SCOTT DE LONG
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. With his Master’s in hand, he was hired as an adjunct professor at Chapman University in the Communications department and has taught courses such as Small Group Communications as well as Business and Professional Communications. Currently he is now teaching Intro to Entrepreneurism in the business school at Chapman University, and serves 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, 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 six years for organizations that range from industry association, business groups , non-profits and corporations.
Scott’s strengths in leading small group communications 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.