“Katie stands out as a Coach because she is extremely positive, upbeat, and energetic. Her clients benefit from her extensive coaching experience, coupled with her wealth of coaching and stress management training. Katie also shares her wisdom, creativity, and indomitable perseverance with her clients.” –Donna Schilder

Katie B. Smith, PCC

Katie B. Smith, PCC, Leadership, Career & Job Search Coach, is the author of Be Happy Now. She is also a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga instructor who believes that seeking to uncover and align with our authentic selves is vital to becoming our best selves. Finding or creating work that is aligned with our strengths brings true fulfillment.

As a Career Coach, Katie B. Smith works with senior executives, managers, and professionals who want to:

  • Become more productive and influential in their current role
  • Align their work with their values
  • Seek new career opportunities

Katie holds her Advanced Corporate Coaching certification from Coach U and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Katie’s clients often comment on her knack for helping them identify meaningful goals, which create more freedom, higher income, greater business results, and greater peace of mind.

A former Director of Executive Search and Executive Recruiter, Katie has spent over 15 years consulting and training professionals on how to hire and retain top talent and providing strategic consulting to increase profitability, reduce costs, build teams, increase accountability, and increase employee morale. Katie has coached clients in many industries, including banking, healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, medical device, and consumer goods.

Katie also holds the distinction of having coached C-Suite leaders of Fortune 500 companies, and she has special training and skills in (programs with Jennifer Britton and Ginger Cockerham) Group Coaching.

Katie was chosen as one of the Top 25 Career Coaches by Career Toolkit in 2016 and her many years spent helping companies find top executives as an Executive Search Consultant, gives Katie an inside perspective on what companies are looking for when hiring. She uses this expertise to support her Career Exploration and Job Search Coaching clients in successfully presenting their best selves to key companies, standing out in the crowd, and landing the job of their dreams.  In addition, Katie is trained in Donna Schilder’s Career Exploration and Job Search Coaching processes.

Katie believes that career transitions are a creative process and an opportunity to evolve into more of what you are here to share with the world. Katie brings the hands-on experience of knowing how to transition and grow one’s career. She transitioned from headhunting to coaching 10 years ago and feels she has finally found into her calling.

Katie also brings outplacement and job search experience, having worked with a top outplacement firm in the Bay Area. She conducts webinars, writes HR-related blogs, and holds mastermind groups for job seekers.

“We all have a purpose and we all keep evolving and growing into our fullest potential. Everyone can be happy and fulfilled, and putting attention on career exploration is a key to being able to uncover your true calling.” — Katie B. Smith, PCC, Leadership, Career, & Job Search Coach

Testimonials

Leadership Coaching“Katie Smith is providing great help with keeping my transition to my new firm on track and stable.  She has also been providing great subject matter, particularly in the areas of continuing to establish leadership skills with a good complement of articles and exercises.  She is also helping me determine what my next transition will look like.”  M.S., Program Manager

“Katie is a talented executive coach with a keen sense for enabling self-discovery, professional (and personal) growth and recognizing your own potential. She does this by offering a unique viewpoint into how you think and perceive yourself and others. The result is the realization of new skills, knowledge of how to capitalize on your strengths and use these tools to become a successful and authentic leader.

I highly recommend Katie for those who are looking to develop their professional skills and relationships or are searching for greater focus and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives.” Tim Bauer, PhD, Director of SomaLogic

“Working with Katie was a coaching experience very unique from any prior traditional executive business coaches. She was able to put forth a spotlight on areas that could be developed so that I could continue making smarter decisions that match my talents and desired outcomes. She works from the inside out. This then led to more fulfilling relationships and work, all while expressing myself.

If you are stuck envisioning your vision and are willing to dig deep and do the work, Katie’s integrative methods do pinpoint and redefine areas of yourself, your mission, and your life!”  Elaine DiLisio, President, Cordillera Advisor Group

“Katie Smith has wonderful insights into human behavior and helped me become more self-aware, intentional, strategic and present with others. She is great at listening to issues and helping me formulate solutions and practices to make me a stronger professional. Her impact led to change today and further positive change I am excited about in my future.”
B.M., Director of Marketing

“Katie inspires me. She takes a whole person approach to coaching and recognizes that successful career development is interdependent with healthy life balance! With her help, encouragement and insight, I have developed greater confidence and trust in myself as a manager and leader. I have learned how to be more open while holding healthy boundaries.”A.L., Manager

