About the Coach

Joan S. Smith founded Leadership Consultants International, Inc. in January 1995, and serves as President of the company. She has coached over 250,000 people in her career that has spanned over 40 years. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She attributes her unique coaching style to her own vision of personal growth–in which she committed her life to make a difference.

In 1997 Joan was nominated for a “Women in Business” Award at the Orange County Business Journal’s Annual Awards Luncheon. In addition, Joan has worked as a bilingual educator and led seminars for groups with diverse cultural backgrounds. She trained organizational staff and ran a million-dollar business that grew and expanded during a time of adversity. All of this happened with teamwork and joy!

Joan stands for open and honest communication, integrity as a priority, and making a qualitative difference in the business world. In addition she has thoroughly enjoyed her work with non-profits (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, California Head Injury Foundation) and the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orange. (see *button for more information on the Catholic Church)

Joan’s forward thinking is represented in everything she does. She claims that extraordinary service, communication and integrity are most needed in leadership circles today and this represents the essence of her work.

High Performance with Greater Ease

Interview with Joan Smith: Real People OC

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“The leadership Joan offers has allowed me personally to break through many barriers in the business area including: salary, dealing with difficult personalities, team work and personal leadership. Joan has a tremendous store of knowledge in the area of personal growth, leadership and group dynamics…”

Terry Kristiansen
Manager, International Training, Toshiba

“I call it the ‘Joan’ Award!” –February, 2012
– Cindy S. Giambrone, PharmD won the Gold 2011 US General Medicines Business Excellence Award for Innovation!

“…I was the only one to be promoted from my team this round…Thank you for the coaching!” –May, 2007
– Cindy S. Giambrone, PharmD
Regional Account Scientific Director, Novartis
Currently – Medical Managed Care Director, Medical Affairs, Genzyme

Cindy S. Giambrone
Excellence Award Winner, Novartis

“…The coaching helped me move my management and communication skills to the next level (Director to VP).
This has not only helped me professionally, by giving me tools and knowledge to build a more effective team at work, but also personally with my family relationships….You have clearly helped me discover things about myself that were keeping me from taking control over my life…”

Brian Hoshiko
VP of Production Systems, Emida

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