“Being allowed into clients’ vulnerabilities, their livelihoods, and their possibilities is a wonderful gift. It’s almost holy work, in a spiritual sense, and I always treat it that way.”
Scott holds a certificate in Leadership Coaching from the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, a renowned program in the coaching world. He has been designated at an advanced level, as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Scott has well over 1,000 hours of coaching hours and has professionally coached hundreds of clients.
Scott’s clients most often come from personal referrals from his outstanding reputation earned nationally and locally, and the relationships he's formed as a professional coach, trainer, consultant and volunteer leader. His clients are diverse and range from elite Navy SEALs, business leaders, lawyers and academics, to CEO's, rising stars and national leaders in the nonprofit sector.
His unique background is advantageous for his clients as well. Scott served as Executive Vice President and Vice President for Talent at Hillel International, focusing on professional leadership, recruitment, and hiring for thousands of employees. This included creating executive development programs and training institutes for professionals at various stages in their careers. Through his commitment to innovation and leadership, he earned Hillel the prestigious Prism Award from the Metro DC chapter of ICF. He was honored by the Washington Business Journal Human Resources Leadership Awards for ethics and mentoring, and Hillel awarded him the Exemplar of Excellence Award, its highest honor for professional staff. Scott is particularly proud to have created and led impactful programs on an international level that continue to flourish today.
Before joining Hillel’s International headquarters, he was Executive Director of Hillel at University of Maryland, where he transformed board and staff engagement, supervised construction of a new facility, and oversaw programming for 6,000 students per year. As Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Scott designed and developed new programs while overseeing the transition to a new facility. Earlier in his career, Scott was the director at overnight camps in St. Louis, Missouri and Cleveland, Ohio.
Scott's wealth of volunteer leadership experience gives him a particular expertise in managing board and staff relations. He has served as a board member and volunteer for Bread for the City. Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools recognized him with their Human Relations Award. In 2019, George Mason University Hillel recognized him for his numerous community leadership roles by creating the Scott Brown Jewish Life and Learning Fund. He currently serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and was appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve on the Board of the Virginia Israel Advisory Board. Scott is the past president of the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.
Scott earned an M.A. in Management from Webster University and a B.A. from Ohio University. He is also a certified consultant in DiSC assessment. He is the proud husband of author, Jane Schapiro Brown, and father of three kind and successful daughters. He also claims that his granddaughters and grandsons are brilliant. Outside of coaching, he enjoys having fun with his enthusiastic Irish Setter, going on biking trips and competes in local and national racquetball and Pickleball tournaments. He also takes great pride in being elected to his high school Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments.