Patricia B. Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Patricia ScottDr. Patricia Scott will help you speak, lead and inspire and can enhance any presentation, conversation, negotiation, sales call or interview. Her specialty is teaching the tools and strategy to break through distraction. In today’s world with so much noise, she can help you get your message heard.

More than 15 years of corporate leadership experience — coupled with a Ph.D. in Communication, her role as Lecturer in the Communication Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and her two national best-selling books “Getting a Squirrel to Focus: Engage and Persuade Today’s Listeners” and “Getting a Squirrel to Focus on Presentations: Don’t Just Inform, Transform Your Audience” — establish her as a leader in the field of communication and provides her clients a unique blend of time-tested strategies and real-world application.

Dr. Scott specializes in the art and science of communication and will help you polish your skills, build your confidence and make your personal communication more effective. Whether it is public speaking, persuasion, data presentation, or facilitation, her methods can enhance any communication. These strategies have proven effective across many industries such as technology, pharmaceutical and medical device.

Awards & Honors

In addition to her work with the Wharton MBA program since 2004, Dr. Scott has also lectured extensively for the Wharton MBA for Executives Program and the Wharton Executive Education Program at the Aresty Institute for Executive Education.

Dr. Scott has been repeatedly invited to address the Conference on Corporate Communication New York, Hong Kong and Wroxton, England. The conference is offered in association with Corporate Communication International at Baruch College, City University of New York. At her first conference, she was awarded “Best Paper of Conference” for her analysis of social, task and semantic networks of knowledge workers. Her scholarly work has been published in “Corporate Communications: An International Journal,” a peer-reviewed journal published by Emerald Publications. She has been asked to continue to serve annually on the program committee for the Conference on Corporate Communication since 2007.

Since 2008, she has served on the advisory board for the Master of Arts program in Corporate Communication at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

She also appears as a featured instructor for Udemy and Lead X and has recently had an interview with her featured on Listen to a podcast of the interview here: PODCAST #124: Six Steps To Capture The Full Attention Of Any Audience


  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – Ph.D. (Corporate Communication)
  • Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ – M.A. (Corporate and Organizational Communication)
  • University of Dayton, Dayton OH – B.A. (Communication, Secondary Education)