As a Zen Mentor, I pride myself in being laser-focused on the person I am working with. I provide guidance and solutions to problems they face. I help them transform their mindsets, become goal driven and achieve more in their personal and business lives. I am driven by their successes. Everyone is different. That's why I never treat their needs the same. Each participates in the aspiration to become better – more than they are. I help them along life's journey and to find the right path.

All the people that I work with are partners in shared journey.  This allows me to better help them to achieving their goals. Each person receives unique attention and a custom program of mentoring. I provide support as an accountability partner to help track their progress.

Mentoring is my business and I take it very seriously. I offer mentoring in personal growth, business/personal life balance, mindfulness, finding the path that is right for you and Zen Buddhism. After better than four decades of building and managing businesses, studying and practicing the principles of Zen Buddhism and helping others along the path, I bring depth of experience and accumulated wisdom to every mentoring engagement.

I am very careful in selecting people to work with. There's an old Buddhist saying – “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. I seek out people who are ready to make a truly transformational journey. To come to know the person they really are and live the amazing life that is waiting for them.

 Find your true path. Live the life you were meant to live? Let’s get started on that journey. .Send me an e-mail and we’ll arrange a time to chat

It's the most amazing experience I have ever had. I come to a point in my life where I knew I needed to find a new path. A friend recommended Dr. Smith and, from the very first, it was clear that he and I were going to get along. What was most amazing was the wisdom and perception that he brought. New vistas have opened up and, as a result, a new chapter in my life. There's no way that I could put a value on what he has contributed to my life.

GH, CEO and Serial Entrepreneur

Chief - That is how Dr.Smith was introduced to me and truly I recognized why he was called so. In all of our Board meetings he was the one who made the group focus on the current issue (and not to drift away from the topic) and made sure we tore the problems apart and had solutions for each detail. He had also guided me personally while I wanted those support in taking the business to a new perspective. Truly he would be my "Chief" anytime and will never ever regret to get his guidance career wise, anytime.

Laxman Subramanian, NPI Team lead WW Materials

Earl is a very wise individual with a lot of experience. He truly understands business and professional development. Earl has a great way of explaining things and getting you to look at things from another perspective. Earl is a tough coach, but if you can learn just some of what he knows you will come out ahead.

Adam Birch, Engagement Manager, Deloitte

“Dr. Smith is a very different kind of mentor. If you’re looking for a warm and fuzzy adviser, this is the wrong guy for you. But if you are dedicated to change and want to be challenged by a very experienced mentor Earl may be just what you are looking for.”

CEO of Croix Connect and Host of ABC Radio’s ‘Taking Care of Business’

“I consider Dr. Smith to be a truly revolutionary thinker and leader. His mentorship has been of great value and inspiration to my own personal and professional development.”

Partner, IT & Telecom, Defense Solutions

“Dr. Earl Smith is a very gifted and talented thought leader and strategist. I had an opportunity to work and interact with him on various occasions, and found his analytical thought process to be the most creative and illustrative in the industry. He is a great asset in developing business solutions from complex problems and chaos in the every day world.” Executive Director, Global Innovation Summit,