I support founders, CEOs, Executive Directors, and senior managers reaching their personal “highest and best” in our collective search for solutions to social and climate change issues.
I help top performing people just like you work through the puzzles you face by leveraging 20 years of leadership in social entrepreneurship, corporate marketing, executive consulting, startups, and board advisory positions.
While I enjoy building innovative partnerships and businesses to accomplish meaningful (and fun) initiatives, I enjoy even more when I get to advise others on how to do the same (multiplication effect – love it!). As Harry Truman said,
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
Whether you are running a startup or an existing firm, I can help you and your team create and execute projects for:
- creating mutually beneficial partnerships,
- refining product/service design,
- building strategic marketing campaigns,
- executing crowdfunding campaigns,
- inspiring an internal culture of strategic innovation,
- thinking through long-term business mapping (both forecasting and backcasting)
- managing dynamic teams, and
- raising capital.
I ensure your conscious business leadership is practical, fun, balanced, and inspiring for yourself and your organization. Read what others think about working with me as I fulfill my personal mission statement to “Help others while having fun.” Here are my current projects.
The products from his companies have been featured in publications as diverse as Oprah’s O Magazine, National Geographic, Parents Magazine, the Washington Post, Outside Magazine, and US News & World Report. His recent film projects range from the opening shorts at the United Nations Climate Change Summits (Producer Lyn Lear and Director Louie Schwartzberg) to the breakthrough nature-based series on Netflix (title series: “Moving Art”).
Scott enjoys mentoring fellow social entrepreneurs, teaching MBA candidates, advising select NGOs, and creating organizations that bring benefit to the world. He was awarded a Governor’s Award of Excellence in Service by the state of Washington for his non-profit community preparedness work. His related book – Prepared Neighborhoods – is in the publication process now. He is certified in permaculture, Transition Towns, MovNat (Level 2), and yoga, which tend to be reflected in his approach to work.
Scott previously worked in the high tech sector, including Visio and Microsoft, and completed degrees at Baylor University and University of Notre Dame. He lives with his wife and children on an island micro-farm in the Pacific Northwest where they practice permaculture.
Scott does 1:1 sessions with top performers and small teams of senior thinkers, particularly among the social entrepreneurship tribe. You can reach him at scott at scottjames dot me and see his current set of projects.