Dr. Mike Smith



"What you accept and allow yourself to tolerate will dominate your thinking, your actions, and ultimately your results."

Mike enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1983 and served for 26 years. At the height of his career, Mike was selected to serve as the First Sergeant of the USAF Thunderbirds, where he traveled around the world representing the men and women of the Air Force. After retiring from active duty, Mike transitioned into the civilian sector where he became a corporate leader in a Berkshire Hathaway Energy company. In that role he provided leadership, mentorship and guidance to company employees at all levels, including senior corporate leaders.

Mike is a certified Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach under John Mattone (who is the world’s top executive coach, and former coach to Steve Jobs).  Additionally, Mike created the “Breaking Your Mental Sound Barrier” © program, and is the author of an upcoming book of the same title. Mike holds a PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, with a specialization in Leadership Development and Coaching, from Walden University, and is a Presidential Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success.

Mike and his wife Trish have been married for 27 years, and reside in Las Vegas, NV.  They have 2 adult children, T.J. who serves in the USAF as a B-52 Dedicated Crew Chief stationed at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, and Vanessa who resides in Las Vegas and is a mortgage broker.

Kaizen Coaching is a national coaching company based out of Morgan, UT that specializes in coaching and training top performers. Kaizen Coaching focuses on empowering both individuals and organizations to achieve long-term growth through strategic decision making, periodic habit stacking and consistently winning the day. We, at Kaizen, have chosen to focus on a holistic approach to the individual and/or the organization, empowering both personal and business growth that aligns with a larger purpose. It’s clear that for the coaches at Kaizen, this is more than just a paycheck. Each of their clients is treated as a relationship and there is a level of trust between them which transcends most normal relationships. Maybe this comes as a result of the “whole person” approach to coaching or maybe it’s because the coaches all seem to lack much of an ego and are very transparent with their own struggles, failures and triumphs. Whatever the cause, there is a profound sense of loyalty between the clients and coaches, and between the coaches and the company.