New London, CT 2019
Mitchell College
Boca Raton, FL
Lynn University May 2019
Tampa Florida April 2019
University of Tampa 
Rhode Island March 2019
Roger Williams University
Toronto, Canada June 2018
University of Toronto
Ryerson University
Hartford, CT-May 2018
University of Hartford
Lincolnshire, UK May 2018
University of Lincoln
Boca Raton, FL 2017
Lynn University-Transitions Conference
Boca Raton, FL 2016
Lynn University
Cincinnati, OH-June 2015
Higher Education Consultants Association 18th Annual Conference
University of Cincinnati
Wethersfield, CT-February 2015
Discipline and Discrimination Workshop
St. Augustine, FL-April 2015
Flagler College
Washington, DC-February 2015
NSBA Advocacy Institute
Connecticut in the Capitol
Meetings with Congressman Courtney and Himes and Senators Murphy and Blumenthal ​​
Seoul, Korea-November 2014
Phuket, Thailand-November 2014
Anchorage, AK-October 2014
University of Anchorage
Alaska Pacific University
Denver, CO-May 2014
University of Denver
Denver University
Johnson & Wales University
Metro State University
Community College of Denver
Stanford, CA-April 2014
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Stanford University
Providence, RI-March 2014
Johnson & Wales University
Portland, OR-January 2014
Portland State University
​University of Portland
Thames Academy- Post Grad
Mitchell College
Minneapolis, MN-October 2013
​University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Boards and Committees

Alliance for Living: Board Member:
Chairman of the Board 2018-Present
Member at Large 2017-2018

New London Board of Education:
2 Term Elected Official
President 2017
Vice President 2016
Member at Large: 2013-2015

New London Public Schools Facilities and Design:
Committee Chairman 2013-2017

New London Public Schools School Facilities and Design Committee
Member at Large 2014-2017

New London Parks and Recreation Liaison:
Member at Large By City Ordinance 2014-2017

OutCT youth program:
Board Member 2014-2016

New London Community Campus Coalition:
Committee Member 2014-2017

Fish Tales, Tugs and Sails:
Committee Member 2014

Metrocast Advisory:
Vice Chairman 2014

HECA 2019 Annual Conference:
College Fair Co Chair-Providence, RI

HECA 2017 Annual Conference
20th Anniversary Co-Chair-Southern, CA

HECA 2016 Annual Conference
College Fair Co Chair-Philadelphia, PA

HECA 2015 Annual Conference
College fair committee-Cincinnati, OH

Transitions and Executive Functioning

What is Transition and how can it effect your childs executive function abilities ? Why can it trip up first-year students, is it the independence, is it the atmosphere in which learning and studying takes place or the academic work load itself. The answer is all of the above, college affords young adults a level of autonomy they’ve never experienced before. And if they’re attending a college away from home, they don’t have parents or guardians standing on patrol outside their doormroom to order them back inside to study for tomorrow’s midterm exam or take their medications. Most students have the self-discipline to make the adjustment without too much difficulty, but others get swept up in the social whirl of college life especially those who suffer from a Learning Difference or a lack of Executive Functioning skills .  May it be ADHD, a student on the Autism Spectrum and or so many other challenges going on, students face a multitude of distractions that hinder the transition process.  If you and or your child are experience difficutlites around that transition from High School to College/Life contact us for a custom plan for you and your family.

Expertise & Results

Scott has over 15 years of professional experience in life education and career consulting.
In addition to helping numerous families and individuals, Scott serves on several non-profit committees and educational boards.

Finding Your Cultural Fit

You may be looking for Colleges or Universities that are open to you as a LGBTQIA individual, you may be looking for Colleges or Universities that offer strong academic supports for those students and families with Learning Differences. Either way the Campus and Surrounding Culture you pick become your home for at least 4 years and play a big part in any students College success and emotional growth. Make sure to look beyond the campus and check out the surrounding area as well.


Scott S. Garbini, M.Ed. deals with each client as an individual, recognizing that there is no “one size fits all” solution and helps his clients find those triumphs. With more than a decade of hands-on experience in the field of higher education, Scott has the expertise and resources available to help you, or your child, find just the right fit for that first step towards a positive and productive future. His experience includes; college admissions counseling, transition planning, and post-graduate options as well as college to career and or life transition and coaching.

In his past role as Assistant Director of Admissions for a private New England college, Scott was able to develop strong connections with institutions of higher learning across the United States. In addition, having worked and fostered relationships with countless Independent Consultants, Physicians, Clinicians, Guidance Counselors, and Researchers, Scott has built a reputation as someone who is both proactive and results-oriented, while being sensitive to the needs of his individual clients. He is frequently sought out for his exceptional knowledge in such under-represented areas of need.

Having numerous learning challenges himself including ADHD and Dyscalculia, Scott learned to overcome obstacles both externally and internally. Despite being discouraged from even attempting to seek a higher degree, he ignored the naysayers, earning a Bachelor’s of Science and then a Masters of Education from Johnson & Wales University. His unique life experience, combined with his passion for individual success, makes him the right person to help you.