Senior Consultant

Pari Smart is a leadership coach, trainer, and senior consultant with Korn Ferry.

Ms. Smart  has honed her craft over the last 20 years in the corporate world, the non-profit arena, institutions of higher education, and most recently as an independent consultant.  Prior to operating her own firm, she found success as an internal trainer and coach in three Fortune 500 companies- Kiewit Construction, Principal Financial, and Encompass Health.

Ms. Smart’s unique combination of professional insight and personal empathy makes her approachable, trustworthy, and engaging. She is skilled at viewing situations from different angels, allowing her to see options, outcomes, and possibilities that others overlook.

Her personal mission is to help clients recognize and reach their full potential by learning new skills that lead to higher productivity, increased engagement, and improved satisfaction with both their personal and professional life.

Ms. Smart is, herself, a lifelong learner. She is  constantly adding new tools, tricks, and techniques to her own toolbox so that she can share with her clients exactly the right solution for their specific need.

She earned a Broadcast Management from the University of Kansas and a MBA from Georgia State University.

Additionally, she holds certifications as an Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, an Organizational Development Professional, a Workplace Mindfulness Strategist, and a Health Coach. She also has multiple certifications in leadership coaching, training, and facilitation.

Ms. Smart currently lives in Dallas, Texas, but trains international audiences both in-person and virtually.