Shelby Scarbrough

Co-Founder, nCourage Entrepreneurs

Shelby Scarbrough boasts a robust entrepreneurial background with extensive experience in the public sector. As Global Board President for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), an international association of over 10,000 highly motivated entrepreneurs worldwide in 40 countries, Shelby spent three years traveling the globe speaking to international businesses on behalf of EO. As a chief “EO Ambassador,” she initiated legacy programs in global sponsorships, external awareness, and raised the global stature of the organization with a year long, global 20th Anniversary celebration.

Shelby is a public speaker, covering topics ranging from customer service to civility. In August 2015, she was chosen as graduation speaker and reunion chairman for her Harvard Business School graduation class of the Owner President Managed program. An avid angel investor, Shelby co-founded nCourage Entrepreneurs, an Angel Fund in association with The Rice University Business Plan Competition, and serves as an advisor for business development, strategic relationships, and planning for a number of start up companies.

Throughout her career, Ms. Scarbrough worked with such notable figures as: His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, Presidents Reagan, Bush, Ford, Carter and Nixon, President Walesa of Poland, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela. She planned events and meetings in locations ranging from the Vatican to Buckingham Palace, The Kremlin and The White House.


Civility Rules

Publication Date: Nov 17, 2020

George Washington’s Rules Defined

While our civilization continues to advance, our capacity to live civilly―to appreciate our common humanity with empathy and humility―ironically dwindles daily. Even as we become more technologically connected, many of us feel increasingly disconnected and disengaged from each other.

Civility Rules! offers an opportunity to learn about the history, substance, and significance of civility through the lens of George Washington’s “Rules of Civility.”

Drawing on personal experience, real-life examples, and a foundational belief that civility is integral to a democratic society, author Shelby Scarbrough shares how we might work toward a more perfect union by building a personal practice of civility.

Civility is not an archaic concept of manners and politeness but rather a crucial component of a functioning democracy. Shelby shows us how―with conscientious practice and patience―we can each contribute to the preservation of our democracy, one interaction at a time.

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