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Scott Welker-Reyes    

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Scott Welker Reyes is a distinguished executive and speaker with over 20 years of experience in operational strategy and cross-functional leadership. His career is marked by a series of successful endeavors across various industries, where he has consistently driven organizational success and delivered exceptional ROI. He is a graduate with honors with a BS in Accounting and MBA in Finance.

Reyes's expertise primarily lies in operational strategy development and implementation, financial management, and leveraging technology for business optimization. He is adept at leading cross-functional teams, encompassing departments such as Finance, Operations, and IT. His efforts in these areas have resulted in substantial revenue growth, customer satisfaction, and employee retention.

Reyes is also an accomplished author, having penned articles and whitepapers on operational efficiency, cross-functional team management, and the impact of technology on business processes. His writing is not only informative but also reflective of his extensive experience and deep understanding of the corporate landscape.

As a speaker, Reyes shares his insights on effective problem-solving, creative business solutions, and leadership in a cross-functional setting. His engaging presentation style, combined with his wealth of knowledge, makes him a sought-after speaker in the business community. He has presented to such companies as Oracle, NetSuite, Fermob, Supply Drive and Amazon Legends.

Reyes's speaking engagements are characterized by his ability to convey complex concepts in an accessible manner, making them highly valuable for professionals across various levels. He is particularly known for his interactive approach, often incorporating real-life case studies and practical examples to enhance understanding and engagement among his audience.

Speech Topics

Effective Problem-Solving and Creativity in Business


  • Objective: Define the purpose of the presentation – to explore how problem-solving and creativity drive business success.
  • Personal Introduction: Briefly introduce myself and your background in operational strategy and cross-functional leadership.
  • Importance of Topic: Highlight why problem-solving and creativity are crucial in today’s dynamic business environment.

Understanding the Problem-Solving Process:

  • Identifying the Problem: Techniques for recognizing and clearly defining problems.
  • Analyzing the Problem: Tools and methods for analyzing problems to understand their root causes.
  • Case Study: Brief real-life example demonstrating successful problem identification and analysis.

Creative Solutions in Business:

  • Defining Creativity in a Business Context: How creativity differs in a business setting compared to artistic contexts.
  • Fostering a Creative Environment: Strategies for creating a workplace that encourages innovative thinking.
  • Barriers to Creativity: Common obstacles and how to overcome them.

Integrating Problem-Solving with Creativity:

  • Synergistic Approach: How problem-solving and creativity complement each other.
  • Creative Problem-Solving Techniques: Introduce methods like brainstorming, SCAMPER, mind mapping, etc.
  • Case Study: Share a scenario where creative problem-solving led to a successful business outcome.

Tools and Techniques for Effective Problem-Solving:

  • Technology Tools: Discuss how tools like NetSuite can aid in problem-solving.
  • Analytical Techniques: Introduce methods like SWOT analysis, Fishbone diagrams, etc.
  • Decision-Making Models: Discuss rational decision-making models vs. intuitive approaches.

Cultivating Creativity within Teams:

  • Team Dynamics for Creativity: How to structure and manage teams to enhance creativity.
  • Encouraging Diverse Perspectives: The value of diverse viewpoints in creative problem-solving.
  • Exercise: Quick interactive activity or brainstorming session with the audience.

Case Studies and Examples:

  • Real-World Applications: Share 2-3 brief case studies from various industries where creative problem-solving was key.
  • Lessons Learned: Key takeaways from each case study.

Overcoming Challenges in Problem-Solving and Creativity:

  • Common Challenges: Discuss frequent challenges businesses face in this area.
  • Strategies to Overcome Challenges: Practical tips and strategies to address these challenges.

Conclusion and Key Takeaways:

  • Summarize Major Points: Recap the key concepts covered.
  • Final Thoughts: Offer a concluding thought or quote on the importance of problem-solving and creativity.
  • Call to Action: Encourage the audience to apply these concepts in their roles.

