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The Generosity of Scars | Scott Mann | TEDxSantaBarbara



Your darkest struggle can be your greatest gift to those you lead...if you are willing to pay the price. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann spent nearly 23 years operating in the trust-depleted communities of Afghanistan, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, building deep relationships and mobilizing thousands of indigenous people to stand up against hostile threats. After going through a turbulent transition to civilian life, Scott learned to use storytelling to help heal from the wounds of war and reconnect with his community.

Today, Scott trains business leaders ranging from corporate bank presidents to entrepreneurs, to employ the unique human connection skills he used in life and death situations known as Rooftop Leadership. Most recently, Scott has written and is performing, an award winning play, called "Last Out" that is currently on tour across America.

Scott is supported in the red circle by his "Last Out" Cast: Ame Livingston, who hails from a military family. Len Bruce, a professional actor and former Green Beret, and Bryan Bachman an actor and former Army Paratrooper. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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