Scott Garell from Garell Coaching

Scott Garell

CEO at Garell Coaching

Orinda, CA, USA


Last updated March 12, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

My life's purpose is to support, give to, and serve others to help them be their best.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Personally: I am a loving father of 3 young women (ages 27, 20 and 18) , and husband to my wife Erika who is the love of my life, my partner and my soulmate.  Professionally: After 25 years in business I’ve become a coach/advisor for nonprofit and tech start-up executives and love partnering with amazing leaders to help them build great organizations and drive change.

 

I specialize in helping organizations at the growth stage when founders and teams begin to experience new challenges such as scaling their leadership skills, teams, processes, technology, and business model. This growth stage often occurs when an organization has received new capital.

 

As a former Tech CEO (Ask Jeeves, Dictionary.com, Goodshop.com), I understand that the CEO job can be lonely and regularly act as a sounding board for key decisions. I add value to growing nonprofits, start ups and social good enterprises via support in leadership/team development, hiring, strategy, marketing, revenue generation, business model, delivering results, product/program and more.

 

I have an MBA from Harvard and also have significant nonprofit (Juma Ventures National Board Chair, HBS Community Partners Pro bono consulting, Advisor to nonprofit tech startups, webinar leader with Foundations) and accelerator experience (Camelback Ventures, REDF, Gratitude Network, Mentor at Fast Forward).


Interesting Factoid

I have 5 sisters, 3 daughters and a female cat.


Languages

Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

Cyprus
Austria
France
Spain
Norway
Japan
Switzerland
Portugal
Belgium
Croatia
Italy
Greece
United Kingdom
Costa Rica
Sweden
Germany
Netherlands
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Expertise

Coaching
Advising
General Management
Sales
Nonprofit Management
Fundraising
Board Management
Business Development
Marketing

Professional Interests

Helping Nonprofit, Social Entrepreneur, and Tech Start Up Leaders Be Their Very Best to Maximize Their Impact and Success

Advisor

Shtudy
Practice Makes Perfect
Hio Social
Sorfeo
Klick Engage
Upchieve
Social Cipher

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Workforce Development
Supporting Opportunity Youth
Equal Rights
Poverty Alleviation
Social Justice
Environment
Gun Control

Non-Profits

National Board Chair

Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

Executive Coach

Jan 2019 - Present
+3 more non-profits

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Going to Cal Football and Basketball
Golden State Warriors
Eating great food
Cooking
Travel
Hanging with Family
Tennis
Hanging with Friends

Food & Drinks

Anything Asian or Indian

Games

Scattegories
Jackbox.tv
Yahtzee
Chickapig

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

The Who
U2
Dave Matthews
Elton John
Bruce Springsteen
Stevie Wonder
Saxophone Jazz
Michael Jackson

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis

California Golden Bears
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Athletics
Golden State Warriors

Education  

School

A.B. – Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy

Sep 1982 - Jun 1986

MBA, Business

Aug 1989 - Jun 1991