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Hyrum Smith      

Vice Chairman of the Board of Franklin Covey

Hyrum W. Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board of Franklin Covey, Co., has been motivating individuals to gain better control of their personal and professional lives through values-based time and life management since he helped create the company in 1984. Franklin Covey Co. is a leading, global professional services firm offering learning and performance solutions to assist professionals and organizations in measurably increasing their effectiveness in leadership, productivity, communication and sales. It is recognized globally for the Franklin Planner, which is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.

Smith combines his gift for communication with his wit and enthusiasm to bring thousands of individuals face-to-face with what matters most to them. His greatest passion has always been to interact with people, training and motivating them to become more effective. "What Matters Most", "Abundance Mentality", "Reality Model", and the "8 Secrets of a Successful Business" are Smith's most requested speech topics. He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has addressed more than 5,000 audiences.

Smith graduated from Brigham Young University, and then went on to create his own seminar company, Golden Eagle Motivation. He then worked as a consultant for a time management company until he formed H.W. Smith and Associates. Then, in early 1984, The Franklin Institute was created, which today, as Franklin Covey, Co., trains more than 40,000 people each month.

Franklin Covey Co. is dedicated to helping people and organizations accomplish what matters most to them and gain more control of their lives. Franklin Covey Co. has a client portfolio that includes 82 of the Fortune 100 companies, thousands of small- and mid-sized companies, educational institutions, government agencies, communities, families, and millions of individual consumers worldwide.

In recent years, Smith has received many awards for community service, including the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In 1987, he was awarded the Public Service Award by the Association of Federal Investigators. Smith serves on the board of directors and councils of the Tuacahn Center for the Arts near St. George, Utah; SkyWest Airlines; the University of Utah National Advisory Council; the Dixie College National Advisory council; and the Children's Miracle Network. Smith has been awarded the S.R.I. Gallup Hall of Fame and Man of the Year Award, as well as honored as the International Entrepreneur of the Year by the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management. Along with his many community service awards, Smith has been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees.

Smith is the author of What Matters Most: The Power of Living Your Values, The 10 natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, Where Eagles Rest, and Advanced Day Planner User's Guide, and is co-author of Excellence Through Time Management.

Speech Topics

What Matters Most


Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

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