Spokesmith | Power Your Public Speaking

Eileen Smith is a public speaking coach, career whisperer, and keynote speaker.  Before founding Spokesmith in 2018, she led an accomplished career as a U.S. diplomat for over 20 years.  Smith is an experienced senior leader who specializes in preparing business executives, policy experts, and rising professionals to deliver their most effective message in public events.  She also coaches in behavioral styles and emotional intelligence and advises executives on career achievement goals.


Smith​'s clients include Fortune-rated businesses​, top policy think tanks, and highly ranked universities.  She has coached over 1,500 clients, up to the top levels of media, banking, and technology companies.  She is an established expert and 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, Smith provides tailored, confidential coaching for groups and individuals in public speaking and executive presence.  In addition to preparing senior leaders for key policy speeches, Smith has spoken to a broad range of audiences, including international organizations, advocacy groups, 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.

Smith 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.

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.