Early in my career, I learned the tremendous value of having a coach.  Now, over 40 years later, I have several key mentors, coaches, and accountability partners. 

As both a personal and business coach, my goal and singular focus is to help you move forward in all aspects of your life and the life of your business.  I accomplish this by:

  • Guiding you through a process to achieve absolute clarity on what you want to accomplish.
  • Helping you define the gaps that exist between who you are and who you need to become to reach your dreams and your full potential.
  • Working with you to identify your goals and create a no-fail implementation plan to hit those goals.
  • Providing support, resources, encouragement, and mentoring throughout the process as you plan, execute, monitor, and adjust course.
  • And – of course – to be there with you to celebrate your victories.

Making an investment in a coach can cut years off of the time it takes to reach your dreams, and it can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in wasted time and unnecessary mistakes and failures. 

Hiring a qualified coach is an investment that will pay you dividends for the rest of your life.


In today’s troubling economic environment, businesses are facing challenges like never before.  Conventional wisdom is being thrown out as organizations rush to reinvent themselves in order to survive in the short-term and posture themselves for explosive growth when the economy begins to recover.

Business owners need new ideas and fresh approaches for capitalizing and increasing the impact of their core competencies.  They need to find ways to dramatically increase the value they offer to their customers if they are going to be able to simultaneously survive and thrive.

I bring over 40 years of real-world, boots on the ground experience to your organization.  I am used to both developing a vision for the future and then working in the trenches to make that vision a reality.  My industry experience is diverse and includes heavy equipment, business machines, cosmetic containers, disposable medical devices, durable medical equipment, and power generation systems.  I also have experience working with businesses in the education, healthcare, legal, and retail sectors.  My diverse background gives me a wealth of resources to draw upon in helping you solve your most pressing problems.

Keynote Speaking

If you are searching for someone to educate, entertain, and inspire your organization or business team, look no further than Gary L. Smith, LLC.  From keynote speeches to individual and breakout training sessions, I deliver the goods every time.

I speak on a wide range of business and personal development topics, and I am happy to create a compelling custom presentation guaranteed to “Wow” your audience and meet the deepest needs of your organization. 

When we work together, I become part of your team.  We collaborate closely to ensure that your associates leave my session equipped with all of the tools they need to succeed, and thoroughly inspired to go forward successfully.