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Patricia Scott

Patricia Scott, PhD

President and CEO


Dr. Patricia Scott will help you speak, lead and inspire and can enhance any presentation, conversation, negotiation, sales call or interview. Her specialty is teaching the tools and strategy to break through distraction. In today’s world with so much noise, she can help you get your message heard.

More than 15 years of corporate leadership experience – coupled with a Ph.D. in Communication, her role for the past 12 years as Lecturer in the Communication Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, being featured in Forbes Magazine and her two national best-selling books “Getting a Squirrel to Focus: Engage and Persuade Today’s Listeners,” and “Getting a Squirrel to Focus on Presentations: Don’t Just Inform, Transform Your Audience” – establishes her as a leader in the field of communication and provides her students and her clients a unique blend of time-tests strategies and real-world application.

Dr. Scott specializes in the art and science of communication and will help you polish your skills, build your confidence and make your personal communication more effective. Whether it is public speaking, persuasion, data presentation, facilitation or skillful conversations, her methods can enhance any communication. These strategies have proven effective across many industries such as technology, pharmaceutical and medical device.

Dr. Scott has been invited to address the Conference on Corporate Communication four times. The conference is offered in association with Corporate Communication International at Baruch College, City University of New York. At her first conference, she was awarded “Best Paper of Conference” for her analysis of social, task and semantic networks of knowledge workers. Her work has been published in “Corporate Communications: An International Journal,” a peer-reviewed journal published by Emerald Publications. She has been asked to continue to serve annually on the program committee for the Conference on Corporate Communication.

She also serves on the advisory board for the Master of Arts program in Corporate Communication at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Dr. Scott earned a BA in Communication and Secondary Education from the University of Dayton and an MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Farleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in Corporate Communication from Rutgers University.

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