Scott Tillema is an internationally recognized crisis negotiator, keynote speaker, advisor and trainer. He is known and respected for his experience negotiating in emotionally charged situations, with high stakes and when the situation requires sensitivity to the human element.
Scott has over 20 years of law enforcement experience in the Chicago area. In 2007, he was trained by the FBI in hostage and crisis negotiation, and for many years, worked as a negotiator with one of the largest regional SWAT teams in the United States.
Scott holds a master’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and has received negotiation training at Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation, at IMD Business School and he continues to receive training from the world’s top hostage negotiators.
Scott is now a co-founder and Partner at The Negotiations Collective, an international negotiation and conflict resolution training firm, working with organizations and individuals to create value and find success. He is a recognized leader in the field of negotiation, communication, influence, and conflict resolution and his visibility as a speaker and educator through TEDx and other venues has reached global status