Simon Lawder’s career in advertising and his subsequent work lecturing and coaching on ethical leadership have given him plenty of opportunity to observe the great and the good (and the bad) at close quarters. He likes to start each story by exploring what he calls “one of the big questions – like many people, I look at what’s happening in our world and ask myself Why? Is that the whole story? What if? Once I start looking, it’s amazing what I dig up. And that’s when I shut the door and type.”
With his long-term partner Catriona, Simon now lives and writes in Somerset. A rugby fanatic who speaks fluent French, he cooks other people’s recipes, is passionate about local communities running their own affairs, and really should lose some weight.
“My philosophy of life? I took a long time to get there but it’s really simple: Trust, Passion and Fun, in equal measure. It doesn’t work every time but when it does …”