About Scott

Scott Carbonara, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Trainer, & Author

bringing authentic leadership to life from the boardroom to the family room

It is rare to find a speaker who is both highly engaging and holds deep credentials to back up the message. Scott Carbonara’s messages are both practical and inspiring.

The testimonial we hear again and again from meeting planners after Scott speaks is, “Scott knocked it out of the park. Our people want us to bring him back.”
Are you looking for a speaker to inspire, energize–and equip your group with actionable tools for immediate change? Scott’s rare dual background in counseling and executive leadership allows him to relate to nearly any group. Scott Carbonara’s keynotes and workshops blend humorous and poignant storytelling, relevant research, and the application of practical leadership strategies. Scott aims to bring authentic leadership to life from the boardroom to the family room.

Why Hire Scott? An award-winning speaker who delivers from the heart…

Scott delivers each message as if he was a senior stakeholder in your organization–passionately researching and presenting customized material that is both accessible and engaging. Scott reaches groups needing leadership direction in areas including:

  • Employee engagement
  • Change management
  • Resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Communications/performance coaching,
  • Customer service
  • Culture

Bio: Why is Scott “The Leadership Therapist?”

Scott, known as the Leadership Therapist for his unique background, presents practical wisdom gleaned from his own diverse professional portfolio:

  • from serving as award-winning family crisis intervention therapist for at-risk families,
  • to highly-regarded executive chief-of-staff for a well-known, multi-billion-dollar healthcare organization.

As an executive leader, Scott guided 13,000+ employees through extensive changes and mergers, and solved complex issues that converted a dismal attrition rate of 38% to a phenomenal 6.5%, while drastically improving customer loyalty scores and saving millions of dollars. He served as executive director of strategic communications and change management and eventually chief-of-staff of a multi-billion dollar healthcare organization.

Prior to that, as a crisis counselor, Scott learned how to listen authentically and think on his feet while implementing life-changing solutions. His unique approach resulted in a Family Therapist of the Year award for the State of Michigan.

Today as The Leadership Therapist, Scott is an award-winning international speaker, author, and organizational consultant. Scott has spoken for international conferences and worked for such esteemed groups as AT&T Global, Wal-Mart, Carolinas Healthcare System, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the U.S. federal government. Scott’s presentation style is energetic, story-and-research based, humorous, and highly practical. He is the author of several books on leadership including Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement. Scott also serves as CEO of Spiritus Communications.

Scott holds the following professional certifications:

  • Prosci Organization Change Management Certified Professional
  • FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute)
  • Aubrey Daniels Institute Certified, Performance Management / Behavioral Coaching

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