Scott is a master executive coach, OD consultant, executive team facilitator and workshop leader.
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 work centers on transformational leadership, high performance team development, employee engagement and creating cultures that awaken and harness the brilliance of everyone in an organization.
Scott co-designed and co-led NASA’s award-winning leadership and culture change program, Leadership Alchemy. Leadership Alchemy was recently ranked #7 best in Warren Bennis’ Leadership Excellence Magazine annual survey of the best in Leadership Development for the US Military / Federal Government sectors.
Other clients include Argentine Telecom, AT&T Wireless, Capital One Financial, Cargill, Celgene, Cisco Systems, Fannie Mae, International Paper, HSBC Bank, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, National City Bank, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), Roquette America, and VISA.
Scott has deep experience working with the medical, bio-medical, high-tech, government, food ingredients and financial services industries and has worked in over 35 countries, including Latin America, Europe and China. Although his travels are diverse, Scott solely speaks English.
Scott Coady is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Embodied Wisdom, located in Ojai, California. He is a member of the board of directors of the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC) and the Founder and Executive Director of the Association for Transformational Leadership SoCal (ATL).
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.
Personal experiences enrich Scott’s teaching, facilitating, consulting and coaching. He 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 S.E.A.L. 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 resides in the Ojai, California, with his wife Kathleen where they cheer on their daughter Olivia from afar as she gets close to completing her degree in Chinese medicine. His passions include surfing, cycling, adventure travel and piloting small planes.