The GlobalScot initiative is delivered by Scottish Enterprise and is a unique international business network committed to the growth of the Scottish economy.
Scottish organisations have free, unrivalled access to the knowledge, advice and contacts of over 600 high profile Scots and those with an affinity with Scotland in 53 countries across the world.
Many GlobalScots have highlighted that they have a specific interest in working with schools/universities to motivate and inspire students through sharing their story and experiences.
GlobalScots participation could be themed around internationalisation, innovation, leadership or targeted at specific sectors eg Technology, Energy, Life Sciences, Food & Drink etc.
In 2010 Brian McBride, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk presented to a group of 200 teachers on the benefits of good leadership.
Teachers play a particular role in developing future leaders, often becoming role models." Brian's role as a GlobalScot has involved work not dissimilar to that of a teacher, giving encouragement and advice to Scottish start-ups and carry out speaking engagements, where the career lessons he has learned are passed onto others.