Welcome to this week’s third episode of The Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast which hears Angela interviewing Simon Gerhardt, IT Operations Director at Hays Specialist Recruitment.

About our guest
Simon is a senior IT Director with over 30 years experience delivering outstanding IT service, technology transformation and cyber security solutions.  Excited and driven by change and challenge, Simon thrives in the dynamic, high pressure world of IT Delivery.  A husband and a father, Simon enjoys a full life and somehow makes time to be a ultra marathon runner too. 

About this show
Simon shares with a smile about ‘falling into’ IT and how he loves the fact that no two days are the same.  He relishes challenges and has thrived during the lockdown, solving the problem of getting the whole Hays workforce working from home. He is now working on the post-lockdown solution

The passion really comes through when Simon shares his adventures with ultra running and it makes for emotional listening. His compelling reason why kept his legs moving forward and his mindset positive during a particularly gruelling ultra run. Angela shed tears during this part of the story.

Simon talks about his experience of being deemed medically unfit by the RAF for suffering with hay-fever and how this manifested as a feeling of not being good enough for many years, something which has driven him to prove himself often. 

An uplifting and inspiring half hour.

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About the Host
Angela Cox, Mindset Mentor is an award-winning behavioural change life coach. She works with leaders and professionals helping them to stop being stuck, build the belief and unleash their absolute potential.
To find out more about working with Angela visit https://angela-cox.co.uk

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