“Smith Peterson Law Firm, LLP”

Marvin O. Kieckhafer

I am the Board Chairman of a non-profit housing development organization that owns and operates multifamily housing facilities and builds and sells single-family housing for low- to moderate-income persons in a metropolitan area that spans two states.

When our CEO resigned suddenly for health reasons we were left adrift with financial and mission concerns that threatened

our continuation.  John Scott came to our rescue as an interim CEO for several months.  John’s vast experience as a non-profit executive and housing development leader was instrumental in saving our organization and its mission.  His effective, spirit-lifting leadership boosted the morale of our staff, provided complete transparency to our Board, and challenged our organization to be more than it ever imagined.

John renewed and improved contacts with our program funders and supporters, reviewed and revised Board policies and procedures, analyzed our financial situation, and brought improved communication with our accountants.  Perhaps most importantly, John worked with the Board and staff to improve our knowledge and skills as leaders and helped us focus on our mission more effectively.

Finally, John led us in recruiting several new Board members who brought needed skills to our leadership team and he provided a plan and procedure that helped us recruit and hire a well-qualified Chief Executive Officer who is off to a successful start.  I highly recommend John’s wise counsel and leadership skills.  He is one of a kind.”

“NeighborWorks Home Solutions”

Jacqueline Minikus

Appreciated!  Beneficial!!  Indispensable!!!  Words cannot express the asset John Scott was to our organization as we were transitioning un-expectantly between CEOs.  John’s experience, knowledge and perseverance had us focused and pursuing future plans.

“NP Dodge Companies”

Nate Dodge, President

I worked with John as a board member of a nonprofit.  I watched him come into a fragmented organization and through sound fundamental business practices, pull it together and put it back on track.  He listens, communicates well, and tells bad news quickly and kindly.  I would absolutely use him again if I became associated with a company that was adrift.

“United Way of the Planes”

Emily Hurst, Relationship Manager

John Scott defined true leadership for me in every possible way and he played a major part in making me the professional I am today.  Due to his coaching and mentoring he pushed me to grow far beyond my expectations and as a result I have become a highly sought-after professional in and outside of my field.  John has a true passion to help others grow and succeed and he is willing to share his experience, knowledge and training in a very natural way that encourages you to strengthen your weaknesses and motivates you to grow far beyond what you thought was possible.  During the time I worked with John I saw him inspire and motivate individuals, organizations and entire communities through his ability to identify the goals and outcomes that really matter. I have had more than one personal and professional coach in my lifetime, and I would consider myself a leadership development nerd. I have yet to find someone else that can accomplish what John can. There is no one I could recommend more highly in his field. 

“Powerful Perspectives”

Duane Schmidt

John is one of the best examples of a life-long learner that I have ever seen, never taking things for granted but seeking the facts behind every situation. But even more importantly, John is a man of integrity and is truly dedicated to helping other people succeed. In his work as CEO, as a coach, and as a consultant he has benefited many different individuals and companies. John has an amazing ability to foresee the future (vision), the courage to get personally involved (compassion), and the work ethic (tenacity) to make change happen. I HIGHLY recommend John as a coach, consultant, and mentor.