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.