PHILOSOPHICAL

MENTORING

WITH SIMON J. E. DREW

PHILOSOPHY IS THE ART OF LIVING A GOOD LIFE...

Over the past three years, I’ve been helping individuals from around the world to learn the art of living a good life by guiding them toward:

ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN FLOURISHING

Philosophy, derived from ancient Greek, literally means “love wisdom”. As a philosopher grounded in the Stoic tradition, I consider it my solemn duty to be first a true seeker and lover of wisdom, and then to share that wisdom with those who have ears to hear, eyes to see, and hearts that feel. 

My students and I share the path together, and as such, we learn, grow, and are transformed together. It is in this mutual journey that the character is purified, and the soul restored.

A HAND TO HOLD AS YOU
WALK TOWARD ALIGNMENT

Throughout my time as a philosophical mentor, I’ve had the privilege of working with a broad range of individuals from many countries and even more professions, including:

  • Psychologists and Counsellors 
  • Musicians and Artists
  • CEOs, Executives, and Non-Profit Workers
  • Movie Writers/Producers
  • Public Servants
  • Doctors, Dentists, and Paramedics 
  • Philosophers, Researchers, and Professors 
My experience has taught me that no matter who you are, where you live, or what you do for a living, at the end of the day, we are all seeking to have a truly meaningful and engaging experience in our lives. Philosophy’s task is to guide us toward this experience. 

STUDENT REVIEWS

Scott Armstrong
Scott ArmstrongPilot
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I've found Simon's coaching to be invaluable during a transitional period in my life. Whether you're looking for life guidance from a Stoic perspective or simply some deep and interesting philosophical conversations, Simon is always able to provide, and I've walked away from each conversation feeling refreshed and with some good advice to chew on. I can't recommend him enough.
Jack Reeves
Jack ReevesEntrepreneur
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If you are looking for a plainspoken, philosophical and deeply practical guide — Simon is your man. Our time together has created an immense amount of clarity about my goals, and the insight and motivation to effectively pursue them. All with a foundation in philosophical virtue, not ego and materialism. I have referred several friends to Simon and will continue to do so.
Shammi Sheth
Shammi ShethDoctor
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Simon has all the traits of an excellent life coach; he is an active listener and gives me the time and space to say what I needed during our sessions. His coaching approach is not prescriptive, but I've always left the session with a clear idea of what I need to work on afterwards.
Ben Coles
Ben Coles
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I started working with Simon at the start of this year and it has been awesome to have a dialogue with someone so dedicated to helping other people excel. It’s rare to get candid feedback on one’s direction in life and Simon has been able to provide that in a way that both prompts me to think critically and encourages me to keep striving.
Laura Fouhse
Laura FouhseMinister
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Simon is a very wise, kind and gentle soul. He is so easy to talk to. In my sessions with him I have felt inspired and challenged. He gives me practical advice and tasks to do to help me along my journey. I'm very grateful.
Jacob Bush
Jacob BushProject Manager
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I’ve been working with Simon for about a month and a half and can’t overstate how much of a positive impact it’s had on my day-to-day life and my overall well-being. Working with Simon personally I’m given practical tools, but customized and tailored for my own personal life and situations.
Ryan Kerr
Ryan KerrParamedic
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I started working with Simon at the start of this year and it has been awesome to have a dialogue with someone so dedicated to helping other people excel. It’s rare to get candid feedback on one’s direction in life and Simon has been able to provide that in a way that both prompts me to think critically and encourages me to keep striving.
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THE PHILOSOPHICAL METHOD

While I am always refining my ability to doctor the soul, there are a few core principles that will form the foundation of our relationship when we work together:

AIMING HIGH

The philosophical path works best when you decide to aim at the highest possible good for yourself, your family, your community, and the world at large. As your mentor, I’ll join you in this shared pursuit of the highest good in both our sessions together as well as in our individual lives. 

MUTUAL HEALING

Inspired by the philosopher Seneca’s approach, I’d like to encourage you to join me on the path of healing. “I am not so shameless as to undertake to cure my fellow-men when I am ill myself,” Seneca wrote. “I am, however, discussing with you troubles which concern us both, and sharing the remedy with you, just as if we were lying ill in the same hospital.”

BALANCE

I’ll help you to take a balanced approach to your personal transformation by employing Epictetus’s formula for progress: self-scrutiny applied with kindness. This formula has helped many of my clients to move beyond unhelpful and often damaging personal narratives and beliefs.

TOTAL HONESTY

My method of mentoring only works if both you and I decide to come to each session in the spirit of total honesty. The power of two individuals truthfully sharing the depths and heights of their lives cannot be overstated, and it is in this respectful and vulnerable dialogue where philosophical therapy of the soul can take place. 

FIRST PRINCIPLES

I constantly remind myself of why I do what I do, and I take very seriously the responsibility that is placed upon me as a mentor. As such, I believe that my most fundamental duty is to live my life in a way that shows, rather than speaks, the art of living a good life. I make it my priority to continue in my pursuit of wisdom via philosophy, theology, poetry, and music, and to allow the fruits of these endeavours to serve as the true proof of any authority I may have as a teacher. 

APPLY FOR MENTORSHIP

If you feel that we’d make a great team, I’d be honoured to work with you. I am typically able to take on between 8-10 individual students per week, so register below and I’ll be in touch with you shortly to see if we can arrange a free initial call to get to know each other better.