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Since 2009, Scholar Consulting, LLC has been focusing on creating dynamic, efficient and effective organizations. Originally Scholar Consulting focused on supporting nonprofit organizations stemming from an affiliation with a community foundation based in Western Pennsylvania. Today Scholar Consulting services both for profit, not for profit organizations, educational institutions around the globe.  We have found that nonprofit organizations demonstrate the heart needed to achieve long-term goals. On the other hand, for profit organizations tend to have more success in business efficiency. Combining these two ideas has led Scholar Consulting to work with a variety of industries to implement concepts such as conscious capitalism, servant leadership and leading with strengths.

Organizations

In these changing times when the status quo of leaving one’s life outside the office door…or when information was not as easily accessible…or the ideas of telecommuting were just an idea…leaders need to reconsider what is best for their entire organization and the people who drive it. Brent educates managers to become leaders, leaders to become servant leaders and employees and followers to lead themselves in and out of the office. By doing so an atmosphere where trust, accountability, and mutual respect is created and a new culture prevails. Working with all generations, Brent strives to create a collaborative atmosphere where all the needs are understood and met in the workplace. Organizations are viewed as life forms which need to be considerate of more than just the bottom line profits. To thrive today the manner in which an organization achieves their goals is an indicator of their on-going sustainability within and outside the organization, too!

Individuals

As people mature they enter a new generation of needs. Individuals require guidance to achieve success as they pass through different stages of professional growth. Brent believes everyone has the potential to be successful and be their own leader.  Individuals will learn what they desire and develop the tools to achieve their goals. The ultimate goal for you is full evaluation and then implementation of one’s desires; as strengths guide individuals toward their personal success.

Dr. Brent Scholar is an Organizational Consultant who partners with individual leaders and organizations on strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, team building, and creating diverse and inclusive work spaces. After spending nearly a decade teaching and designing courses on business strategy, leadership, and effectiveness for several universities and colleges with diverse pools of learners, Brent knows that personal and team development are key to making organizations truly effective.  He’s always believed that bringing people together and giving everyone the opportunity to be included is what makes any company, and any society, stronger.

Since founding Scholar Consulting LLC in 2009, Brent’s work has focused on bringing leadership to everyone and on providing strategic planning and organizational effectiveness solutions to leaders committed to growing their organizations. His programs are based on a three-part Educate, Empower and Engage model to create inclusive environments. In his work, he’s collaborated with organizations such as The Federal Bureau of Investigations, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and SmartyPants Vitamins, among others. He also routinely presents on topics such as teamwork, diversity & inclusion, gender identity, creating safe spaces, leadership and collaboration.

Brent has been an active member and supporter of the Diversity Leadership Alliance, the premier diversity education organization in Arizona, since 2011. As part of their Education Committee, he provides ongoing diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community where everyone is valued and respected. In 2019, he was honored with their Diversity Volunteer of the Year Award.

Brent holds a B.A. from the University of California Santa Barbara, a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and an Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.

In his spare time, Brent leads by example and trains for his next endurance event. He loves to participate in 5K races, marathons and triathlons. Conquering Ironman Arizona stands as one of his biggest personal athletic achievements. Believing everyone should be able to experience what they love regardless of their abilities, Brent has volunteered with Ride On and Horses Help, two therapeutic horseback riding organizations, as well as, Special Olympics. He currently volunteers as a sighted guide to runners who are visually impaired or blind for Achilles International Phoenix, an organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities remove entry barriers into athletics.  He also serves as a volunteer chariot pusher for 2gether We Live, Arizona’s largest marathon and multisport team serving individuals with disabilities.

Brent is available for keynote speaking engagements, training sessions and leadership consulting around the globe. He continues to expand his influence consulting with China based organizations in realizing their true mission, vision and values. He also supports them in being their most efficient, with the proper policies and procedures in place for success.

Brent is excited to work with you to make you the leader you always wanted to be. Fill out the contact form or give us a call today!

  • Scholar, B. (2020, April 9). Building Intercultural Competence (director/producer). Diversity Leadership Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2020, April 3). Leveraging Technology Tools for Discussions. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 30). Strategies for Online Group Assignments. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 28). Authentically You: Empower Your Way to Success. Interview by Dr. Julie Ducharme, San Diego, CA.
  • Scholar, B. (2019, September 21). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at 8th Annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2019, August 5). Diversity & Inclusion: Let’s Talk About Gender Identity. Presentation at Benchmark in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 16). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Lead and Empower Conference in San Diego, CA.
  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 8). Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: Perspectives from a New Kid on the Block, stepped in as discussion facilitator. Global Engagement Conference: Educating Global Citizens at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Scholar, B. (2019, January 10). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Monthly Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Scholar, B. & Lake, B. (2018). Leveraging Technology Tools to Facilitate Dynamic Online Discussions and Student Engagement. Presentation at International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, October 13, 2018.
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Results. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 2, 2018.
  • Scholar, B. (2018, April 25). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, February 12, 2018.
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 3, 2017.
  • Scholar, B. (2017, March 9). What is leadership? [Web log comment]. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-leadership-brent-scholar-leadership-consultant/
  • Scholar, B. (2017). Dialogue…Matters! A Respectful Environment to Discuss Social Unrest. Diversity Leadership Alliance Workshop, February 23, 2017.
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at 2nd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, January 11, 2017.
  • Scholar, B. (2016, December 15). The Collaboration Puzzle. Presentation for Arizona Service Providers and the Workplace Collaborative.
  • Scholar, B. (2016, November 15). Adjunct Faculty and Work Life Balance. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/adjunct-faculty-work-life-balance-scholar-leadership-consultant?trk=prof-post
  • Scholar, B. (2016, November 1). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at CCI Diversity & Inclusion Education Conference at Arizona State University
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at Grand Canyon University, Scholarship Day, August 17, 2016.
  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 4, 2016.
  • Scholar, B. (2015). Leaders in the Classroom. Workshop Presentations presented at Grand Canyon University, December 2015.
  • Scholar, B. (2015). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(2). Retrieved from https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/publication_presentation/gcujournals/cjis/current.
  • Scholar, B. (2014). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Paper presented at Grand Canyon University, Delta Mu Delta Honors Symposium, December 2, 2014.
  • Scholar, B. (2013). Social Media and Online Retention: Predictors of Re-Enrollment, Social Integration, or Just for Fun. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 15, 2013.
  • Diversity Leadership Alliance-Volunteer of the Year Award-2019
  • Arizona State University-Outstanding Collaboration Award Recipient 2017
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix-Pay It Forward Award Recipient 2013
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honor Society, Inaugural ASU Member since 2018
  • Diversity Leadership Alliance, Member since 2011, Education Committee Member since 2013
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix, Member since 2010, Treasurer 2012-2014; Board Member 2012-2014
  • Networking Employment and Training Professionals Association Member since 2010 Treasurer 2011-2012 Board Member 2015-2017