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Hey There, I'm Kristi Smith!

Seasoned Entrepreneur, Business Mentor/Coach, Speaker and Motivated Change Maker. You’ll find me sipping tea or chai latte, depending on the time and day and when I’m not behind my desk, I’m most likely cuddling with my puppy or doing something sporty - golfing, playing pickleball, going on walks, or watching sports in person or on the television. 

All About Me

a journey filled with challenges, inspiration and a whole lot of determination…

Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamt of freedom, helping others and making a difference in the world.


My educational journey was atypical. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Central College. I am also a Certified "The One Thing" Business Coach, Certified "Oola" Life Coach, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Certified Heart Center Leadership Leader. 


With this unconventional background, I just couldn’t find “my” place. I was “too creative” for the corporate world, and “too business” for the creative world.


I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur. I geek out on all things business, processes, marketing and human behavior.

After years in consulting and the corporate world, I noticed something: too often, achievers and leaders return to their old habits and patterns, even when presented with the greatest strategies from some of the most prominent coaching programs. Despite the motivation they had to implement a new approach or a profitable idea, these efforts were quickly swept aside by the whirlwind of daily activities.

I thought to myself: “There has to be a better way.”

I created “my” place. I developed a different business model to respond to an unfulfilled need in the marketplace: the intersection of business, mindset and sustainability.


My approach is as atypical as I am. My service is turnkey. I help and inspire other business owners like you to transform their companies into even more meaningful, purposeful and profitable organizations.


Being an active CEO right now allows me to better understand your journey and bring you both experienced and balanced advice while helping you implement the latest proven strategies and structures in what is a continually evolving and fast paced world.

Yellow Flower


At Purpose Driven Coach, we firmly believe in businesses having a purpose beyond just making money.

Here's how we additionally support our purpose:
Give Back

  • Donate a portion of sales to non-profit, community, and causes we believe in

  • Run time-bound promotions where all or a portion of proceeds go to charity

  • Donate services to organizations or communities we believe in

  • Offer scholarships, mentorship, and pro-bono services to communities or populations in need

Be Ethical

  • Choose to work with vendors committed to ethical and sustainable practices

  • Use recycled materials; keep a light carbon footprint

Change Communities

  • Use our platform and voice to shine a light on social issues important to the betterment of all

  • Spend time and use our skills to help non-profits improve their business and/or raise more funds!

Books I've Written

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