Shelley Smith is the Social Strength Team lead for Mission 6 Zero.
Areas of Expertise: Business Consulting, everything Workplace Culture related from strategy to implementation, executive coaching, training and development, succession planning, everything ROI related and more.
Education: 30+ years in business at all levels including ownership and various seats on various non-profit board of directors including president, various business certifications from Cornell University
Relevant Employment: 7 years family owned business, 14 years Marriott International, 11 years hotel franchise as COO, 9 years as owner of Premier Rapport, Social Science Domain Team Lead for Mission 6 Zero
Professional Experience (conferences, articles, notable workshops, etc.): Best-selling author of 5 books. VA State speaker for SHRM, HR Tampa, and numerous other conferences.
Short summary bullet points:
- Expertise is everything Workplace Culture – all services fall under that umbrella with company culture in mind the entire time
- ROI driven at all levels, at all times
- Model I created is called I.M.P.A.C.T. leadership – more here
- Premier Rapport, Inc. was founded in 2009 – business consulting firm in VA, servicing clients both nationally and internationally
- I have authored 5 books on various topics. Most recently in 2017, How to Avoid Culture Big Fat Failures and Brass Ovaries Own Yours
- I have been working since the age of 11 as an entrepreneur and in my family owned businesses.
- I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My parents owned a restaurant, auction house, and flea market. At one point, my dad told me “never work for anyone else.”
- It took me 25 more years to follow his advice. But, my journey working for other companies – most notably for Marriott International – is why I am able to effectively help companies of all sizes create a workplace that is successful and productive.
- I have worked in every aspect of a company, so I understand various viewpoints first hand. To help companies succeed, I focus on the core – their company’s workplace culture. In today’s changing workplace with four – sometimes five – generations working together, my expertise is needed now more than ever to help companies as well as employees succeed.