“I have worked with Katie for the past two years and highly recommend her as a mentor, coach, professional partner/resource and friend. My past two years included focusing on managing stress productively so that I had better and realistic balance between my personal and professional life. Katie was also an excellent sounding board in hearing my ideas regarding developing, encouraging and engaging my team of Leaders. I am very appreciative of Katie’s strengths as an Executive and Career Coach.”C.B., Vice President, Banking Industry “Even the most seasoned, confident professionals need a fresh perspective every now and then. Working with Katie has been a breath of fresh air for me. It has helped me refocus on what is important to me (not everyone else), filter negative energy coming from others, and reframe my negative self-talk. With this adjusted view of my world, I have attracted many positive business and personal opportunities, and I look forward to every day with fresh eyes. I highly recommend working with Katie!” – Sandy McCray, Marketing Strategist/Consultant

“Katie provokes thoughts and ideas to help me develop my management skills and style.” – V.P., Data Management, Banking Industry

“Katie helps me think outside the box.  I now pay better attention to my surroundings and understand that people may not see things the way that I do.  This approach has really helped our team become more established. Now, I am able to really get my point across.  Thank you Katie!”  K.G., Supervisor, Public Utility

Career Coaching & Job Search“Katie B. Smith is simply a great coach. I have had the privilege of working with her over a period of time and she has always been a powerful support in helping me move forward and achieve results. She is smart, intuitive and possesses a strong background of life experience that is valuable to me in my coaching relationship with her. I would recommend Katie to anyone who is serious about clarifying and moving towards their goals and objectives.” – H.B., Small Business Owner

“I had the pleasure to work with Katie recently and very much enjoyed my experience. Katie is professional, insightful and practical. My time with her helped me understand my true career interests and I learned how to highlight my experiences and tailor them to my interests. Katie’s approach to coaching is productive and inspiring. I would absolutely recommend Katie to anyone seeking guidance and direction in their career.”Steven Zych“Katie has provided great insight from multiple perspectives on my career planning initiatives. The use of multiple paradigms is critical, and her objective point of view is spot on. She very much is the voice I need to hear on matters I cannot be objective about.”  — Vice President, Banking Industry

“I am really enjoying Career & Job Search Coaching with Glacier Point Solutions, Inc. so far and have found all of the guidance very beneficial. I will definitely be recommending your team to others and imagine I might need coaching in other areas in the future!

So far, I feel that all my Coaching objectives have been met and I thank Katie Smith and Chris Sier for that. Two of the three companies I am talking to have me scheduled me for in-person interviews this week and next.” S. T., IT Manager

“Katie is an enthusiastic and motivating coach who has the ability to listen well, understand your goals, and help you break through barriers to achieve them. She will challenge you, encourage you, brainstorm solutions with you, and always support you wholeheartedly. She is a terrific thought partner in helping you gain new insights about yourself, and to focus on what’s really important. Having worked with her for several months during a time of transition, I can highly recommend Katie as a compassionate and effective personal or business coach.”  – Kendra Haaland

“Katie is a terrific career coach who is engaging and helpful. She listens closely and also gets to the point to ensure your time together is effective. I enjoyed my conversations with her and always took away specific action items that were right for me. I highly recommend working with Katie to get really targeted in finding a job you’ll love.”Sara Travison, IT Business Analyst

“Katie is a gifted and masterful coach. I was fortunate to find her during a period of difficult decision making in my life. She has been a true God-send providing support and bringing clarity to my thinking. Katie’s gift is creating a safe environment for me to discover my own path and then supporting that decision. She is funny and friendly and smart and that makes every call fun. Thank you Katie!”  – Debbie Ross

“I asked Katie to help me find the clarity I needed to truly know what it was I was meant to do and wanted to do next…and that’s exactly what she did. Through her guidance and carefully crafted coaching, Katie helped me gain clarity at a time when things were incredibly cloudy in my career. After just a few sessions, I was able to see again and with that vision, I found what I was looking for…all of this within a 2-month process. I couldn’t be happier and I know I have Katie to thank for getting me going!”Jackie Diener

“I worked with Katie for two years in a coaching role. She is fantastic and I highly recommend her. She has a calm, thoughtful style. I grew a lot in the last two years with her. She helped me help myself.” – TC, CFO, Aerospace Company

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