Scott Coady is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Embodied Wisdom, and the Founder and Principal at Sage Alliance Partners, a consulting firm specializing in executive presence, organizational momentum, leadership development, and the achievement of extraordinary business results.
Scott is a master executive coach, OD consultant, strategic and executive team facilitator, workshop leader and keynote speaker. Scott has dedicated his professional life to learning, embodying and applying emerging technologies from the areas of somatics, philosophy, linguistics, athletics, integral studies, experiential and action learning. His groundbreaking work centers on transformational leadership, team development and organizational culture development and change.
A third generation Californian, Scott received his BA in Business Administration from Cal Lutheran University, and MBA from Pepperdine University. His continuing education includes extensive study with Dr. Fernando Flores, Julio Olalla, and Dr. Richard Strozzi Heckler. He was certified as a coach by the Newfield Network in 1992, and as a Master Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute in 2002. Scott has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University, Virginia where he co-led a graduate-level course entitled Coaching and Organizational Learning, and has been a Mentor Coach and Program Facilitator for the Newfield Network's coaching certification and graduate programs. Scott is also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council. Recently, Scott worked with the leadership team of a billion dollar business to transform the company's culture and results. The business saw a 70% increase in net profits after tax and a dramatic increase in employee engagement in just ten months.
Scott has garnered an impressive record of accomplishment in leadership development. He co-designed and co-lead NASA's award-winning leadership and culture change program, Leadership Alchemy, for eight years. Leadership Alchemy was recently ranked #7 in Warren Bennis' Leadership Excellence Magazine annual survey of the best in Leadership Development for the Federal Government and Military. Other clients include Argentine Telecom, AT&T Wireless, Capital One Financial, Cargill, Cisco Systems, The David Allen Company, VISA, International Paper, HSBC Bank, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, National City Bank, and the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).
Personal experiences enrich Scott's teaching, training, consulting and keynote speaking. Scott's got his first taste of high-performance teamwork and leadership as a navigator in the U.S. Navy's Assault Craft Unit One, performing "insertions" and "extractions" for the US Navy's S.E.A.L. Teams. Participation in competitive sports has provided further key insights. Scott set the record for the flying 200-meter time trial set at the National Sports Center Velodrome in 1996 and competed at the World Championships. Scott has worked with professional athletes to help them achieve their own winning goals. In addition, Scott has raised over $250,000 for non-profit causes using a film he made about his adventure following the entire Tour de France from start to finish.
Scott resides in the Ojai Valley, near Santa Barbara, with his wife Kathleen and daughter Olivia. His passions include surfing, bicycle racing, digital filmmaking and adventure travel.