Our Approach

to Developing Extraordinary Leaders
J.W. Smith and Associates© takes an holistic approach to developing and coaching the person who comes to work and goes home to a significant other or family, works in the community, and/or does volunteer work.

From a work perspective, we assess how you experience and impact your workplace environment by helping you connect in ways which organizations can appropriately leverage your capabilities and interests bringing value to both the organization and to the people who support you.

Our clients include aspiring leaders in financial services, healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations, U.S. public sector (city, county, state and federal governmental agencies), K-12 and university academic faculty and staff, Department of Defense (SES employees, flagship officers, NCOs), manufacturing, religious and nonprofit organizations.

Why Choose Us?

Our Consultants hold professional certifications in coaching and human resource management (HRM). We are professionally certified coaches and have 25 years of expertise in coaching, training and developing leaders in various industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, education, faith-based public sector, and customer service organizations. We are also a certified minority-owned business.
Mid to Senior Level Management Leaders
Developing emerging, mid-level and senior level leaders of color!
Young Women Leaders
Transforming the lives of women leaders in business, at home and in the community!

Who Stands To Benefit?

We help develop individuals who are leaders at work, in their own businesses, in their homes and families, faith communities, fraternities and sororities, school and athletic community organizations. We believe that what makes you a better person also helps you become a better leader.

Trusted By

Working with Dr. Smith has been a pleasure. Her wisdom and insights have allowed me to delve deep into professional goals. After meeting her in person, I realized I needed a lot more than just a career planning! I am in the process of making a major career change after working in education for eight years. Not only does she give you the tools needed to succeed, but the confidence and excitement during the transition.

Shaterika Parks

Shaterika Parks

Education and Talent Acquisition Leader

Janice Witt Smith has built a strong brand as an authentic leaderand coach. Her resilience, agility, commitment and positive attitudemakes her an asset as a strategic partner. She has a wealth ofknowledge and skills which she integrates powerfully to the bringout the best in those she works with.

Sackeena Gordon Jones

Sackeena Gordon Jones

Executive Coach and Consultant

I engaged with Dr. Smith in a coaching session and working with her was a pleasure. I went into the session thinking I would discuss a certain subject but quickly realized that she is engaging, trustworthy, and authentic. I changed my topic of discussion to an area that I had been struggling with on a professional level, which entailed a deeper conversation and level of honesty than I initially planned. She is insightful in the questions that she asks and able to quickly assess the big picture. It is inspiring to work with her given her passion to help others.

Neal Emmons

Neal Emmons

Financial Services and Non-Profit Professional

I read Dr. Janice Witt Smith’s book on leadership as well as took her class at my church. I learned a lot about successfully leading and motivating others, how to best use my gifts and talents to accomplish goals, and how to maximize our team’s efforts. I highly recommend Dr. Janice Witt Smith!

Latangela Hyman

Latangela Hyman

Speaker and Leadership Trainer

Dr. J led me through a coaching session working on a specific topic of my choice. I’ve been through several coaching sessions in the past, but Dr. J really drove into why this was an issue for me. I came out of the short session with real tools and methods for improvement. She listened with intent and asked questions to dive deeper. I would recommend her as a professional as someone who provides tangible tools for improvement!

Ashley Hedrick

Ashley Hedrick

Director of Industry Relations

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