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Bryan Smith, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized author, speaker and consultant to business executives on creating shared vision, alignment, and competitive advantage within the context of global sustainability. Prior to founding Broad Reach Innovations, he was a Senior Partner for eighteen years at Innovation Associates, a firm that pioneered in the field of Organizational Learning.
Dr. Smith, with Peter Senge, is a co-author of four groundbreaking bestsellers: The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization (1994); The Dance of Change: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook on the Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations (1999); Schools that Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents and Everyone Who Cares About Education (2000), and The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (2008). All four books are full of practical tools and experience from his in-depth work helping organizations create profound, sustainable change.
Dr. Smith has been a central contributor to the development of the field of Organizational Learning, and the creation of innovative tools and strategies for building inspired learning organizations. He has successfully facilitated many challenging strategic dialogue sessions, including four meetings of Ambassadors/Chief Negotiators on Climate Change from 15 developing countries and 7 OECD countries in Glion, Switzerland. He played a key role in bringing together member companies for the global Sustainable Cement Industry initiative to create alignment, focus and common vision for their work together.
Dr. Bryan Smith has helped a wide range of organizations in at levels of government, and in the health, education, and community service arenas, including hospitals, children's mental health centers, school systems, colleges, and many community agencies working with children and youth.
Dr. Smith has worked with executives from companies such as IBM, AT&T, Cameco, Procter and Gamble, Dow, DuPont, GE, Intel, Shell, BP, Xerox, the Bank of Montreal, Suncor, Coca-Cola, BASF, MeadWestvaco, Lanxess, Pitney Bowes, Dofasco, Grant Forest Products, and many other small and medium sized firms. His work with larger firms has almost always been at the lively, entrepreneurial edges of the enterprise, focused on creating and implementing innovative growth strategies while carefully managing downside risks.
Dr. Smith consulted with President Vicente Fox and his Cabinet as they formed a new government in Mexico, and has worked with the UN Foundation and the UN Office of the Secretary-General. He is a member of the core faculty for the Sustainable Enterprise Academy at York University. He is an Associate Professor for the African Rural University in Kagadi, Uganda. He is committed to supporting the growth of leadership and broad community learning capabilities in developing countries.
Bryan Smith received his MBA and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Toronto and lives in Toronto, Canada.
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