Region Advisor Biography
Atheria Scott, DTM
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Member Since: 1997
Region Number: 3
Home District: 55
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):
- 2006-2007 District Governor
- 2005-2006 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
- 2004-2005 Lieutenant Governor Marketing
- 2003-2004 Public Relations Officer
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
- 2006-2007 Distinguished District Governor
- 2005-2006 Excellence in Education and Training
- 2004-2005 Excellence in Marketing
How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:
Serving in leadership roles since high school, I have had opportunities to work with people from all walks of life and we have been successful in accomplishing our goals. Starting a private practice in speech therapy also developed my skills as a business owner: there were opportunities to plan, organize and implement strategies to best serve our clients. Supervising/mentoring student speech pathologists was rewarding for all parties. Training countless volunteers for large church activities and seeing fruitful results has also been rewarding.
What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?
Working as a speech pathologist, I have always had to assess and diagnose the client to determine what/where problems may lie. I often worked with teams of individuals: parents, teachers and administrators, to help them be informed about the needs of the child. Serving as a child advocate, I worked with a different team: parents, Child Protective Services workers, attorneys and judges. Providing services to each child was like coaching, because I was helping the child improve on areas that were identified in his or her assessment.
Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?
After observing our past district leaders, I have often noticed areas where they needed some simple wisdom and guidance to help them tackle some tough situations. I've also noticed that their previous district leaders have not always been the best role models. Many times in our district, I have been called upon for advice and I so lovingly and willingly share and help them to discover the alternatives for handling the situations. I want to touch this generation of leaders with wisdom.