Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Scott Halford

February 8, 2014
scott halford

Scott Halford

Expertise:   Neuroscience of Success, Emotional Intelligence, Influence

Speaking Style:  Intelligent. Provocative. Humorous.

Travels From:  Denver, Colorado

Nancy Says:  Scott is genuinely witty and one of the most endearing people I know in the business. I have nothing but praise for him and his work.”

Applying Brain Science for Business Success 

It all starts in the brain. Whether you want to sell more, be a better leader, retain and keep employees engaged – whatever you wish to accomplish – expert Scott Halford has the insights into why understanding the neuroscience behind success is crucial. Recent discoveries reveal what switches people on and what turns them off, what attracts and what repels. Scott’s compelling programs guide participants to achieve greater results with sound strategies and application of the concepts.

Scott is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter and long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. A captivating storyteller, he’s an accredited and certified Emotional Intelligence Provider, as well as a Certified Associate in Emergentics®. Scott  recently completed his postgraduate Certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership through Middlesex University. He is on the faculty at GE’s Jack Welch Center of Leadership and is the Brainy Business columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine online.

Learn more about Scott Halford...

Scott Halford is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. His expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the principles of influence add richness and depth to his programs. His workshops and keynotes are filled with humor, wit and depth.

Scott is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He is also an accredited and certified Emotional Intelligence Provider as well as a Certified Associate in Emergenetics®. Currently, Scott is a postgraduate student in the neuroscience of leadership through Middlesex University in London.

Additionally, Scott is a guest lecturer for the MBA program at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. He is the Brainy Business columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine online. Read his articles at

Scott’s book, Be a Shortcut: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success is available online from John Wiley & Sons.


Presentation Topics

The Neuroscience of Success™ 

Using the Power of the Brain to Advance Life and Business Strategies

You want to sell more, produce more, keep employees engaged, retain your top talent—you want it all. It all starts in the brain. Recent neuroscience discoveries tell us what switches people on and what turns them off. What attracts and what repels. As we learn more about the brain, we have more accurate tools to help us do what we’ve been trying to do for decades.

For example, did you know that…

We are all predisposed to reject new ideas as a way of protecting ourselves? This can lead to huge decreases in productivity and profitability but it is possible to learn ways to stop this in your organization.
It is possible to avoid the destructive “animal brain” by learning to consciously spend time in the fertile “executive brain”—you’ll see results in productivity and overall effectiveness.
You can make learn to make decisions about how to use the brain’s threat and reward system so that you can positively change behavior and beliefs.

Invigorate your audience with a keynote that will entertain and energize each person to leverage their individual brain power. Recent discoveries in neuroscience explain what invigorates people and what turns them off. Backed by information from the most current research, audiences learn tactics, and leave with tools that enable them to lead in new and impactful ways.

Expert speaker Scott Halford, CSP provides insights into the lessons from neuroscience that help us achieve results and excellence. He is an internationally recognized speaker, educator and authority on emotional intelligence and the use of neuroscience in business. Through his interactive and engaging presentation you will learn how to better lead people to achieve results that drive your business strategies forward. Scott is the bestselling author of Be a Shortcut: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success and he writes monthly for Entrepreneur Magazine online as the Brainy Business columnist.

Companies like General Electric, US Airways and many others make learning about the impact of the brain on individual performance a priority for their current and future leaders. Now you can make it your priority as well. Gain insights into the lessons from neuroscience that will help you to achieve results and excellence.

Success in Business and Beyond™ 


Increase and apply emotional intelligence for immediate bottom line results…

In today’s competitive knowledge-driven organization, leadership is more important than ever. Corporate leaders at all levels must have more than just the right technical skills and IQ. They must possess the right values, behaviors and emotions—the right emotional intelligence.

Our learning solutions introduce the concepts and application of emotional intelligence. Participants learn about the impact of emotional intelligence in relationships, and leave with concrete ideas about how to apply it to their future success.

Workshop participants will:
  • Learn about emotional intelligence and its application in the world of business.
  • Learn about their personal emotional intelligence and explore ways to increase it in day-to-day situations.
  • Strategize ways to apply emotional intelligence for immediate results.
  • Learn and practice skills to improve personal and professional interactions.
  • Receive personal and confidential feedback and coaching on their level of emotional intelligence using the EQ-i 2.0 ® measure of emotional intelligence.

Critical Thinking for Success™ 

Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Most of the time, problems and bad decisions can be traced back to flawed thinking. This sounds like an obvious thing to fix, but how would you do it? What are the steps you’d take?

In this pointed and instructive keynote, learn about critical thinking and how it can work for you. Strong critical thinkers are an asset to any team and contribute to every aspect of business. By learning to apply the principles of critical thinking, you will provide insight, prevent problems, and seize opportunities.

Participants will learn:

  • To recognize and use the key tools of Critical Thinking
  • The nine Gateways of Critical Thinking.
  • How to use specific gates at appropriate times.
  • How to move from the critical thinking process to execution.



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