About Scott

My mission is to help change the world through entrepreneurship. To empower an army of entrepreneurs , just like you and me, that are dedicated to changing the world.

About Scott Duffy

Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and business strategist. He is listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur, spoken at the NYSE and provided commentary in numerous media outlets including CNBC, FOX News, and CBS Radio. He is the best-selling author of “Breakthrough” and “Launch!” and was named one of the “Top Influential People To Follow” by Yahoo! Finance.

Scott Duffy started his career working for best-selling author and speaker, Tony Robbins, and went on to serve in leadership positions for small businesses that became big media brands like CBS Sportsline, NBC Internet, and FOXSports.com. Next, he founded Smart Charter, an online booking tool for private aviation, which was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and Founder of Academy Builders, Inc.



Scott Duffy is an entrepreneur and Founder of Academy Builders, Inc. The company builds online schools for the world’s leading brands to help them increase revenue, product usage, and brand loyalty. Our services include providing a technology platform and developing all branded content, community, and professional certification programs for the brand’s customers. Learn more here. Read the feature story in Yahoo! Finance here. Prior to Academy Builders, Scott was the Founder of Smart Charter, an online booking tool for private aviation which was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and rebranded as Virgin Charter. Read the story here.


Scott Duffy started his professional speaking career over 30 years ago. Back then, he promoted and sold tickets to see the icons of the industry, by conducting training workshops all across North America. From Tony Robbins, to Jim Rohn, and Les Brown, he had a front row seat to watch, learn, and study from the best in the business. Today, his experience with big brands, coupled with his days in the trenches as a bootstrapping entrepreneur, enable him to provide real world experience and practical lessons that can be applied immediately. Why are these presentations so effective? Because he shares it all. The big wins and even bigger failures. The business and personal issues we all face, but nobody else wants to talk about. To learn more, click here.

Scott Duffy has been listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur here, a “Top 10 Speaker” by Forbes here and a Top 10 Business Motivational Speaker here.


Scott Duffy uses his television, radio, and online platforms to interview people who are the best in the world at what they do. He takes what he learns, and combines with his own experience, to create step-by-step roadmaps that leaders can use to build great companies.

Scott Duffy’s latest book, “Breakthrough” is published by Entrepreneur Magazine/Entrepreneur Press.  In Breakthrough, Scott combines his experience with the stories and lessons he’s learned from Gary Vaynerchuk, Sara Blakely, Richard Branson, Daymond John, and more. Readers walk away with a step-by-step roadmap to prepare for entrepreneurship, take ideas to market, grow, scale, and sell.

Breakthrough is named a “Top 10 Book To Take Your Leadership To The Next Level” by Entrepreneur here. Pick up your copy here.

Scott Duffy’s previous book “Launch!” has been named one of  “11 Vital Books For First Time Entrepreneurs” here. Pick up your copy here.

Live Events

Scott Duffy has spent the past several years building a community. A community of business leaders that are absolutely, totally, 1000% committed to seeing each other win. This highly-exclusive, invite-only mastermind group meets three times a year. Just imagine sitting down with the world’s top entrepreneurs and innovators. Immersing yourself in once-in-a-lifetime experiences like jumping out of helicopters with Navy SEALs, going behind the scenes with the NY Yankees, or horseback riding outside of Jackson Hole. Then combining these experiences with priceless relationships and strategies for creating exponential business and personal growth. Being pushed to expand your thinking and perspective in ways you never thought possible. All in a 5-Star setting, with a private chef, and environment that feels like home. Apply to be part of the community click here.

Podcast Host

Scott Duffy is Host of the popular podcast “What Now? with Scott Duffy”. But the show is really more than a simple podcast. It’s an “experience” where listeners go behind the scenes and get to listen in as Scott leads conversations that spark new ideas, innovations, that help entrepreneurs achieve exponential growth. Episodes include Gary Vaynerchuk, Shaun White, Elena Cardone, and more. You can find the podcast here.

Scott Duffy is also the Co-Host of “Business & Burgers”. Co-Hosted by Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor, the show travels across the United States in search of the best burger in America, and side of tasty business advice. Business, sports, celebrities, and food collide in a fun, interview-style format where noteworthy guests share the secret sauce needed to build prosperous, game-changing companies. Guest include Daymond John (Shark Tank), Brian Smith (Founder Ugg Boots) and more. You can watch here and learn more here.


When Scott Duffy was in college, he got in a terrible car accident. He was forced to drop out of school to recover. During that time, he picked up a habit. He started listening to motivational books on tape. Before he knew it, he had a library. He started his career working for Tony Robbins. Eventually, he moved from training to technology. He had leadership roles in startups that became big media brands like CBSSports.com, NBC Internet, & FOXSports.com. Next, He started a company that was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Virgin Charter was named one of “15 Companies That Will Change The World” by CNN/Money. Read the article here. He was living the life of his dreams. Until everything changed, in a heartbeat. The market crashed. He lost everything. He went nearly $400,000 in debt. He had to rebuild himself, from the ground up, and get to the other side. Today, he has taken this experience, combined it with lessons he’s learned from others. His purpose is to use it. Use all of it, to help people grow.






“Top 10 Speaker” - Entrepreneur

Listed as a “Top 10 Speaker” by Entrepreneur & Forbes”, Scott combines the perfect balance of professional speaking and business experience to deliver value and make your next event a huge success.