Simon Lee, CCO & Partner and Ash King, Psychologist
Special guests, CCO & Partner, Simon Lee, and Psychologist Ash King join us for our latest event. Asking For A Friend teams an industry leader with a psychologist to give advice on career, mental health and everything in between. It’s there for the questions you don’t yet have the courage to ask of your boss or at your workplace for fear of how you may be judged or treated. Of course, we hope you can ask those questions, but just in case, you can ask them anonymously for a friend instead.
Ash King is a psychologist, writer/designer & cyberpsychology researcher at the University of Sydney. After her life in the music industry came to a halt following a vocal injury, she’s now using psychology & mindfulness to help folks live their best lives with creativity, passion and purpose. She has worked across a range of creative fields, including film & tv, live music, visual arts and radio, and run workshops and talks for Amazon, Pinterest, Linktree, Pedestrian TV, APRA/AMCOS and BigSound. She believes that learning to manage the mind can be a fun and inquisitive process. Through insight, wisdom and a splash of pop culture, she helps individuals & organisations develop practical skills to go deep, get wise, and be happy.
Simon’s purpose is to be a creative catalyst for a flourishing world - and over the last decade he’s successfully co-built a business that delivers on that purpose. His agency, The Hallway is one of Australia’s leading indies and as Chief Creative Officer and joint owner, Simon leads a passionate cross-disciplinary team in the development of Affective Ideas: ideas that affect positive impact - for businesses, society and the world at large. In 2022 his Boys Do Cry campaign captured the attention of the world, reaching over 100 million people, encouraging over 40,000 men in Australia to seek help for mental health challenges, and winning a host of national and international accolades. Simon is an outspoken thought leader, passionate educator and mentor, and doting father to two teenage girls.