Scott Coady Biography
Scott Coady is the co-founder of Sage Alliance Partners, a Business Performance Advisory firm dedicated to empowering organizations to achieve extraordinary results through dramatically improving their leadership, teamwork and individual performance.
Scott is a master transformational leadership coach, organizational development consultant, strategic and executive team facilitator, workshop leader and keynote speaker. Scott’s work has focused on transformational leadership, high performance team development, employee engagement and creating cultures that awaken and harness the brilliance of everyone in an organization, enabling client companies to achieve extraordinary results.
Scott co-designed and co-led NASA’s award-winning leadership and culture change program – Leadership Alchemy. Leadership Alchemy was recently ranked #7 in Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence magazine annual survey of the best in Leadership Development for the US Military / Federal Government sectors.
Scott Coady is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Embodied Wisdom, located in Ojai, California. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Transformational Leadership Council and the Founder and is the currently chairs the Board of the Association for Transformational Leadership SoCal.
A third generation Californian, Scott grew up in his father’s food manufacturing business where he started learning to work at age 8. He received his BA in Business Administration from California Lutheran University, and a MBA from Pepperdine University. His continuing education includes extensive study with Dr. Fernando Flores, Julio Olalla, and Dr. Richard Strozzi Heckler. Scott has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University, 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 was certified as a coach by the Newfield Network in 1992, and as a Master Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute in 2002. He holds certifications in the Leadership Circle™ profile and is a certified facilitator of The Samurai Game®.
Personal experiences enrich Scott’s teaching, consulting and coaching. Scott 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” on missions with the US Navy’s SEAL Teams. Participation in competitive sports has provided further insights. In 1996 Scott set the record for the flying 200-meter time trial set at the National Sports Center Velodrome and competed at the World Championships. Scott 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, California where he cheers on is daughter Olivia from afar, as she pursues a career as a doctor of Chinese medicine. His passions include surfing, standup paddle boarding, cycling, adventure travel and flying small planes.