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Pearl Richardson Smith, PhD

I am an independent trainer,consultant, and coach with a successful career enhancing individual and organizational effectiveness in public and private organizations. My areas of expertise include leadership development, employee development training, business process improvement, and organizational change management. I am a federal government retiree, and I have 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors holding key staff, consulting, and leadership positions. I have served as associate faculty with University of Phoenix for 11 years, the last five solely with the School of Advanced Studies. In addition, I am an adjunct professor at Mercer University and Shorter University, where I teach courses in undergraduate and graduate organizational leadership degree programs. I have a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Relations, a master’s degree in Organizational Learning, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership. I have been recognized for my professional, academic, and civic accomplishments including inclusion in Who’s Who in America, IRS Woman of Distinction, Regent University Beasley Scholar, and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Distinguished Mother. I currently live in the Atlanta, GA area with my husband and two sons.

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