He is the President of Summit Team Building and has created highly successful development programs for many of the Fortune 500 companies. Scott has only one goal; to assist teams, leaders, and individuals in reaching their peak performance. This is accomplished through combining the latest team and leadership theory with cutting edge experiential training to create one of the most effective training programs available today. Scott’s team and leadership development programs are custom designed to meet each client’s needs.
Years of experience, two undergraduate degrees and a Masters in Leadership and Training provide Scott with unique qualifications to design and deliver some of the most innovative corporate experiential-based training available today.
Scott has taught Leadership and High Performance Team Development for some of the world’s leading educational institutions including the Rotman School of Management, the Odette School of Business, and the University of Edinburgh. Scott teaches in the Executive MBA, International Executive MBA, and MBA programs and has received several teaching awards including professor of the year.
Some of Scott’s programs focus on; Teambuilding, New Team Formation, High Performance Team Development, Leadership Development, Values and Mission Creation, Communication Enhancement, Change Management, and Process Improvement.
Additionally, Scott has gained great insight into the inner workings of leadership and high performance teams through almost 30 years of leading adventure expeditions. He has guided and summitted peaks throughout the world. Scott has stood on the summit of Mount Everest and is one of less than 300 people in the world to climb the 7 summits (the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents). In 2014 he led a group of ill and injured soldiers to the North Pole and in 2016 skied 960km to the South Pole making him one of less than 45 people in the world to accomplish this series of challenges.
Through his dynamic background of education, training, experience, and adventure, Scott can help your teams and leaders reach the peak of their performance.
- Keynote Workshop
Take your next keynote to a higher level. Custom designed for your group, this 3-4 hour workshop takes Scott’s keynote and digs deeper into the content and looks at specific applications. A standard keynote is a one-way presentation, the High Performance Workshop is an interactive discussion. Scott’s highly engaging keynote provides the foundation for this session and the custom designed curriculum is woven throughout. Each workshop is custom designed to focus on your goals and objectives and to achieve your deliverables.
How it Works: As Scott shares his story and personal insights he will pause at various points and engage the group in a discussion to dig deeper into the content and to examine how to apply this to their goals, challenges and development. Each workshop is custom designed to focus on your goals and objectives. Using a worksheet, participants will capture their ideas and insights and develop concrete action plans for implementation at work.
The Take Away: This presentation format is highly interactive, thus making it engaging and relevant to the participants. They are not simply listening to a story, but they actively participate and apply the presentation content to their real-world goals and challenges. Participants will have time to digest the information provided and to work it into realistic application to help them achieve their goals and overcome obstacles.
- Learning in Thin Air
What is it that separates success from failure? What allows some leaders and teams to achieve greatness where others stumble? Today’s business environment is more complex than ever and presents a series of mountains, which must all be scaled. While there is always a leader breaking the trail to the top, they cannot do it alone. Great success comes from the synergy of great leadership, teamwork, and personal focus.
In Scott’s gripping presentation, you will discover how the many skills used in climbing Mount Everest may be applied to summit your own personal mountains in business and in life. Through inspiring personal stories of triumph, challenge, determination and even failure, Scott shows audiences that we are all climbers of our own mountains. By rising to the challenge of change and continuous improvement, he demonstrates how lessons of life in the mountains are directly applicable to any organization’s challenges. This presentation will focus on building high performance teams, team building, leading teams to high performance and so much more.
- Achieve the Outrageous
Never one to be idle, in December of 2016 Scott completed a 1000km unsupported ski to the South Pole. Scott is one of less than 100 people in history to accomplish this journey. Along with this achievement comes a the keynote “Achieve the Outrageous”. In this presentation, Scott will share the story of his punishing 44-day expedition across some of the most hostile ground on the planet. As always, Scott will punctuate this adventure with learning and application. Whereas his Everest presentation “Learning in Thin Air” has a strong team and leadership focus, “Achieve the Outrageous” is aimed at helping the individual within the team perform at their peak. Any company, leadership team, departmental team or individual seeking to achieve a big goal will benefit from this presentation. Scott will share his insights into goal setting, overcoming adversity, perseverance, and so much more.
- Conquering Everest
At 8850m Everest is the tallest mountain on earth and one of the most sought after mountaineering goals. Your team will have a chance to embark on a simulated ascent of this extraordinary mountain. Participants will work together to form as a team, to create a vision of success and to make critical decisions that will lead them to the top. This is a highly engaging and interactive team building program with a keynote built in.