Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

Scott Monty - Strategic Communications & Leadership Advisor

What do we want from leaders today?

More soft skills: empathy, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, ethical decision-making, positivity, hope, and inspiration.

We know these so-called soft skills are hard to master, but in the era of remote and hybrid workplaces, as we're all trying to figure out a path, these are the skills every leader needs.

Such are the elements of Timeless Leadership.

Scott Monty, a former Fortune 10 executive, has seen these dynamics up close, through work with executives across a wide range of company sizes and industries. 

Not only that, he brings a unique and entertaining approach to leadership and communication through timeless lessons that get at the core of human nature.

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In Scott's talks, he shares original stories of his experiences, plus uses his knowledge of figures from history, literature, and even philosophy to help us understand and plan for the raucous present. He uses analogies and humor to bridge the divide between the past and present and helps audiences realize that they've got the key to better customer relationships already within themselves.

Sample Speaking Topics:

Who We Are: How Building a Strong Culture Leads to Success

The wonder of the current era is there are so many ways of doing business: alternate business models, customer experiences, and employee arrangements. We've never had so many options at our fingertips.

But when, as leaders, we follow trends blindly — or rather ignore them altogether — we miss the opportunity to build an intentional culture. Since culture is the hungry vulture that eats strategy, it is the driving force that determines your success or failure.

In this leadership talk, Scott takes you on a sweeping view of history, literature, and business to discuss the importance of understanding where we came from, what makes us who we are, and how the 7 Cs of Success help leaders get the results we seek.

Transformational Storytelling: Telling Stories That Matter

Stories. We're surrounded by them. We all have some of our own. But how can a business—whether a multinational conglomerate or a solopreneur—communicate in a way that connects with audiences and inspires them to take action? It's all in the power of storytelling. 

In this leadership and communications talk, Scott outlines motivating factors, the powers of stories, how to make people care, and the difference in various story structures. It's a presentation that itself is filled with stories and guaranteed to keep your audience on the edge of their seats.

Patience and Fortitude: Achieving Growth by Finding Your Voice

​How do you gain people's attention when they're overwhelmed with information? And get them to trust you, on top of that? Through consistent and repeated actions, over time. And once you've gained trust, you can build loyalty. But what about​ the growing impact of voice assistants and voice search? How will those affect your business? 

In this leadership and growth talk, Scott reviews a case study of one automotive dealership that turned to voice- and customer-centric solutions that grew business by 36% in 6 months. Attendees will learn the 5 Cs of loyalty and walk away with ideas for time-tested methods to build deeper relationships and make customers want to come back again and again.

Steel yourself for more voice search

What's Past Is Prologue: Timeless Business Guidance

We keep thinking we're in a unique place in history. That the technological changes we see – social media, autonomous vehicles, same-day delivery, etc. – are somehow placing us in a position we've never been in before. The truth is, it's merely a new spin on problems that are as old as history. And philosophers, poets, authors and more have penned advice that speaks to human nature – for that is what has always driven us. 

Business leaders who hear this talk walk away understanding why jargon and shiny objects are not worth chasing, and instead leave with a focus on what matters most to customers, through better listening skills, empathy, and customer-centric solutions.

Keynote on retaining customer relationships and growing sales through timeless wisdom

This Time, It's Personal

​As we chase the ever-evolving social media developments, one thing remains constant: people still require personal interaction. Which is why they want personalized communication. But the challenge for the advertiser is that consumers don't want to give up too much information about themselves. In a post-GDPR world, where personal data is (or should be) treated as sacred, how can marketers go about doing what they need to do and still deliver on what people want? It all comes down to building and maintaining trust, and delivering something worthwhile. In addition to leveraging data, this talk will help uncover secrets of storytelling, customer experience, and how to make people feel something. Because when they feel something, then they'll do something.

Sample speaking events:

  • CeBIT Australia
  • Google Americas Marketing Leadership Meeting
  • Walmart Marketing Summit
  • Masco Digital Marketing Summit
  • Vision Critical Customer Summit
  • Campus Party (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Dreamforce
  • Content Marketing World
  • New Media Expo
  • Social Media Week (multiple cities)
  • rethink (Oslo)
  • PR and Social Media Summit (Amsterdam)
  • Social Media Matters (Hong Kong)
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
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"That was the most insightful and tangible talk I've yet seen." Ryan F. Casey

"The best example of how to sell without selling." Dominic Sicotte

"What an amazing presentation! Very entertaining as well as informing." Luis Aguilar

"Scott Monty has made me want to buy a Ford car, follow a puppet's Facebook page, and find out what foxes say all in the space of 20 minutes." — Localiiz, Hong Kong’s leading lifestyle website

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Some of Scott's accomplishments at Ford include:
  • Led digital transformation across multiple functions, including communications, marketing, IT, legal, customer service
  • Established the global social media function 
  • Developed and executed Ford's first social media strategy
  • Led digital crisis communications during global automotive crisis
  • Ford Explorer  the first vehicle ever revealed via Facebook
  • Dominated coverage at auto shows via influencer relations programs
  • Advised teams on digital customer care integration
  • Strategic relationships with major platforms (GoogleFacebookTwitterYahoo)
  • The Fiesta Movement – the largest influencer program (100 cars to 100 influencers for 6 months)
  • Strategic lead and advisor for executive digital and social efforts
  • Third most-requested executive speaker at Ford, after Bill Ford, Jr. and Alan Mulally