Helping You Lead Well

Speaker | Author | International Leadership Consultant

"Scotty Sanders did an amazing job with our team. His keynote had several powerful stories that were engaging and memorable. He also shared content that was impactful and could be easily implemented. But the most impressive thing is that Scotty was real. He served us onstage and offstage from the moment we began working with him. ”

Brad Warden | President of SkyRider Communications

"Scotty Sanders is a genuine leader! And he cares - he listens, seeks to understand, and is a lifelong learner. Scotty then applies valuable perspective, sage wisdom, and implementable solutions to encourage us all through life's challenges. He lives a life filled with purpose and fueled by passion. Scotty Sanders is my valued personal mentor and a dear friend. Iron sharpens iron."

Tim Cole | Colonel, USMC Retired

“Scotty’s passion is contagious. People need to hear his powerful message, it is a game changer.”

Milli Brown | Publisher, Brown Books Publishing

“Mr. Sanders has inspired our students to reach their full potential, to pursue their dreams and to live each day with integrity.”

Kelly Knight | Principal McKamy Middle School

"I’ve had the privilege of working with many world-class leaders in industry, church, and non-profit, but Scotty Sanders’ unique leadership transcends any industry or organization. Scotty not only models how to lead yourself well in order to lead others well, but also teaches you how to multiply yourself through others. He is that rare leader that helps team members at all levels discover and unlock their leadership potential – one of the secrets to sustained, transformative growth."

Tim Alba | Former CFO Cici’s Pizza

“Scotty came out and spoke to a group of our BPA High School students. He was a successful motivator with the students and left a lasting impression on them. Scotty challenges each student to be their best, in a thoughtful, creative and caring manner. He is engaging and keeps the students attention while delivering his message. A great public speaker and a fantastic message always makes for a successful event. Thanks Scotty.”

Mark Hapka | Senior Account Executive Dallas Maverick’s

"Mr. Sanders is highly organized and always arrives prepared, yet he is also flexible and can adapt his presentation if the situation dictates. As a speaker, Mr. Sanders is engaging and energetic, and his topics are relevant and applicable. Personally, I have come to regard Scotty as a man of high integrity, who does what he says. I appreciate his character as much as I do the content that he teaches. I would highly recommend Scotty Sanders as a keynote speaker for any organization.”

Chuck Cook | CEO Responsive Education Solution

"Mr. Scotty Sanders has a brilliant technique for finding a common ground to engage his audience, regardless if the age is 12 or 55. Mr. Sanders’s and his entire team are easy to work with from start to finish, and they create a captivating event for everyone involved.”

Joi Pratte | ELA Department Lead

Scotty Sanders has been leading successful organizations for thirty years

First as CEO for a multi-million dollar startup, and later for a non-profit organization with over 150 employees and 7,000 members.

Scotty has been recognized as Louisiana Entrepreneur of the year, Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year, and noted in trade magazines for his success in the business world. He is also certified by Ritz Carlton on excellence in customer service.

Scotty is a sought after speaker and trainer, who has traveled both nationally and internationally, presenting to businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies, large non-profits, and statewide organizations, to school systems, hospitals, and churches. At every level, Scotty’s speaking is passionate, relevant, and challenging.

Scotty has authored several books, as well as leadership resources, training materials and published articles. He and his wife Cindy live near Dallas, Texas.

Facts About Scotty
  • Began first company at age 17
  • Married his junior high school sweetheart
  • Has spoken to audiences in 8 countries
  • His training resources are used in over 30 countries
  • Featured speaker at an NBA basketball game
  • Launched two successful non-profit organizations
  • Participated in an expedition to the Himalaya Mountains
  • Has authored four books
  • Is Papa to four granddaughters
Resources by Scotty
book recommendations

Essentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Boundaries for Leaders

Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge

Start With Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Multipliers

How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

Love Is the Killer App

How to Win Business and Influence Friends

Developing the Leader Within You

“Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”

The Fred Factor

How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary

KEYNOTES AND TRAINING

Tell Me About Your Event

The Secret to Happiness

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What is your Personal Growth Plan?

Nearly everyone has a personal growth plan, but many have what I like to call a default plan. They implement some good growth ideas, but they are scattered or haphazard.  I believe you need to purposely design your personal growth plan. You can easily build a few...

Would You Follow You?

  I often ask this question when speaking to a group of leaders. The response is usually thoughtful deliberation. So, right now, let me ask, “Would you follow you?” If not, why should anyone else? Leading well is the best leadership development program you...

How To Handle Criticism

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