About Laurie Smith
For over twenty years Laurie has been helping equip individuals and companies across Asia with the latest, most relevant and innovative approaches to communication - specifically designed to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world.
A dynamic and enthusiastic facilitator, Laurie specializes in designing and facilitating training programs and workshops on advanced sales strategies, customer relationship management, trust-development, negotiation skills, effective team leadership and presentation/public speaking skills.
From 2007 to 2014, Laurie was program manager, leading designer and facilitator of all communication skills training for KPMG China – specifically targeted at improving their sales, customer relationship and presentation skills. In 2010, Laurie developed KPMG’s global sales training program for senior management. He was regularly involved as expert adviser on proposal presentations and provided coaching to KPMG proposal teams.
Laurie was also responsible for the training and accreditation of all KPMG's technical and non-technical trainers and for designing their TTT workshops. He has also facilitated training courses for many large organisations in Hong Kong, China and Japan including HSBC, CLP, Hays, Jones Lang Lasalle, Swire, Publicis Groupe and provided voluntary presentation skills workshops to SIFE students at HK universities between 2008 and 2013.
Since re-locating to Thailand in 2014 - Laurie has presented several workshops and business briefings for the British Chamber of Commerce. He also recently joined leading management training organization, Crestcom as facilitator of their Leadership and Sales Academy programs.
With a background of more than ten years in sales in the UK, Laurie attended the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has a BA (Hons) degree and HND in Business Studies. Laurie is a certified GROW (Blanchard) Coach and is also a Team Management Systems (TMS) accredited trainer.