Scott draws upon leadership experience in both the private and public sectors in a career spanning more than 25 years of applied management consulting. In that time he has customized short and long-term engagements with more than 100 varied organizations in the U.S. and 30 countries internationally. Scott is now relied upon adviser to leaders: a master certified coach and organizational change consultant.
In his work, Scott focuses on rapidly moving leaders and their teams into new alignment directly around where they currently struggle to organize, strategize or perform sufficiently. His cutting edge approach has successfully helped many work groups to breakthrough even their most debilitating challenges.
Some of Scott’s current and past clients include AOL; The U.S. State Department, the World Bank Group; Midwest Express Airlines; The U.S. Small Business Administration, CARE, Whirlpool Corporation, The U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Gillette Corporation.
Scott’s career began as a buyer with a large retail department store chain in the New York City metropolitan area, followed by a number of governmental leadership positions involved in establishing a local-state-federal agreement for managing the environmentally troubled Chesapeake Bay. He concluded this work as manager of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Sanctuary Program.
Scott’s academic background trained him in social systems dynamics (Missouri Valley College) and economics (Cornell University). This has been followed by certifications in numerous specialized professional programs that enable him to constantly bring innovative as well as efficient tools to meet his clients’ needs.
Since 1997, Marc Smith Sacks has been developing leaders and teams that have consistently outperformed their peers. Marc currently partners with innovative leaders to grow high-performance teams that break historical limits and create unprecedented and inspiring shared futures with more meaning, value, and satisfaction.
Leaders and their teams rapidly move from acceptable to exceptional performance. Marc’s clients shift their thinking and behaviors, eliminate waste, produce added value, and commit to new levels of practice in a matter of hours. They sustain these changes, embedding them into their daily routines within weeks.
Marc’s coaching and consulting teams deliver leading-edge programs – including leadership training, mentoring, advanced coach trainings, multi-year communities of practice, organizational and 360° leadership assessments – empowering leaders and their organizations thrive in their industries.
Marc is a seasoned and exemplary team leader. As Chief Financial Officer for The Mentoring Company, Marc innovated new strategies for streamlining budgets, tracking performance, and developing revenue streams. As a Lead Instructor, Course Director, and Program Manager for Outward Bound Schools, Marc logged over 500 field days, leading field-expedition teams through remote and rugged terrains across North America.
Marc is a third-year Coaching Excellence in Organizations practitioner, a Body and Movement practitioner, and an Aikido practitioner based in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a peer-reviewed and certified coach with Newfield Network and the International Coach Federation (ICF), a seasoned business developer, and a trained behavioral and organizational researcher by Strategic Programs, Inc.
Marc earned a Masters Degree specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development from Regis University, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz.
Generative Coaching, Generative Leadership Development, Mentoring, Managing Overwhelm, Communication, Trust Building, Social Styles, Rapid Team Turn-Around, Strategic Innovation, Business Process Redesign, Marketing and Financial Strategy, Facilitation, Research, and Field Operations
Santa Monica, CA
Jonas Carlsward is an accomplished young professional with experience and business development well beyond his years in age, and years in business.
After 6 years in Silicon Valley establishing one of the fastest growing SaaS (Software as a Service) companies in the world, he is now L.A bound with his wife Jenny-May.
Being instrumental in the company growth, from 9 employees to 400+ in the Americas and 950+ worldwide, has excelled Jonas knowledge and experience in what it really takes to grown and establish a company world wide.
”-Going from one small office to a international company ready to go IPO will steepen your learning curve…”
Jonas attended California State University Monterey Bay on a scholarship were he was captain of the Golf team while finishing his Bachelor in Business & Entrepreneurship.
During his time at the University he also founded a Swedish American export company dealing with cars and boats.
