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Training Director

Phone: (512) ***-****  HQ Phone
American Achievement Corporation
7211 Circle S Road
Austin, Texas 78745
United States

Company Description: American Achievement Corporation manufactures and supplies class rings, yearbooks, graduation products, achievement publications and recognition and affinity...   more
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www.themitragroup.com, 23 Jan 2013 [cached]
I enthusiastically recommend Synthia Smith. She is an exceptional coach, consultant and design partner. fter Synthia joined our Equilibria team, she partnered with me creatively collaborating on projects as a Senior Coach contractor from February 2011 through December 2012. ynthia served Equilibria as an embedded coach on one of our major consulting engagements. Synthia managed a wide scope of responsibly coaching onshore managers and employees, coaching leadership teams, new hire coach training, developing a newcomer assimilation program, designing and leading experiential workshops, conducting needs assessments and improving team interfaces. Synthia was selected by our client due to her industry experience and situational wisdom to coach high potential individuals and executives who had reached a fork in the road.
Synthia demonstrates excellence with her coaching and consulting insight, intuitive reasoning faculties and a remarkable ability to find the leverage point of consulting solutions. Synthia's work continually expanded the scope of our consulting engagement by uncovering strategic client needs. Her contribution went well beyond our projectdynamic to include the global Equilibria staff: she extended our core technology by designing new coaching applications and workshop exercises that have been shared across our global coaching network. Importantly, Synthia's creative skills were utilized by the client's global team to design an accelerated leadership development program. On a personal note, Synthia was committed and engaged continuously as my thought partner and co-designer for business strategy and coaching solutions.
Synthia is an asset to any company who seeks to employ her services.
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By way of her attentive listening, gentle intuitive guidance, compassionate empathy, and creative questioning qualities, Synthia has helped me get more out of what I want in life. She is also one of the most knowledgeable and well-connected coaches I have ever worked with enabling me to all kinds of helpful resources and the connections needed for my success. In this case, it goes without saying that coaching with Synthia has been an insightful, inspiring, and action-packed process of enfoldment.
Thank you, Synthia!
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It is with great pleasure that I recommend Synthia Smith. I have known her for three years. Our Coaching time ranged from February 2005 to December 2005, and January 2006 to June 2006.
During this year's business coaching, Synthia assisted me with many executive decisions that involved the overall direction of my new business venture. Synthia coached me thru investigating, questioning, and exploring options for development before making any final decisions. Synthia helped with long-range vision, planning, and short-term strategies.
One of the greatest examples was the opportunity that I was offered to build a large Web Marketing program with a leading E-Commerce Marketing and Web firm. Synthia helped me to research this opportunity and she helped me to see what my company would be like if I chose this opportunity vs. not choosing it. After extensive coaching and discernment, I was able to make an executive decision and I clearly understood the impact on my business and my life.
I recommend Synthia's coaching tools, skills, and talent highly. Synthia has a keen eye for seeing potential, for asking penetrating questions, and for designing a custom program based on one's executive style.
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I have used Synthia Smith for coaching services for several months of each year since 2004. I would definitely recommend Synthia's coaching services as they have benefited me immensely. She is warm and generous and very experienced and insightful. I plan on using Synthia as my life coach indefinitely.
I found that no matter what my issue was Synthia was able to offer me tools to solve my problems. She is a very knowledgeable and experienced coach, and constantly participates in continuing education.
My situation is unique in that my family lives overseas, so I was excited to develop a coaching relationship that worked via email and regular long-distance phone conversations. The areas that we worked on included early retirement from a scientific career; parenting, time management, organizational skills, health and fitness, etc. Through her guidance, I became a leader in my community; I became a better wife and mother; and I pursued several exciting hobbies, among other accomplishments.
There are many professional coaches available, but few, I think, are talented and compassionate enough to offer personal life coaching. Synthia Smith embodies all the qualities that I or anyone would find exceptional in a person and especially in a coach.
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Synthia and I have worked together since 2004 both for personal and professional coaching in my own career and business. In addition, I have utilized Synthia's services for other executive and group coaching assignments during my time as Director of Training at American Achievement Corporation.
In my capacity and Training Director for AAC, Synthia was able to provide a solid sounding board and brainstorming resource at a time when there was no internal people in my field that could assist with learning design and program creation for the leadership of AAC. We were also experiencing leadership changes at the top executive levels. Working with Synthia, I was able to become more strategic about the program that my department offered: she helped me design and deliver a grass roots culture shift initiative for our mid-level managers which is still operational to this day (16 months after its creation and 12 months after our leadership changes. I can state this has prevented resignations from these mid-level managers and renewed their commitment to their organizational goals.
Synthia has been a significant contributor as I transitioned out of Corporate America to follow Entrepreneurial pursuits. She assisted me in getting my arms around how to be effective without the structure of the corporation and provided input on systems and practices that would allow me to develop my sea legs in the self-employment arena.
contact
www.themitragroup.com, 24 May 2013 [cached]
Synthia Smith The Mitra Group POB 92918 Austin, TX 78709
512-698-8386
Email me . . .
Sustainable Business Requires Customer Loyalty | Ross Hunter – Hunter & Associates
www.hunterhost.com, 7 Feb 2008 [cached]
I just achieved this breakthrough in my thinking from talking with Synthia Smith, business consultant and executive coach with the Mitra Group. She pointed out that my desire to build a sustainable business is not separate from the desire to have a business that continually renews itself.
ArtMatters! April 2004
www.artistcareertraining.com, 1 April 2004 [cached]
Synthia Smith, The Mitra Group
SageInnonvations.net
www.sageinnovations.net, 21 Mar 2003 [cached]
-Synthia SmithPresident, The Mitra GroupSynthia@themitragroup.com
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