Leadership Speaker and Best Selling Author

gregbanner1Over 25 Years of Real World Leadership Experience

Greg is a high energy motivational business speaker that brings practical ideas that can be immediately applied to the workplace.  HeGreg's Videos helps businesses transform themselves into great places to work that attract, retain and motivate people to their full potential. He combines story and strategy to teach audiences how to create high performance organizations that lead change, growth and innovation.

The backbone of any organization is the people on the front line. No matter what industry you are in, success depends on engaging their creative abilities and accelerating the performance of the entire workforce from the bottom to the top.”

–Gregory P. Smith

As founder and President of Chart Your Course International, he is recognized as a leading authority on talent management, leadership development and employee retention. Smith helps executives and business owners accelerate individual and organizational performance and navigate change. He helps design strategies, workshops and training sessions to grow organizations and helps them create clearer direction, increased profitability, stronger executive teams, improved communication and happier and more productive employees.

Smith worked for the Army Surgeon General as a senior consultant responsible for innovation, quality management and strategic planning for the Army Medical Department. In addition, he served on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for business excellence presented each year by the President of the United States.

Many of Greg’s clients include both large and small organizations including Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners and “Top 100 Best Places to Work.”disc training, leadership speaker, author Smith has also designed professional development programs for national and international organizations including Yamaha, Lexis-Nexis, AFLAC, Hallmark Cards, Riverside Auto Group, Sony, Deloitte, Bobcat, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, Turner Broadcasting, AstraZeneca, Delta Airlines, Ace Hardware and Honda.

Smith has written and published over 350 articles and eleven books including his latest, Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results.  He has been featured in hundreds of magazines and trade journals and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Bloomberg Business News and PBS television. Greg is located in Chapel Hill, NC.


    • Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (CPBA)
    • Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA)
    • Certified TriMetrixHD Analyst

    Popular Conference Keynote Speaker Programs

    • Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results
    • Proven Ways to Attract, Retain and Motivate Your Workforce
    • Managing Change in Turbulent Times: Keeping Your Employees Engaged, Motivated and Heading in the Right Direction
    • Gladiator Leadership: What Leaders Do To Accelerate Performance and Generate Bottom-Line Results
    • How to Hire the Best People Each and Every Time
    • Reward and Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance
    • Fast, Focused and Friendly: The Essentials of Great Customer Service
    • Dynamic Teambuilding: How to Enhance Communication and Build Effective Teams Using DISC
    • Succession Planning
    • The High Performance Organization
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    Greg Smith Books MontagePublications

    • Boosting Employee Engagement: 50 Ways to Motivate and Unleash Employee Performance
    • The Navigator Newsletter, Publisher
    • The New Leader: Bringing Creativity and Innovation to the Workplace
    • TNT for Teams: Dynamic Ways to Reward, Energize and Motivate Your Teams
    • Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Transforming Your Workforce from High-Turnover to High-Retention
    • Icebreakers and Teambuilding Exercises
    • Supervisor’s Passport to Success: A Quick and Easy Guide for Managing People
    • 401 Proven Ways to Retain Your Best Employees
    • Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results
    • Talent Relationship Management: Competing Through Talent, Contributing Author

    Featured In

    • USA Today
    • HR Magazine
    • Business Week
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • President & CEO
    • Boston Globe
    • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    • Investor’s Business Daily
    • Doors and Hardware
    • Atlanta Journal & Constitution
    • Atlanta Business Chronicle
    • More….

    Honors & Awards

    • Member of Georgia Toastmaster’s Hall of Fame
    • Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
    • Legion of Merit and the Order of Military Medical Merit, U.S. Army Surgeon General
    • Harvard University’s International Directory of Management Scholars
    • Who’s Who of Professional Speaking – Toastmasters
    • Nation’s Top-Ten “Rising Stars” in human resource management, Human Resource Executive magazine
    • National Eagle Scout Association


    “Your message was not only insightful and thought provoking, it was also delightfully entertaining…You were super!”

    Rebecca J. Froboese Executive Director The Alamo Federal Executive Board

    “Four hours of my time in your seminar has resulted in a 51% improvement of our revenues during the first quarter of the year. We should reach $450-500 million easily. Our teams work smart as well as hard and each member is having a lot more fun working together. You are the ‘Deal of the Century.’”

    Dave Dibble Director of Marketing Sunshine Companies

    “I attended Greg’s leadership training seminar and it was engaging, insightful, educational and even FUN. Greg is a talented management consultant that knows how to get results!”

    Cheryl Earls Director, Quality Resource Management Kaiser Permanente

    “Greg’s insights into determining issues, problems and opportunities inside any company are among the best I have seen. He can literally walk into a company or organization, and just by observing people work and communicate and asking a number of key questions, he can … understand why the company is not advancing the progress on its own and what it needs to do to move forward. If you want problems identified and solutions provided and implemented, Greg is one of the best I have seen. You will go ‘right’ by working with Greg.”

    Rolando Marchis President Odyssey Transformational Strategies

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