CDA PathFinder – Scott Spreier
Currently an outstanding leadership authority in our country, Scott Spreier, a CDA client decades ago, has special insight on what it takes to change careers. From personal experience, Scott understands how to move forward from the familiar to a new direction providing opportunities to gain a strong career focus. He moved from managing editor of a rapidly declining newspaper (Dallas Times Herald) to a noted national author and experienced executive coach for top executives. His success demonstrates first hand knowledge of the challenges and pressures faced by leaders in our current volatile times!
About Scott Spreier: Delivering results for clients
Scott focuses primarily on helping executives more effectively address key organizational and business issues, including innovation, sustainable growth, and strategic alignment. Coaching executives and working with senior teams, he helps clients focus on how they can create climates and cultures that embrace change and enhance performance.
Scott has consulted with a number of Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of sectors, including technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and government. Clients he has worked with include: Microsoft, Astra Zeneca, Unilever, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Obama Administration.
Initiatives have included:
- Helping executives at a large technology company make an effective transition from a research / entrepreneurial culture to a more strategic, growth-oriented one.
- Assisting the CEO and senior leadership team of a small bio-tech firm prepare to lead through a period of rapid growth and change.
Scott’s consulting experience includes 20 years at Hay Group, where he held a number of key roles including regional practice leader. He spent five years at the firm’s McClelland Center for Research and Innovation, where he worked with researchers studying various aspects of leadership roles and behaviors. He has been accredited by Hay Group as both an executive assessor and coach. Prior to Hay Group, Scott ran his own communication consultancy and worked for various media organizations, including Gannett and Knight-Ridder as a journalist and news executive. He also is a veteran of the US Air Force.
In addition to his consulting, Scott writes and speaks frequently on leadership. His work has appeared in: Harvard Business Review, FORTUNE, Leader to Leader, and Businessweek.com He co-wrote: Senior Leadership Teams (Harvard Business School Press, 2008), and People, Performance, & Pay (Simon & Schuster, 1997).