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Adam Smith
Leadership Coach & Facilitator

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“In partnership with leaders and teams, I seek to enable insight, divergent thinking, and serve as a catalyst for emergent intentions, new possibilities, and learning. It is about insight, motivation, capabilities, real world practice, and accountability.” 

Adam is a leadership coach, facilitator, and organization consultant. He helps leaders build leadership capacity, negotiate career challenges, derive greater satisfaction, and accomplish more in their professional lives. He works with leaders at all levels and across most sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, IT, financial services, health care, consumer products, engineering and construction, international multilateral institutions, as well as nonprofit and federal. One of Adam’s primary practice areas is in coaching leaders all over the world in career advancement, development, and through career transitions.

Adam Smith became a coach to forge potent, high-impact, developmental partnerships with leaders who want to gain insight and unlock potential. Adam has helped leaders address critical areas including influence, executive presence, effectively leading high performing teams, ascending to top roles, executive committee and board performance, resilience, driving for results, and leading change. Clients have described Adam as an invaluable thought partner, sounding board, and motivator, who respectfully challenges them, and elicits their best ideas and contributions.


  • International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and ICF Coach Portfolio Assessor
  • Associate Faculty, Alumni Mentor and Coach Assessor in Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program
  • Former Vice President of leading high tech retained executive search firm
  • Served on the board of several organizations and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Proficient Spanish speaker


  • Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University)
  • M.B.A. Organizational Development (Johns Hopkins University)
  • B.A. English Literature (Mary Washington University)


  • Adam resides in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

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