Creating What’s Next

Hi, I’m Scott–advisor, connector, growth hacker, and strategist.

I use the power of storytelling as a catalyst for change, and help leaders like you tell your best stories and drive business results.

I’ve worn many hats: historian, architect, Naval Officer, planner, and most recently, as a consultant. My training in history and architecture has given me an understanding of how systems evolve, and how context affects cultural, economic, and social change.

My 20 years of experience leading teams and guiding innovation initiatives have informed my approach to developing marketing and growth initiatives. I use my knowledge of interpreting context to craft business narratives that connect with your audience, build community, and generate positive business outcomes.

Topics of Interest


Open source communities, new business models and platforms, and how people restructure their organizations in the face of rapid change.


Understanding how leaders and communities solve problems and manage uncertainty in a constantly changing economic, political, and social environment.


The impact of design on business, culture, organizations, and services.


Exploring the human factors that drive technology and innovation.

The Focus of the Blog

I blog about business, design, culture, and technology. Each post explores the interconnections between issues and market sectors with intent to give one a broader perspective on a particular topic. This broader awareness, or understanding, of how problems fit into a larger picture is what drives his work. I help people see the connections between disparate elements so that they can make more informed decisions as leaders. These posts serve as the foundation for reports that are generated for client consulting or research projects.

Travel & Education

I have currently traveled to over thirty countries on four continents for various consulting projects in the public and private sector. This experience has reinforced my view that small actions in our daily lives can make an impact on people in other parts of the world due to the role of technology in our increasingly interconnected society.

I received a Master of Architecture degree with a focus on culture, landscape, and environmental design; and a B.A. in History with an emphasis on Modern Europe.


Design, Defined, Buyers Meeting Point, April 2017.

The Importance of Vision, Messaging, and Alignment, Buyers Meeting Point, February 2017.

A Culture of Growth, Consult Ace, February 2017.

Structuring and Amplifying Change, Human Current–The Complexity Podcast, January 2017.

Building a Networked Culture, Irish Tech News, January 2017.

How Technology Helps Business Growth, kaydee web, December 2016.

A Practical Guide to Creative Leadership, Irish Tech News, December 2016.

Design, Technology, and Leadership are Directly Affecting Our Lives, Irish Tech News, July 2016.