After failing all of his classes, Simon transferred to another high school, where he later graduated as President of his class.
Ten years after dropping out of college, Simon was able to finish his degree.
Simon was able to rise the ranks of the hospitality industry, from a minimum wage job at a Days Inn, to management roles with Hyatt Hotels and the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau, and ultimately as the Sales Director at the Walt Disney Company.
Today, Simon is a Summa Cum Laude master’s degree graduate of Faith Christian University. He was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. He has been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees for his global impact. Recently, Cleary University, founded in 1883 by an Irish immigrant, presented him with a Doctorate of Science in Business Administration.
After all these experiences, challenges and setbacks, he has learned how to come back again, and again, and again. He has learned how to harness his strengths, and how to pick himself up — and go further than ever before. And now he’s teaching others to do the same.