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Todd Smith, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Personal Growth and Performance Life Coach

About Me

As I sit down to share my story, I am struck by the realization that life truly is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. My path to becoming a life coach was not one that I could have predicted, yet looking back, I see how every step has led me here.

I was working as a school psychologist, a role that I had trained for and loved (mostly), when life intervened. In the years that followed, I found myself uncertain of my next steps. It was during this time that I discovered the world of coaching, a realm that would change my life.

From that moment on, I knew that coaching was my calling. With my background in psychology, counseling, and education, I had a unique set of skills that I could use to help others reach their fullest potential. I began coaching independently in 2015, and since then, I have worked with people from all walks of life – men, women, teens, athletes, professionals, students, and retirees, and I have been witness to many amazing successes.

Through my work, I have discovered a deep passion for helping people overcome the challenges that hold them back. I specialize in stress management, health and wellness, cultivating optimism, sport performance, goal attainment, spirituality, life transitions, relationships, work-life balance, and career development. My approach is grounded in the belief that everyone is capable of living their best expression of life. I encourage my clients to focus on their strengths before their deficits and to always strive for growth.

I know firsthand that life can be tough, and that sometimes we make choices that we later regret. But I also believe that every experience, no matter how difficult, can be an opportunity for growth. I have gone through my own share of challenges, and while there are moments when I wish I had made different choices, I know that those experiences have spurred my personal growth. They have taught me to be more compassionate, more resilient, and more grateful for the blessings in my life.

As a father to three amazing teenagers, I am acutely aware of the importance of setting an example for the next generation. I strive to be a role model for my children and for my clients, to show them that it is possible to live a joyful and meaningful life no matter what obstacles we may face.

In my coaching practice, I help my clients achieve their goals through gentle accountability, setting appropriately challenging goals, action planning, visualization, challenging beliefs, planning and organizing, and prioritizing. I am always amazed by the progress that my clients make and the transformations that they undergo.

My ultimate goal as a life coach is to help people become the best expression of their truest selves. I believe that we all have the capacity for greatness (however you may define that), and that by tapping into our strengths and taking on our challenges, we can create a life that is filled with joy and purpose. It is an honor to be able to walk alongside my clients on their journey, and I am grateful every day for the opportunity to do this work.


  • Stress Management
  • Sports Performance
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality


  • Clarity & Focus
  • Healthy Habits
  • Confidence
  • Performance
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindset
  • Effective Communication
  • Productivity & Time Management

Client Focus

  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Teens
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Retirees
  • All Faiths
  • All Genders
  • All Orientations

Coaching Approach

  • Strengths Based
  • Solution Focused
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Client Centered
  • Eclectic

Coaching Format

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Groups
Susan K.
Executive Administrative Assistant / Michigan

Knowledgeable and Encouraging

My husband and I are enjoying the subtle changes we are making in our daily habits. Todd is very knowledgeable and encouraging.

Leah B.
Corporate Executive / Silicon Valley

Deeply Appreciative

Todd is amazing. I was deeply appreciative of how much he invested in me.

Keith B.
Educator / Ontario

Super Grateful

Todd, thanks so much for helping me out! I've got the habit set right now, so I'm super grateful for all of the help that you gave me.

Mike F.
Business Development / Minnesota

Focused on Achievable Goals

Todd helped me to prioritize and focus on achievable goals.

Pamela Z.
Writer / Ohio

He knows just when to gently lead, or give me that kick-my-butt push I need to see results.

Todd is one of the most intuitive individuals I've ever met. He has guided me as a life coach while my business was evolving. His insights into situations have always been spot on. And he knows just when to gently lead, or give me that kick-my-butt push I need to see results. I would recommend Todd Smith to anyone looking for a life coach that will help you to clarify, organize, or just simply acknowledge, not only where you want to go in life and business, but how to get there.

Wendy Nathan, MS, LSW, PCC-S
Clinical Counselor & Certified Wellness Coach / Thrive! Counseling and Wellness Coaching

Professional Recommendation

Todd has a gentle and caring spirit with a passion for helping others. I would highly recommend him for wellness coaching and counseling.

Heather Janis, C. Ht.
Certified Hypnotherapist / Auroratide Hypnotherapy

Secure, Nurturing and Awakening Environment for Personal Growth

Todd has an incredible way of creating a very secure, nurturing and awakening environment for personal growth. Whatever your goals, he will confidently help you navigate the way.

Corey G
Quality Operations and Customer Relations Manager

Authentic, Empowering Coaching

Todd successfully helped me at a time in my life when I needed it the most. Todd is completely transparent and professional in his coaching process, in a way that makes you feel extremely comfortable. His ability to connect to people and his passion for helping others is very visible. I have benefited from his direction. He will not disappoint!

Amy K

Sincere, Effective, Supportive

Before I started my search for a coach, I decided I would like to work with someone who did not act like they were Tony Robbins. I spoke with several and found that Todd was by far the most sincere. He is very effective and also supportive. In the time I have worked with Todd, I have developed much better time management and organizational skills. I feel certain I would not have taken steps toward the goals I have always talked about accomplishing without Todd's help. Highly recommend.

Melissa T

Knows How to Coach Me

Todd is a great listener and coach. He always offers a different perspective and really knows how to coach me and redirect my thoughts. He celebrates my wins and doesn’t allow me to get down on my losses. Overall I would highly recommend Todd if you are needing to make changes in your life, redirect your perspective, or reach your goals.

Scott W

Helped Me Hone In

You helped me hone in on a direction that I pretty much knew, but needed another voice to get back to my goals... and remind me to keep them. I very much appreciate our getting together.  If I need follow up I would not hesitate to reconnect! And I loved your dog...

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