Focus of Presentation

Power Listening:
The Leverage Point for Results

Leadership Consultants International, Inc. is dedicated to the premise that breakthrough results are a function of communication. By altering our view of ourselves, others and our organizations, a powerful reservoir of energy, vision, and talent will be unlocked making it possible to fulfill our most ambitious expectations.


LCI’s founder, the nationally respected speaker Joan S. Smith, inspires listeners to go beyond “conventional wisdom” and challenge the way they “see” and “hear” the world. By sharing her personal experiences as an entrepreneur, educator, businesswoman, seminar leader and consultant, people are left with a fresh perspective of what is possible in their work– a quantum leap in results and an experience of satisfaction, accomplishment and self-expression.

Presentation Topics

  • Establishing Trust in a World of Uncertainty –

    Having relationships at work where you feel confident and act with certainty is a function of a specific type of conversation. In this presentation, we will examine the foundation of these conversations.

  • Transforming Complaints into Possibilities

    Dealing with frustrations in the workplace is normal. In this presentation, you will be taught some specific tools that allow you to deal with these frustrations more powerfully through communication.

  • Sales Effectiveness

    By focusing on how we listen to prospects and ourselves, truly remarkable insights are gained into sales effectiveness.

  • The Leadership Challenge –

    What are you listening for? This presentation examines ways of thinking that allow you to develop and train leaders in your organization.



Alpha Delta Pi sorority—Keynote Speaker at luncheon (2/20/16) for 400 mostly college students plus a few advisors (in Chicago).

Pittsburgh Magnificat
ProVisors—NPC and ISP groups
Sales Marketing Action Group (SMAG)
Concordia University: “Business Insights Breakfast.”
UCI Extension–Women’s Opportunity Center
Merit Property Management
Employer Advisory Council
Advertising Production Assn.
Southern OC Federally Employed Women (FEW)
American Society of Quality (ASQ)
Roundtable for Food Professionals
Dyna Splint
COX Communications
Rotary, International
Society for Advancement of Management
Society of Women Engineers
American Payroll Assn.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Laguna Board of Realtors
Chambers of Commerce (Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Orange, Newport Beach)
Women In Packaging
Women Manufacturers Network (WMN)
Professionals in Human Resources Assn. (PIHRA)
Alliance of Power Executives (APEX)
ASTD (West LA)
American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)
Estate Planning Council of South Orange County

Pittsburgh Testimony

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“The leadership Joan offers has allowed me personally to break through many barriers in the business area including: salary, dealing with difficult personalities, team work and personal leadership. Joan has a tremendous store of knowledge in the area of personal growth, leadership and group dynamics…”

Terry Kristiansen
Manager, International Training, Toshiba

“I call it the ‘Joan’ Award!” –February, 2012
– Cindy S. Giambrone, PharmD won the Gold 2011 US General Medicines Business Excellence Award for Innovation!

“…I was the only one to be promoted from my team this round…Thank you for the coaching!” –May, 2007
– Cindy S. Giambrone, PharmD
Regional Account Scientific Director, Novartis
Currently – Medical Managed Care Director, Medical Affairs, Genzyme

Cindy S. Giambrone
Excellence Award Winner, Novartis

“…The coaching helped me move my management and communication skills to the next level (Director to VP).
This has not only helped me professionally, by giving me tools and knowledge to build a more effective team at work, but also personally with my family relationships….You have clearly helped me discover things about myself that were keeping me from taking control over my life…”

Brian Hoshiko
VP of Production Systems, Emida

Business Wingmen - with Joan Smith

Higher Performance With Greater Ease!