As one of the nation's experts on maximizing leadership potential, Jennifer L. Smith is a Speaker, Executive Coach, Workshop Facilitator and the founder of the Passionate Leader Institute. Clients describe her speaking style as engaging, practical and authentic. She has spoken in front of thousands of leaders over the years and one of her strengths is creating an environment in which the audience feels valued.
Jennifer holds an audience captive with her authentic, down-to-earth style while showcasing her vast knowledge in leadership, communication, and the power of influence. Her presentations provide key takeaways that dramatically enhance leadership effectiveness. Combining thought provoking approaches with examples tailored to your organization, leaders walk away seeing how they can apply the learning to their everyday life which inspires them to take action.
A former senior leader working for companies such as General Electric, Munich Re America, and Panasonic she led teams delivering leadership development, succession planning, performance management, compensation and high potential programs while managing million dollar budgets. Jennifer attracts attention from the world's leading companies because of her ability to share practical approaches that inform and inspire audiences. Some of her most popular topics include: The Passion Factor, From Passion to Productivity: The Secret Sauce to Engagement, 7 Key Strategies to Communicate with Influence and Impact, Game Changing Leadership and The Confidence Journey. Audiences rave about her ability to connect and reignite passion within leaders in a way that creates a buzz within many organizations.
Her firm consults with Fortune 500 Companies and human resource departments on leadership topics such as passion-based leadership, executive team development, social and emotional intelligence, succession planning, communication, influence and high potential development while offering unique insights from her experiences coaching hundreds and training thousands of leaders around the world. Because Jennifer specializes in Leadership Development, she has been brought into organizations as an inspirational speaker, to coach leaders, design development programs, facilitate programs, assess the effectiveness of existing programs, program manage sustainability efforts, and measure effectiveness.
Jennifer has built a strong reputation for helping organizations and leaders succeed by using unleashing untapped potential. Her presentations are influenced by her in depth knowledge of a leader success profile that has been created based on working with successful leaders in Global companies. Taking into account cultural nuances, she is able to help leaders understand how to put into practice their learning in an authentic way.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Grambling State University and is a graduate of General Electric's Financial Management Leadership Program (FMLP). She also holds a Master's degree in Organization Development and Human Resources from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Jennifer is a Professional Certified Coach, Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach®, and member the International Coach Federation (ICF). Driven by dedication to stay current on leadership, she is ending her term as the President of the New Jersey Charter Chapter of the International Coach Federation.
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