About Jim Smith
Jim Smith, SPHR, NCOC®, PCC
The Executive Happiness Coach® is a global provider of executive coaching, and personal and workplace transformation services.
My passion is to create a Happier world and workplace, one Leader at a time.
Jim Smith is an executive and life coach, international speaker, author, and change strategist. He works with leaders to better balance their lives, dramatically improve their leadership skills, and build more positive workplace cultures.
Jim spent 20+ years in the corporate world where he held senior executive roles in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and HR. He began coaching executives in 1992 and has coached leaders from twenty-seven countries and six continents to achieve greater leadership effectiveness and balance. Jim’s clients include high-performing middle market and Fortune 500 companies in the service, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors as well as non-profit, government, and educational organizations.
Jim holds an MBA in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University and a BSBA in management and finance. He has achieved the highest designation in Ontological Coaching (NCOC®) through The Newfield Network where he currently serves as a Mentor Coach, and he earned his PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation through the International Coach Federation, in addition to certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Jim is a founder and past President of the ICF Cleveland Chapter, a past two-term president of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management, and has served/serves on various professional boards. In addition, he is an adjunct Instructor for Baldwin Wallace University for their MBA program in Human Resources.
Jim is the author of Happiness At The Speed of Life: 13 Powerful Strategies for Finding Happiness at Home and On the Job, and he has touched the lives of over 16,000 people through his work on Happiness and the enhancement of Positive Emotion. He has used the 13 Principles of Happiness to raise his own family and to deal with work, life, love, and tragedy.
Finally, Jim wants you to know this: he worships Dark Coffee, Dark Beer, and Dark Chocolate… and deeply believes that Happiness is a Decision, not an Event!
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