Trainer & External Combustor
25 years ago while sailing across the Atlantic, Scott climbed to the top of the mast and stared out at the vast ocean. Physically he felt insignificant, but mentally he felt expansive. It was a Monty Python/Douglas Adams moment, and he has been thinking really big ever since.
20 years as a Strategist/Planner at top tier advertising agencies made Scott the formidable ideator and facilitator he is today. His badass toolkit was built over years working with TELUS, Chrysler, Samsung, NBA, Hyundai, and General Mills. A sought after ‘pitch’ team lead and client workshop facilitator, he is also an adept mentor, proven by the countless team members he has trained and have gone on to greater successes.
Curious about the ridiculous complexity of our minds, Scott studied both Cognitive Science and Media Arts, and draws upon all of his experience to create catalytic training experiences. He prides himself on designing and delivering workshops where people feel safe to think big, work through hypotheses or explore ‘what ifs', and where nothing is out of bounds.
A manager once told him he “has a god-given gift for working a room.” A client once told him he had “the hair of a god”. He has kept his hair short ever since, as he sees no future in the latter.
He’s also a killer DJ, writer of Flash Fiction and the occasional sci-fi story and so understatedly cool that he truly transcends the moniker of ‘geek’ – all of which make him perfectly ‘Combustion’.