Earl R. Smith II, PhD

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I provide mentoring to those who have both the courage and determination to make a truly transformational journey. My approach is influenced by core principles of Zen Buddhism. I also provide advisory services to CEO and senior teams. I don’t offer quick fixes or follow the latest fads. If you are willing to make the journey – if it’s time for you to come to know the person you really are and set foot upon the path you should be following – if you want to start living life you were truly meant to live – then perhaps we should talk. Send me an e-mail and we can arrange a time to chat.I combine insights based on years of experience with life changing mentoring. I am an acknowledged thought leader; an agent of change.

Guiding Principles

Life is simple - we make it complicated.

The most potent knowledge that any person can have – the knowledge that opens the door to empowerment and a fulfilling life – is self-knowledge. The most valuable self-knowledge is about how we make our lives more difficult. Every person is fine just the way they are. But most people don't know that - and, if fact, don't know themselves nearly as well as they think.

The foundation of a happy and productive life is the discovery of a small number of fundamental truths.

I help people break the cycle of self-sabotaging. I guide them on a journey inward. And, during that journey, they discover the person they really are. A weight lifts, the fog clears, energy returns and the path lays out before them - the path to the life they were meant to live.

Where I’ve had an impact

I have mentored CEOs, entrepreneurs and sucessful executives, guided major changes in life directions. I mentor those who have both the courage and determination to make a truly transformational journey. My approach is heavily influenced by core principles of Zen Buddhism. I do not offer quick fixes or follow the latest fads. If you are willing to make the long journey – if it’s time for you to come to know the person you really are and can become – if you intend to finally find the path you should be following – if you want to start living life you were truly meant to live – then perhaps we should talk.

Results

After making my own journey, I began to help others travel the same road. For me, the rewards are bountiful. I see strangers, who have now become friends, overcoming challenges that they never dreamed could be mastered – living lives that they only hoped would be possible. Getting to live an authentic life – having a second chance to reinvent themselves and soar. Based on years of mentoring hundreds of people – helping them overcome some of life’s most daunting challenges, I have developed an approach that is truly life-changing. Questions of personal growth and empowerment come down to a handful of life questions that most either overlook or take for granted.

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I look back on the first three months of my work with Dr. Smith with wonder. My journal reflects a journey of self-discovery so vast that I hardly recognize the person who wrote the first entries. It's been a year now and I am happier now than I have ever been.

PJ, Mentoring Client

 
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"It's the most amazing experience I have ever had. I needed to find a new path. A friend recommended Dr. Smith. 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."

Mentoring Client, CEO and Serial Entrepreneur

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"Chief - that's how Dr.Smith was introduced to me and, based on our work together, I have come to understand why - helped me focus on the possibilities that I had been missing in my life. He guided through developing a new vision for my life. My life is richer because of working with him."

Mentoring Client

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"Earl is a wise mentor with lots of experience. He has a great way of explaining things and getting you to look at them from another perspective. Dr. Smith is a tough mentor, but, if you can learn just some of what he knows, your life will change forever."

Mentoring Client, Deloitte

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“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’

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“Dr. Smith's mentorship has been of great value and inspiration to my personal and professional development. I felt the need to take a new direction. He helped me sort out the possibilities and showed me ones that I never considered. Working with him has been a truly life-changing experience.”

Partner, IT & Telecom, Defense Solutions

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