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Meet David

Greetings and thanks for taking the time to find out a bit more about me. My name is David Shawn Smith and I am an Atlanta Based Executive and Personal Life Coach who has been in the field of human development for more than 15 years. In addition to my experience, I have a B.A. In Communications and Rhetoric and M.S. in Leadership and Coaching and certifications in Executive Coaching and Anger Management.

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Life Coaching

Emotional Intelligence

As a leader, your personal behavior and emotions can directly impact business results. If you’re a leader ready to commit to executive coaching, chances are both your behavior and emotions are on point. There’s always room for improvement, though. 

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Executive Coaching

Executives work every day with the type of pressure the average person cannot handle.C-suite leaders in Atlanta are those rare breeds of people who build teams, inspire others, and ultimately make million dollar decisions.

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5 out of 5 stars

Coleen Coolidge
Coleen Coolidge

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

I’ve been working with David for a couple years now and have experienced career and personal growth because of our relationship. My background: I am a director at a technology company in the Bay Area. A previous company graciously funded executive coaching and I decided to continue the coaching after I left that company. The main reason is because David is a coach who listens acutely, has a limitless supply of empathy, and has a mastery at helping you solve your problems.

Initially, David helped me with strategic thinking, which included putting together programs with themes for my teams, instead of just reporting on lists of tasks my teams were doing. He helped me connect the dots between our goals and company values and be able to talk confidently about it. I also asked him for help with executive presence.

Over the course of two years, David has helped me in all these areas, plus a bonus of coaching through difficult conversations with people who far outrank me. I went from having line-manager thinking to having an executive mindset. He challenges you to think bigger and broader.

The best part of this transformation was that David grew those traits within me, instead of just telling me what to do. I was able to experience a real change and carry that with me, instead of taking orders. David deeply understands how to build leaders in Bay Area technology companies.

Dane Spurill
Dane Spurill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Accurate, attentive, dynamic, personal, and wise. I began working with David as I began a Senior Leadership role in Silicon Valley. Having gone down the "coaching road" with previous firms, I was less than optimistic to say the least.
From our first meeting, David was able to dissect my personality, leadership style and vision to create "model for transformational leadership".
David has a unique gift in his ability to hack through personalities, seek varying levels of comfort, and address core issues to cultivate leaders. It goes without saying, I highly recommend him for all career levels.

Carala Jones-Cunningham
Carala Jones-Cunningham

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

David is amazing!! My first session and I’m thirsty for more! He’s made me more aware of executive presence. Thank you a million times over!! I can’t wait for or next session!