Scott specializes in the art of professional & personal development and communication for executives, business professionals, attorneys, entrepreneurs and people in the public eye. He is a Certified Professional & Personal Coach who partners with clients to create change and fulfillment in their life and life’s work. As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), he is also an affiliate of The Alliance for Organizational Excellence conducting Excellence in Leadership seminars and workshops in California.With their permission a sampling of clients include: One Legacy - Thomas Mone/Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President, Lorac Cosmetics - Carol Shaw/Founder, Tri Alpha Energy Inc.- H. Hamlin/Vice President & Founder, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP - Leslie Sowle/Partner, Mitchell International - Pattie Vargas/Mgr, Application Development, Walt Disney Co. - Meredith Metz/Senior Vice President Creative Affairs, Corporate Graphics - Christina Macrina/Account Executive, Globecast Satellite - David Gallardo/Operations, Laurie Sain/Corporate Instructional Design, Mercy Ships - Susan Duby/Manager International Human Resources, Advanced Laser & Anti-Aging Medical Center - Dr. Miller & Dr. Seltzer, Partners.
Scott’s history as a communication specialist, public speaking and media trainer is informed by a long career in arts & entertainment, entertainment news as a director, producer, writer and acting coach for television and stage.His combined expertise offers valuable and unique insight into human behavior and the communication process for how to authentically engage one’s ‘audience’.
As a public speaking and media consultant, he trained Congressman Nick Lampson, client of the political consulting firm Crounse & Malchow in Washington D.C., to appear in all public speaking and media venues for his re-election campaign won by 65%. He has coached professionals and celebrities for national press tours with Aurritt Communications in New York, on air talent for TNN (The Nashville Network) and authors with 'On Camera' in Los Angeles, including Tom King, author of "The Operator" (the Random House biography of David Geffen of Dreamworks SKG -).With Siren Public Relations he media coached Carol Shaw, Founder of Lorac Cosmetics for the launch of her new product line before seventy five press representatives.For Vertex PR & Marketing he prepared their client, author Neville Raymond for an upcoming appearance on “Politically Incorrect” to promote the release of his book, “Genesis of Genocide”.His clients have appeared on NBC, CBS and ABC national and local news, CNN, Discovery Network, MSNBC, television talk shows, magazine and specials including, "Hollywood Access", CBS "Women to Women", "Leeza" and more.
He has trained attorneys in trial skills, power & presence in the courtroom, authentic communication and presentation skills in the work place.At the Santa Barbara Courthouse and USC Law School he is a workshop leader with James Herman, Former President of the State Bar of California, at the annual "Mason Brown Trial Skills” and "The Trial as a Performing Art" workshops sponsored by USC Law School, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Rogers, Sheffield and Herman LLP, Jim Herman, President of the State Bar of California, with the support of the law firm of Arnold and Porter. His private clients include attorneys at Irell & Manella LLP and Latham and Watkins.He has coached litigators at the firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles in a mock trial performance for multi camera television production.
Scott and Barbara, married for 27 years and parents of their 24 year old daughter Zoe, reside in Los Angeles. Scott is originally from New York.