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 leaders just like you work through the puzzles you face by leveraging 25 years of leadership in social entrepreneurship, corporate marketing, executive consulting, startups, and board advisory positions. I enjoy inspiring teams of senior thinkers, particularly among the social entrepreneurship tribe, via 1:1 coaching sessions and corporate retreat facilitation.
While I enjoy building innovative partnerships and businesses to accomplish meaningful (and fun) initiatives, I enjoy even more advising others on how to do the same…love the multiplication effect!
As Harry Truman said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
Clients have said I often help them “find relationships between facts.” Together, we can create and execute projects for:
- building strategic marketing campaigns,
- refining product/service design,
- developing mutually beneficial partnerships,
- completing successful crowdfunding campaigns,
- inspiring an internal culture of strategic innovation,
- thinking through long-term business mapping (both forecasting and backcasting),
- implementing business continuity plans (natural disasters and black swan events),
- 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.”
BusinessWeek named Scott as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and Forbes Magazine profiled him as a Game Changer.
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 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 was awarded a Governor’s Award of Excellence in Service by the state of Washington for his nonprofit community preparedness work. His related book – Prepared Neighborhoods: Creating Resilience One Street at a Time – is available to purchase here and everywhere.
Scott does 1:1 sessions with top performers and facilitates corporate retreats for small teams of senior thinkers, particularly among the social entrepreneurship set. He is available to support organizations with their emergency continuity plans and journalists with their preparedness stories, as you see here. You can reach him at scott at scottjames dot me.
Scott previously worked in the high tech sector, including Visio and Microsoft, and completed degrees at Baylor University and University of Notre Dame. Scott’s training also includes permaculture, Transition Towns, CERT, Wilderness First Responder, as well as mindful movement techniques such as MovNat, AcroYoga, and vinyasa yoga…all of which tend to be reflected in his work.
He lives with his wife and children on an island micro-farm in the Pacific Northwest.