Simon is a Psychologist and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He is Board Certified in Health Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine. He’s the CEO of Wellcoaches® Australia and Wellcoaches® Singapore founded on the Wellcoaches School of Health Coaching.
He is an Adjunct Lecturer at Avondale College University Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre and is on teaching faculty with Wellcoaches USA. Simon is also Director of Coaching for First in Wellness LLC, whose mission is to improve the health, well-being and resilience of first responders. He’s the Chief Psychologist – Director of Program and Learning Development for Likevekt Helse, which equips Norwegian companies to support the health and wellbeing of their employees.
In addition, Simon is a Director of the US not-for profit Global Positive Health Institute, which seeks to support healthcare and other organisations by bringing together the disciplines of Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology. He is also a Director of the Australian not-for-profit Practice Excellence Institute which seeks to support health care organisations to provide high quality healthcare to their communities.
Simon consults nationally and internationally in the areas of health coaching, behaviour change, positive psychology and lifestyle medicine. He presents at national and international conferences on health coaching and the psychology of behavioural change. He has published and writes regularly about these topics also and is a popular podcast guest.
Simon lives with his wife Lynne just north of Sydney, on the east coast of Australia. When not working, Simon also loves talking about his other passions as a pilot, barista, gardener and self-taught cook.
Peer reviewed articles:
Matthews, S. (2020). Health Coaching as an Intervention for Picky Eaters. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 14(6), 606-611.
Matthews, S. (2020). Diabetes Education, the Quadruple Aim and Health Coaching – a perfect match. Australian Diabetes Educator, 23(1)
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