the merging path podcast
You don't always have to know where you're going, to know which direction to go.
Brooks E. Scott
Meet your EXECUTIVE coach
Brooks E. Scott
I'm a connection percolator.
What does that mean? It means I build connection not
only through what I say & do, but also in how I listen.
Whether working as a VP for a $9-billion dollar cyber-security company, building diverse teams from scratch, the Manager of Operations for the protection team for the CEO & COO of Facebook, a state trooper, a 5th-grade school teacher, an executive coach, D& I strategic advisor, or advising on internal & external communications for companies, I realized that while I was damn good at what I was doing, everything I did had a singular focus: connection.
Here’s the bottom line: as humans, we are biologically wired to connect. But we’ve strayed so far from that truth that we have basically trained ourselves to be pretty bad at connection. The good news is...we can change that.
Brooks likes books
All About Love: New Visions
A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.
Love and Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life
You've long been told to "Do what you love." Sounds simple, but the real challenge is how to do this in a world not set up to help you. Most of us actually don't know the real truth of what we love—what engages us and makes us thrive—and our workplaces, jobs, schools, even our parents, are focused instead on making us conform. Sadly, no person or system is dedicated to discovering the crucial intersection between what you love to do and how you contribute it to others.
This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier's Manifesto
For fifteen years, Mike Rognlien has learned from some of the best (and some of the . . . not best) people in the corporate world. His tenure at Facebook, as a consultant to Microsoft, and at numerous other companies--from insurance to banking to Silicon Valley--taught him valuable lessons in responsibility, ownership and accountability, and the fine art of T-shirt printing.
Outliers: The Story of Success
In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?