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About Simone

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and former international broadcaster for, among others, Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, and CNBC. She is one of the youngest female Certified Speaking Professionals in the world.

As a speaker, Simone inspires people to connect in a world thirsty for connection. She has spoken to thousands, and often for Fortune 500 organizations. Her clients include Google, Meta, Amazon, ByteDance, KPMG, Spotify, Salesforce, SAP, Lucasfilm, and many more. As a champion of human connection, she has spoken at Harvard University, SXSW, TEDx and the United Nations. Simone and her work have been featured on CNN and in Forbes, SCMP, Vogue, Glamour, BBC Radio, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others.

Simone is based and was born in Singapore but has also studied in Switzerland, was raised in Australia, and worked in the United Arab Emirates. She has a communications and cultural studies degree from Curtin University of Technology.

Her latest book “Let’s Talk About Loneliness” is published by Hay House and available globally.

AS FEATURED IN

About Simone

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and former international broadcaster for, among others, Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, and CNBC. She is one of the youngest female Certified Speaking Professionals in the world.

As a speaker, Simone inspires people to connect in a world thirsty for connection. She has spoken to thousands, and often for Fortune 500 organizations. Her clients include Google, Meta, Amazon, ByteDance, KPMG, Spotify, Salesforce, SAP, Lucasfilm, and many more. As a champion of human connection, she has spoken at Harvard University, SXSW, TEDx and the United Nations. Simone and her work have been featured on CNN and in Forbes, SCMP, Vogue, Glamour, BBC Radio, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, among others.

Simone is based and was born in Singapore but has also studied in Switzerland, was raised in Australia, and worked in the United Arab Emirates. She has a communications and cultural studies degree from Curtin University of Technology.

Her latest book “Let’s Talk About Loneliness” is published by Hay House and available globally.

Un-Official Bio

Hi, I’m Simone Heng. So if you’re interested in the professional bio, you can scroll above, but here’s the more important bio between the lines.

I was born in Singapore in 1984 to a mixed-race couple of human connection superheroes. My Dad, Robert was Chinese and my Mum, Sandra is Eurasian from Singapore. In 1987 they migrated us to Perth in Western Australia and we became Aussie citizens in 1990. (I am now however based back in Singapore and am a Permanent Resident.) I left Australia for the first time in 2002 on scholarship to Switzerland, I can understand Swiss and can carry out a conversation in German after a few drinks.

In 2004, when I was nineteen, my Dad died of cancer and my whole world changed. A year later, I moved to Asia to model and become a VJ for a music channel and spent many years running away from my grief.

In 2009, I moved to Dubai in the UAE to become a radio broadcaster with the country’s biggest radio station and also began a slow journey of healing/connecting with myself. In 2013, my mother suffered a massive stroke and became paralysed and I moved back to Australia in 2014 to care for her. The one and a half years there were harrowing.

In 2015, I moved back to Singapore so I could still be close to Mum and fly and see her regularly. I worked at the most toxic workplace of my career for four years before the loneliness and stress of this experience inspired me to set up my business in 2019 and talk about a lack of human connection.

I fly all over the world speaking on this issue. In 2022 I published my first book which included details of these experiences I’ve just described, the book was a bestseller in Singapore. Six months later, the book was acquired by Hay House and in 2023 was relaunched as Let’s Talk About Loneliness in the UK, US and Australia.

When I’m not speaking or writing, I love to paint; and I’m the mother to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Alex and Charlie.

Un-Official Bio

Hi, I’m Simone Heng. So if you’re interested in the professional bio, you can scroll above, but here’s the more important bio between the lines.

I was born in Singapore in 1984 to a mixed-race couple of human connection superheroes. My Dad, Robert was Chinese and my Mum, Sandra is Eurasian from Singapore. In 1987 they migrated us to Perth in Western Australia and we became Aussie citizens in 1990. (I am now however based back in Singapore and am a Permanent Resident.) I left Australia for the first time in 2002 on scholarship to Switzerland, I can understand Swiss and can carry out a conversation in German after a few drinks.

In 2004, when I was nineteen, my Dad died of cancer and my whole world changed. A year later, I moved to Asia to model and become a VJ for a music channel and spent many years running away from my grief.

In 2009, I moved to Dubai in the UAE to become a radio broadcaster with the country’s biggest radio station and also began a slow journey of healing/connecting with myself. In 2013, my mother suffered a massive stroke and became paralysed and I moved back to Australia in 2014 to care for her. The one and a half years there were harrowing.

In 2015, I moved back to Singapore so I could still be close to Mum and fly and see her regularly. I worked at the most toxic workplace of my career for four years before the loneliness and stress of this experience inspired me to set up my business in 2019 and talk about a lack of human connection.

