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SCOTT DE LONG, Ph.D.

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Scott De Long is a lifelong learner as well as an educator. In his quest for knowledge, he completed an Executive Leadership program at the prestigious Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley at the age of 45. This experience led him to Chapman University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development. Recently, he earned his Doctorate, at the age of 60, also from Chapman University, in Education with an emphasis in Leadership Studies from the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies.

After receiving his Master’s degree, Scott was hired as an adjunct professor at Chapman University in the Communications department. While there, he taught courses such as Small Group Communications and Business and Professional Communications. He also has taught Intro to Entrepreneurism in the business school at Chapman and served in the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurism as both a lead mentor and as a member of the Board of Challengers.

Professionally Scott grew up as an entrepreneur, successfully creating, and then building three previous companies. During this time he recognized that the problems facing entrepreneurial companies experience when they outgrew the ability of the founder to have their hands in everything. His experience in his own companies led to the concepts that eventually became Lead2Goals. Scott has been facilitating retreats for the past nine years for organizations that range from industry associations to business groups, and non-profits to corporations.

Scott’s strengths in leading small group communication allow for him to disarm the greatest of egos, set up an environment of respect, which in turn leads to the building of trust, and better relationships among team members. His own aspirational goals include greater Humility, Empathy, and Vulnerability.