Hello, I am Simon Savage and I am the founder and owner of Secret Skills Ltd. Prior to founding Secret Skills, I enjoyed a successful 23 year career as a Royal Air Force (RAF) Engineering Officer.
My long, and varied, career he has spanned roles of ensuring the operational availability of fast jet aircraft through to being the national representative presenting to large international conferences on electronic warfare. My latter roles were as an Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) programme manager for the Eurofighter programme in Munich, Germany, and as a senior Organisational Transformation programme manager in the RAF Air Command corporate headquarters.
Having started my career as an engineering officer, my skills have focussed the delivery of change. I am able to handle both the hard and soft aspects of change to ensure an all-encompassing approach is taken.
My RAF experience has been further enhanced by 8 years working as a business consultant helping organisations to improve their performance. I have worked across a wide range of industry sectors that include local and central government, utilities, construction and education sectors. As a result of my experience, I am very mindful of the difficulties faced by managers and teams across a wide range of environments and situations.
I am also a father of 2 children, one with severe special needs, so I’m also acutely aware of the balance needed to be struck between work and home. I know how one aspect of a person’s life can have severe impacts on the others and how that can affect the people around us too, despite our best efforts to minimise them.
I help clients to cut-through surface symptoms to isolate the root causes of the issues affecting them. Adept at building trust and rapport, I take a pragmatic and supportive approach to my interactions. I am also trained and practised in a wide range of methodologies enabling me to adapt my approach to help you gain the necessary insights to allow you to take effective action quickly.
When working with me, you will find that I am completely transparent and that I operate with only one agenda: YOU and how best to support you. I will use humour, with some edge, to push you whilst always seeking to continually refine my approach to ensure that you achieve the best that you can.
My qualifications and professional certifications include:
- MSc in Computing for Commerce & Industry
- BEng(Hons) Communications Engineering
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
- Fellow of the Institute Of Consulting.
- Charterer Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
- Master Practitioner of NLP