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The Workplace Therapist



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.

Recent Blog Posts

What If You Had Only One Year To Live?

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Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Have you forgotten who you are? I’m not talking about the forgetfulness that accompanies a long night out or the foggy haze that results from pulling too many sleepless nights in a row. I’m talking...

Theme of the Month: "I Need Some Inspiration"

What better way to end a year than with a little inspiration. After all, who doesn’t want to be inspired? I was working with a client recently who said to me: “I just feel flat. Nothing in work...

"I Need a Vacation"... But Should You Take One?

This month we’ve been talking about burnout. It is virtually impossible to talk about the topic of burnout without the phrase “needing a vacation” popping up almost immediately. So, how do we give...

Theme of the Month: "Burned Out"

“Burned out” - all of us can relate to that feeling at some point in our careers and lives. In those “burned out” periods we feel overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious and stressed. Stick a fork in us, we’...


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