Brian Smith, management consultant, author and speaker, is an award winning entrepreneur and former college professor with more than 40 years of experience teaching, managing and leading others. With a strong background in working with people as general manager for a world class retailer, Brian understands the challenges facing managers and business leaders today. Brian specializes in soft skills training and leadership development. He works with people who want to learn how to communicate and interact more effectively; and who want to discover how to get the best out of themselves and others. Brian has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to follow and is the author of two books – Confessions of a Reformed Control Freak – The Top Ten Sins Most Managers Make & How to Avoid Them and Leadership Lessons of a Reformed Control Freak – The Art of Managing and Leading in the 21st Century. His client list includes: York University, City of Ottawa, Peel Regional Police, Canada Border Services, The Canadian Construction Association and has delivered presentations for PMI Chapters in Canada and the US.