Leadership Search

We find purpose-aligned and performance-proven leaders to help organizations achieve their missions faster.

The Truth About Leadership Search

Now more than ever, top companies are recognizing that in order to succeed and thrive – they must attract and retain the best talent in the marketplace. To be considered truly exceptional, people must be aligned to your organizations purpose and mission AND possess the skills and abilities to do the job. Most often, they aren’t actively looking for a new role. Getting them engaged and excited to make a switch takes relationships and expertise cultivated over time.

Y Scouts understands our clients and our candidates at a deep level and works to build to those relationships so the right introductions can be made, for today and tomorrow.

We help our clients build the systems to support these transitions and create a legacy of lasting success. Our purpose and drive is around changing the expectations of leadership search.

Executive Search Firm

Drives Results: Exceptional Leaders are people who get things done. In a world full of leaders who talk a good game and present themselves with polish, the right leader will be someone who allows their accomplishments to do the talking. Exceptional Leaders will have a measurable track record of success.

Develops People: The best leaders inspire and improve the lives and performance of those around them. Exceptional Leaders invest in their teams, providing coaching, mentoring and guidance while also holding them to a high standard of performance.

Learns Relentlessly: In the 21st century, learning is more valuable than knowing as the world changes at a progressively faster pace. Exceptional Leaders have proof points in their life and their career that demonstrate curiosity and efforts to expand their knowledge base as often as possible. In addition, they are able to synthesize the information into their understanding of the world and its systems – they are open to changing their opinions and perspectives based on what they are learning.

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Purpose Alignment In Action

There was a time when it was only about the resume when searching for a leader. Y Scouts has literally redefined executive recruiting to assure we have the right leader driving the bus.
Ann Rhoades, Founder/CEO, People Ink & Former Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines

Our Model



We believe Learning Crushes Knowing. We dive deep to understand your organization and the type of Leader who will thrive in your culture. We are relentless in our pursuit of identifying the best possible outcome. Hiring the right Leader requires the alignment of purpose, values, expertise, and leadership characteristics to create the greatest impact.



Through our Covert Discovery Process©, we cut through the recruiting noise and cultivate meaningful conversations and relationships with those Leaders who are most often referred to as “A” players or super stars. Simply put, we find those who aren’t looking to be found.



Possessing the right experience is table-stakes. Exceptional Leaders bring the right combination of purpose, values, expertise and leadership characteristics to help your organization reach its goals. Our Exceptional Leadership Model© is the holistic framework you need to achieve the best possible outcome.



You’ve chosen Y Scouts because you need the right Leader to join your team. We are dedicated to transforming how people and organizations connect to work that matters – it’s what we do.

Since we first started, Y Scouts has always had one focus - to disrupt the talent acquisition space. We’re driven by the belief that talent is the ultimate competitive advantage. Creating business solutions to help attract and select the best leaders is what we do best. Our clients range from family-owned and multi-generational businesses to Fortune 500 multi-billion dollar organizations. We support candidates and clients at all levels of leadership, across every industry. We take great pride in a core business built around conscious companies, purpose-driven enterprises, and those organizations that are working towards building a better tomorrow for their employees, customers and stakeholders.

Paradigm Shift

Working with Other Firms

  • High cost per search
  • Off-limits agreements: reducing your access to the top talent
  • Misaligned interests: fees tied to compensation, not results
  • Recruiters paid on commissions: incented to make transactions
  • Firms not spending enough time to understand culture, values and purpose
  • Rolodex and proprietary databases and the primary source for candidates

Working with Y Scouts

  • Flat Fees - no surprises or hidden charges along the way
  • Covert search - we don’t advertise
  • Our search consultants are salaried: focus is on creating win-win outcomes
  • We start with purpose, values and culture
  • Every search is unique: we start by understanding the best possible outcome for our client

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