BusinessWeek named Scott James as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and Forbes Magazine profiled him as a Game Changer. One of his companies was a Founding B-Corps.
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 titled “Moving Art”. The products from his other 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.
In addition to social impact ventures, Scott is also active in nonprofit work. He was awarded a Governor’s Award of Excellence in Service by the state of Washington for his community preparedness work. The nonprofit he founded – Bainbridge Prepares – was recently awarded the Volunteer Organization of the Year by the International Association of Emergency Managers, cited as an ideal model to be replicated. FEMA brought Scott to their national training symposium to present his book: Prepared Neighborhoods: Creating Resilience One Street at a Time. It is available to purchase everywhere.
His organizations tend to either focus on “people helping people” such as Fair Trade companies, or “people helping planet” (which of course also help people) such as organizations focused on the climate crisis. 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.
Scott is a sought-after mentor for social entrepreneurs and public speaker who has addressed audiences of thousands with passion to inspire action. He does 1:1 sessions with top performers and facilitates corporate retreats for small teams of senior thinkers, particularly among the social entrepreneurship set. You can reach him here.
These are his current projects and previous projects.
Supporting Your Balanced Leadership
A note from Scott…
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.”
Book a consultation now or keep reading to learn how I have supported others.