John Arnold Smith

John Arnold Smith

As an experienced management consultant and executive coach, John Arnold Smith is a trusted advisor to the C-suite and senior management. Leaders from top Fortune 500 companies trust John and his team to advise them on practical solutions, proven strategies and help them solve their toughest HR, leadership, talent and organizational challenges.

John has 22 years of experience in management consulting, organizational design, talent development and strategy execution with a wide range of clients.  He is currently a director with PwC’s People & Organization practice, where he specializes in consulting with leaders and teams to align their business strategy with their objectives in the areas of global talent strategy, organizational design and integration, culture and change execution, and HR transformation.

Previously, John was a Senior Vice President with Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), where he led the talent development, leadership consulting and change management practice for the Southeast Region.  He has a proven track record of partnering with senior leaders and executive teams to:

  • create a winning culture
  • successfully execute on change initiatives
  • optimize business results, and
  • achieve strategic objectives aligned with their corporate strategy.

John has a strong reputation for being results-driven, client solution focused, and deeply passionate about leader and people development. His goal is to inspire, inform and ignite leaders to reach the heart of what drives their business performance and delivers on client value. He is best known for his transformational work in addressing the complex needs and market demands of today’s business, bringing a global perspective on talent strategy that values diversity, while developing leaders and teams with the competencies to compete in the global marketplace.

Before joining LHH, John was a Senior Consultant and Strategy Execution Specialist with Conner Partners, a national change management consulting firm, where he developed and delivered enterprise-wide change management and transformation solutions to drive execution of his clients’ strategic initiatives across North America, Europe and Asia.

He has extensive industry experience in global technology, hospitality, communications, media and entertainment companies.  Early in his career, John spent several years as a cross-cultural management trainer, and global HR / OD consultant. He holds an MBA in International Management, speaks fluent French, and has extensive international management consulting experience in Europe, North America, and Asia.

John is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and he is a frequent speaker and seminar leader at business associations and leadership conferences.

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