Kim Seeling Smith

Leading expert in the Future of Work and Talent Attraction and Retention


Master storyteller, passionate educator, and trend translator, Kim Seeling Smith helps business leaders move from disruptable to indestructible in the post-pandemic world.

Kim is a sought-after NOW of Work expert (because the Future of Work arrived on Friday the 13th of March 2020 with Covid-19).

Prior to founding her consulting firm, Ignite Global, she managed globally ranked recruitment teams in the US, New Zealand and Australia and was a KPMG trained CPA.

COVID-19 was the first (and hopefully most significant) disruption of this decade, but it will certainly not be the last.

To seize opportunities and overcome challenges presented by the inevitable disruptions over the next few years, we must make significant changes to our organizational structures, our leadership and the way we build and retain teams.

Good enough is no longer good enough. We must be agile, flexible, innovative, and resilient.

We must be exceptional.

Current Work:
Kim is a regular commentator for Sunrise, The Today Show, Forbes, CNBC Online, Smart Company, Fast Company, the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, and many other print and radio media outlets.

Kim has judged 4 international HR awards and is the author of Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity and the co-author of 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career (with personal development guru and mega author Brian Tracy).

Kim has been recognised by Richard Branson’s 100% Human at Work Initiative for the innovative, yet practical work Ignite Global does to help businesses solve the very complex challenges around the Now of Work.

She is a founding member of Virgin Unite’s 100% Human at Work Initiative in Australia and the Chief Inspiration Officer for Inspire Sydney.

In 2020 Kim was named as one of the Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement.

Kim is a Certified Virtual Presenter and has been presenting virtually since 2012.


Talking Points
9 Keys to Avoid the Great Resignation
The 3 Disruptions and 5 Key Trends to Win the Future (Now) of Work
How Drinking Your Own Kool-Aid Could Be Poisoning Your Business
How to Ride the Waves from Disruption to Recovery
The Unified Theory of Everything People
Kim Seeling Smith as your Event Host or MC
Mind Reading for Managers®: Know yourself, know your team and achieve anything