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: 2017-Present

New London Board of Education: Elected 2013, Re-elected 2015, Vice President 2016, President 2017

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

New London Public Schools School Facilities and Design Committee member 2014-2017

New London Parks and Recreation Liaison-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-Committee Vice Chairman Member 2014

HECA-College/Vendor Fair Co-Committee Cincinnati, OH 2015

HECA-College/Vendor Fair Committee Philadelphia, PA 2016

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


What is Transition? Why can it trip up first-year students, is it the atmosphere in which learning and studying takes place or the academic work load itself. The answer is both, 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. 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.  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.


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.