Public Speaking | Executive Presence | Career Achievement

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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, up to the top levels of media, banking, and technology companies.  She is a regular contributor to Business Insider and Fast Company, and has been featured in Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Harvard Club of Washington, DC, and more


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.

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Spokesmith is experienced in coaching business executives, policy experts, lawyers, and non-profit leaders to promote the polished presentation audiences expect at their level. From the podium, to the panel, to the news studio, to the elevator speech, every appearance is an opportunity to establish credibility and advance your message. Contact Spokesmith below or press the button here to see great videos about public speaking.

Policy focused coaching means tailoring your message to deliver it to your audience.  This skill reaches across all sectors in business, law, think tanks, and non-profits.  Click below to see testimonials from experienced sources.