As a teenager entering high school, Scott knew his life was going to change – everyone goes through changes in high school, right? What he did not expect was that the change would come in the form of depression.

After being cut from his high school basketball team, Scott began to feel worthless and spent his days mentally abusing himself. It was also around this time that Scott developed severe acne that made him extremely self-conscious about his image. Throughout college, Scott struggled to pull himself out of the self-hatred and negativity that filled his mind, but the issues only grew.

Scott was able to turn his world around by incorporating positivity into his life. It was difficult at first, trying to put small points and acts of positivity into every day. Sticking with these efforts, the more Scott implemented different strategies focused on changing his mindset, the more he began to see his life drastically change. Scott learned how to achieve self-security regardless of what life threw his way. By harnessing the power of positive self-talk, Scott realized that thoughts are just as important as actions.

Scott has a passion for helping others; his goal is to help people overcome the everyday mental obstacles that hold them back in life. His story is powerful, relatable, and relevant to students, and will give parents a window into what their children may be thinking and feeling about themselves. Scott works to inspire others to climb out of the darkness and find the light in their lives.

Scott is based in Philadelphia, PA. Speaking engagements beyond 120 miles may require a fee for travel expenses.


Read what organizations have to say about Scott:

“Scott’s presentation was organized, well prepared and flowed logically. It was a very good fit for Upper Dublin HS population. As a support counselor, he verbalized the same sentiments I hear from my students. I think this was validation that they are not alone in their feelings of self-loathing and to see that there can eventually have healing is life-changing.” Upper Dublin High School (PA)

“Scott was an incredible speaker and made quite the impression on the youth he presented to last week at CORA. We really appreciate the vulnerability, compassion, and hope he expressed during his presentation. I will absolutely be recommending him to speak to similar organizations and I hope we can have him back to CORA in the future.” CORA Services (PA)

“We cannot adequately express our gratitude to Scott for sharing his experiences with our students. He is a talented speaker who is very engaging and very relatable. Scott inspires a sense of hope for what can be as one works their way through depression.” Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School (PA)