B.Comm, CMC, ACC, RPM
David Smith is a leadership consultant and coach with over 25 years of experience leading organizations and large teams including multiple start-ups and one of Canada’s ’50 Best Managed Companies’. He has served as CEO and a SME business owner and his passion for ‘greenfield’ business launches has provided him with the honour of serving on the founding leadership teams of two Canadian financial services companies and on several Boards. Over the years, he has learned that a team or organization is only as healthy and productive as its leadership.
David’s years of lived experience in organizational leadership and corporate finance has made him a sought-after coach and mentor to leaders and teams of major organizations across Canada. Since 2009, he has coached over 300 new and seasoned executives, leaders and teams in regional, national and international organizations, SMEs, and private and family enterprises.
While David has excelled at coaching high-ranking CEO’s and executive leaders in large organizations, he believes leaders in organizations of all sizes can realize the benefits of coaching and bring profound success to their business and personal lives. He coaches and mentors new leaders to fully embrace their roles and prepares the next generation leaders to step up. David believes that people want to contribute, learn, and grow to become the best version of themselves and that a trusted coach can help them realize enormous potential and satisfaction.
After receiving a business undergraduate degree, David set out to master the leadership craft and hasn’t stopped training since. He has studied leadership at Harvard Business School, University of Colorado and Banff Centre for Management and adult education through St. Francis Xavier University. He is accredited in multiple professional associations, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and a Registered Professional Marketer with the Canadian Institute of marketing (CIM). He continues ongoing certification in numerous coaching and training systems.
David takes special joy in being with his wife (Nancy), children and grandchildren as they grow in the world, active at almost everything under the sun.