I fly all over the world speaking on this issue. In 2022 I published my first book which included details of these experiences I’ve just described, the book was a bestseller in Singapore. Six months later, the book was acquired by Hay House and in 2023 was relaunched as Let’s Talk About Loneliness in the UK, US and Australia.

When I’m not speaking or writing, I love to paint; and I’m the mother to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Alex and Charlie.

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Human Connection

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The true antidote to loneliness, this book will teach you the secret to building meaningful relationships and the importance of authentic connections in a lonely world.

Is it possible to have hundreds of followers on social media but still feel isolated? To live in a city of millions of people but find yourself alone? No one really wants to admit it, but the answer is certainly ‘yes’.

So, let’s talk about loneliness. Human connection specialist Simone Heng knows a lot about being lonely. She left an enviable career and social life to move back to her family home to care for her mother. All alone in a house filled with memories but devoid of people, she was faced with the realization that human connection is one of our most essential needs.

There’s a global loneliness epidemic. Every one of us has experienced feeling lonely, even if we don’t realize it. The modern world has changed how we live and the ‘village’ environment with spontaneous connection has been replaced by remote work and contrived relationships. Most importantly, the old stereotypes of what loneliness looks like no longer hold true ― in a world where technology has made us more ‘connected’ than ever before, people of all ages are feeling alone.

Simone shares her journey to understanding the value of human connection and explains how to distinguish authentic relationships from fake substitutes. This definitive book on loneliness shows us how to build meaningful relationships with those that matter the most, forge new friendships, and create the genuine connections we all crave.

The true antidote to loneliness, this book will teach you the secret to building meaningful relationships and the importance of authentic connections in a lonely world.

Is it possible to have hundreds of followers on social media but still feel isolated? To live in a city of millions of people but find yourself alone? No one really wants to admit it, but the answer is certainly ‘yes’.

So, let’s talk about loneliness. Human connection specialist Simone Heng knows a lot about being lonely. She left an enviable career and social life to move back to her family home to care for her mother. All alone in a house filled with memories but devoid of people, she was faced with the realization that human connection is one of our most essential needs.

There’s a global loneliness epidemic. Every one of us has experienced feeling lonely, even if we don’t realize it. The modern world has changed how we live and the ‘village’ environment with spontaneous connection has been replaced by remote work and contrived relationships. Most importantly, the old stereotypes of what loneliness looks like no longer hold true ― in a world where technology has made us more ‘connected’ than ever before, people of all ages are feeling alone.

Simone shares her journey to understanding the value of human connection and explains how to distinguish authentic relationships from fake substitutes. This definitive book on loneliness shows us how to build meaningful relationships with those that matter the most, forge new friendships, and create the genuine connections we all crave.

Coaching

Simone provides bespoke coaching services for high-level corporate executives as well as thought leaders looking to become professional speakers and authors.

TRAINING

With her almost two decades in front of the microphone, camera and on stages, Simone takes her experience working on air for the likes of Virgin Radio Dubai, CNBC, CNN and more into her media training sessions for various organisations. She also delivers comprehensive public speaking and storytelling training based on her years of experience as a professional speaker.

CONSULTANCY

Simone works with academics, researchers and industry thought leaders to create a personal branding and social media strategy to expand their impact and digital shopfront.

For case studies and more information, please email Simone.

Coaching

Simone provides bespoke coaching services for high-level corporate executives as well as thought leaders looking to become professional speakers and authors.

TRAINING

With her almost two decades in front of the microphone, camera and on stages, Simone takes her experience working on air for the likes of Virgin Radio Dubai, CNBC, CNN and more into her media training sessions for various organisations. She also delivers comprehensive public speaking and storytelling training based on her years of experience as a professional speaker.

CONSULTANCY

Simone works with academics, researchers and industry thought leaders to create a personal branding and social media strategy to expand their impact and digital shopfront.

For case studies and more information, please email Simone.

Simone's Story

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Harvard University Speech

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Harvard University Speech

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Russia Today

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Russia Today

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BBC Radio London

Listen to Simone speak on human connection on the BBC.

TEDx

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TEDx

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Moderation

Simone is a seasoned panel moderator. Enquire about her moderation services at hello@simoneheng.com

Moderation

Simone is a seasoned panel moderator. Enquire about her moderation services at hello@simoneheng.com

Master of Ceremonies

Simone is a seasoned MC having hosted over 2000 events around the world since 2005.

Master of Ceremonies

Simone is a seasoned MC having hosted over 2000 events around the world since 2005.

Press

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Press

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Clients

Social

Over 200,000 lives impacted

Across Simone’s Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, X and TikTok

Social

Over 200,000 lives impacted

Across Simone’s Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, X and TikTok