About Us

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new!” - Socrates

Simon Chan Founder, CEO

Simon is the Founder and CEO of Adapt with Intent Inc., a boutique consulting and coaching firm that helps individuals, leaders and organizations adapt to the Future of Work. He is a Consultant, Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach who specializes in helping organizations recognize emerging trends and transform their strategy and workforce so they can thrive in an increasingly complex environment.

Simon is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience. He has a diverse background in financial services, technology, academia, and not-for-profit sectors. He has held a variety of senior positions in strategy, corporate innovation, talent attraction, product development, business development, and operations. Prior to founding Adapt with Intent, Simon was Vice-President of Talent, Academy and Future of Work at Communitech, a globally recognized innovation hub. In this role, he was responsible for talent attraction, learning and development for over 1,600 companies from start-ups to scale-ups to global enterprise organizations.

Simon holds a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. He also holds CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CLC (Certified Leadership Coach), and CPRC (Certified Professional Retirement Coach) designations.

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"I've had Simon as a coach for the past couple of months and absolutely love his coaching style. He is very easy to talk to and helps you look at challenges objectively to come up with practical solutions. I really appreciate the perspective he brings to our conversations -- it has helped me feel prepared for some important conversations. I'd highly recommend Simon as a coach!" - Director, Encircle

"I elected to take an early retirement from a very demanding career in the financial services field. After the initial honeymoon of retirement passed, I found myself languishing and struggling with finding a sense of purpose and structure for my days. Thankfully I started working with Simon and quickly started to feel sparks of excitement flaring up once again. Through Simon’s coaching and guided self exploration tools, I rediscovered my curiosity, passion and purpose. I am so grateful to Simon and would highly recommend his workshop to anyone either approaching retirement or in retirement. You will be surprised by what you discover and will come away with a roadmap for living a fulfilling and purposeful life" - Former Director, Manulife Financial

"We thoroughly enjoyed the retirement sessions with Simon from beginning to end! We were somewhat apprehensive about retirement, and we didn't have a clear vision of what exactly retirement looked like. How could we start taking steps towards it. What will we do in retirement? The Longevity Lifestyle Design Lab helped us answer these unknowns. The lab helped us to think in a different way about retirement, and how to create a plan that gave us a lot of excellent ideas, suggestions and a much clearer path to retirement. Simon was patient, knowledgeable and an excellent retirement coach!" - Director, Sun Life Financial