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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

Recent Blog Posts

Working and Career

My Co-Worker Is A Ghost

Sometimes the problem with coworkers isn’t what you see, it’s what you don’t see that becomes the issue. When you want them to be there, they aren’t. When you try to find them, you can’t. To make...

October 22, 2013 - 7:40am
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Working and Career

'My Co-Worker Is Scary' 2013 Edition

My coworker is scary. If you’ve been a loyal follower of this blog (of course you have. Pat yourself on the back for being AWESOME!), you may recognize this topic. This marks the first time I’ve...

October 9, 2013 - 6:40am
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Working and Career

How To Look And Act Confident - Part 2

Image matters. We’d love to be able to say that it doesn’t, but it does. And yes, the way a person carries him or herself can directly communicate their internal level of confidence. In the last post...

October 1, 2013 - 10:17am
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Working and Career

How To Look And Act Confident - Part 1

Sometimes there is no level of coaching or inspiration to get someone to feel more confident. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try or how hard you search, it’s just not there. It’s in those...

September 24, 2013 - 9:57am
Working and Career

How I'm Trying To Get My Confidence Back

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve lost my mojo. You probably noticed that it has been a few weeks since my last post. You’d be right. It’s tough to talk about how to get your confidence back when...

September 9, 2013 - 9:41am