Scott Zimmerman, the founder of Adaptive Edge, is an organizational transformation consultant and leadership performance coach who specializes in supporting Chairmen, CEOs, and executive teams for stepping up to play their bigger games, both individually and collectively.
In his work, Scott’s curiosity, wisdom, and sincere commitment to world-class standards allow him to skillfully develop leader’s abilities to see patterns in complexity, to reach beyond the boundaries of what they believe is possible, to have the courage to get outside their comfort zones, and to embed the discipline to deliver on promises. His approach actively fuses leader development within daily work, supporting leaders for skillfully deploying more powerful choices to accelerate performance outcomes.
Scott’s relentless pursuit of excellence builds environments that bring out people’s best work. He honed his leadership capabilities and business acumen at one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies. At General Electric, he rose from being an individual contributor to join the ranks of the top 1%, including winning the GE Chairman’s Imagination Breakthrough award. In three business leadership roles, he accelerated organizational scaling by tapping the latent potential in culture, leadership, and team operations to the tune of nearly $1B in value creation. In each setting, he reshaped the organization and reimagined their solutions, making those company’s more capable of creating exceptional experiences for customers.
He earned his BSBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and has held board and strategic advisory roles for many national, regional and local organizations, including the Young Presidents’ Organization. He received YPO’s signature award, the Terry Plochman award, for his work transforming CEO forum practices.
When he’s not passionately engaged in making his clients the heroes of their own stories, he’s most often out on the water. Scott lives in Tampa with his wife, their three children, and their English golden retriever.