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Scott McArthur

Scott McArthur

Former Scientist, HR director, musical producer and business consultant who loves to share his experience and ideas with groups keen to learn and to see things a little bit differently

We are creatures of habit and Scott McArthur's mission is to help us break those habits; especially the ones that are not beneficial to our progress. From Lanark, Scotland, Scott started his own career path by breaking the very habits that should have defined him. Rather than be swept up in a predictable future, Scott decided to prove the statistics and his school career advisor wrong and went on to study biology and psychology at college. Today, he delivers keynote speeches on the human condition to instruct audiences on how to make better decisions, have better conversations, and reframe beliefs and opinions.

With a myriad of experiences, Scott's background gives him a well of content to draw upon that allows him to connect with his audience in a way, unlike other traditional organisational experiences. He does not get on stage to just give a list of bullet points, but rather teaches his audiences to actually think so they can walk away with the tools and techniques they can use in their personal and work lives.

"Scott brings a huge amount of creativity & passion to his speaking engagements. He provides deep expert insight into employee engagement & communication. Nor is he afraid to challenge his audiences to achieve superior results." Ursula Morgenstern CEO Atos (Germany)

Having worked as a rock musical producer, TEDx speaker, HR director (including in FE and HE), research scientist, and business consultant, Scott's experience is rich and his delivery style near perfection. He became the go-to speaker for keynotes, learning and development while working for top organisations such as UK Ministry of Defence, M&S and the UK Olympic Authority. Today, Scott and partner Samantha run Sculpture Consulting Ltd working for a wide range of clients such as Atos, Superdry, SwissRe, Deloitte and Capgemini.

He is published in a wide range of disciplines including disease detection, leadership development, transformation, mindfulness, pioneering microscopy techniques, rock music, and human resources. Scott focuses his keynote programmes on inspiring his audiences to change from the inside out; what he calls the "inner work" of relationships, organisations and cultures. Learn how to change your life and disrupt the habits that define you with Scott's well-crafted and inspiring programmes.

Testimonials from Teachers

“Boundless energy, a radically direct way of looking at issues and a transformative approach. Scott's presentation at our conference was one of the highlights, and many of the delegates want him back again next year. Scott's broad experience enables him to speak with authority on a range of subjects, but always evidence-based. Highly recommended.”

– Jonathan Allday, Director of Digital Strategy, Woodhouse Grove School

"Scott is a wonderful speaker whose superb blend of scholarship, anecdote, humour and humanity will inspire and absorb you in equal measure"

– Damian Henderson, Deputy Head, Taunton School

“Scott is an exceptional speaker who has enthralled our students at the University of Kent with his lively style and fascinating insights..”

– Katie Bailey, Professor of Work and Employment, King's Business School, King's College London​

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