Tabitha Scott, CEM, CDSM, CHTP, Partner of Epic Pivot, Top 10 Inspiring Women Leaders of 2022 Profile

Tabitha Scott
Epic Pivot

Tabitha Scott, CEM, CDSM, CHTP, Partner of Epic Pivot, Top 10 Inspiring Women Leaders of 2022

"Leading the Transformation"

In recent years, the pace of change has accelerated so fast that it has affected people’s energy. People feel burned out and disconnected in response to the barrage of emails, news cycles, and ads. According to science, humans are made of energy and are affected by the things that drain their energy – as well as the things that can help recharge themselves. While many theories support this, Einstein said , “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

Tabitha Scott, CEM, CDSM, CHTP states that 40% of the 67 million Americans who left their jobs last year cited burnout as a key reason: “Having experienced burnout myself, I expanded focus from helping businesses find energy solutions to helping the people within them power their potential. And last year, I joined forces with like-minded game-changers at Epic Pivot, where we help organizations with real, purposeful transformation.”

Whether leveraging technology to develop new business models that accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, working with communities to change consumption habits, or engaging stakeholders to develop net-zero energy communities, the work was about connecting to and using power wisely.

Tabitha also enjoys giving keynotes and leading workshops on topics like recovering from burnout, finding your flow, life lessons from animals, how to hear your intuition, and thriving in a hybrid-work culture. “I’m working on my second book now and feeling grateful to be doing work that helps others and makes me happy, too,” she said. And with this mindset, Tabitha is taking the company to new heights.

Epic Pivot has been a premier innovation, insights, and strategy firm for 15 years. During that time, it has completed hundreds of transformative, complex projects.

At Epic Pivot, Tabitha and her colleagues start by asking, “What makes transformations fail today? Why are people leaving their jobs in droves, and how can companies position themselves in an environment of accelerating change?” Their vision is guided by exploring and solving these enormous issues. It’s important that they help companies be authentic, take responsibility, and make the leap. Every organization must authentically own its outcomes, shadows, and actions, or risk extinction.

Given the many factors – the pandemic, impact investing, social and environmental equity and justice, people leaving the workforce in droves, professionals demanding meaning through work – the business world needs a reset. This team of thought leaders has developed the framework to help businesses of all sizes make an “epic pivot,” a purposeful transformation, and reframe how they create value in the world.

Such a vision aligns well with Tabitha’s contributions of leveraging innovation and technology to help create progressive business models, developments, and investments.

“It’s always an adventure engaging in innovation and design thinking across industries. One day, we’re working with a fast-growing tech company, and the next, we’re helping a large financial institution with CX or guiding innovative eco-friendly packaging solutions. Sometimes, we’ll help a small company find its inflection point to drive up value. Other times, we stitch together corporate stakeholders to discover and align around a more profitable future.”

Tabitha is proud of the Purposeful Transformation framework developed by the Epic Pivot team to help companies articulate and align with purpose. “I have also enjoyed working in the U.S. and traveling to APAC, the U.K., and the EU to work with companies on next generation ways to engage powerfully,” she adds. “Integration of diverse thinking types and machine technologies is critical for staying competitive in this environment of accelerating change.” Tabitha considers this one of several key offerings that has led to the company’s success.

Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk attribute their success to their intuition, Tabitha observes. “I’d advise leaders to listen more to theirs, because it serves as a compass to their purpose and connects us to the things that recharge us. If an activity, relationship, or role feels ‘off-balance’ for too long, that is what creates burnout.”

She adds, “In addition, take the risk to try your ideas. When deciding whether to take a risk, try to imagine the worst possible outcome, and let it play out in your mind. The ancient Samurai Warriors used this technique by imagining their death before a conflict, because it freed their mind of worry during the actual battle.”

“If you are still energized by the idea after imagining the worst possible scenario, then go for it!” WL


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Tabitha Scott
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An Epic Pivot happens when an organization aligns its purpose, identity, and strategy to its authentic values—and sets a durable foundation for growth in the process.

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