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“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

“This book gets to the heart of what truly matters: who you are, what you choose to do in this life, and the impact you make in the lives of others.”

- RYAN THOMAS, Author, Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and US News & World Report

 
 

SPEAKER. TRAINER. AUTHOR.

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

He is a sought-after international speaker and trainer 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 elevated to the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category.

He is a former board member of the HR Alliance DC and a director in the Association for Talent Development's DC Chapter. He is the creator of multiple leadership and management development programs, including the Rockstar Manager and the Expect to Win leadership program.

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.

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 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:

 

SPEAKER. TRAINER. AUTHOR.

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

He is a sought-after international speaker and trainer 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 elevated to the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category.

He is a former board member of the HR Alliance DC and a director in the Association for Talent Development's DC Chapter. He is the creator of multiple leadership and management development programs, including the Rockstar Manager and the Expect to Win leadership program.

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.

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 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: