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Bill Scott spent 21 years in the child, youth and family services sector – the last nine as the executive director of a medium-sized organization in the Lower Mainland. For the past 18 years, he has provided consulting and training services to clients primarily operating in the community, education and health services fields.
Bill has always been fascinated by numbers and the stories they tell … in service to the organizational relationships they support. He is not a financial manager or a financial expert. He believes that leaders in the social profit sector – what others call the “non-proft sector” – do not need to be financial experts either. They do, however, need to know the right questions to ask of their financial experts and be able to interpet the information they are given.
Bill 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 practises from a strength base, believing challenges that limit innovative thinking can be reframed as opportunities that open possibilities and creativity.
In addition to his consulting and training work, Bill has taught at numerous universities, including more than 12 years at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, at BCIT’s business program, in the continuing education department at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and online through the University of Phoenix.
Bill has a BSW, an MBA, a certificate in appreciative inquiry, and extensive training in strengths assessments, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution. He is based in Surrey, B.C. and lives with his wife Cindy, his daughter Keely and their mild-mannered rescue dog, Jessie.