Scotty Johnson

Behavioural Coach, Speaker, Author and Founder of Explore What Matters

Scotty specialises in the subjects of values, purpose and well-being. For over 20 years, he has provided opportunities for people to make a positive difference to their own lives, the organisations they are part of, and the societies they live in. He uses reflective nature based settings and an experiential ethos to help people create the sustainable habits that matter.

He has designed and run; corporate well-being programs in the rain forests of Australia, leadership retreats in expedition environments, personal coaching assignments for CEO's on yachts, and modular development programs for global corporations.

His most recent work involves setting up a partnership with the Cranfield School of Management which led to winning the prestigious 2016 EFMD Gold award for Executive Development and creating an alumni of 140 people to influence organisations and society with an ethical and values based approach to leadership through his 'leadership for good' initiative.

Scotty works informally and has a real skill in getting audiences to interact and have useful conversations that bring the content and ideas to life at a pragmatic personal level.

He co-authored the pioneering book; 'NHS Please Don't Kill Me' - a patient guide to getting better healthcare and set up the associated 'NHS Survival Skills' initiative to help improve patient care.

Clients he has worked with include; Sky, Sony Music, Lendlease, UBS, Yo!, BG Group, the Bahraini Royal Family, and the British & Irish Lions Rugby Team.

I truly admire Scotty’s work and personally use his techniques.
— Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder of Yo! Company

Speaking Engagements

Scotty speaks on a range of topics utilising his diverse experience of what he has noticed and learnt about people, teams and behaviour from his remote expeditions and career in corporate development. Known for his thought provoking questions, stunning imagery and entertaining stories, Scotty will engage the audience to make them think differently and inspire them to take action that makes a real difference to their own lives and their organisations. He can talk on a range of subjects such as; Leadership, Team Performance, Ethics, Well Being, Resilience, Courage, Values, Culture, and life lessons from expeditions.

His speaking engagements have taken him to The Royal Geographical Society, New York University, Moorfields Eye Hospital London, The Royal Ocean Racing Club and the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.

Those were the questions I wish I’d asked myself 25 years ago!
— Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society

Explore What Matters founder Scotty Johnson explores; how do you design adventures and field work that can make a real difference to people and the planet? This is a 20 minute interactive talk featuring challenging questions aimed to make you think. Filmed at the 2016 Royal Geographical Society Explore Conference.

To learn more about Scotty's personal story, his vision for Explore What Matters, and why he cares about courage, the power of natural environments for profound learning and making a positive difference, listen to the podcast he recorded with the Good Life Project.

Scotty doesn’t just speak, he welcomes, he immerses, he uplifts and awakens!

We have invited Scotty to help facilitate a variety of experiences over the years, from large-scale outdoor team-challenges to international retreats and intimate, experiential gatherings. No matter the setting or format, he steps in, takes full ownership, and leads from a place of heart-centered intelligence leaving all in attendance changed.

Scotty is a remarkable storyteller, deeply-schooled in the tools and techniques of revelation and always comes from a place of service and kindness. People love being in his company and soaking up his infectious energy.

If you have the chance to bring him into your event, do it!
— Jonathan Fields - Founder of the Good Life Project