About Us

Our Approach

We draw on and utilise a unique blend of tools including appreciative inquiry, narrative techniques, deep listening and interrelationship mapping.

These enable us to take a fully integrated approach encompassing all aspects of the individuals, the teams and the organisations with which we work.

We are then able to:

  • Uncover underlying issues to dissolve recurring problems and patterns
  • Develop strategies to integrate personal and professional life for balance and harmony
  • Align employee goals with organisational goals and objectives
  • Implement strategies congruent with organisational goals
  • Show how to achieve optimal balance
  • Develop the mindset for success

Simon Bruce – Principal & Founder

Simon is creative and charismatic.  His experience is extensive having attained qualifications in the areas of executive coaching, organisational development and facilitation.  He possesses a natural ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and can quickly build rapport.  Simon’s unique combination of work and life experience, coupled with his breadth and depth of knowledge, means he can engage people and help them to set congruent and inspirational goals.  He takes pride in creating an environment that is caring, stimulating and thought provoking.  Simon prefers to use experiential learning methods at every opportunity as he believes people learn best by doing.  His calm, yet focused approach enables him to identify and highlight underlying issues in a nurturing way.

Prior to establishing Bruce Balance, Simon worked and consulted in senior leadership roles, within the corporate sector for over 20 years.  During that time he also facilitated programs on leadership development, emotional intelligence, organisational change and personal & cultural transformation.

Simon also has a keen interest in building high performing teams and finds it inspirational and satisfying to coach and mentor leaders through organisational change and personal transition.  His versatility, adaptability and flexibility is clearly demonstrated having successfully consulted for individuals, not-for-profits, small and medium enterprise, large corporations and multi-national organisations.

Our Clients

Our clients come from many industries and sectors, including:

  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Gaming and Entertainment
  • Emergency Services
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail


“We engaged Simon to develop and implement an education, communications and engagement process for the roll out of new sales incentive plans across a number of our businesses. Simon did this very constructively and effectively. He got to know all of the relevant stakeholders and developed a solution that met our needs. The outcome was a clearly defined training strategy, and the design and development of appropriate training solutions.

A key benefit was the transfer of his knowledge to our HR and Remuneration consultants, via in-house facilitator training, on-going coaching, and the evaluation and assessment of the entire approach.”

HR executive at Big 4 Australian Bank

“Simon helped me create the vision and purpose that I was seeking for my business. He created a clear and detailed business plan, which allows me to keep track of my broader goals whilst also remaining focused on the daily activities. I’m able to position myself for any possible downturns and anticipate what I need to do to stay on track.

Having invested the time upfront getting things clear with my business makes it a lot easier to focus on what I love doing.”

Successful businesswoman and award winning jeweller

“Simon always presents as a confident, prepared, caring and calm facilitator with a great ability to inspire and motivate participants to challenge their own pre-conditioned thinking on certain topics. This ability served us particularly well when he facilitated several of our strategic conferences.

I am always impressed with Simon’s ability to tailor his facilitation style to suit his audience so that the desired outcomes are achieved.”

Learning & development professional at ASX Top 10 Company