A Cloudless Mind

To foster peak performance and collaboration, leaders often turn to rules, reporting, and rigid control. This approach invites more stress and overwhelm than success. The modern leader first liberates people from their mental sludge. From a calm place of trust, authentically creative and collaborative teams naturally arise. At Pathways Global we use ancient wisdom and the latest neuroscientific insights to explore the true nature of YOU and those you lead.

Scott Byrd and Paul Smit

Two men from across the ocean.

Scott Byrd is a successful US businessman, former Wallstreet investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of a coaching company.

Paul Smit is a highly successful Dutch philosopher, comedian, best-selling author and top speaker to corporations.


In a humorous and interactive way, Paul or Scott present the latest neuroscience insights about how to take away the mental sludge. How does change work? How can we work smarter instead of harder? What positively affects the way people act and work together? How can we go from stressed to effortless? How can we cultivate a calm mind and ensure creativity, authenticity, and trust arise?


Our coaching is for leaders who are passionate and intrinsically motivated to explore their true nature. By liberating yourself from mental sludge, a world of possibilities arises. Once you have a calm mind, you can lead by example and help others attain the same unburdened state of mind. This increases creativity, trust, authenticity – and ultimately – performance.


We help companies in their processes of change and aid the transition from stressed to effortless. First, we focus on taking away the mental sludge, saving a tremendous amount of energy and effort. After that, we provide companies with the latest neuroscience insights to enable change, innovation, and cooperation.


Setema Gali

Super Bowl Winner
New England Patriots

Of all the coaches I have hired and worked with, Scott was and is one of the most impactful for the success of my business and my life. . If you want to see things you’ve never seen before and experience a transformation, work with Scott.

Anita Grantham

Chief People Office
(CPO) Pluralsight

Working with Scott and his understanding of the mind has been invaluable. My level of performance personally and professionally is at an all time high and built for sustainability. Scott’s illuminations creates incredible efficiencies and give me access to the best version of myself.

Mark Semler

CEO Zucker Institute of
Applied Neurosciences

Scott is an incredible coach that can change the course of your life in just a few conversations. His way of being in the world is a demonstration of an ultimate leader in life. The results of working with him far exceeded my lofty expectations and opened a universe of possibilities that had previously been locked away.

Steve Parker

CEO Levelwing & Partner
Third Prime Venture Capital

Scott was instrumental in a two-year process of recreating my approach to business. This experience created growth and clear vision for what I achieve.

Guido Weijers

Director Loens BV

Apart from a sincere and good friend, Paul is an absolute multi-talent and the funniest autodidact I know! The perfect mix of integrity, discipline and inexhaustible creativity.”

Arold Langeveld

Director Alheel BV

Paul’s combination of humour and nonduality is unique and very effective. At first he opens your heart by making you laugh. Afterwards he opens your eyes by sharing insights that were unreachable for your thinking ability.

Mark Raben


Paul gave a fantastic presentation during the VNSG conference. He is very creative, has innovative ideas and knows how to bring them into practice.

Wim de Bundel

Commercial Director NN

There are no words to describe Paul. You HAVE to EXPERIENCE him at least once. (And then again and again)

Groundbreaking insights

from neuroscience and

ancient wisdom

An exploration into

the true nature of YOU

and those you lead


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Pathways Global

We do business in Europe and the US.

Scott Byrd
263 Delahow Street
Charleston SC 29492
Phone: 843 860 9267
E-mail: scott@pathways-global.com