About us • Passion and Purpose
Neil Scotton and Dr Alister Scott - Founders of the One Leadership Project
Alister’s career has centred around the theme of big change. Since 2000 he has supported teams and individuals who are making big change happen, both within organisations and as a consultant, mentor, facilitator and coach.
Earlier in his career, Alister gained experience and training in communicating complex knowledge, leading change often through coaching and team facilitation, dealing with the press and high-level decision-makers in business, government and Parliament – and helping hundreds of others to do these things.
Alister was nominated for the Global Coaching Leadership award at the Global HR Director’s conference in Mumbai, February 2016.
He also brings deep personal experience of how to cope with grief, difficulty and stress as a result of his wife’s journey with cancer and tragic death in July 2016 at the age of 50.
Alister’s doctorate at the globally recognised SPRU at the University of Sussex Business School looked at how to ensure that experts make relevant and timely contributions to addressing the most complex challenges that organisations and wider society face.
Alister is a qualified Stakeholder Centred Coach and affiliate of Marshall Goldsmith.
Starting as a chartered engineer building large cryogenic plant and high pressure systems, Neil Scotton went on to win awards for leading the human element of transformation. He stepped into becoming the catalyst for rapid growth in a consultancy enabling UK manufacturing organisations to embrace and implement World Class Performance.
As Director of Business Development and External Affairs for the Engineering Employer’s Federation he built the team and services that achieved record growth and built the foundations for the biggest transformation in the organisation’s history.
Since 2004 he has supported many hundreds of leaders and teams as they create change for good. As a mark of his work and thought-leadership as a coach, Neil is a go-to sounding board and thought partner for top coaches, leaders and communities in the global coaching profession itself. He is a past President of the International Coach Federation in the UK. He has received the world’s top coaching award for his ‘evolutionary leadership’ and ‘contribution to the global profession’.
Neil is a Chartered Engineer (IMechE), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts – FRSA, an NLP Master Practitioner and a Professional Certified Coach (ICF).
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