Jim Smith is a global executive coach, author, speaker, and culture change facilitator. Jim works with leaders to create a stronger leadership presence, better balance their lives, and build more positive workplace cultures.
Jim’s passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.
Jim has coached leaders from 28 countries and six continents to achieve greater leadership effectiveness and balance. He has worked in nearly every industry and sector, in large and small organizations – leadership challenges are everywhere!
Jim holds an MBA in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University and a BSBA in management and finance. He achieved the highest designation in Ontological Coaching (NCOC™) through The Newfield Network where he serves as a Mentor Coach, as well as the PCC.
Jim is a founder and past two-term president of the ICF Cleveland Chapter, and served as a Mentor Coach for three global coaching schools, in addition to supporting individual coaches to achieve their ICF credentials. In his spare time, he is an adjunct Instructor for Baldwin Wallace University’s MBA program.
Through his work on Happiness, Leadership, and Coaching, Jim has touched the lives of over 18,000 people; he has used the 13 Principles of Happiness to raise his own family and to deal with work, life, love, and tragedy.
Finally, Jim wants you to know this: he worships Dark Coffee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate, and deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!
Degree: BSBA, MBA, Certified Authentic Happiness Coach, Certified Body and Movement Practitioner