Scott brings an uncommon background to the field of adult learning. A management development executive with global financial services firm Merrill Lynch until 1999, Scott worked with executives responsible for sales and profitability in their branches, as well as with their salespeople. He managed a corporate-wide assessment center, helping to select high-potential leaders for intensive career development. He also designed, developed, and trained these executives, including customized training, consulting, and coaching. Further, his responsibilities at Merrill Lynch included training corporate and service professionals and managers in the home office.
His direct training experience included leadership, team-building, communication strategies and interpersonal skills, presentation skills/coaching, conflict management and negotiation, executive coaching, stress management, time management, diversity, performance appraisals and development, and problem-solving and decision making.
This range of experience gives Scott a wide perspective. Not only does he have great understanding of the importance that the organization places on performance in sales, productivity, and leadership … he also has a high degree of respect and empathy for the personal ambitions and dreams of individuals working in organizations. This unique balance enables him to help create positive behavioral change and personal growth.
Since co-founding ASGMC, Scott has worked with over 1800 teams and workgroups. He has coached leaders from middle management to senior executives in both corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Scott has spoken and facilitated sessions across the US and across the globe, most recently working with sales organizations in Hong Kong, Singapore and India. Workshops and keynotes are tremendously successful because the research offered is real-time, real world.
Scott holds a Masters of Divinity and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and an associate of the American Psychological Association (APA). Scott is also a published author and poet. His most recent book is Pathways to Greatness published in December 2008. He keeps a blog called The Greatness Project.
Scott contributed a chapter to the Positive Psychology News book, Character Strengths Matter.