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About Me

Strategist | Executive | Social Entrepreneur | Philosopher | Someone very curious

I am a transformative executive leader, strategist, entrepreneur, and philosopher who has carved out a unique career path across business, government, and NFPs.

My portfolio is comprised of an impressive array of competencies, including organizational strategy, leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship, systems-thinking, and social impact.

My human-centered approach to leadership and change has led to transformative outcomes across sectors.

As the former CEO / COO of Leadership Victoria – one of the most distinguished leadership organizations in Australia – I steered the NFP from deficit to surplus within a matter of months while onboarding a new team, revitalizing its vision, and elevating its business model.

As the founder and director of ColourSpace, Australia’s first certified arts social enterprise, I created a startup that challenged the status quo on how human-centered work environments can be delivered at scale. In doing so, I have created hundreds of opportunities for local emerging artists and contributed over $150k to local communities.

In my formative background as a management consultant, I was directly responsible for a wide suite of projects ranging from project managing State-wide rollouts of major health programs to writing public discussion papers on gender equality legislation.

What sets me apart is my ability to blend blue sky thinking with pragmatic action, my ability to communicate complex ideas easily, and my ability to deeply listen and see right to the heart of problems.

Area of Focus

I’m one of those annoying people whose work is a bit hard to define, so here are my current areas of focus.


I’m a Partner at Humble, a consultancy that provides services and programs that empower people, ideas, and businesses.


I’m the Founder of ColourSpace, Australia’s first certified social enterprise in the arts. We help organisations look good, feel good, and do good with art.

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Curiosity Journal

I’m the inventor of Curiosity Journals, the world’s first journal designed to cultivate curiosity. The journal contains tools that help you think more clearly, act with confidence, and make progress.

Speaking Topics


Cultivating a Curiosity Mindset to navigate uncertainty
Building a culture of empowerment and individual leadership
Empowering personal strengths and purpose
Creating a culture of practical innovation in business
Translating business strategy to implementation

Available For


Keynote speaking
Media interviews
Panel appearances
Workshop facilitation

In the Media

Yahoo Finance: Feature

“For those considering other ways of improving the workplace from a mental health perspective, don’t overlook the power of art,” Scott Ko told Yahoo Finance.

Further Your Lifestyle

Ep.27 – Ft. Scott Ko – Curiosity, Purpose and Startup Learnings (Part 1)

SBS News

What’s on your office walls? The start-up leasing artwork to businesses

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.

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