Dale Smith, CEO of Smith Management Training and Consulting Services and adjunct faculty member for
the UNC School of Government has a genuine love for people and a passion for helping them improve.
Dale’s 30-year government career culminated in her role as the Director of Rocky Mount Parks and
Recreation Department. She now provides coaching, training, consulting, and speaking services for
individuals and teams seeking to improve communication skills, develop positive team dynamics and
consistently meet mutual goals. Dale earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Resource
Administration; a master’s Certificate in Teaching, Training and Education Technology; and a Business
Coaching Certificate, all from North Carolina State University (NCSU). She also has a host of certifications
including EQI 2.0 and 360 (Emotional Intelligence), MBTI (MeyersBriggs), and CSI (Change Style
Indicator). In 2017 Dale acquired the level of Associate Certified Coach through the International
Coaching Federation. She’s served as a Board of Regent Instructor for Supervisors’ Management School
in coordination with NCSU. Dale is a former President of the North Carolina Recreation Parks
Association and coordinates the Annual LeadHERship Workshop in partnership with Recreation
Resources Service, a collaboration between NCSU and State Parks. She is called on regularly to speak at
national, state and local conferences.