Coaching Speaker Geoff Smart

Geoff Smart

Best Selling Author, Hiring & Retention Expert and Leadership Advisor to Billionaires, Boards and CEOs

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $50,001 and above i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Colorado, USA

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Geoff Smart’s Key Accomplishments Include…
Geoff Smart is Chairman & CEO of a management assessment firm for CEOs and investors, which he founded in 1995.

Geoff Smart solves every manager’s #1 problem: making hiring mistakes. The stories and advice Geoffrey Smart presents, draw from some of the most extensive research, interviews and experiences ever assembled on the topic of talent management: Why most managers are terrible at hiring. How to generate a source to locate the right candidates. What to look for in choosing the right candidate. How to sell the ideal candidate on accepting the job at your company. The session includes a significant amount of audience interaction including live demonstrations of the interview techniques, audience realtime Q&A, and simple “takeaway tools and templates” to help attendees maximize financial performance and their own career success.

In their instant New York Times best seller Who: The A Method of Hiring, Geoff Smart and Randy Street interviewed over 20 billionaire entrepreneurs exclusively for the book (a record) to collect their best advice and stories on the topic of hiring and hiring mistakes. The largest statistical study every done on this topic was conducted with the University of Chicago’s Steve Kaplan, which revealed some startling findings about types of candidates who succeed and fail, and simple, practical solutions are presented. The book is a New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, and was ranked the #1 bestseller of all books on Amazon. Over 20 CEOs have endorsed Who.

Geoff Smart’s clients include the world’s largest private equity investors, Fortune 500 CEOs, and billionaire entrepreneurs. Geoff Smart’s client impact has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Buyouts, CNBC’s Squawk Box, and in a forthcoming Harvard Business School Case Study on his firm.

More About Geoffrey Smart…
Geoff Smart is co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Who: The A Method of Hiring. Dr. Smart is also co-creator of the Topgrading® philosophy of talent management. Geoff Smart is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He is a volunteer and sponsor of Junior Achievement, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of business and entrepreneurship in children.

Geoff Smart earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, where he was a student of management guru, Peter F. Drucker.

Testimonials 3

  • “Geoff Smart was insanely easy to work with and delivered major take-away value to our audience. I appreciated not only his excellent presentation, but his total ‘workability.’ The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! Thanks again for making me look like a hero!”

    Craig Williams

    CEO, CommunityLink Communications

  • “I have been coming to these Inc. 500 presentations for years. Your Top grading presentation was the best session I have seen in several years.”


    Michael Hopkins

    Editor Inc. Magazine

  • “Your management assessment training session was as valuable and enjoyable as any workshop I have attended.”

    John Howard

    CEO, Bear Stearns Merchant Banking

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