Simon Blackhall, founder of ANIMA, is a Consciousness Coach, a Transformation Partner, a Yoga Teacher and a Speaker.
As a coach, he is a member of the International Coach Federation and trained in several coaching modalities. He certified in Creative Consciousness, Clean Language & Metaphors and Spiritual Intelligence. He has been a speaker at the European Co-Active Coaching Community Day in London and at the ICF UK-Russia conference, and part of his collaborations include the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at the SAÏD Business School of Oxford, designed for senior CEOs, Political Leaders and Entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of his other collaborations include the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, DBO LLP, the Royal College of Art and the BBC. Simon co-facilitates the UK & Ireland hub of Spiritual Intelligence Coaches. In July 2018 he was named in the Coaching Top 50 by CV Magazine. In October 2019 he will introduce the 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence at the Prague Congress Centre in occasion of ‘ICF Converge 19’, the annual global conference organised by the International Coach Federation.
As a teacher, he is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor trained with Shiv Charan Singh’s school Karam Kriya and a member of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association. He has 10 years of experience in various disciplines of body work.
Simon holds degrees in German, Spanish and Literature from the University of Pisa, Italy and a BA (Hons) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As an actor he won awards in both London and Rome.
Simon’s particular expertise lies in working with individuals, groups, organisations and leaders to hone and expand their consciousness while advancing their careers and personal lives. His coaching allows his clients to reconnect to their creative impulse and catalyze auspicious new beginnings. His yoga classes open up a channel in which to process, rebalance and bring to completion, what is left unresolved, whether in the physical, emotional or mental body, and to emerge with a grounded open heart.
His mission as a coach and teacher is to co-create the expansion and higher for this unfolding world by holding a space of truth and light in which others can come forth. In the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’