About Scott

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’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 and academics, to CEO's and organizations, such as Leading Edge, the central address for supporting talent and culture in the Jewish nonprofit sector.

He 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 and launching an executive training program to prepare mid-level professionals to become directors, a fellowship to support the professional development of directors, 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. 


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.

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 as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and is past President of the 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 granddaughter and grandson 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 tournaments. He also takes great pride in being elected to his high school Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments.

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