Scott W. Ventrella
Scott W. 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 25 years of organizational development experience to Positive Dynamics with a unique blend of solid, real-world application and academic credentials.
Scott has achieved professional success in several environments:
- Managing Director, the Center for Corporate Ethics
- 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. Most recently, he was a featured speaker and panelist at Harvard Business School’s “Dean’s Conference on Leadership, Values, and Spirituality.”
He was also the featured speaker at Yale University’s Annual Leadership Conference where he delivered a presentation entitled, “The Power of Integrity.” Also, just recently, Scott presented a special workshop for the spouses of UN diplomats.
He’s served as a Summit Advisor for Linkage Inc.’s “Best of Organizational Development Summit.
Scott, since 1993, has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches on a variety of management topics, including: “Leadership and Change,” “Leading the Global Organization” and “Me, Inc. – How to Master the Business of Being You.”
Additionally, Ventrella serves as adjunct professor at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University teaching “Leadership and Ethics,” as well as at Fairfield University where he teaches “Applied Business Ethics.”
Scott was a guest professor at Columbia University for ten years, as well as guest lecturer at a number of other schools and universities including, Dartmouth, and NYU’s Stern School of Business.
In May 2001, he 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 next book, Me. Inc., How to Master the Business of Being You (John Wiley & Sons) was published in February 2007. He has also served as a contributing author for a number of publications, including The Change Champion’s Fieldguide (Best Practices Publications, 2002) where he wrote a chapter entitled, “Raise the Bar from Corporate Compliance to Total Organizational Integrity.” Scott most recently appeared on FOX and Friends, as well as FOX TV’s Good Day New York and ABC’s Good Morning America Now to discuss “Setting and achieving personal and professional goals.” He has also appeared on CNNfn as well as ABC’s World News This Morning to discuss the topics of leadership and integrity in business.
Scott also hosts a weekly, nationally syndicated radio show, “The Business of Living: Strategies and Solutions for Managing Your Life and Career.”
He has an MS in Psychology and a BBA in Marketing, both from Western Connecticut State University. Scott is a dynamic speaker who gives frequent keynotes to professional associations and societies./p>
- Fortune 500 global advertising firm (talent management and succession planning)
- Blue Chip financial services firm (leadership development, executive presence, succession planning, on-boarding/first 90 days
- Large energy company (cultural transformation)
- Global beverage company (strategy, sales, operational)
Certified in the use of numerous assessment instruments including:
- Clark Wilson (Executive Leadership) computer-based 360 ̊
- Hogan Assessments; HPI, HDS, and, MVPI
- Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator