Kim Seeling Smith

Kim Seeling Smith is a sought-after speaker, consultant, author and thought leader on the future of work, the future workforce, employee experience, recruitment and hiring skills and employee engagement and retention. Through her company, Ignite Global, Kim helps organizations win the war for talent today and prepare for tomorrow and beyond.

  • Kim has published two books:

    • Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity
    • 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, co-authored with personal development guru and mega-author Brian Tracy
  • She attended Richard Branson’s invitation-only “Disrupt for Good” gathering on Necker Island in April 2016, based on the innovative work Ignite Global does in workforce management. In October 2018, Kim was invited again to join Sir Richard in South Africa at the “Virgin Unite South Africa Connection” where she and other influencers met to discuss the state of many of the world’s most pressing issues.

  • Kim judged the Australian HR Awards (2012 – 2014), the 2014 Middle East HR Excellence Awards in Dubai and the RSCA Industry Awards in 2018.

  • She has designed, developed and appeared as on-screen subject matter expert for 20 video-based, introductory leadership courses for front line supervisors in the food manufacturing industry. Kim also partnered with a client who has an installed base of 50,000 sites and 3 Million subscribers.

  • Kim was engaged by a Fortune 500, high-tech firm to design a 250-piece, talent life cycle program for their 35,000 Value-Added Resellers. This included reviewing all externally sourced content and supplementing with original thought leadership.

  • Kim Seeling Smith was appointed as a Subject Matter Expert to advise a US-based, multinational financial services firm’s global Senior Leadership Project Team on increasing employee engagement within the company.

Kim Seeling Smith and Sir Richard Branson, South Africa, November 2018.

WORLD-CLASS INFLUENCER

Kim Seeling Smith and Sir Richard Branson first meet at Disrupt for Good 2016, after which Kim was invited to contribute to The B Team’s EXPERIMENTS Collection II, published in May 2017. In October 2018, Kim was invited to participate in the Virgin Unite South African Connection where this photo was taken.

Kim Seeling Smith, President and CEO of Ignite Global
Kim Seeling Smith, author of two books
Kim Seeling Smith, Master SCUBA Diver

Kim is also an avid master SCUBA diver who cares deeply about the world’s oceans. Her time spent under water helps reinforce her understanding of global connectivity and the importance of corporate sustainability. 

PRAISE FOR KIM’S SPEAKING SKILLS

Kim Seeling Smith Speaking Testimonials

“Kim delivered an exceptional plenary session at our annual Risk Retreat conference this year. The feedback from our delegates was exceptional with Kim’s session being one of the highlights of the entire conference. Her presentation was extremely engaging, informative, and practical with a suite of tools the advisers could take back to their businesses to implement right away which is exactly the outcome we were looking for. Not only did she engage the audience, she has been wonderful to work with and completely tailored her knowledge and research to meet the needs of our clients. We would engage Kim to present at any of our future conferences, and highly recommend her as a brilliant presenter and subject matter expert on the topic of employee engagement.”

Olivia Romano, Technical Support Manager, MLC & Nab Wealth

“We thought we would send through some of the feedback we have received from the Tuesday event, which got an average score of 4.86 out of 5 (outstanding!), with the following comments:

  • This was well presented and very informative
  • It was a very valuable presentation. Thank you very much.
  • I thought the presentation was excellent and extremely relevant I came away with a lot — thank you
  • Kim’s real life experience creates a practical course”
Matthew Trigg, State Manager, NSW, Consult Australia

“Kim was our highest rating presenter at the Expo.”

Lisa Kay, Acting Head of Learning & OD Risk Management, Commonwealth Bank

“I would like to highly recommend Kim Seeling Smith as a presenter. In April, Kim spoke at the NYC SHRM all-day conference and WOWED the audience.  After Kim spoke a year earlier at a smaller NYC SHRM event, I was so impressed that we asked her to speak at our Strategic Management Conference.  The participants raved about her presentation!”

Arlene Newman, President, New York City, Society of Human Resources

“Thank you for such a great session on Tuesday and for giving the members some excellent take-away value. You have inspired them to lift their game in a number of areas and I look forward to hearing back over the next few months on their application of this learning.  You heard their ratings and feedback on the day and I have summarised it again for you here. With the majority of ratings either 9 or 10 you have hit the mark and this should establish you as a prime speaker on our circuit. ”

Harvey Martin, Chairman, TEC 33 and KEY 120, The Executive Connection

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