Speaker - Pete Smith

Pete Smith
Leadship Coach and Author, SmithImpact


Pete Smith is an international speaker and trainer in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. His energetic, witty, and conversational style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, all while having a little fun in the process.

He is the author of Dare to Matter, the number one best seller in the human resources and personnel management category, and the number two best seller in the business motivation and self-improvement category.

Prior to launching SmithImpact in 2011, Smith was the operations executive at one of the largest nonprofit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia. During his tenure, he helped increase the organization’s total income, employee base and client base by over 102% .

Additionally, by focusing his efforts on creating an engaged and productive workforce, Smith helped increase the average employee tenure by 74% in just three and a half years, all while saving the organization over $420,000 in turnover costs during that time.

As the director of high school programs for the Mid-Atlantic region for a for-profit education university, he took a historically underperforming team to the top five nationally in just two years. Upon his departure, his regions of New Jersey, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. ranked number one, two and four in the country.

Taking his experiences as a successful leader and manager, Smith is routinely asked to work with leaders, managers and employees, to develop people at the individual level and increase performance at the team level.