TED2015 - Truth and Dare, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

About Brian Smith

Do you remember the feeling of an idea that completely changed the way you saw the world? That brilliant spark that lit up your mind? I’ve had many of those experiences and have leveraged those ideas to create meaningful change for organizations.

As humans, we have an attraction to - and fear of - change. We want the benefits yet are reluctant to take steps toward a better future. This is where I help.

I guide work teams to resolve their most critical, future-oriented problems with a multidisciplinary, ethics-minded approach. I have demonstrated success in change initiatives, trend analysis, and emerging market identification with corporations, humanitarian organizations, NGOs, universities, and governments.

How do I work? Organizations rely on me as an out-of-field expert; that is, people value my novel approaches and innovative ideas to create advantages. I bring concepts from the fringes to the center.

I have collaborated with or spoken to United Nations, The Nature Conservancy, Broadway Across America, TED and TEDActive, Substance Abuse Training Initiative, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Information Technology Professionals [AITP], and Independent Kidney Foundations.

Results? I’ve led 89-100% year-over-year multi-million dollar sales increases, mobilized people to save historic buildings from demolition, and launched three companies. An active member of the global TED community, I have produced 10 TEDx events, trained over 100 speakers in the US, Canada, and Uganda, and mentored new licensees.

I introduce people to the ideas that change their lives.

In 2017, I founded Common Good Media, a publishing company dedicated to conversations about improving the human condition. I am currently developing a podcast series to highlight people who are changing the world for the better.

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