Brandon Smith is a leading expert in workplace health and dysfunction. He is the founder of www.theworkplacetherapist.com – a resource dedicated to eliminating dysfunction at work, improving workplace health and restoring a sense of optimism and hope 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 healthy workplace dynamics and communication.
In addition to working closely with individuals and organizations as a coach, therapist, consultant and speaker, Brandon combats workplace dysfunction weekly as the co-host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s show “At Work” where Brandon assists callers as they take on their work-related issues. With extensive experience in both individual growth and workplace health, Brandon’s expertise lies in the following domains:
Identifying and curing “dysfunction” at work – from challenging individuals to dysfunctional cultures, the steps we can take at any level in the organization
Creating and promoting “healthy” and productive relationships at work – not only having the conversations we need to have, but also having them in the way we need to have them
Finding personal fulfillment at and through work – from identifying one’s calling to achieving work / life balance
Recognizing and managing emotions in the workplace that can stem from stress, layoffs, frustration, conflict, abuse and miscommunication
Leading organizations through change - what leaders say, how they say it and when they say it can be the deciding variables between healthy and dysfunctional.
Brandon received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in communications and team dynamics. His graduate work includes a M.S. in counseling from Georgia State University as well as a M.B.A. from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.
Brandon resides in Atlanta with his wife and their three children.
October 21, 2011 GBP News "Deciding Between Two Job Offers"
March 17, 2010 Mercury News "Does a colleague step on your toes? It may be time to draw a line"
April 26, 2009 AAtlanta Journal Consatiution "Going forward after layoffs"