Over the years I had received many requests for mentoring from people across the globe. At first, I declined. I believed that what wisdom and guidance I could offer needed to be delivered face-to-face. But there were a couple of followers who were particularly insistent and, eventually, they wore me down. I am so grateful to them. It is an honor for a teacher to be taught. I have learned that it is dedication rather than nearness that is the foundation for gaining wisdom and knowledge.

Now I provide online custom mentoring to selected followers. My approach has the same rigor and focus – but I can mentor far more people.

How It Works

  • Opening a Door - most come to me because they have been reading my posts. One or another – and sometimes many – posts have struck a chord – awakened a deeply felt need. If I feel that I can add to a life, I take on the responsibility to guide their efforts and expand their understanding.
  • Reaching an Understanding – a key moment in a mentoring relationship occurs when there emerges a common understanding based on developed trust and a mutual willingness to work together. When two understand together, the way forward opens.
  • Working Sessions – modern technology has opened a way to communicate over vast distances. It allows us to ‘meet’ weekly – to discuss important things – to review past successes and failures – to look forward to new challenges - to bring a relationship between two to life. There are assignments – reading and writing – ideas to reflect on. Over time, they become the path we follow together.
  • Reflecting on Progress –we take the time to look back over the ground covered – to celebrate victories and ponder defeats. Mostly we marvel at the path we have trod together.
  • Open Engagement – although there is a basic agreement, the central consideration is that the you are gaining in wisdom and knowledge from the experience. I always ask for a commitment of a year – but treading a path that is not useful means that the time is not right for our work together.

What Does It Cost?

  • I charge a standard fee of $500 monthly in advance for the first three months and then $1,000 monthly afterwards.
  • There is a one-year commitment to our work together
  • You will be asked to purchase of books and other materials


What Will We Work On?

Each journey is unique. Whether you are well on in life’s journey or just starting out, I can help you:

  • Find your true path
  • Enhance your understanding of your life’s purpose
  • Break through barriers
  • Explore new directions
  • Find and experience a new vision for your life
  • Develop better, stronger relationships
  • Live more authentically as the person you were meant to be

So, how do we get started? If you want to join me on the path, send me an e-mail and we will begin.

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

"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

"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

"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

“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’

“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