I’m Simon Rhodes, a business leader, Super-tribe builder, mentor, author, former lawyer and father. I am the CEO of Red Heart Blue Head Limited. Here’s a bit of my story.
I was born in Castleford and went to school in York. I studied my law and politics degree at Nottingham University. Afterwards, I moved further South into Hampshire at twenty-five and I’ve lived here ever since.
I’m lucky that my childhood was a very positive experience. I was fully supported and I made a lot of lifelong friends. Other than being run-over on a school French trip and breaking my hand during an English lesson, I came out pretty unscathed. I appreciate that my start makes me very fortunate.
I trained as a solicitor and became an employment lawyer and tribunal advocate for 26 years. I have created two business events from scratch, been a trustee, committee chair, event chair, awards host and I’ve judged at four separate business awards.
I’m tribal by nature, which is probably why I’m so passionate about sport and business. I love working in both. I’m also really passionate about education and learning, which is why I love helping Senior Leadership Teams in schools and other educational providers.
Having done it myself, I now love growing and develop organisations into Super-tribes. I also enjoy mentoring business and sporting leaders.
I love the process of learning something new, working out how to use that knowledge and then passing on what I’ve learned. One of my guiding principles is “Teach everything you know, then you’ll have to learn something else”. It keeps me hungry to learn more.
I created the concept of ‘Super-tribes’ in 2017 and I’ve written three books about building Super-tribes and getting teams ‘win ready’ since then. I write like I speak, so if you like the books you’ll probably like working with me. Please see the Books page for details. I’ve also written and self-published two novels (using a pseudonym).
Outside work, I love spending time with my family, watching sport, seeing friends, drinking tea and walking our dog.
More detailed career information is available in About Us.