We help organizations achieve their mission faster.

By finding leaders who are both purpose-aligned and performance-proven we are committed to changing the game.

SERVICES

Leadership Search

We like to win. And we know our clients do too. Winning means finding the right-fit, purpose-aligned, exceptional leader to add to your team. Someone who will force multiply impact. Typical executive search plays the “people shuffle” sending you resumes first. We focus on right fit, purpose-aligned, high-performance. We have a proven approach that’s worked for every client we’ve served.

CEOs, Executive Directors and Board Chairs from a range of industries, mid-size to Fortune 1000 turn to Y Scouts for leadership strategy and search. What they all have in common is a core belief that purpose and mission matter most. As a strategic partner to purpose-first, performance-driven companies, we transform the future through finding transformational leaders. Let us help you find your next leader.

Strategy & Consulting

Drawing from decades of experience in people operations, leadership development and management, we go deep to understand your business, your customer and your opportunity. But we turn all that on its head in our breakthrough and proven search strategy and execution that has delivered exceptional, purpose-aligned leaders that transform organizations across industries.

When a shared sense of purpose exists, performance, productivity and profits collide in an unmistakable way. Today’s consciously leading CEOs, boards and management teams know this is the combination capable of accelerating achieving organizational missions faster to create profound and lasting impact.

 
 
 

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WE ARE EXPERTS AT FINDING LEADERS

Find exceptional leaders who embody purpose first and the winning resume. It’s no longer about resume first. You need leaders who follow meaning and purpose. We find the hard to find.
That’s what we specialize in.

Purpose-aligned, growth-minded leaders are the ones creating the future. If you’re looking to create the best possible future, Y Scouts is the leadership search firm you’ll need as your ally.
Doug Rauch – CEO, Conscious Capitalism & Former President, Trader Joe’s Company

Y Scouts partnered with Year Up to understand our organization and our goals for new leadership. The Y Scouts approach was exceptionally effective, delivering a slate of candidates who embodied the essential values and experience we wanted. Our outcome was a dynamic and experienced leader who truly embodies our mission. As we continue to expand across the country, we consider Y Scouts a go-to partner in future searches.
Scott Donohue – National Site Director at Year Up, Inc.

Y Scouts’ unique approach to recruiting talent is precisely why I talk about them in every speaking event I do to CEOs all over North America.
Cameron Herold – Former COO 1-800-Got-Junk CEO Coach, Speaker and Author

From the very beginning Y Scouts was speaking my language about purpose, culture and alignment. I knew they were invested in finding someone who was the perfect fit for our company – and they did! No other search firm talks about “purpose”. They pay some lip service to “culture”, for sure, but the concept of alignment around purpose is not widely understood in the search business. The Y Scouts process ensures that everyone they put in front of me will fit our culture. Because their interviews are blind, the candidate is free to express their true nature, motivations and purpose. That prequalified alignment removes a huge burden off of me during interviews. While I still do some work to confirm the cultural fit, I can spend the bulk of my time evaluating their skills and talent.
Adam Goodman – President & CEO, Goodmans Interior Structures

Purpose-aligned, growth-minded leaders are the ones creating the future. If you’re looking to create the best possible future, Y Scouts is the leadership search firm you’ll need as your ally.
Doug Rauch – CEO, Conscious Capitalism & Former President, Trader Joe’s Company

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

I was impressed with how thorough the Y Scouts process was from the very beginning and the confidence they have in it. Never did they waiver in their belief that they could find excellent candidates for us as their process had proven successful many times. After presenting their process in detail I was convinced we would have a great outcome to this search because they spend time doing things that ensure the candidates they present are truly a good fit for the job. Our recent hire has made an impact from the moment she walked in. She has immediately brought the leadership and accountability we were looking for and has her team more engaged than they had been in a long time. I have great confidence in her ability to deliver on the goals I have set out for her department.
Jeff Manson – CEO, Western Psychological Services

The entire process – starting at first contact – was personal, comfortable and engaging. Y Scouts never made me feel like I was part of a transaction; I felt like I was working with a friend and an ally throughout the entire process, who kept my best interests in mind at all times. I felt like my recruiter truly took the time to get to know me, my motivations and what type of opportunity would help me grow and succeed. Y Scouts helped me move into an incredible new role, and I am thankful everyday that Y Scouts helped connect me to an organization and position that align perfectly with my skills and personal passions. I would absolutely recommend working with Y Scouts to any organization with a true commitment to finding the right leaders.
Jessica Taylor – Director of Strategic Communications at Great Hearts Academies

The services Y Scouts performs are so inherently humane in nature, and that’s how they approached it from the beginning. Rather than viewing the roles we asked them to help us fill as holes in our organization chart, they realized we were really looking to add leaders with very specific talents and a passion to join our specific culture and ecosystem. Their approach to finding candidates that share our core virtues first is very similar to our proven and trusted process for finding committed faculty in our academies. Our leader they placed has already been delivering impact in ways we hadn’t expected. He’s been the absolute example of how adding the right person can be worth a multiple on the investment.
Ward Huseth – Chief Financial Officer at Great Hearts Academies

Purpose-aligned, growth-minded leaders are the ones creating the future. If you’re looking to create the best possible future, Y Scouts is the leadership search firm you’ll need as your ally.
Doug Rauch – CEO, Conscious Capitalism & Former President, Trader Joe’s Company