Bill Scott, BSW, MBA is an innovative management consultant, trainer and speaker with a unique blend of business and social services training. He delights in helping people identify their strengths and learning how to leverage them collaboratively with others.
He practices from a strength base, believing challenges that limit innovative thinking can be reframed as opportunities that open up possibilities and creativity.
Bill helps his clients explore what they want to achieve as opposed to what they want to avoid and how they can use that knowledge to value their people. He is a skilled facilitator and consultant and helps his clients create learning opportunities that emphasize the development of practical, hands-on knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied.
In his training, Bill uses adult learning techniques, including experiential exercises, group discussions, simulations and role plays in his work with clients. His workshops have been described as invigorating, fast-paced, and fun!
His recent clients have included The United States Merchant Marine Academy, The Salvation Army, chapters of the Project Management Institute in Maine, Winnipeg and Regina and numerous health, education and social service agencies across Canada.
In addition to his consulting and training work, Bill has taught at numerous universities including Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC,
Georgetown University in Washington, DC and the University of Phoenix.
Before opening his consulting practice in 2003, Bill spent 21 years in the social profit sector working with children, youth, adults and families, including nine years as an executive director.
Bill also has extensive training in Appreciative Inquiry, strengths assessments, negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. He is based in Surrey BC, a suburb of Vancouver, where he can be found with his wife Cindy, his daughter Keely and their mild-mannered rescue dog, Jessie.