What Does Success Look Like to You? – Scott Tillery

What Does Success Look Like to You? – Scott Tillery

Scott Tillery is an organizational behavior specialist with years of industry-related experience leading profitable businesses. With an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville University, Scott’s post-secondary education helped prepare him for the competitive corporate landscape. Operating out of Liberty Township, Ohio, Scott’s primary role is helping organizations enhance productivity while identifying growth opportunities. By cultivating a positive work environment, Scott has a history of fostering highly energized teams committed to improving internal and external processes.

How have you achieved success?

I have a history leading successful teams and creating productive work cultures. My role is to develop and implement process strategies to enhance production and mitigate costs. I have led multiple distribution and transportation operations ranging from 60 employees to over 1000 with revenues starting at $10M to over $520M. I work alongside executives to grow and foster cultures and leaders, identify performance indicators, and optimize results. 

What obstacles have you overcome in the process?

Striking a balance between my personal and professional life was one of the hardest challenges I ever had to overcome. As my wife and I started a family we wanted to make our family THE priority which meant learning to say no. This meant putting our faith first, learning to stay focused on what’s really important, eliminating distractions, and realizing that work is part of life and within that it needs to be balanced with other parts of our life.  It is a work in progress and always will be to some degree. 

What drives you to succeed?

I am passionate about looking for potential in people and processes and providing resources and support for them to reach their potential.   I am a very analytical person so I do well recognizing opportunities in operations and identifying areas of improvement. I enjoy in developing leaders. 

How has your definition of success changed over the years?

Initially it was all about performance and results. By having the right mentors and growing my faith I learned it is and always will be about people starting with my family. We all have ways of defining success and over time that will continue to change and evolve just like we do.

What has success meant to you?

Success is helping people and operations become all they can be. As leaders, we have the responsibility through our leading of those in our organization to treat them in such a way they are energized by the workplace. This helps them be a better wife, husband, father, mother, sister, brother, friend. This also changes our communities in a positive way as communities are better when the people that compromise them are more fulfilled. 

Do you have advice for others on how to be successful?

Always take the time to help others, and to step back and re-evaluate your goals. Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from pursuing what you are passionate about. You may find that you need to reassess at times but that is all part of the process. Additionally, trust your instinct-it is the Holy Spirit at work. You will receive a lot of unsolicited advice but at the end of the day do what is best for yourself. When you are at peace and fulfilled, that is the best place to be to help others.