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Hi, I’m Scott

I’m a C-suite executive, strategist, social entrepreneur and business advisor. My passion in life is to make the world a little bit more curious.

Change is the only constant in today’s fast changing landscape. Leaders and executives are constantly grappling with complex issues that require innovative yet human solutions. Whether it’s navigating organisational change, driving growth, or fostering a culture of innovation, these challenges demand not just vision but a clear and actionable approach.

I bring clarity to complexity.

I’ve spent my career turning big ideas into real-world outcomes. From guiding Leadership Victoria through major transformations as its CEO / COO, to founding my social enterprise ColourSpace Gallery, I’m skilled at turning ambitious goals into meaningful outcomes.

I bring equal parts human-centred leadership, systems-thinking, and innovation to everything I do, and that includes working with leaders like you. Let’s cut through the noise and get things done.

Recent Talks and Features

Interview: Balancing the Grind

In my feature interview with Balancing the Grind, I talk about what drives me, my habits and routines, and how I manage my work-life balance juggling several hats.

Feature: Pro Bono Australia

“The founder of ColourSpace Gallery, Scott Ko, is an entrepreneurial Houdini, writes Phil Preston, who says his story is worth sharing for the insights it gives into amplifying social impact and illustrating the journey of a social enterprise.”

— Pro Bono Australia

Interview: Valiant CEO

In my feature by Valiant CEO, I share my insights on the future of business, how organisations can adapt, and the role of leadership.

Speaker of choice for

I speak on a range of subjects

The need to adopting a curiosity mindset for leadership

Implementing practical innovation and creativity in business

The rise of social procurement and social enterprise

Crafting value propositions for social enterprises

My Services

Consulting

With over 20 years of experience consulting in both the public and private sectors, I specialise in leadership, strategy, project management, change management, and implementation. Need a skilled operator to tackle your toughest challenges? Let’s chat.

Facilitation

Need an independent facilitator to uncover deeper themes in complex discussions? I work with Boards and Executive Leadership Teams to guide conversations and bring out diverse perspectives. Let me help you draw together the threads and find clarity.

Coaching

I understand the loneliness of leadership. I understand the pressures of running a business. I’ve been there, many times. I can help you sift through the noise and focus on what truly matters. Book a coaching package with me, and let’s tackle your challenges together.

Advisory

Sometimes, having a sounding board from someone who sees the big picture is invaluable. Whether you need someone on your Advisory Board or a mentor, I can help you navigate leadership and business challenges, and maintain your true north.

Not sure what you need? Book in a 30 minute free diagnostic with me.

Endorsements

Scott is a skilled facilitator. We asked for a free-flowing format, that invited open and frank discussions with minimal input from the facilitator. Scott guided the program and took us through the agenda but did not interfere or inhibit the conversation. He kept us on course and summarised the outcomes with full insight into what we were trying to achieve. He was not the ‘main game’ as happens with many facilitators but only involved himself to clarify the discussion, record the main points and determine actions and responsibilities. The ideas were all ours and made sure we got through the agenda, ensuring everyone participated. It was a very productive and rewarding couple of days and we all left feeling inspired and confident.

Scott is personable and inspirational, with a sound grasp of how to draw together ideas into an achievable set of goals, whilst working with a disparate group. We will engage him again when we build on this session to prepare our Strategic Plan. He was a great find!

Jan Porter

Chair of the Board, Elder Rights Advocacy

As a seasoned entrepreneur, I’ve had the opportunity to work with numerous business advisors over the years, but none have left quite the impression that Scott has. From our very first consultation, Scott demonstrated a deep understanding of my business needs and goals. His ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and provide actionable insights is truly commendable. Scott’s strategic guidance has been instrumental in helping me navigate challenges and capitalise on opportunities.

Moreover, Scott’s excellent communication skills make him a pleasure to work with. He listens attentively, asks the right questions, and provides clear and concise advice that is tailored to my specific situation. It’s evident that Scott genuinely cares about his clients’ success and is willing to invest the time and effort to help them achieve their goals.

I cannot recommend Scott highly enough to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and dedicated business advisor or a coach.  His expertise, professionalism, and genuine passion for what he does make him an invaluable asset to any business. Working with Scott has been a transformative experience, and I look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.

Ebru Sak

Founder, Saks Salon

Scott is an excellent business coach and a high energy person to work with. As a busy creative I’ve struggled with systems in my business. Scott has simplified the process of introducing systems into my business in ways that really work for me and have helped me to grow and see a clearer path to future growth. He’s a pleasure to work with and keeps me accountable!

100% recommend!

Elise Hendriksen

Founder, ShoutPR

Scott is such a great thinker, quick, and totally got who we are, why we are, and where we are heading. He is so in touch with all the challenges that a social enterprise struggles with, and his advice and guidance is really relevant and practical. In addition, Scott gave us vital tools that we could implement immediately – especially in the current Covid environment where we have had to learn and connect remotely.

Janine Lawrie

CEO and Founder, Space2b

Scott, thank you for the absolutely brilliant keynote address you gave our MBN group. The feedback from attendees reflected the value and appreciation we all felt. Your choice of presentation topic [The State of Social Enterprise] was perfect for our group and the content was brought to life with your polished stage craft and responsive interaction with our audience. A totally professional performance, and it was a pleasure to work with you.

Elaine Dickson

Secretary, Manningham Business Network

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