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Brandon Smith is a leading expert in workplace health and dysfunction. He is the founder of – a resource dedicated to eliminating dysfunction at work, improving workplace health and restoring optimism and focus in the workplace. Brandon also currently serves as faculty at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School where he teaches and researches on topics related to leadership, communication and healthy workplace dynamics.

Brandon has researched and worked with organizations across a broad spectrum ranging from large corporations and non-profit institutions to family-owned businesses. In addition, Brandon Smith has spent nearly 15 years working with thousands of individuals in a counseling and coaching capacity as they strive to overcome the challenges of work and life. Brandon’s clinical experience includes work at Ridgeview Institute, a world-renown inpatient mental health facility, where Brandon worked with individuals suffering from any of life’s curveballs – from mental illness to depression.

In addition to working closely with individuals and organizations as a coach, therapist, consultant and speaker, Brandon combats workplace dysfunction weekly on Georgia Public Broadcasting taking on the workplace challenges of listeners today.

Brandon received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in communications and team dynamics. His graduate work includes an M.S. in counseling from Georgia State University as well as an M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Brandon resides in Atlanta with his wife and their three children.

Archive News Articles

Indiana Democrats Losing Right-To-Work Fight

Republican legislators and Gov. Mitch Daniels continue a push to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state in the country. Democrats there are working to delay the process as long as possible, but...

January 11, 2012 - 12:15pm

Indiana Bill Would Slash Planned Parenthood Funding

Gov. Mitch Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is expected soon to sign a bill that would make Indiana the first state to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding. If that...

May 10, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Working and Career

QUIZ - Is It Time To Quit?

Knowing when to quit a job is a tricky decision. Some folks quit way too early and others stay in abusive or dead-end jobs for years, fearing what lies on the other side. So, how do you know if it’s...

May 16, 2012 - 7:06am
Working and Career

'I Quit'

Whether you are minutes away from quitting your job or you are just fantasizing about “sticking it to the man,” quitting is on our minds more often than we admit. And just like a break-up, there is a...

May 7, 2012 - 11:49am
Working and Career

Prescription - How To Deliver A 'Dysfunction-Free' Performance Review

More often than not, workplace dysfunction is a sneaky and unpredictable thing. Your boss flips out without warning simply because your report is an hour late. Your co-worker smiles at you in the...

April 13, 2012 - 9:41am
Working and Career

When Performance Reviews Become Personal

It has been my experience that when performance reviews turn dysfunctional, 50% of the time the issue lies with the content itself (its inaccurate, vague, political, etc…). However, for the other 50...

April 11, 2012 - 7:09am
Working and Career

When Performance Reviews Become Unpleasant Surprises

When it comes to performance reviews, perhaps nothing can be more frustrating than to be “surprised” during the conversation. However, before we go much further down the path, it is only fair that I...

March 28, 2012 - 9:08am