Peoplesmith Global

As we grow up,

we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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Our Clients | Our Results

Acclamation Systems

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart


Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling

Booz Allen Hamilton

Launchcyte Biotech Incubator

Carnegie Mellon University

Leed's World

Citizens Bank

Magee Womens Hospital

Clear Channel Communications

Maya Viz Software

Cvetan Communications

NiSource/Columbia Gas

Deloitte & Touche

Nova Chemicals

Duquesne University

Paint Ball Fanatics

Eat n' Park

Parker-Hunter/Janey Montgomery Scott

The Federal Government

Pepperweed Consulting

The Future Fund

PGH Human Resource Association

Federal Express Ground

Pittsburgh Pirates

Federal Home Loan Bank

PNC Bank

Federated Investors

Reed Smith

Giant Eagle

Summa Technologies


Transocean (Singapore)


University of Pittsburgh

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Venture Labs

United States Air Force

Jewish Community Center


Jones Day



  • Providing Key Leadership
    Becoming a leader is no more than becoming a whole, fully functioning person who leads both a life and an organization. A fast-growing mid-sized company needed to develop its founder and CEO, from University professor to business leader. Coaching allowed him to clarify his vision for the firm, re-define his job, set priorities for himself and key managers, delegate, shift focus into the future, create a shared vision, mission, goals and culture that uniquely positioned the firm for the next generation of growth.


  • Guiding Change during a Merger
    Change is an intellectual construct, an emotional undertaking and a deliberate process. Individuals might learn concepts of change through lecture and reading, yet need personal coaching to apply theory to their specific challenges, skill and capacity with specific application to their personal initiatives. Coaching allowed an organization in the midst of merger to see their organizational system as a collection of individuals and were guided through a four-stage, emotionally intelligent change process with minimum disruption to on-going responsibilities and personal accountabilities.


  • Accelerating Sales Growth
    Problems are rarely solved in the domain in which they present themselves. Often, people want different results, yet, continue to do what they’ve always done. In increasing sales, just as in any other intended result, old patterns must give way to new possibilities for action. Accelerated sales growth resulted from coaching to change perceptions and skill in setting priorities for clients, time, logistics and pushing back on tasks and commitments that were non-productive or non-strategic.


  • Reducing Turnover
    People want results. Often, they alter their environment to effect the change. Change is an inside job, and we are most effective when we become the change we wish to see. When we take personal responsibility for the change, we empower ourselves. A manager of thirty people had the highest turnover in the firm, and continually questioned the talent of his people. Coaching allowed a shift in perception, leading to changes in both his hiring and managing practices as well as his ability to lead, inspire and build loyalty among his staff.


  • Supporting Emerging Leaders
    Studies show that up to 90% of our success is due to emotional intelligence. Challenges that show up at work also show up in relationships outside of work. Often, highly technical professionals adept in their field, need to improve their ability to enlist others, build loyalty and trust, communicate effectively and increase performance under pressure. Coaching supported the Chief Science Officer in a bio-tech firm gaining the confidence of leaders, investors and clients.