Q&A Session:

Open Floor for Questions: Engage with the audience to answer questions and further discuss the topics covered.

Navigating the Future: Innovation and Business Agility


  • Objective: Define the purpose of the presentation – to explore the critical roles of innovation and agility in modern business success.
  • Personal Introduction: Brief introduction about yourself, highlighting your extensive experience in operational strategy and adaptation in various industries.
  • Setting the Context: Discuss the current business landscape and the need for continuous innovation and agility.

Defining Innovation in Business:

  • Understanding Innovation: Clarify what innovation means in a business context – beyond just technology.
  • Types of Innovation: Discuss various types of innovation including process, product, and business model innovation.
  • Innovation vs. Invention: Differentiate between innovation and invention in a business setting.

Business Agility: The New Competitive Advantage:

  • Defining Business Agility: Explain what business agility means and its significance in the current market.
  • Characteristics of Agile Businesses: Key features of agile businesses (e.g., adaptability, flexibility, speed).
  • Agility and Responsiveness: Discuss the importance of responsiveness to market changes and customer needs.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation:

  • Building an Innovative Culture: Strategies for creating a workplace that supports and encourages innovative thinking.
  • Role of Leadership in Innovation: How leadership styles and company policies can foster or hinder innovation.
  • Innovation as a Team Effort: Emphasize the importance of collaborative efforts in driving innovation.

Implementing Agile Methodologies:

  • Overview of Agile Methodologies: Brief introduction to agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Benefits of Agile Practices: Discuss how agile methodologies improve productivity, customer satisfaction, and product quality.
  • Agile in Non-IT Contexts: Applying agile principles beyond software development.

Case Studies: Innovation and Agility in Action:

  • Real-World Examples: Share 2-3 case studies where innovation and business agility led to significant business outcomes.
  • Diverse Industries: Include examples from different industries to show the wide application of these concepts.
  • Lessons Learned: Key takeaways from each case study.

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation and Agility:

  • Identifying Barriers: Common challenges and obstacles in adopting innovation and agility.
  • Strategies to Overcome Barriers: Practical tips and strategies to address these challenges.
  • Leveraging Failures: How to use failures as stepping stones to greater innovation and agility.

Tools and Technologies for Supporting Innovation and Agility:

  • Technology Enablers: Discuss how modern tools like AI, data analytics, and cloud computing support innovation and agility.
  • Choosing the Right Tools: Guidelines on selecting appropriate technologies that align with business goals.

Conclusion and Key Takeaways:

  • Summarize Major Points: Recap the main concepts covered.
  • Encouraging Continuous Growth: Concluding remarks on the importance of ongoing innovation and maintaining business agility.
  • Call to Action: Motivate the audience to apply these concepts in their roles.

Q&A Session

Embracing the Future: Sustainable Business Practices


  • Objective: Set the stage for the presentation, emphasizing the importance of sustainability in the current business environment.
  • Personal Introduction: Brief introduction about yourself, underscoring your experience and commitment to sustainable practices in business operations.
  • Relevance of Sustainability: Highlight the growing importance of sustainability for businesses, communities, and the environment.

Understanding Sustainability in Business:

  • Definition and Scope: Define what sustainability means in a business context, covering economic, environmental, and social aspects.
  • Evolution of Sustainability: Briefly touch on how the concept of sustainability has evolved over the years in the business world.
  • Sustainability Myths Debunked: Address common misconceptions about sustainable business practices.

The Business Case for Sustainability:

  • Economic Benefits: Discuss how sustainable practices can lead to cost savings, risk mitigation, and open up new market opportunities.
  • Brand Reputation and Customer Loyalty: Explain how sustainability efforts can enhance brand image and customer loyalty.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Highlight the importance of adhering to increasing environmental regulations and standards.

