Pete inspires others with his no-nonsense, blatantly bold look at how to live an intentional, challenging, and fulfilling life that matters. His mission is to educate, entertain, and elevate his audience to make a more significant impact.

"Pete's energy is contagious. He definitely knows how to engage and retain a crowd. The content he provides is meaningful and relevant to any audience that is in front of him."- Stephanie H., MAPRA


Providing practical takeaways that make a huge impact, personally and professionally.



Get in the Game: You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play

You never punt on first down. When we consider how many people live their personal and professional lives, however, that's exactly what they're doing: Playing it safe. Based on the book Dare to Matter, attendees will be inspired, challenged, and entertained as they travel through the detailed framework designed to help today’s working professionals live life through a lens of significance, not just success.


Built for Legacy: 3 Keys to Sustainable Team Excellence

Look, any team can be great once. But dynasty’s aren’t built on fluke excellence or isolated great performances. The best teams are those that are able to sustain high levels of performance year after year. Learn the three keys that help good teams become great, and great teams become dynasty’s.


Significant Engagement: It Matters That They Matter

More time, money, and attention are being directed toward elevating employee engagement in organizations throughout the world. Yet statistic after statistic reveal a small number of employees actually report being engaged at work. It’s time for a new approach. You’re about to understand engagement from a totally different lens, one that looks at engagement through the eyes of a stroke survivor.


What’s NOT Being Said

One of the biggest myth’s regarding communication is that 100% of it exists in body language, tone and words. Miscommunication occurs because we fail to acknowledge, address, or assess what's not being said in a conversation. This is not your ordinary session on communication. This is a challenging, educational, and entertaining presentation that explores the dynamics of human interaction.


Recent Past Speaking Engagements Include:

• American Association of Healthcare Administration Management

• Michigan Healthcare

• Financial Management Association

• Professional Association of Health Care Office Management

• Mid-Atlantic Physician Recruitment Association

• New England Medical Group

• Management Association

• Tri-State (MO-NE-KS) Bankers HR and Leadership Conference

• Massachusetts Bankers Association

• Virginia Bankers Association

• Missouri Bankers Association

• Kentucky SHRM

• Indiana Chamber HR Conference

• Texas Municipal HR Association

• International Public Management Association Eastern Region HR Conference

Partial List of 2017 Speaking Engagements Already Confirmed:

• Healthcare Financial Management Association - UT; MT

• Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

• Northern Virginia SHRM

• Kansas SHRM

• Iowa SHRM


• Michigan Recruitment and Retention Association

• Society of Marketing for Professional Services Conference

• Virginia Tech School of Leadership Conference

• CPS Client HR Conference

• Kentucky Bankers Association Conference

• North Dakota Bankers Association Conference

• Kansas Bankers Association

• Exhibitor Live Conference

• Leaders Accelerate Conference

• HRATV Conference.


Wow, holding their attention for both the keynote and breakout session is impressive. THANK YOU!

Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri Bankers Association

Your presentation was excellent and provided practical information we will all be able to use. We have received numerous positive comments about what a dynamic and engaging speaker you are.

Practice Management Association (PMA) of Northern Virginia

Pete’s ability to connect with individuals was superb. His teaching style engaged everyone, without feeling like individuals were put in a spotlight.

Mark B.

Mr. Smith was great way to start the last day of the conference. His energy was contagious and I couldn't wait to take his information back to my managers and supervisors.

Indiana Chamber Audience Member

Very engaging, informative, overall fun presentation (learned a ton.) Energy packed. Good stuff!

Kentucky SHRM Conference, Audience Member

Thank you for a tremendous presentation to the group! I received several emails from our members this afternoon regarding your keynote described as dynamic with valuable content.

Judy M.