Margaret Walker Scavo

Margaret Walker Scavo

(949) 230-6311 (direct)

Margaret Walker Scavo is a Consultant at Grahall, LLC. Margaret’s personal and professional goal is guiding people to their fullest potential. Her expertise is in 1:1 coaching, team interventions and mentoring, leadership and organization development training, HR assessment and investigations and performance management and work plan development. She has more than 22 years of experience in all areas of human resources, people and organization development.

Margaret received her master’s degree in human resources and organization development from the University of San Francisco, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She began her career in human resources with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in Aliso Viejo, CA. She later served as a human resources consultant for Mercer HR Consulting. She has held executive-level HR positions in both health care and the real estate arena including VP of HR for CHW’s St Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Human Capital Partner for PacifiCare Health Systems, a United Health Group Company, during which she helped guide the organization through a successful acquisition. She also has extensive consulting experience in the entertainment, hi-tech, health care and hospitality industries.

Margaret is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University, (a part of the Chapman University System), where she teaches in the Organizational Leadership program, teaching graduate level organization behavior, organizational development and change management. She is a certified consultant (2008) for Harrison Assessments. In addition, she is a certified executive coach from the College of Executive Coaching.

Her passion lies in the work, teaching and life lessons of John Wooden, highly acclaimed head basketball coach, Emeritus at UCLA. His success as a coach, while demonstrated on the court, was always so much more for Coach Wooden. He defined success as…. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

Margaret has three daughters and resides in Costa Mesa, CA. She is an avid runner, having run nearly 30 half-marathons and one marathon. One of her greatest thrills is watching and cheering on her daughters as
they compete in their sports. She supports the National Marrow Donor Program, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Let it Be Foundation, as well as Newport Harbor High School, Penn State Beaver and the
University of California, Irvine.