Testimonials


Leif did an outstanding job for our women’s health day at Magruder Hospital! I’ve never had a speaker ask me before the event what our goal and desired outcome was for the event! He really wanted to make sure we got what we wanted out of his time with us, and his content was impactful and entertaining

Rachel Fall | Community Outreach and Development Manager, Magruder Hospital





Working with Dr. Leif Smith and the Blueprint Program has been the best investment I’ve made for beginning my private practice! I started my practice, and within two weeks I began building my client case load. He understands what it means to be a compassionate therapist and a business owner in today’s market. It was with his coaching and encouragement throughout this process that allowed me to develop my own personal style while running a successful practice that meets the needs of my clients.

Cara Sussman, M.Ed, PC | President, Conscious Connections Counseling, Bexley, Ohio
www.carasussman.com





Leif is a superb coach and consultant who understands human behavior and the forces that influence change the most rapidly. He has an ideal combination of empathy and sense of urgency so that his assistance is targeted, persuasive, and rapid.

Alan Weiss, Ph.D | “The Million Dollar Consultant”®, President, Summit Consulting Group, Inc.





We have been delighted with the work of Leif Smith and Personal Best Consulting…He has been very helpful to the Buckeyes. I hope he will be part of our programs for years to come.

Andy Geiger | Former Director of Athletics, The Ohio State University





Thank you for presenting at our Competitive Player Development Conference! Your presentation was very well received and your practical approach to sport psychology was exactly what the group was looking for to enhance their own capabilities!

Fred B. Viancos | Director of Professional Development, United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USTA)





Leif, you gave us just what we were looking for, and more! I couldn’t be happier. Your keynote really helped pull the day’s events together, and I even noticed employees using concepts you spoke about in our meetings the following week!

Sandra Smith | Training and Development Manager, Denver Public Library





Leif’s unique insights and training/coaching techniques are by far some of the best I’ve seen from his field.

Leif is always willing to listen to my needs/concerns and provide positive and practical solutions to my problems…I’ve been able to elevate my own career, communicate more effectively with my staff and become more efficient with my time.

Andrew Feast | Director, Special Events, American Lung Association National Headquarters





I was in attendance at your seminar on building my private practice, and I wanted to say thank you for making the weekend so valuable. One of the best seminars I’ve had the pleasure of attending! It also provided practical information and how-to advice, job well done!

Melanie Shobe-Wierwille | Spencerville, OH





Dr. Leif Smith did an amazing job working with our high school wrestlers. He was able to instantly grab their attention and respect. Dr. Smith was able to get our athletes to open up and talk about issues such as fear of failure, and dealing with high pressure situations. Dr. Smith was available to our kids all season, he worked with our kids in the practice room, at competitions, and over the phone. He got our athletes to believe in their training and their abilities.

Todd Haverdill | Head Wrestling Coach, Brecksville High School, Ohio





“Priceless” is the only word I can use to describe the value of working with Leif on starting up a counseling practice on my own. He is always readily available, very thorough, and the added bonus is that he does a great job in calming my ‘beginner’ nerves.

Carey Ballinger, PC | President, Teton Counseling
www.tetoncounseling.com





Regarding Dr. Leif Smith’s workshop on Building a Thriving Sport Psychology Practice, once the word got out there was a flood of inquiry about this topic. Students, alumni and faculty attended Leif’s presentation, and I have only heard positive comments. Workshop attendees were impressed with his experience and expertise in this area, and they can’t wait to invite him back for a part two!

Marie T. Ciavarella, Psy.D. | Former Director, Career and Alumni Services, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology





Dr. Leif Smith recently addressed the Annual General Meeting of the Midwest Rugby Referees Society…and presented a multi-faceted approach to personal, professional, and game management techniques for overall individual improvement. As the presenter of the last topic of the day and perceived to be a “filler” topic, Dr. Smith emerged to be the keynote speaker of the day. It is indeed rare, especially at our meetings to have the membership rave about the benefits of any of our speakers.

Not only would I recommend Dr. Leif Smith, I plan on utilizing his services in the future!!

Doug Kendall | Chairman Ohio Rugby Referees Society, Member Midwest Rugby Referees Society, Member USA Rugby Referees Assoc.





I’ve always considered Leif another coach on the sidelines, with his commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and his genuine concern for the student athletes well being.

Coach Joe Breschi | Head Coach, University of North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse





Success is achieved in any activity when a person is at their best physically, mentally and emotionally. Leif Smith and PBC understand the interplay of these parts and can help athletes and others find that zone in which great performances result.

Dr. John Lombardo | President, MAX Sports





Working with Leif Smith and Personal Best Consulting … not only changed my last year but changed my life. He has taught me that nothing is impossible if you are truly dedicated to achieving your goals…With Dr. Smith’s philosophy my team has become united…stronger and more confident than ever.

Sadhaf Pervez | Head Coach, Drake University Women’s Tennis





The most important element of Leif’s work is that he develops individual and group responsibility. He focuses on self-improvement and personal initiative to bring out the best in the groups and individuals he works with. He is one of the most talented people that I have been fortunate enough to work with!

Charles E. Merzbacher, Jr. | Head Coach, Women’s Tennis, University of Minnesota





Deciding to speak with Dr. Smith was one of the best decisions that I have ever made as an athlete.

Sean Salmon | Former UFC Fighter





Leif’s work with our Women’s Lacrosse Team was invaluable. His approaches to developing mental toughness and team unity were both creative and extremely effective. With weekly phone meetings, Leif continued to offer support and ideas to me and my team throughout our championship season. I look forward to working with Leif again next year and hopefully every year after that!

Alison Share | Former Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, College of Wooster





It is no coincidence that the only championship season in the thirty-year history of our hockey program had Leif Smith & PBC on board. His dynamic, optimistic, and enthusiastic way caught fire in both the athletes and coaching staff. His winning attitude was infectious and clearly showed what a strong presence he exuberates to those around him. I only wish I was able to box-up his many talents for sport psychology, motivation and inspiration and take them with me everywhere I go to coach!

Erin Eusner | Field Hockey Coach, Marlborough College, Wiltshire, England





Personal Best Consulting provided me with the coaching to improve my professional ability. After twenty-eight years in the non-profit business and twenty-three as a CEO, I engaged a company that immediately refreshed and enhanced my performance and allowed me to grow as a professional.

Larry A. McAllister | McAllister Consulting, Inc.





With his professional approach, Leif helps the players and coaches find success not only on the field, but also in the classroom and in life. Personally, I have learned more about myself working with Leif in the last two years than I have in almost ten years of coaching.

Michael Scerbo | Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse, Duquesne University





Leif Smith’s recent seminar was very informative and enjoyed by all. I was very impressed how he was able to incorporate our wellness needs within his program. He has given our employees a new outlook on life and has encouraged them to be more proactive in their wellness needs. We sincerely enjoyed his time and look forward to building a strong relationship with him in the future.

Todd Laux | Wellness Coordinator, Purdue University North Central





As a start-up business, we were only able to reach a certain level of success before we hit a plateau. Leif gave us the tools and systems we needed to reach the next level and beyond! These principles can help your business (and your life) run smoothly and efficiently.

Dr. Scott T. Voorhies | President, Voorhies Family Chiropractic Clinic, Powell, Ohio





Leif was instrumental in starting my new practice. He understands the complexity of delivering both consulting and clinical services and helps to make it simple.

Tim Herzog, MS, EdM | Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Association for Applied Sport Psychology-Certified Consultant
www.reachingahead.com




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