Scott Zimmerman, founder of Adaptive Edge, is a performance coach who specializes in supporting Chairmen, CEOs, and executive teams looking to play a bigger game.
Scott’s curiosity, wisdom, and passion for reaching deep down into the heart of a person’s intentions, allows him to help leaders move beyond the boundaries of what they thought was possible. His innate ability to sense what lies beneath words, see through masks, and navigate extremely sensitive or explosive situations, helps leaders make choices that accelerate performances and inspire transformation.
Scott’s leadership capabilities and business acumen were honed at General Electric — one of Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Companies.’ Beginning as a salesperson, Scott was promoted six times in nine years to join the top 1% of the company. In 2006, he won the GE Chairman’s Imagination Breakthrough award — an honor bestowed on an individual who developed an idea capable of generating more than $100M of incremental revenue.
Following GE, his subsequent business leadership roles saw him accelerate 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, creating companies more capable of delivering exceptional experiences for customers.
Scott 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 (YPO). He received YPO’s signature Terry Plochman award in 2016 for his work transforming CEO forum practices, and in 2019, was selected to join their International Forum Committee to focus on co-creating frameworks and practices to scale trust.
Scott lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, their three children, and their golden retrievers. When not engaged in accelerating client successes, he can be found either golfing, on the water kiteboarding, or boating with his family.