Scott Youmans is a superb workshop facilitator because of his experience, education, and most of all, his presence as a man of great compassion, patience, imagination, tenderness, humor and wisdom. He has an expansive ability to put people at ease, help them trust themselves enough to take creative risks, and to show them the value of listening deeply to each other, their own hearts, and the world.
– Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas, and founder of Transformative Language Arts, Goddard College
Scott Youmans is a grounded leader, an empowering spirit, a disciplined thinker and a gifted writer. It takes a special gift to balance the rigor of writing with the joy of creating, and Scott does this brilliantly. I’ve learned from him in multiple areas of my life.
– Boysen Hodgson, Principal of H2O Marketing, and ManKind Project Marketing Team Chair
Scott is the calm, precise tour guide you need to get you safely around the reefs and through the forests that lead to clear thought about your writing and your writing career.
- S. Pearl Sharp, Author, Filmmaker
Scott’s wisdom and presence are an asset to our community. He has a thoughtful and intentional communication style and he is a pleasure to work with.
- Ginni Stiles, Co-Chair Ministry Leadership Team, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
I was expecting Scott’s writing circle to be an intellectual exercise focused on improving my writing skills. As it turns out the group had more to do with spiritual and emotional support for me. What a surprise to discover this part of me I had overlooked all week long!
– Carol, Writing for Wellness Circle Participant and Sports Massage Therapist
Through warmth and compassion, Scott led me on a journey using writing to discover what lay inside myself, what passions of mine spoke to me, and coaxed those ideas into becoming a platform from which I could take a leap to the work I was meant to do in this world. As a facilitator of the online class, “Making the Leap to the Work You Love”, Scott built trust amongst the members of the group, allowing for us to become a supportive and caring community from which we could all benefit and grow.
– D Costello, Making the Leap to the Work You Love participant, Spring 2011