Sam Smith

Managing Director

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ABOUT Sam

Known by his clients and colleagues for expanding curiosity, uncovering insights and driving action, Sam lives by his two favorite questions — “What if?” and “Why not?”— and his two favorite statements — “We can!” and “Let’s go!”

For close to two decades, Sam has worked with executives to drive effective change, create adaptive advantage and accelerate meaningful innovation. He does this by designing and facilitating experiential solutions including executive retreats, strategic planning engagements and leadership development offerings — all of which enable Sam to do what he is most passionate about: helping people see and believe in what’s possible.

Sam along with his wife & best friend, Maureen, live in Minneapolis and have enjoyed raising a large family (5 kids) which now includes their son-in-law and 3 grandchildren.

Sam graduated from Michigan State University, where he was a scholarship student athlete and Captain of the men’s gymnastics team. As a gymnast of 20 years, there were many highlights including a performance in the halftime show of Super Bowl XXVI. Today, Sam stays engaged with the sport as the voice of Gopher Gymnastics.

See Some Of The Organizations Sam Has Worked With

Adolfson & Peterson
AgriBank
Arrowhead Engineered Products
Bridging
California Giant
Constellation Mutual
ConvergeOne
Dairy Queen
Des Moines Performing Arts
DLR Group L3 Cohort 3 (w/SS)
Winnebago
First National Bank of Hutchinson
Iowa Limestone Producers Association
LR Falk Construction (Falk Construction)
Lunds & Byerlys
Mairs & Power
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
North Memorial
Ovative/group CP
Prime Therapeutics (Prime Therapeutics -
Quality Forklift
Ridgeview Foundation
VAA

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Read Sam's Articles

Shared Challenges, Unique Paths and a Blank Sheet of Paper
Gen Z Expects Digital and Innovates Different(ly)
Tackle the ABCs of Business Decay
The Head, The Heart, and Hands of Leading Across Generations
The Glue in Merging Cultures

Education:

  • Michigan State University, BS, Marketing (Captain, Men’s Varsity Gymnastics; President, Varsity S Club) 

Certifications

  • Insights Discovery Practitioner (Insights) 
  • Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model (Grove Consultants) 
  • Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership (Institute for Health and Human Potential) 
  • Optimal Motivation (Blanchard) 
  • StandOut Strengths Assessment (Markus Buckingham) 
  • GROW Coaching (InsideOut Development) 
  • Personalysis Personality Assessment (Personalysis) 
  • Action Selling (The Sales Board) 

Hobbies

  • Tandem Board Chair