Key Areas of Sustainable Business Practices:

  • Energy and Resource Efficiency: Ways to reduce energy usage and waste in business operations.
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Discuss the importance of a sustainable supply chain and how to achieve it.
  • Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility: The role of employees in driving sustainability and the impact of CSR initiatives.

Implementing Sustainable Practices:

  • Steps to Sustainability: Outline a step-by-step approach to integrating sustainable practices into business operations.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Discuss common challenges businesses face when implementing sustainable practices and how to overcome them.
  • Measuring Impact: Tools and metrics for measuring the impact of sustainability initiatives.

Case Studies: Success Stories in Sustainability:

  • Real-World Examples: Present 2-3 case studies of companies that have successfully implemented sustainable practices.
  • Diverse Industries: Include examples from different sectors to show the broad applicability of sustainability.
  • Lessons Learned: Key insights and takeaways from each case study.

Trends and Innovations in Sustainability:

  • Latest Trends: Discuss current and emerging trends in sustainable business practices.
  • Innovative Technologies: Introduce new technologies and innovations that are driving sustainability forward.
  • Future Outlook: Speculate on the future of sustainability in business and potential upcoming changes.

Conclusion and Key Takeaways:

  • Summarizing Key Points: Recap the major concepts and their benefits.
  • Final Thoughts: Emphasize the importance of integrating sustainability into the core of business strategies.
  • Call to Action: Encourage the audience to start or enhance their journey towards sustainable business practices.

Q&A Session

Navigating Change: Strategies for Effective Change Management


  • Objective: Set the stage for the presentation, focusing on the importance of managing change effectively in business.
  • Personal Introduction: Brief introduction about yourself, highlighting your experience with implementing and managing change in various organizational contexts.
  • The Need for Change Management: Discuss why change management is a critical competency in today’s business landscape.

Understanding Change Management:

  • Definition and Principles: Define change management and outline its core principles.
  • Types of Organizational Change: Differentiate between various types of change that organizations commonly face (strategic, operational, technological, cultural).
  • The Change Curve: Introduce models like the Kubler-Ross Change Curve to explain how individuals typically react to change.

The Human Aspect of Change:

  • Emotional Responses to Change: Discuss common emotional responses to change and how they impact the change process.
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change: Strategies for addressing and reducing resistance among employees.
  • Engaging Employees: Importance of communication, involvement, and support in successfully managing change.

The Change Management Process:

  • Key Steps in Change Management: Outline the typical steps in the change management process (e.g., Lewin's Change Management Model – Unfreeze, Change, Refreeze).
  • Planning for Change: Discuss how to create an effective change management plan.
  • Implementing Change: Best practices for implementing change in an organization.

Tools and Techniques for Effective Change Management:

  • Change Management Frameworks and Models: Overview of popular frameworks like ADKAR, Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model.
  • Communication Strategies: How to effectively communicate during change initiatives.
  • Measuring and Monitoring Change: Tools and techniques for tracking the progress and impact of change.

Case Studies: Change Management in Action:

  • Real-World Examples: Share 2-3 case studies where effective change management led to successful outcomes.
  • Diverse Industries: Include examples from different industries to demonstrate the universal application of change management principles.
  • Lessons Learned: Key insights and takeaways from each case study.

Leading Change as a Leader:

  • Leadership in Change Management: The role of leaders in driving and supporting change.
  • Building a Change-Ready Culture: How to cultivate an organizational culture that embraces change.
  • Personal Leadership Experience: Share a personal story of leading a change initiative.

Overcoming Change Management Challenges:

  • Common Challenges: Identify typical challenges faced during change initiatives.

  • Strategies to Overcome Challenges: Provide practical strategies to address these challenges.

  • Sustaining Change: Discuss how to ensure that change is sustained over time.

Conclusion and Key Takeaways:

  • Summarize Major Points: Recap the key concepts and strategies discussed.
  • Final Thoughts: Emphasize the ongoing importance of change management in business.
  • Call to Action: Encourage the audience to apply change management principles in their professional roles.

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