Speaking

I’ve taken my travel tales on tour to dozens of private members’ clubs, schools, universities, corporate and public events all over the world, including The Frontline Club and Tedx. At the moment I’m discussing ‘Embracing Restlessness’ – and asking how all of us can squeeze more out of our lives.

For public speaking enquiries, please get in contact.

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It was a real pleasure having Simon come to chair an event at the Frontline Club. Not only is he an excellent public speaker in his own right with fascinating experiences; he is a great interviewer – bringing the best out of the other film makers on the panel.

– Laura Gane, Editorial Director, The Frontline Club, London

What an extraordinary life! Simon had the guts to live the way he wants, no regrets – and this is what appealed to us when curating our event in 2017. Even though he’s living out of a suitcase and always on the move that didn’t stop Simon from communicating with us regularly, refining his talk over several weeks to produce the kick-ass TEDx Talk that wowed our audience on event day.

– Kimberley Owen, Event Director TEDxLeamingtonSpa

Simon gave an insightful and interesting talk to our sixth formers on travel journalism. It proved to be an excellent way to broaden our students’ horizons around travel and life as a hard working journalist. Inspiring stuff.

– Will Speke, Deputy Head, Fitzharrys School, Abingdon.

Simon came and gave an interesting and inspiring talk to our cultural capital club on his life in travel journalism. It gave the students an insight into the world of writing, but also on the opportunities that travel can bring them. Simon was engaging and the students were able to relate to what he told them – especially that you need to follow your dreams and work hard to get there!

– Tom Peterson, Assistant Community Director, The Oxford Academy

Simon is a fantastic young man who has dozens, if not hundreds, of funny and highly interesting anecdotes from a life spent living nomadically as a journalist around the world. Our students relished the chance to ask him about getting into journalism and exploring the planet. A brilliant public speaker accompanied by photos and videos.

– Lisa Curtiss, Journalism Studies Course Leader, Solent University

Simon’s talk was not only fascinating and engaging, but carried an inspiring message about acknowledging who you are. Instead of conforming to “normality”, Simon has chosen a life which suits who he truly is – something we could all learn from.

– Phil Sanger, Director, Vault IP Law Firm

A real highlight of TEDx Leam 2017 was speaker Simon Parker. Sharing his experiences, adventures and a clear message to change your perspective. Authentic and engaging, inspiring a fresh challenge to go beyond perceived limitations. Enjoyable and thought provoking.

– Claire Brewster, Director, Coaching and Communications, Bright Living