Scott’s matchless experiences have continued throughout his life. They range from playing the villain in a Werner Herzog film that Roger Ebert called one of the 50 “great movies” in cinema history to being booked to speak by Arnold Schwarzenegger for an event on the White House lawn with the President in the audience; from being the author of business books named among the “year’s ten best” to membership of multiple Boards of Directors.
The tapestry of Scott McKain’s distinctive experiences have blended to create the inimitable content that makes him one of the world’s most in-demand business experts and speakers.
Scott first became interested in business — and creating Ultimate Customer Experiences® — while helping in the family business, the grocery store in his hometown of Crothersville, Indiana.
After high school graduation, Scott was elected as the Indiana President, then as a National Officer of a half-million-member student leadership organization. By the end of his terms, Scott had presented over 1,000 speeches on platforms ranging from high school cafeterias to arenas with audiences of 20,000+ in attendance. By age 21, Scott had chatted with the President in the Oval Office, lunched with the President of Brazil, had a private meeting with the Chairman of General Motors, and dined with the real-life Colonel Sanders of KFC fame.
These unique experiences as a youth inspired both a passion for the platform and a fascination with business and leadership that continues to this day.
Scott has delivered over 2000 presentations in 36 countries across six of the seven continents helping audiences create more compelling connections, provide ultimate customer experiences and stand out personally and professionally.
Scott shares his distinctive ideas and iconic speaking style to the most important events in the world and has been honored with the following:
- Currently “Corporate Educator in Residence” at High Point University, named by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s “most innovative” university.
- He has been honored with induction into the “Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.”
- He was selected to join Seth Godin, Zig Ziglar, and Dale Carnegie as one of about 25 members of the “Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame.”
- He is a member of “Speakers Roundtable” — an elite, invitation-only group of twenty business speakers considered by many to be among the best in the world.
Scott currently lives with his wife Tammy in Las Vegas where they are involved in several charitable organizations.