Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Change, Business Ethics
Scott Ventrella is Principal of Positive Dynamics, a management consulting firm specializing in the development and delivery of programs designed to help companies achieve unprecedented levels of performance by leveraging the inherent potential in people. As a consultant and leader, Scott brings over 20 years of organizational development experience to Positive Dynamics with a unique blend of solid, real-world application and academic credentials.
Experience and Accomplishments
Scott has achieved professional success in several environments:
- Executive Vice-President, SAI Global, a publicly-held professional services firm
- Director at Mercer Delta (formerly known as Delta Consulting Group), an international change management consulting firm
- Recruited to assist the president of Peale Center in a massive restructuring following the death of its namesake/founder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
- Began career with Juran Institute, a quality management consulting firm, where in 11 years he held the positions of senior consultant, practice leader, and Director of Business Development.
Scott is a dynamic speaker who gives frequent keynotes to professional associations and societies. He teaches as an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and Fairfield University, was a visiting professor at Columbia University for 10 years, and is a guest lecturer at a number of other schools and universities including, Dartmouth, and NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Most recently, he was a featured speaker and panelist at Harvard Business School’s “Dean’s Conference on Leadership, Values, and Spirituality.”
He’s also served as a Summit Advisor for Linkage Inc.’s “Best of Organizational Development Summit”.
In May 2001, Scott published his first book, “The Power of Positive Thinking in Business: 10 Traits for Maximum Results,” (Simon & Schuster) which has been translated in 24 languages. His second book, “Me Inc. – How to Master the Business of Being You” (John Wiley & Sons) published February, 2007.
He served as a contributing author to the “The Change Champion’s Fieldguide” (an organizational development’s professional) “Best Practices” publication on the subject of business ethics.
Scott has appeared on Good Morning America Now, FOX TV’s “Good Day New York,” CNNfn and ABC News World This Morning to discuss leadership and integrity.