About Brian Smith
Dr. Brian Smith resides in Algonquin, Illinois with his beautiful wife of 28 years, René, and their two dogs, Maizy and Moose. During the work day, Brian immerses himself in finding business solutions to help his clients succeed (and sometimes this work takes him to riveting locations around the world). His thirty years of business consulting expertise are why many prestigious companies seek his authority on their path to success. Raising a family, developing teams, and influencing over eighteen thousand clients in his lifetime has brought Brian prosperity. When he isn’t traveling around the globe, Brian enjoys his time reading, grilling, being with his children, and spending time with René.
About Mary Smith
Mary Smith has a bachelor’s in English literature and minored in psychology. She is currently working towards her master’s in organizational leadership. In 2014, she started working with IA Business Advisors as an editor. After graduating in 2016, she became a full-time employee and still enjoys working with her team on various projects and developing The I in Team Series to help all current and aspiring leaders find, be, and build their positive influence. In 2020, she became a Kolbe Certified Consultant. Her dog, Bilbo, accompanies her to the office on a hybrid working schedule.
Mary’s biggest passions in life are developing others and pursuing social and self-awareness. She has been vegan for five years and is driven by valuing and promoting diversity. In the words of Neil deGrasse Tyson, “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”