Personal Development | Greg Smith | TEDxYoungstown

Personal Development is discussed.

Greg Smith is a leadership specialist with a passion for entrepreneurship and building great organizations through strengths.

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Greg is a natural entrepreneur raised in family-owned construction and manufacturing companies. He has vast experience with teamsters, unions, and both volunteer and for profit staffs. Currently, Greg serves as the Chairman of Compco Industries (steel fabrication), the President of Captured Moments Art, Inc. (photo-realism art and photography), and an Accredited Business Partner with The Strengths Partnership.

Greg embraces and studies leadership and leadership theory. He has been accredited in several systems, including a Founding Member of John C. Maxwell’s Team as a Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach, as well as, an Associate Leadership Trainer for Equip. He also has certifications from Tony Robbins in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Ken Blanchard in Situational Leadership®II, Gallup Organization Strengths 34 Performance Coach, and a Strengths Partnership Individual, 360, and Team Performance Coach. In retrospect, Greg has been a student of best leadership practices for nearly three decades.

Greg is currently a student at Regent University working on his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. He has an MBA in Executive Leadership from University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Gallup University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

His hobbies and community involvement include being a member of the board of directors for the Bruce Lee Foundation. He travels to Oslo, Guatemala City, and Panama City twice a year to teach leadership theory as an Associate Trainer for John Maxwell’s Equip. He is also certified Jeet Kune Do instructor under the late Sifu Ted Wong, and a Sixth Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Martial Arts under Master David Buker of Youngstown, Ohio.

Greg resides in Boardman, Ohio, with his wife and four children.

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  1. Betsi Bixby

    Well done Greg!  Thanks for passing on to Sarah to share with us.

  2. Dragutin Vidic

    Who is the napoleon hill of skilm building ? Cant hear the name properly.. please help :)

  3. Goran von Karkin

    Bravo !!!

  4. Paul Brewerton

    Great talk Greg – thanks for sharing.

  5. Michael Clevenger

    Nice job Greg.