Scott Kress

Scott Kress

Team Building Trailblazer
Fee Range
$7,501-$10,000
Exact fee falls within this range
Traveling From
Ontario, Canada
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Program Descriptions

Learning In Thin Air: What can you learn from an MBA Professor who climbed Mount Everest... A LOT!
You may have seen an Everest speaker in the past, but none with the same story, point of view, or connection with business learning. Scott’s is not just a story about climbing in the mountains; it is a story that provides real world examples of success and failure and how to apply these lessons in a business environment.

Case Study Keynotes
Are you tired of sitting and listening and want to get involved? Do you want to take your learning to the next level? Scott’s has combined his EMBA teaching approach and his keynote speaking to create a highly engaging, educational and application oriented case study approach to his Learning In Thin Air presentation. This workshop style keynote facilitates a deeper learning from the material and includes an action planning component to ensure all participants have a direct plan to implement their insights into personal or professional challenges.

Conquering Everest
Creating a high performance team is your best competitive advantage in today’s ultra-competitive business environment. How well teams work together has a direct connection to employee satisfaction, employee performance, product or service quality, customer satisfaction and ultimately company profitability. The key to achieving high performance as a team is communication. In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to climb along with Scott as he recounts his climb of Mount Everest and you will be challenged to make many of the same decisions climbers need to make on the mountain. You will be provided with tools, models and insight into effective communication and decision making that you will use during this session and a short debrief will examine application in the workplace. This process of creating high performance teams has been proven in business, in an EMBA program and on Mount Everest.

Why Book Scott Kress?

  • Scott is a man of endless ambitions and a matching success rate. He is highly educated, continues to educate, and has founded his own business.

  • Scott's life passion is to help others lead and succeed, whether in the classroom or during a keynote. Scott custom designs every program for his specific audience and what they need to achieve.

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    Scott Kress began his career in training and development in 1989 and has worked with some of the leading experiential training organizations in the world including, Pecos River, Aon Consulting and Outward Bound.  He has studied adult learning, leadership, conflict resolution, change management, and much more at the hands of some of the most talented trainers in North America.  Scott is also a licensed facilitator of The Coaching Clinic©, Identity Mapping©, Foundations of Leadership™ , Effective Intelligence® and Emotional Intelligence®.

    Years of experience, two undergraduate degrees and a Masters in Leadership and Training provide Scott with unique qualifications to design and deliver some of the most innovative corporate experiential based training available today.  Scott is also an instructor of leadership for the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Professor for the University Of Windsor Odette School Of Business, and teaches in their Executive MBA program. He was recently voted professor of the year.

    Scott is President and founder of Summit Training & Development Ltd., and is President of The Frontier Group and has created highly successful development programs for many of the Fortune 500 companies.  Scott has only one goal; to assist teams, leaders, and individuals in reaching their peak performance.  This is accomplished through combining the latest team and leadership theory with cutting edge experiential training to create one of the most effective training programs available today.  Scott’s team and leadership development programs are custom designed to meet each clients needs.

    Some of Scott’s programs focus on; Teambuilding, New Team Formation, High Performance Team Development, Leadership Development, Values and Mission Creation, Communication Enhancement, Change Management, and Process Improvement.

    Scott has also gained great insight into the inner workings of leadership and teams through over 20 years of leading climbing expeditions. He has summitted peaks throughout North America, South America, Africa and the Himalayas including Mount Everest and three other of the seven summits. Scott has designed a dynamic keynote presentation based on his team and leadership lessons while climbing the highest peaks in the world.

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    Reviews

    "Scott was outstanding. Period. The messaging he provided was right on point. The fact that even integrated some of our key concepts and vernacular did not go unnoticed by attendees. Scott was engaging, funny and instructional. Though Scott was recounting his adventure, it was clear he was trying to advance our learning objectives; it wasn’t all about him. The photos that accompanied his talk were spectacular and often elicited gasps. I always look to see if attendees seek out the speaker after his/her talk as that is a tell that the speaker connected with the audience. Scott had a group of participants around him after he finished and participants continued to seek him out. Really, I can’t imagine a more perfect fit for our theme or our audience. I expected Scott to be good but he was great. Consummate professional. Great storyteller. Wonderful educator."
    --Johnson Controls

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