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Sandy Smith
I am a keynote speaker, consultant, and training specialist on today’s most critical business issues.

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I have been a business consultant for 25 years and have served clients in healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, and U.S. government. To see if I can help you with your most critical issues, send me a note at Or for more information, check out my Webpage.

Entries by Sandy Smith

Life Balance: Include Time for Play

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 11:52 AM


"How much does this glass of water weigh?" she asked.

"Eight ounces," someone said.

"Twelve ounces," suggested someone else.

The guessing continued and answers ranged up to 20 ounces. The young woman with the glass just smiled. She...

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Managing Stress: Secure Zone

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 11:28 AM


I was speaking to a group of educators about managing stress and preventing burnout. During the morning break, I was approached by a high-school physics teacher and I took the opportunity to ask her how she managed the demands and stress of teaching....

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Learning Disability Revealed: My Story

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 3:06 PM


A Painful Path

Through my childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, I struggled academically. I failed the third and seventh grades. I completed high school with a "D" average. I attended college on an athletic scholarship but remained on academic probation for the entire...

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Managing Everyday Stress: Three Keys to Personal Power

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 7:16 AM

2014-06-25-StressPic.jpgWe all face potentially stressful situations every day. Why do some of us spring immediately to "fight or flight" while others just seem to "go with the flow?" Are some of us geared to not sweat the small stuff and to see that, in...

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Workplace Engagement: Let the Canary Sing

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:47 PM

In years past, Appalachian coalminers would take a canary in a small cage down into the bowels of the mine with them to serve as a sentinel. They set it near where they were working and the canary sang its cheerful song. If the canary stopped singing, something was wrong....

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Of Burnout and Better Ways

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 9:34 AM

A couple of weeks ago, I had an hour between meetings so I stopped by to visit with my five- year-old granddaughter, Riley Marie. I hadn't seen her for a week because I was traveling and as soon as I walked into the living room, she ran over, gave me...

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