Jason Scott

J. Scott is the CEO, founder, speaker, author, instructor, and location independent entrepreneur who’s recognized as an expert in transformational leadership that gets sh*t done #GSD.

J. Scott, a talentless, real-life anti-hero who doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. Growing up in the streets of Los Angeles with less-than-ideal parents, J. learned early on that actions speak louder than words.

After dropping out of high school at 17, J. joined the Navy and learned firsthand that grit and courage could overcome any lack of talent. He embraced every opportunity to learn and eventually became a Naval Rescue Swimmer, jumping out of helicopters to save lives.

Rewind, two decades ago, J. founded 120VC to help people, leaders, and teams get things done that really matter. He's uncovered some universal truths along the way: organizations are optimized for the results they're getting, and to get different results, humans need to perform their jobs differently.

But here's the kicker: humans crave success in all areas of their lives, and nobody knows how to be successful doing their job differently. That's where leaders come in - to help people feel safe to experiment and slay new ways of working.

J. Scott is the epitome of the anti-thought leader, proving that leadership isn’t about being the most talented or successful person on the team. It’s about helping your team members define and deliver success. If you surround yourself with talented people and inspire them to reach for THEIR potential, the leader doesn’t need to be talented. They just have to play for the team. J. Scott is a regular guy who's proven that actions speak louder than words.

Jason has spent over 20 years leading global transformational efforts for DirecTV, Trader Joe’s, Blizzard Entertainment, RIOT Games, Sony Pictures, ResMed, AAG, Universal Music Group, Remitly, and others.  

He is the author of two Amazon-bestselling books “It’s Never Just Business: It’s About People” and The Irreverent Guide to Project Management, An Agile Approach to Enterprise Project Management.” 

Jason is a sought-after keynote speaker, with 5-star reviews for his unique, people-centric, and outcome-obsessed approach to change that has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs.  

His passion to mentor and training a new generation of leaders led him to start the Transformational Leadership Academy where he leads a 14-week certification program. 

In 2020, Jason launched the 120 Brand Community, featuring Brick and Matter CO, BAMCO, a brand accelerator transforming how brands can go to market, and Next Jump Outfitters, an overland guide and e-commerce business transforming how people balance work and play as digital nomads. 



    Bring J in to fire your team up with one of his 60 or 90 minute talks packed with experience shares, evidence-based practices to help your team reach their leadership potential.


    Empower your team to build trust, enhance their adaptability to change, and foster a culture of accountability and innovation. Book in-person or virtual events for your leadership team or entire organization.


    J. Scott is the founder of the Transformational Leadership Academy, known for it’s flagship 14-week training courses, workshops, and for developing winning teams and leaders of the status go.


Are you tired of hearing the same old self-proclaimed gurus talking about success without actually showing you how to achieve it?

J. Scott is not just another thought leader spewing empty rhetoric. J. is the epitome of putting in the work and proving that anything is possible. 

Book coaching, a #GSDTalk , workshop, or an event for an inspiring conversation with J. Scott on the power of actions and how to achieve success in all areas of your life.

What People Are Saying

“He is an informative, enthusiastic, and inspiring speaker who is a pleasure to work with. Jason has a great sense of humor which helps him captivate his audience. His personal stories help him to enrich the subject matter and connect his content to the audience. I have always appreciated that he engages with my students and motivates them to participate in his talk. He is clearly a thought leader in project management and empowers his audience with tangible learning points and tools.”

MURAT BAYIZ, Professor of Clinical Data Science and Operations Management at USC - Marshall School of Business

“Jason Scott is a dynamic speaker that is passionate about Leadership. Not only is he a great speaker, but his follow-up after the meeting is always timely as he treats his audience with the utmost priority.”

– DEBY COVY, PMI Los Angeles

“Jason Scott is a provocative and evocative speaker. His highly engaging and irreverent style leaves listeners more than just informed or even enlightened. It leaves them altered. Jason has an ability to cut through normal corporate-speak to the heart of the matter in a light and fun way, while lacking no clarity about what is at stake. Organizations and individuals who hear his message will be better because of it.”

– MARK P. MURPHY, CEO of Advisor to CEO’s, Inc.


Two-Time Amazon Bestseller Books “It’s Never Just Business: It’s About People” and “The Irreverent Guide to Project Management” Featured in Kirkus, Forbes, Author Hour, and Young Upstarts



Few people can rock the mic like J. Scott. Engage your audience with fresh content that practical, entertaining and proven by two decades of real-world transformational leadership experience.


Check out J. Scott and 120VC videos on YouTube