Quiet, Confident Clarity
My name is Simon Pollard and I make a living helping businesses achieve the best possible versions of themselves by optimising their organisational systems, processes and tools, creating clarity from complexity and solving problems.
I am a strategic thinker, always working on system improvement. I am competent and insightful and I live in the world of ideas and concepts.
l move naturally towards work that allow me to create and develop original and innovative solutions to problems to improve existing systems; work that allows me to focus my energy on the implementation of exciting ideas, working in a logical and orderly way, and in a setting that rewards my perseverance.
Mapping out : Seeking clarity : Identifying opportunities
Robust Management Systems : Streamlined Organisational Processes : Clear Visualisation of Ideas and Concepts
Better customer experiences : Stronger business offerings, identity & purpose
Systems, processes & tools that allow your business to operate optimally
What I Do
Why I Do it
I’ve been fascinated in understanding how things work from a very early age and I have been taking things apart both physically and conceptually ever since, finding ways to improve them as I rebuilt them.
It’s very easy to make things more complex; I believe that the natural world shows us that the most elegant solutions are those which are in their simplest forms and which can operate sustainably without detrimental loss of function. I believe true beauty lies in this elegant simplicity.
I love to develop clear, robust solutions using impactful visualizations to communicate ideas and concepts. I have made it my chosen career to use my unique skills and experience to help businesses achieve their next level of achievement.
I am a husband and a father and I live with my family in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
What Others Say...
“Your involvement establishing the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental systems has been pivotal in delivering what I believe to be a first class Integrated Management System.”
Power Plant Manager
“Simon is a genius! He’s open, relatable and energetic with a contagious enthusiasm. If you want to deliver high value to your customers and clients, hire Simon to guide you. He’ll walk you through the maze of your own complex processes so that you streamline your offerings, hone in on where you deliver the most strongly, and cut inefficiencies and inconsistencies.”
“The future depends on what you do today.”
Myers-Briggs: INTJ “The Mastermind”
“INTJs are private, independent and self-confident. They strive for perfection and achievement. They are gifted strategists with analytical, conceptual and objective minds. They are flexible and like to formulate contingency plans. INTJs are able to see structure and underlying reasons.”
Enneagram: Type 5 “The Investigator”
“Type Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. They are visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way.”
Fascination Advantage:“The Secret Weapon”
Nimble; unassuming; independent; reticent; autonomously creative. “Combines analytical and creative skills. Observes new situations and able to assess quickly what needs to change. Unhindered by traditional ways of working, determines own ideas of how things can be done differently. Communicates without fuss. Provides rational arguments for ideas.”
EZoG: “The Architect”.
Planner, creates original designs, brings form to concepts, analytical and enjoys developing systems. “Architects design functional solutions and take an analytical approach using intellect and logic to bring clarity to complexity and simplify the complicated.”
Wealth Dynamics: “The Mechanic”.
Optimiser, improver. Motivated to create a better system.
Positive motivator: Order, clarity, standard operating procedures. Organisational value: Technical, quality and detailed specification. Negotiation style: Selling technical features. Management style: Rules, procedures, systems and precedents. Negative motivator: conflict, confusion or hassle.
People who are especially talented in the Deliberative theme are best described by the serious care they take in making decisions or choices. They anticipate the obstacles.
People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
Developed an early passion for understanding how things worked. Favourite book throughout childhood:
Learned the concepts of structure, logic and repeatable outcomes by being self-taught in computer programming and found a creative outlet through the creation of bitmap graphics which spawned a life-long passion for computer generated imagery.
Eager learner throughout school years. Created work qualifying for Young Inventor of the Year Award.
Started engineering career in UK power generation industry, specialising in control and instrumentation.
Identified and implemented +2% improvement to overall emissions abatement plant efficiency. Became deeply passionate about computerised control systems.
Diversified into production roles to expand understanding of power plant operation. Helped commission a new 24MWe gas turbine unit and created and delivered training for all site staff on its operation. Designed and created a 1300+ instrument database solution.
Moved into manufacturing industry and gained a more focused production perspective. Became site expert on specialist coating equipment. Partnered to create a bespoke Permit to Work software solution following the injury of a friend and colleague. Optimised setting to work process and Safety Rules.
Returned to power generation industry. Identified, designed and implemented changes which resulted in 100% reduction in gas turbine start-up failures. Became site ‘go to’ person for problem solving and understanding complex control strategies.
Identified business need and created a software tool for capturing significant operational losses. Recognised and adopted across entire UK fleet of power stations.
Moved into a leadership position, leading £14m Continuous Improvement project. Expanded passion for systems, processes, models and concepts into psychology and human behaviour. Steering committee member for widescale people performance improvement program.
Appointed to compile a revised 4yr business plan, identifying £25m+ in cost savings and added value.
Moved into a key leadership role and optimised safety, health and environmental management systems, processes and support tools across two large gas-fired power stations.
Designed, created and implemented an Integrated Management System, including a ‘ground up’ establishment of all management systems, organisational processes and supporting software tools in addition to the creation of a Site Portal whilst in a senior management position of a new biomass-fired power station.
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