Executive Coach

Creating well-differentiated leaders who excel at the highest level.

At Marriott we are invested in our people. Our TakeCare Wellbeing program is a testament to our culture and commitment to taking care of our associates. TakeCare consists of three distinct pillars: Me, You + Me, and We. I was searching for a unique personal development opportunity for my Leadership and Support team. Rhett created a customized program that met my goals and exceeded expectations. He presented thought provoking perspectives, simple tools and multiple resources for each person to live their best in mind, body and career. By focusing on the “Me” pillar my team found their relationships both inside and outside thriving.

Toni Cummins

South Central Group Sales General Manager, Marriott

Rhett has been an invaluable partner for me and the organization I lead. Individually, he has coached me through very difficult situations, while helping me stay calm and focused on action. And through some group sessions, he has helped many of our team members harness their anxiety as a catalyst for growth.

Josh Ramsey

Corporate Director, Customer Care, Hilton

Rhett Smith is someone we have heavily relied upon to help our staff grow in their personal and professional development. He has worked with a large number of our staff and we consistently hear incredibly positive feedback of how much Rhett has helped them on their journey. I highly recommend Rhett and his ability to help people get to the point of their best selves.

Broc Jahnke

Lead Care and Support Pastor, Hope Fellowship

Rhett Smith’s compelling presentation style allows him to connect with those he serves both because of his expertise and his passionate belief that everyone can learn to live life in a more healthy and successful way. Both as a presenter and a coach, he meets people where they are and gives skills to not only understand themselves more, but also connect to those around them in a more effective and meaningful way. His work will not only change who people are professionally, but also who they are with their family members, friends and close relationships.

Sharon Hargrave

Executive Director of Boone Center for the Family, Pepperdine University


I am a Clinically Trained & Certified Executive Coach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Author and Speaker.

My Executive Coaching focuses on creating transformation in the synergistic areas of relationships, wellness and performance, by focusing on creating change and helping executive leaders develop healthy functioning and thriving in their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual lives.

As a speaker and author, I have presented keynotes, training seminars, and workshops for companies, schools, churches and a variety of other organizations. My areas of specialty are in critical internal personal competencies such as mental acuity, emotional wellness, physical energy and spiritual centeredness. I also addresses the area of marital enrichment and healthy relationships so that leaders can thrive both in their organization and at home.

I hold a Certification in Executive Coaching from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Master of Divinity and a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.

I have coached and consulted for many organizations such as Marriott, Hilton, Xome, and Hope Fellowship. I currently lead a workshop at Pepperdine University as part of a collaborative project between Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific University and the WinShape Foundation. This workshop equips leaders to become more emotionally healthy so that they can provide high performance leadership within the organizations that they lead. I also serve as an Executive Coach with The SouthCity Group based out of Atlanta, GA.

I live in McKinney, TX with my wife Heather and our two children. I also love to explore the outdoors camping, trail running and mountain biking, and leading marriage adventure retreats with my wife.  As a Certified RRCA Running Coach I also love to help leaders engage running and other athletic performance as a tool for successful leadership.

My own understanding of the fact that leadership is essentially an emotional process rather than a cognitive phenomenon, and my awareness of the vital importance of well-differentiated leadership for the functioning and survival of institutions…

Edwin Friedman

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix