Scott Sadler is an executive coach with over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, management, leadership, and strategic planning. Over the years, Scott has come to truly understand the importance and challenges of addressing a company’s most important and expensive asset – human capital.
Scott’s passion has driven him to become a trusted adviser and thought leader for businesses throughout the country. Regarded as upbeat, positive, and authentic, Scott challenges his clients to improve the quality of their businesses through change and adaptation. As a result of these changes, companies are able thrive with a newfound identity. Known to many as “The Millennial Mentor™, Scott has established himself as an expert in understanding a workforce made up of many generations. Scott’s leadership has allowed companies to engage this dynamic generation in a positive and profitable way. The approach is detailed in his book, “A Guide for Developing Successful Millennial Leaders.”
While originally born in Chicago, Illinois, Scott Sadler grew up in Salem, Oregon, where he has spent most of his life. Scott has always been a passionate individual, and this is often reflected in his work and hobbies. Working in the hospitality industry as a working chef is where Scott learned his people skills at a young age. Scott dreamt of running his own business and in 1989 he started his first business, working as a startup and growing his business to employ over 100 people was just the beginning. The joy and pride that came from that first experience led him to be became involved with various business ventures over several years. It was during this time that the seeds for his successful coaching career would be planted.
As an entrepreneur, Scott Sadler learned to appreciate what has been learned to be the most valuable asset to a company – its people and talent. Over the years, Scott found great joy in his interactions with customers, staff, and vendors. The value gained from these relationships became an integral part of Scott’s approach to developing successful businesses.
In 2008, his restaurant business was forced to close because of tough economic times. What many saw as a closed door, Scott saw as a door wide open. It was at this time he decided to put his full focus on executive coaching. Scott desired to create lifestyle business and help people succeed through servant leadership. His goal was to be accessible to his clients at all times, whether while travelling or by utilizing all forms of technology. In doing so, Scott remains a consistent and reliable adviser to his many clients across the globe.
In addition to his decades of experience, Scott Sadler has received numerous trainings and certifications. Today, he continues to challenge himself and never ceases in his attempts to learn more. Some of his education and training are as follows:
- Certified Professional Coach, Coach Training Alliance, June 2010
- Certified Executive Coach, Executive Coach University, July 2011
- Chemeketa Community College, various professional related classes, 2008 – present
- Mortgage lender certification for the State of Oregon, 2008
- Graduate of Leadership Salem, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, 2002
- Real Estate License, State of Hawaii, 1988
Community involvement has always made up a large part of Scott Sadler’s life. Over the years, he has volunteered his time and passion to numerous organizations. Today, he remains an active participant in the following organizations:
- Board Chair, Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center
- Inspire Foundation, Charter Board Member and Board Chair
- Red Cross, Disaster Action Team Director
- Lead Coordinator, Community Emergency Response Team, (Marion/Polk County C.E.R.T.)
- Leadership Youth, Team Leader
Scott Sadler lives with his wife Ingrid in the beautiful state of Oregon. They have a pit bull-lab mix named Austin, a Chow Shepard mix named Charlie and a wild cat named Kimmy. Scott is an avid outdoorsman and is an experienced mountaineer, backpacker, and wilderness survival student. His other many hobbies include meditation, traveling, wining and dining, reading, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.