Scott Simmerman, Ph.D., Managing Partner of Performance Management Company, was a consistently top-rated presenter on a variety of organizational effectiveness issues and performance improvement. Scott no longer presents,.choosing to focus on product development and global marketing, along with writing about issues of people and performance.
Using his extensive series of Square Wheels® toolkits or his flagship team building simulation, The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, his materials have been proven able to involve and engage audiences, communicating key points and desired themes in a most memorable way. The materials allow your presentations are interactive, entertaining, practical -- his were acclaimed by diverse audiences in 38 countries.
Scott publishes team building games like Seven Seas Quest, The Collaboration Journey series, and Innovate & Implement. These games are powerful tools for team motivation and improving collaboration and helping managers and workers make better choices about performance-related issues and opportunities.
Performance Management Company publishes and distributes toolkits and team building / leadership games to consultants and trainers worldwide. Clients include a mix of Fortune100 clients and multinational organizations as well as small organizations, schools and universities and independent consultants.
Scott has been presenting new ideas to management on performance improvement for over 20 years, engaging audiences worldwide on the importance of capitalizing on human potential to impact long-term performance improvement and profitability. He combines a bottom-line viewpoint with a strong focus on maximizing human capital. Reactions to his themes and ideas are strongly positive and appreciated for the perspectives gained.
From sharing Square Wheels, he's delivered workshops, retreats and seminars in South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, The Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Mexico, Canada, England, Barbados, Trinidad and other places.
Scott was born in New Jersey in 1948 and attended Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), got a Master's Degree from Iowa State University and completed his doctorate in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He remains a most avid Tar Heel fan.
In 1978, after teaching two years at Furman University, he consulted with Edward J. Feeney Associates for three years, working with client organizations including First Chicago, Bell of Pennsylvania, Borden's and a very diverse group of other organizations. Since that time, he has taught courses for a number of other universities as well as attending hundreds of presentations at conferences and educational institutions as well as maintaining an active training and consulting business.
Scott has been recognized as a Certified Professional Facilitator by the International Association of Facilitators,
Scott is recognized as a Certified Training Professional by the International Association for People and Performance Development.
He is an excellent pool player and also a billiards instructor for cruise ships, something he intends to do more of in the next few years!
Scott's ex-wife and business partner, Joan, grew up primarily in Illinois and Indiana, received a B.A. in Business and Education from The Defiance College, taught for a couple of years and then worked with many organizations in various capacities, eventually being involved with fundraising and development efforts for nonprofit organizations and freelance writing. She has traveled a great deal and worked in various cities from New York to Alaska.
Scott and Joan moved to Los Angeles in early 1981, with Scott taking a position as internal consultant and human resources manager for The Home Silk Shops, a chain of retail fabric stores and where he became quite active in the training community. At the end of this consulting project, he was hired as Senior Vice President of Operations for The Wherehouse, a large chain of music / video stores based in Los Angeles with operations in 6 states.
In 1984, Scott and Joan moved to Greenville, SC to start Performance Management Company and focus on service quality improvement. Current business development has expanded into the publishing and distribution business now actively supporting a large and diverse network of consultants and trainers worldwide.
They have been successfully operating a two-person global company, starting in business in 1984, and continuing to develop their virtual business philosophy that allows for travel, impact and entertainment.
Performance Management Company operates out of Scott's house, with manufacturing and distribution affiliates in Singapore and elsewhere who make products and services available in a variety of languages. The main business of PMC is is publishing and distribution, with Scott authoring the Square Wheels training programs, icebreakers and magic tricks as well as The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine (link) -- a high-impact team building simulation proven with audiences worldwide.
A new offering, in collaboration with Dan Stones in Melbourne, is The Square Wheels Project, an online facilitation skills training program using the Square Wheels LEGO version of the materials. They are not affiliated with LEGO Group, simply using the materials in a useful manner for supporting training and development initiatives.
Contact Scott Simmerman for a question or more information at Scott@SquareWheels.com
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