“In 1980 virtually the entire market capitalization of the S&P 500 companies consisted of tangible assets (cash, offices, plants, equipment, inventories,etc.). In 2010 tangible assets accounted for only 40 to 45 % of the S&P 500 companies’ market capitalization. The rest of their capitalization consisted of intangible asset, and about half of that- more than 30 percent of total market capitalization- came from brand. The growth in the importance of brand value over the last thirty years is unmistakable. Brand value is now most companies’ single biggest asset, and the consequence is that business leadership and brand leadership are converging in every industry and every sector of the economy. The world’s best companies have responded to this by ensuring that they bring together business leadership and brand leadership in the C-suite throughout their organizations.
In short, businesses are now only as strong as their brands, and nothing else offers business leaders so much potential leverage. That is why I believe every business leader – whether you are selling cars, chemicals, or cosmetics- needs to think and act like a brand leader.” Quote from Jim Stengel from his latest book Grow.
About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a book-signing event by Mr. Stengel. As a businessman and a coach, I believe that the point that he is making about importance of brand is essential and crucial for all business leaders to be aware of and to pay special attention. In the digital age, your number one concern should be your reputation and brand. Business leaders must start to attend necessary resources such as learning, accountability, and money to their brand building process.
Jeannine Stewart is a Certified Natural Health Professional and a Certified Digestive Health Specialist. She specializes in helping busy professionals overcome stress, addiction, as well as digestive, hormonal, weight management and other health issues.
While she’s had a lifelong interest in alternative health and holistic medicine, it was Jeannine’s own health journey that motivated her to train in this area. In her early 20s, Jeannine faced a potentially debilitating diagnosis that would make it impossible to get health insurance coverage. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease by an allopathic physician countless tests, screenings, and steroids, it was through enzymes and chlorophyll that Jeannine’s problem was finally healed and hasn’t returned.
Jeannine has practiced a healthy balanced lifestyle for over 20 years. She is a raw foodist who enjoys yoga and meditation. She dreams of scuba diving around the equator, while learning indigenous healing practices and bringing natural remedies back to her clients.
Jeannine is a mother of two and a practicing criminal defense attorney based in Orange County, CA and founder of LetYourFoodBeYourMedine.com
Los Angeles, CA
Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation by the founder of Without Boundaries Coaching. In this complimentary 1-hour workshop, you will learn types of conflict and unique resolution styles for each the cost of hidden conflict in your organization; plus learn how to engage your employees and increase productivity. In this open platform forum, you will learn more about the conflict resolution. You will also network with entrepreneurs and business owners in your area.
As entrepreneurs, public speakers, and people who want to share their message with with world, it is vital to the success of our businesses that we attract potential clients and business partners. Women in the coaching world especially want to connect with other women to inspire them and help them to transform their lives and their businesses. Sometimes a person can want to connect so badly and so urgently that they unintentionally repel the people they are meant to help and even unconsciously push them away.
This weekend, I offered a workshop titled, “The Body, Breath, and Voice of Success: Own the Room!” During the workshop, I had the participants stand in front of their audience, their fellow participants, and identify what they do with their bodies when they speak about their businesses.
Everyone was surprised to discover how tempting it is to lean in towards the audience in the attempt to connect with them. This physical response to being in front of an audience is quite common and it also requires the legs muscles to tighten, the knees to lock, the lower back to grip, and the neck muscles to clench. With all of this tension, it’s more difficult to breathe and the voice is either scratchy sounding or high-pitched. Not very attractive.
The future of business will depend upon creativity.
The time that took us to go from being hunters and gathers to the industrialization was over five thousand years; however, the scientific revolution to information age took only 30 years to happen, and we went from the information age to digital age overnight.
The digital age is deeply organic and not linear. Just because industrialization forced us to organize and create an educational industry to secure a future that can be certain does not mean that this way of being will serve us now. In fact if the success story of a few young innovators such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg is any indication, the future of humans and business will depend upon creative individuals who clearly do not need multiple Ph. D.’s to have an impact or revolutionize our lives. Yet most schools and businesses still take a very industrial approach to their operations.