Frederick Smith

Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Change Management, Assessment & Selection, Talent Management
Assessment & Selection, Change Management, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Talent Management
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Fred helps organizations improve performance by consulting and coaching to assemble the right leadership talent, develop leadership skills, create highly effective leadership teams, and drive strategy and change throughout the organization.  With over 30 years in leadership roles in consulting, industry, and academia, he has directed consulting engagements with over 60 organizations.  Fred consults in the areas of leadership development, executive team development and executive coaching, leadership offsite design and facilitation, strategic planning facilitation and plan implementation, change management, human capital/talent management, specialized training topics, and organization effectiveness.  He has worked in over a dozen industries across the public and private sectors, and at all organization levels.  Among his current and past clients are:

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Fred was previously the East Region Leader in Mellon’s Human Resources and Investor Solutions group, delivering change management, HR outsourcing, organization development, design, and functional transformation solutions.  He also served as the Talent and Performance Practice Leader for Mellon. Prior to that, Fred was a Director in the Global Human Resource Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, working with organizations on transformation and change management efforts.  Before joining PwC, he was a Senior Vice President with Aon Consulting Worldwide and Managing Director of the Great Lakes Region.  He and his team provided employee and leadership assessment and selection tools to Fortune 500 clients.  He also has experience in business education at the university level and corporate experience in human resource management.

Fred obtained a BS in Psychology and an MS in Industrial Psychology from Penn State, where he completed all requirements except the dissertation for the Ph.D.  His first two years of undergraduate work were at the US Air Force Academy, where he developed his initial interest in leadership studies and experienced first-hand the effects of a wide range of leadership styles.

A member of the Society of Human Resource Management and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fred has contributed invited chapters to books on performance assessment and absenteeism and has been a psychology instructor and guest lecturer.  He periodically speaks on leadership and organization effectiveness topics to education, business, and industry groups.