Ep.91 Guest episode with Dr Anthony Simcoe: Actor and multi-hyphenate, creative polymath!

June 6, 2024

In Episode 91, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Dr. Anthony Simcoe, a multi-hyphenate, creative polymath! He is as comfortable on stage as he is in infrastructure projects in leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, and organisational culture.

He is an Australian actor, a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts i Sydney and has appeared in over 20 TV shows and films including everything from A Country Practice to The Inbetweeners Movie 2…!

He is widely adored for his portrayal of Steve Kerrigan in the 1997 film The Castle and Ka D’Argo in the science fiction television series Farscape  He was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series in 2002 for his work on the show. 

He holds a MFA specialising in Actor Training and has taught for NIDA, as well as teaching and directing at various other institutions including QUT. 

But that’s not all! 

He has a doctorate in creative industries, organisational storytelling and knowledge management, which enables him to create engaging, lively, and dynamic learning spaces where adults are challenged and inspired.

As a multi-hyphenate, with over 15 years of experience in training and coaching, Anthony is the company owner of a Consulting firm that links human potential to outstanding business results. 

Anthony has a global track record of success in assisting his partners to win work in the billions of dollars through his bid coaching services. He has also coached and facilitated top executives, leaders, and teams in various industries and sectors, helping them to improve their communication, influence, and leadership skills. 

Unsurprisingly, our guest leverages his background in the arts, to bring creativity, innovation, and pragmatism to his work.

In this episode, they explore:

  • How AI is changing the creative industry right here, right now!
  • What can you accomplish at the limit of your talent?
  • What Anthony discovered through his Doctorate in Creative Industries
  • How storytelling accelerates learning and knowledge transfer
  • Why great stories help you walk in someone else’s shoes
  • The art of leadership as demonstrated by Jodie Foster!
  • The advantages of being a polymath
  • What is the critical success factor when it comes to curiosity in teams 
  • Why you can’t ‘out body language, terrible content’! What a hashtag!
  • What will help you be a leader who inspires your organisation (Hint.. build a bridge to your audience)
  • Whether you should imagine your audience are naked when giving a presentation…
  • Why you should ‘Be like Bowie’ Another hashtag!

And as ever, enjoy the Thought Experiments …this time it’s: 

  • Film plot in 6 words or less!

Learn more about Anthony

 

References

 

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Their day jobs:

JOHN: https://www.bowlandconsulting.com/

SIMON: www.simonbanks.com.au

SIMON SHOWREEL: https://youtu.be/YZQdJI6qGvg

 

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