S. Renee has held leadership positions since her twenties, including working for Fortune 500 companies. With over 20 years of experience in communication and image development, she’s the former director of public relations and advisor to a president in academia, television host, producer, and spokesperson for Paramount (UPN-Philadelphia), and owner of a public relations firm. S. Renee was the inaugural host of SHRM’s Daily Show at SHRM19, and she is the creator and presenter of their Senior Leadership Program, Powerful Leaders: Transform Your Personal Brand and Executive Presence.
S. Renee’s presentations are grounded in her rich experience in business and coaching. She draws from a variety of case studies and scenarios from coaching over 500 small business owners and working with over 100 organizations who favor her for her ability to shatter old beliefs and mental constructs. Closing the gaps in the minds of audiences regarding how they see themselves, their careers, and their abilities to achieve success, S. Renee has worked with corporations such as Cigna, Bank of America, KeyBank, and Wal-Mart.
S. Renee’s lessons are so relevant and easy to apply that global publisher Wiley, of the world’s best-selling reference brand series, For Dummies, hired her to co-author, Self-Esteem for Dummies (2015). Shortly after that, publisher Callisto Media hired her to write 5 Steps to Assertiveness: How to Communicate with Confidence and Get What You Want (2017) because her “advice on leadership and relationships in the workplace is results-oriented and actionable.”
S. Renee is also the author of Harness the POWER of Personal Branding and Executive Presence: Elevate Your Life and Career NOW (2019); Our Hearts Wonder: Prayers to Heal Your Heart and Calm Your Soul (2014); The Bridge to Your Brand: Likability, Marketability, Credibility (2011); and There Is More Inside: Personal Essentials to Living a Power-Packed Life (2005). A media resource, OK! Magazine, Woman’s World, Entrepreneur, Shape, Marketing Daily, and Workwise have shared her practical advice with their readers. Additionally, she has made countless radio and television appearances.
Among many recognitions for the impact she has made on others’ lives, July 17, 2010, was declared S. Renee Smith Day in the City of Buffalo, New York. On May 9, 2013, she received a commendation from Delaware House of Representatives as a Personal Growth Expert, and on April 16, 2015, Wilmington City Council acknowledged her for her literary work. In 2006, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the National Association for Equal Opportunity.