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Transformational Journeys


Challenging – Overcoming – Empowering - Discovering - Life Affirming

Mentoring for Those With the
Courage to Make the Journey

After making my own journey, I 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 they could master – living lives that they only hoped would be possible. And for them the payback is 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-affirming.

Questions of personal growth and empowerment come down to a handful of life questions that most either overlook or take for granted.

Shall you live authentically who you are meant to be or will you spend your allotted living the life of someone you imagine your self to be?

When thinking about your life, don't start with paragraph two. The roots of who you are reside in paragraph one.

The most potent knowledge that any person can have – the knowledge that opens the door to empowerment and a fulfilling life – is self-knowledge. But efforts to develop that knowledge are ofter negleted in the rush of ordinary days.

If your journey inward has never been made, the results are going to the a feeling of being adrift, a feeling of remorse for things that might have been, a fear that the dreams of youth will never come true and a resignation that life will be pretty much as it is until it is over.

Your future is yours to determine - unless you are too busy making a future for somebody else – somebody that you think you are but are not.

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Earl R. Smith II, PhD




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

Mentoring Client, CEO and Serial Entrepreneur

Chief - That is how Dr.Smith was introduced to me and, based on our work together, I have come to understand why he was called so. He helped me focus on the possibilities that I had been missing in my life. He guided through developing a new vision for my life. Truly he would be my "Chief" anytime and I will always value his guidance and wisdom. My life is richer because of working with him.

Mentoring Client, NPI Team Lead

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 mentor, but if you can learn just some of what he knows you will come out ahead.

Mentoring Client, 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. I was at a point in my life where I felt the need to take a new direction. He helped my sort out the possibilities and showed my ones that I never considered. Working with him has been a truly life-changing experience.”

Partner, IT & Telecom, Defense Solutions

“Dr. Earl Smith is a very gifted and talented thought leader and strategist. I had an opportunity to work 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,