Simon Banks

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Author, Artist, Keynote Speaker & MC

Simon Banks is an author and artist, a sought-after speaker and conference MC. Drawing on his experience working with corporates and his background in the arts, he brings a unique blend of energy, creativity, focus and fun that draws out creative, innovative, high-performance thinking.

Simon has facilitated over 1,000 successful events across Europe, Asia, America and Australia, including conferences; innovation hackathons; visual communication programs, and creativity and design thinking workshops. He’s worked to bring fresh thinking and innovation out of teams in companies that include: EY, Chevron, BHP Billiton, Sportsbet, Suncorp, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie University, The QLD Government, and Volkswagen, to name a few.

More about Simon Banks:

Simon is the director of VisualFunk, a company that has a passion for enabling people to unlock their potential to achieve personal, team and organisational growth by thinking and acting creatively. He was previously with one of the UK’s leading learning and development companies before working for training companies in Australia as a facilitator, so he can easily connect with any content you want to bring to life.

Simon is also a talented professional artist who has taught Visual Arts at university, TAFE and primary level, lectured for three years at the National Gallery of England and developed programs for institutions such as The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Simon is the author of A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your Organisation.

Simon Banks as an MC:

If you’re after an MC with professionalism, a can-do attitude, creative flair and all the vim and vigour your audience expects, then Simon is the perfect choice, whether for a roadshow, an awards night or a conference. Transcending the dry and dull, he makes sure your audience has a great time, while staying on point and keeping the energy high. No dropping off to sleep in the back row!

From designing the whole day’s agenda, to assisting with presentation preparation, development of interactive programmes and breakout sessions – whatever you need – Simon will work through it with you and come up with a bespoke solution.

He’ll help you create a unique function, one that will engage your people not just for the event, but for a long time afterwards too.

Simon Banks as a Keynote Speaker:

If you’re out to nurture innovation, Simon is the ultimate keynote speaker. He knows what it takes to unleash creative, high level thinking and brings each presentation to life with brilliant drawings, cartoons and illustrations that capture key messages, fire up the imaginations of his audiences and encourages them to step outside their comfort zones.

Simon speaks about:

  • Turbocharging Your Imagination: Develop curiosity and deliver a constant stream of fresh thinking and great ideas, without taking off in a gypsy caravan or roasting your own coffee from single origin, hand-picked beans.
  • Inspiring Your Team: Enable your team to thrive and fulfill their innovation potential so they see more possibilities than ever before.
  • Shifting Your Culture: Create a culture where people and innovation thrive, along with brilliant ideas, market-leading thinking, products and results.
  • Developing Essential Innovation Tools: From asking great questions through to simple prototyping and pitching, learn essential tools to nurture a culture of innovation.
  • Taming Your Ogre: How to tame the Ogre that tells you you’re not creative, and how to keep it away while you bring your most brilliant self to work.
  • Putting People at the Heart of Your Innovation Strategy: Your innovation motto must include these three words: People, People, People.

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Simon Banks

Author, Artist, Keynote Speaker & MC

Quick Contact

Simon Banks

Author, Artist, Keynote Speaker & MC

Simon Banks is an author and artist, a sought-after speaker and conference MC. Drawing on his experience working with corporates and his background in the arts, he brings a unique blend of energy, creativity, focus and fun that draws out creative, innovative, high-performance thinking.

Simon has facilitated over 1,000 successful events across Europe, Asia, America and Australia, including conferences; innovation hackathons; visual communication programs, and creativity and design thinking workshops. He’s worked to bring fresh thinking and innovation out of teams in companies that include: EY, Chevron, BHP Billiton, Sportsbet, Suncorp, NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie University, The QLD Government, and Volkswagen, to name a few.

More about Simon Banks:

Simon is the director of VisualFunk, a company that has a passion for enabling people to unlock their potential to achieve personal, team and organisational growth by thinking and acting creatively. He was previously with one of the UK’s leading learning and development companies before working for training companies in Australia as a facilitator, so he can easily connect with any content you want to bring to life.

Simon is also a talented professional artist who has taught Visual Arts at university, TAFE and primary level, lectured for three years at the National Gallery of England and developed programs for institutions such as The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Simon is the author of A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your Organisation.

Simon Banks as an MC:

If you’re after an MC with professionalism, a can-do attitude, creative flair and all the vim and vigour your audience expects, then Simon is the perfect choice, whether for a roadshow, an awards night or a conference. Transcending the dry and dull, he makes sure your audience has a great time, while staying on point and keeping the energy high. No dropping off to sleep in the back row!

From designing the whole day’s agenda, to assisting with presentation preparation, development of interactive programmes and breakout sessions – whatever you need – Simon will work through it with you and come up with a bespoke solution.

He’ll help you create a unique function, one that will engage your people not just for the event, but for a long time afterwards too.

Simon Banks as a Keynote Speaker:

If you’re out to nurture innovation, Simon is the ultimate keynote speaker. He knows what it takes to unleash creative, high level thinking and brings each presentation to life with brilliant drawings, cartoons and illustrations that capture key messages, fire up the imaginations of his audiences and encourages them to step outside their comfort zones.

Simon speaks about:

  • Turbocharging Your Imagination: Develop curiosity and deliver a constant stream of fresh thinking and great ideas, without taking off in a gypsy caravan or roasting your own coffee from single origin, hand-picked beans.
  • Inspiring Your Team: Enable your team to thrive and fulfill their innovation potential so they see more possibilities than ever before.
  • Shifting Your Culture: Create a culture where people and innovation thrive, along with brilliant ideas, market-leading thinking, products and results.
  • Developing Essential Innovation Tools: From asking great questions through to simple prototyping and pitching, learn essential tools to nurture a culture of innovation.
  • Taming Your Ogre: How to tame the Ogre that tells you you’re not creative, and how to keep it away while you bring your most brilliant self to work.
  • Putting People at the Heart of Your Innovation Strategy: Your innovation motto must include these three words: People, People, People.

Client testimonials

Creativity Facilitators Innovation Inspirational Masters of Ceremonies (MC's) Motivational Team Building Activities Workshops & Training

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