new perspectives that truly cracked open my worldview and my heart. The process allowed me to understand aspects of myself that I hadn’t previously seen and to then take responsibility for what and how I participate in systems that continue to devalue human beings of particular races, colors and backgrounds. It also allowed me to see and understand behaviors of “other” and find new levels of empathy and compassion for who and what I previously judged.

The experience with Simon fundamentally altered my relationship to racial issues. I highly recommend working with him in any capacity.”

– ISABELLA BRAVEHEART
ARTIST AND ACTIVIST

“Simon’s gentle and authentic guidance helped me down the path of finding and reliving past trauma. I was able to find where spirit hadn’t felt nurtured, then to play witness and begin to rewrite my story with a full awareness of how much I wish to share in love and abundance with my family. For anyone that seeks their story to be held in a sacred manner while they unwind the past to come closer to themselves and open to a higher source, I highly recommend Simon for his ability to combine intuition and years of training.”

– ABRAHAM METZENTHIN
BODY WORKER

“Simon’s gentle and authentic guidance helped me down the path of finding and reliving past trauma. I was able to find where spirit hadn’t felt nurtured, then to play witness and begin to rewrite my story with a full awareness of how much I wish to share in love and abundance with my family. For anyone that seeks their story to be held in a sacred manner while they unwind the past to come closer to themselves and open to a higher source, I highly recommend Simon for his ability to combine intuition and years of training.”

– ABRAHAM METZENTHIN
BODY WORKER

“Simon possesses the remarkable ability to see deeply and use that knowledge to act compassionately. I came to Simon in a time of crisis when I was deeply upset. After only a few words from me, he gave a reply which let me know that he saw to the core of my issue. Being seen so deeply allowed me to relax around the issue, creating the freedom to move forward.

Simon led me through a process of deep excavation of very personal and emotional issues. I was able to make great progress in a short time. Along the way I felt deeply held. I trust Simon because he has proven his ability to see me deeply when I need it most. I think what sets him apart is his skill in using his precise vision to speak with great care to the part that is needing attention in the moment.”

– DAN FUNK LOVETTE
ENGINEER AT PROOFPOINT

“Simon models an unflinching honesty that dismantles denial, self-deception, and artifice without falling into shame or simplistic blame. He exposes the dark within the light, while never failing to also recognize the light within the darkest places.

His unblinking assessments are healing and ultimately forgiving because of his ability to hold and honor human complexity and imperfection. His capacity to meet and attune to others and understand their inevitable failings conveys a fundamental kindness and acceptance.

He sees what we can be while keeping us honest. He holds all accountable, including himself, yet shuns obvious judgments and self-righteousness. This creates a safety that can help others to question their limiting beliefs and find the courage to change.
The healing nature of his intense presence arises from his awareness of spirit and the profound and powerful heart that underlies everything he does.”

– DR. DAVID RILAND
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

“Simon models an unflinching honesty that dismantles denial, self-deception, and artifice without falling into shame or simplistic blame. He exposes the dark within the light, while never failing to also recognize the light within the darkest places.

His unblinking assessments are healing and ultimately forgiving because of his ability to hold and honor human complexity and imperfection. His capacity to meet and attune to others and understand their inevitable failings conveys a fundamental kindness and acceptance.

He sees what we can be while keeping us honest. He holds all accountable, including himself, yet shuns obvious judgments and self-righteousness. This creates a safety that can help others to question their limiting beliefs and find the courage to change.
The healing nature of his intense presence arises from his awareness of spirit and the profound and powerful heart that underlies everything he does.”

– DR. DAVID RILAND
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR