Public Speaking   Executive Presence   Career Achievement

I’m on a mission to help you and your organization show up at your best.

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I drive organizational accomplishment and career advancement by coaching business executives and policy experts in public speaking, executive presence, and career achievement.

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Why Hire A Public Speaking Coach

Expertise alone doesn't make you a great public speaker.  Strong performances can propel your career and make your organization proud to put you forward.

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What Clients Are Saying About Spokesmith

"When I was Deputy Secretary of State, Eileen helped me prepare for speeches at the State Department, United Nations and the White House.  She has a natural eye for details in public speaking and executive presence, a warm and engaging approach, and a clear focus on empowering the delivery of my message."

 

- Heather Higginbottom, President, JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter

Eileen Smith

Public Speaking | Executive Presence | Career Achievement

I’m on a mission to help you and your organization show up at your best.

 

Eileen Smith drives organizational success and career advancement by coaching business executives and policy experts in public speaking, executive presence, and professional achievement.  Before founding Spokesmith in 2018, she led an accomplished career as a United States diplomat for over 20 years. 

 

Eileen​'s clients include Fortune-rated businesses​ and top policy think tanks.  She has coached over 1,500 clients, including C-Suites in media, banking, and technology companies.  She was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, is a contributor to Business Insider and Fast Company, and has been featured by the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

Whether her client is preparing to stand before an audience, give a media interview, sit on a panel, speak to the board, or make a presentation, Eileen provides tailored, confidential coaching for groups and individuals in public speaking and executive presence.  She also coaches on behavioral style and emotional intelligence.  

 

In addition to preparing senior leaders for key policy speeches, Eileen has spoken to a broad range of audiences, including the United Nations, members of Congress, and the press.  She understands firsthand the challenges of preparing to give a speech or presentation under the time constraints of a demanding schedule and last-minute inputs.

Eileen has a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a Master of Arts in International Politics and International Business from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University.  She earned the Distinguished Achievement Award and numerous Superior Honor Awards from the State Department.  She is also a DISC Flow Certified Trainer and earned a certificate in meteorology from HarvardX.