Dr. Smith combines experiences as a personal and professional coach, business executive and consultant, professor, author, professional speaker, researcher, corporate and nonprofit board member, senior military officer and religious and community leader. He has received coaching, teaching and research awards from public and private universities professional associations, corporations, research centers, military commands and government agencies including NASA and DoD fellowships. He has served on the consulting masters faculty at the Command & General Staff College and led seminars at the Army and National War Colleges. He developed and conducted leadership programs for the American Planning Assoc. around the United States and the American Management Assoc. in Latin America. He has led workshops for Federal and Texas executives including the Governor’s Executive Program. He received a Texas Governor’s Individual Award, NASA and DoD Achievement Awards and Army Excellence Award. He served on the Greater Austin Chamber’s Education and Workforce Committee. He has coached over two hundred business executives, entrepreneurs, graduate students, military officers, veterans and religious and community leaders.
Dr. Smith earned MBA and PhD degrees in business and strategic executive leadership from The University of Texas at Austin. He has also earned special certification in coaching, creativity and innovation, nonprofit management and entrepreneurship. He has a masters in international strategy and public policy from the Army War College. He has worked with renown world scholars and leaders including Kenneth Boulding and Stephen Covey, recognized as two of the greatest minds of the 20th Century.
Dr. Smith has developed special instruments used by coaches, educators and organizations worldwide listed with the Educational Testing Service ETS and other prestigious centers. Some noted instruments include his Personality Profile, Present Position Profile, Vital Values Inventory, Leadership Sphere Profile, Leadership Environment Diagnostic, Creative Constructs, Risk Response, Power Teaming and Organization Identity Inventory.
Dr. Smith also provides clients access to a network of other life coaches, health and medical specialists, trainers, nutritionists, educators, psychologists, financial advisers and spiritual and religious leaders. These resources insure the latest thinking and quality value to clients.