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Professional summary

Over the last 30 years, Duke University, SAS, Boeing, Bayer, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the CIA, and nearly 400 other organizations large and small have all consulted and trusted George Smart for leadership development and executive coaching.

Drawing from an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business plus training from the Center for Creative Leadership and the National Training Lab for Applied Behavioral Science, George

Engagement overview

Diagnosis:  why you have this problem, and why you're resisting solving it.
Analysis:  what factors make the problem better or worse
Strategy:  getting you to actually do something different than what you've attempted previously
Measurement:  tracking how you perform
Compassion:  toughness, but with respect.  You need your ass kicked, but not so much you're insulted.
Three to nine months, weekly.

Clients

Aerospace/Defense:
• Boeing Leadership Center
• Women in Defense/Huntsville
• Rockwell Collins

Architecture/Engineering/Construction:
• COLAS
• Tonic

Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful presentation you gave at the June meeting of the Raleigh Wake Human Resource Management Association. Your presentation both captivated and informed us. Your knowledge of the subject and enthusiasm for your profession was very evident.

Paul Wasylkevych, Vice President SHRM

One of the things I like about George Smart is that he believes people have all they need right inside them. He provides something that jump-starts them. I've seen him do that a lot--get folks on the right track.

Brenda Howerton, President The Howerton Group

Our work with George Smart resulted in a more cohesive and dynamic executive management team. We brought him back many times to guide us in everything from team development to personally coaching some of my top people, including me. George is very reliable, quick, with a relaxed but engaging style. It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend that any CEO wanting expertise in team dynamics to obtain his services.

Jim Walker, Partner The Advisory Group

We have hired many speakers, but George got the best reviews -- and the most requests to have him back for more.

UNC-Charlotte OD Certificate Program

George's interactive style was perfect for our scientists and engineers who are smart, cynical, and tired of talking heads. Everyone learned and had a great time! Without question he was the highlight of our conference.

GlaxoSmithKline

Thank you so much for playing a vital role in the success of the NSPE Annual Convention and Expo in San Antonio, Texas. Sharing your expertise....was a service to the engineering profession and the engineering industry. We have received very positive feedback on this year's education sessions, and you are the reason!

Mary Maul National Society of Professional Engineers

Please accept my sincere and enthusiastic THANK YOU for helping with our staff day last Friday!! We really enjoyed your program and I received wonderful comments from my colleagues. I would welcome the opportunity to recommend your program to others for staff retreats or association programs and will do so whenever I have the opportunity.

Tina C. Gordon NC Nurses Association

George's stories accented the workshop and provided real examples in the business world. George did a great job putting it in perspective on what levers are critical at what point in the process. Ranks as one of the best exercises we did. I got huge benefit from my conversations with George. He raised some excellent points that will benefit me to no end.

Boeing Leadership Center

George worked carefully with us to develop a program specifically tailored to our needs. He was the consummate professional and was a joy to work with. His training programs deliver results.

Professor Suzyn Ornstein Suffolk University

George Smart came into my life when my business was only two years old and I was struggling personally and professionally. He enabled me to get clear on all my goals and coached me through realizing more success than even I imagined.

Michelle Rich Rich Commercial Realty