Smith founded SK Smith Inc. in 1993. Over the past ten years she
has helped leaders drive important personal and organization change.
She has also helped individuals create lives full of passion and
Before her career as a consultant and coach, she
enjoyed a successful business career with broad functional experience.
She held executive positions in the telecommunications and software
industries, including founding two technology companies. She also
served as COO for Aldus Corporation, the top ten global software
company which created the breakthrough product, PageMaker.
Sandy has studied business via a bachelors degree
and extensive executive education. She studied leadership, coaching
and consulting in the masters in applied behavioral sciences program
of the Leadership Institute of Seattle at Bastyr University. She
deepened her skills in leadership and change in the School for
Managing led by Peter Block. She broadened her coaching expertise
through the Hudson Institute professional certification program
and is a member of the Organization Development Network and the
International Coach Federation. More recently, Sandy has become
a mentoring coach for new coaches and consultants.
Beyond academic training, Sandy is a student of
leadership in her own business life. In addition to SK Smith,
Inc., Sandy owns Seattle Fitness, Inc. with her partner, Tija.
She is also a founding member of The Leadership Collective, LLC.
Sandy believes that leadership skills are developed
from the inside out, beginning with values and purpose. Sandy's
approach to organization development is grounded in research,
applied behavioral science and her own personal experience. She
is strongly invested in shared learning. For a list of the leaders,
scholars, and practitioners who have influenced her work, please
see the resources in the Workroom.
Sandy lives with her partner, Tija, and their
perfect dog, Lucky, in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle.
When not working they enjoy spending time at their restored 1943
beach cottage on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.