Leadership therapy: Carbonara speaks Wednesday at BCCC

Published 6:11 pm Monday, December 9, 2013

Scott Carbonara

Scott Carbonara

Scott Carbonara knows how to motivate employees. He will be sharing a few of his tips at the Beaufort County Community College in Building 8 Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Catherine Glover, executive director of the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, said Carbonara is known internationally as an expert at motivating employees.

“This will be great for anyone who has to manage employees,” Carbonara said. “It’s early so it will not interrupt your day.”

Local human resources professionals arranged the speaking engagement. He will be speaking at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, but the event is open to the public.

“It’s a really good time to bring your employees because hey it’s free,” said Pam Pippin, a member of SHRM.

Carbonara has been booked as keynote speaker for the next SHRM convention, which will be in Greenville.

“He is called the leadership therapist,” Pippin said. “He really is very funny and very energetic.”

Pippin said Carbonara has a background in the public and private sector. He started speaking about employee engagement before it had a name.

“Instead, he called it ‘please don’t quit,’” Pippin said.

Carbonara is known as “The Leadership Therapist” for his diverse professional portfolio, ranging from serving as an award-winning family crisis counselor to executive director of communications and change management and eventually executive chief-of-staff of BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

While there, he addressed a skyrocketing 38 percent attrition rate. By changing the corporate culture, Carbonara led the team that reduced it to an unprecedented 6.5 percent–saving his company millions of dollars, according to his media release.

“It’s gonna be great. It’s gonna be upbeat. We’re not gonna eat pasta like his name would indicate but it will be a great way to start your Wednesday.”

To attend Wednesday’s event, RSVP to Lauren Horton at Hackney 946-6521 LHorton@vthackney.com. To learn more about Carbonara, visit his website at www.LeadershipTherapist.com.