SPEAKER. TRAINER. AUTHOR.

Pete Smith has been called “One of America’s leading personal and professional development coaches.”

Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. His energetic, edgy, and interactive style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process.

He is the author of Dare to Matter, which hit the best seller list in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category in 2017.

Formerly, Pete was the Operations Executive at one of the largest non-profit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia. During his tenure, he helped increase the total income, employee base and client base by over 102%. Additionally, by focusing his efforts on developing an engaged and productive workforce, he helped increase the average employee tenure by 74%, while saving the organization $420,000 in turnover costs during that time.

Working in higher education as the Director of High School Programs, Pete took historically underperforming Mid-Atlantic regions to a national ranking of #1, #2, and #4. Early in his career, Pete taught history at the 9th and 11th grade levels, and was a Career Counselor at the high school level for four years.

Having a stroke at the age of 35, Pete has since used that experience to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences throughout the world on the importance of pursuing significance in their personal and professional lives. As he says, “If you relentlessly pursue success and happiness in your life, you are settling for far less than what you were created for.”

Married to an incredible wife, proud dad of two amazing boys, and part-time chew toy for an Irish Setter, Pete resides in Arlington, VA.

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SPEAKER. TRAINER. AUTHOR.

Pete Smith has been called “One of America’s leading personal and professional development coaches.”

Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. His energetic, edgy, and interactive style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process.

He is the author of Dare to Matter, which hit the best seller list in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category in 2017.

Formerly, Pete was the Operations Executive at one of the largest non-profit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia. During his tenure, he helped increase the total income, employee base and client base by over 102%. Additionally, by focusing his efforts on developing an engaged and productive workforce, he helped increase the average employee tenure by 74%, while saving the organization $420,000 in turnover costs during that time.

Working in higher education as the Director of High School Programs, Pete took historically underperforming Mid-Atlantic regions to a national ranking of #1, #2, and #4. Early in his career, Pete taught history at the 9th and 11th grade levels, and was a Career Counselor at the high school level for four years.

Having a stroke at the age of 35, Pete has since used that experience to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences throughout the world on the importance of pursuing significance in their personal and professional lives. As he says, “If you relentlessly pursue success and happiness in your life, you are settling for far less than what you were created for.”

Married to an incredible wife, proud dad of two amazing boys, and part-time chew toy for an Irish Setter, Pete resides in Arlington, VA.

Connect with Pete Here:


Dare to Matter

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

Live. Lead. Impact.

Pete inspires others with his no-nonsense, blatantly bold look at how to live an intentional, challenging, and fulfilling life that matters. His mission is to educate, entertain, and elevate his audience to make a more significant impact.

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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

Live. Lead. Impact.

Pete inspires others with his no-nonsense, blatantly bold look at how to live an intentional, challenging, and fulfilling life that matters. His mission is to educate, entertain, and elevate his audience to make a more significant impact.

LEARN MORE

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Having the opportunity to inspire people throughout the country, I am convinced that we are most fulfilled when we positively impact the lives of others. Pete’s message that we are created to live a life of significance is relevant today and for years to come.”

Joe Moravsky, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior

“Dare to Matter captures the essence of what it means to live not only with passion but with purpose. If you’re ready to think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world, this book can help get you started on your journey toward significance.”

MICHAEL PORT, WSJ and NY Times bestselling author of Steal the Show

“What a refreshing view on self-improvement."

The Daily Scramble

"Wow, holding their attention for both the keynote and breakout session is impressive. THANK YOU!"

Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri Bankers Association


"Many people confuse convenience with commitment.
They describe what they 'wish' or 'want' in life
but they don’t do anything to achieve those things...It's time to change that."