For the last 18+ years, Dr. Scott Lyons has been a noteworthy leader in the higher education space, dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning and personal and professional success as an executive leader, educator, consultant and coach. He is founder and chief consultant for Lyons Synergy Co., an organizational development and team synergy consultancy, and a founding team member of Curated Culture, a new thought leadership and professional coalition with an unapologetic persistence to spark dialogue and intentionally grow appreciation for curated organizational culture. Clifton Top 5 Strengths: Maximizer, Individualization, Activator, Responsibility, Relator. AREAS OF STRENGTH & EFFECTIVENESS Organizational Effectiveness Researcher and scholar-practitioner with expertise in high-impact educational practices, organizational change, and member engagement. Has 10+ years driving strategic initiatives to enhance member experience, learning and development, commitment to equity and inclusion, values alignment, leadership, and governance through improved technology and resource development. Experience building and leading more than 20 different committees and workgroups charged with implementing organization, department, or unit-level improvement strategies. Data-Driven Strategic Planning & Change Management Problem-solves for large matrixed organizations of 16K+ students and employees. Proven ability to influence using data, solid reasoning, and persuasion to facilitate ongoing organizational effectiveness and improvement plans toward a more positive and actionable culture. Drove strategic change in organizational culture for a multi-campus university that increased student engagement by 57% within 6 years. Team Synergy & Leadership Creates synergy with other leaders at all levels using a growth mindset, coaching, and mentoring. Keen ability to build and lead teams using humor and raising the bar to influence thinking that leads to results. Comes with 20+ years experience training and developing individuals and teams to nurture and transform potential and performance. Operations & Program Management Negotiates complex contracts on behalf of private and nonprofit organizations. Excellent communication and presentation skills including strong verbal and written capabilities with a sharp ability to synthesize information compellingly. Expertise in crisis prevention and response, threat assessment, and risk reduction practices.