Family Business Expert Jeff Smith

Jeffrey F.L. Smith, C-IQ: Jeffrey holds advanced certifications in executive and personal development coaching Mr. Smith has been involved with family businesses on all sides of his family his entire life. Mr. Smith was the owner of Woodworth Financial family wealth management before its successful sale. He has also written and was a national speaker on business continuity and succession planning for Exit Management Institute. Mr. Smith has extensive training from Jack Canfield Train The Trainer, John Maxwell Executive and Leadership Coaching, and Retirement Options Coaching. Mr. Smith was part of the inaugural class of Conversational Intelligence Coaching program created by Judith Glasser and WBECS Coaching. C-IQ uses a neuroscientific framework to leverage the full intelligence of senior executives so they can innovate, adapt and grow. He is a graduate of the CBS Management School and held many executive positions at CBS, Inc. In publishing, Mr. Smith helped start Crain’s New York Business. He is past President of the American Automobile Centennial Commission (AACC). The AACC was sponsored by the Big 3 and the UAW Partnerships. He is most proud to have helped his wife Lisa Vallee-Smith launch Airfoil Group in 1999 (Lisa is CEO). Airfoil has offices in New York, California, and Michigan. Jeff and Lisa, along with their children, manage the Smith Family Foundation. Mr. Smith is co-hosts with Dr. Don Levitt, of Family Business Nation, on WJR Radio, News, Talk and Sports, 760AM in Detroit, Michigan.

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