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

UK
France
Germany
Italy
Greece
Spain
Portugal
Austria
Croatia
Netherlands
Norway
Sweeden
Belgium
Canada
Mexico
Costa Rica
Japan
Cyprus
Switzerland

What I Do  


Professional Expertise

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

Professional Interests

Helping nonprofit, social entrepenuer, 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
Environment
Gun Control
Social Justice
Poverty Alleviation

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 Friends
Hanging with Family
Tennis

Food & Drinks

Anything Asian or Indian

Games

Scattegories
Jackbox.tv
Yahtzee
Chickapig

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

The Who
U2
Dave Matthews
Michael Jackson
Elton John
Bruce Springsteen
Stevie Wonder
Saxaphone jazz

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis

Cal Bears
Golden State Warriors
Oakland A's
SF 49ers

Education  

School

A.B. – Bachelor of Arts, Political Economy

Sep 1982 - Jun 1986

MBA, Business

Aug 1989 - Jun 1991