The Pauly Cast: An Interview with Scott Neeson

“Within all of us there is a voice within us that questions whether or not we are doing the right thing with our lives, and we have to listen to that voice, because if we ignore it we do so at our own peril.” ~ Scott Neeson

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CCF Founder and Executive Director Scott Neeson was recently interviewed for The Pauly Cast. The podcast – hosted by Paul Samuel Dolman – features interviews with individuals from many different walks of life on the subjects of creativity, the arts, relationships, politics, spirituality, and all the ways in which they intersect. Listen to Scott’s full interview here.

After the interview, Paul wrote:

“This interview lifted and inspired me on many levels. Here was a man with what society would say had everything, and then he walked away from it all, to love and serve these people forsaken by society.

When Hollywood marketing executive Scott Neeson embarked on a sabbatical between jobs in 2003, he couldn’t have imagined how it would change his life. In Phnom Penh, Scott saw hundreds of children and their families living and working on the Steung Meanchey garbage dump, one of the most toxic environments imaginable. It was a moment that changed his life.

Scott had a 26-year-career in the film business, including tenure as president of 20th Century Fox International. Scott thought he had it all – a powerful role in the film industry, celebrity friends, a big house, fancy cars and a boat.

But in 2003, Scott’s view on life changed completely when he found himself looking out across the Steung Meanchey garbage dump at hundreds of children scavenging through garbage.

Soon after, Scott made the decision to resign from his job, sell all of his possessions and focus his energy and passion into Cambodian Children’s Fund. Twelve years later and Scott’s journey still captivates, inspires and bewilders people from all over the world.”

 

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