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Ebony Smith, founder of Ebenum Equation, is a leadership development specialist with a passion for creating forward-thinking leaders. After 20 years of risk-management experience in the Fortune 100 (Sunoco, BP and World Fuel services), her full-spectrum-lens view of leadership has empowered her to help individuals hone their goals and reach their full potential.
Ebony has worked in operational risk management as a health & safety advisor and in financial risk management at a derivatives trading desk. Today, she centers her career around transformational risk management where she partners with clients to develop leadership resilience and design foresight strategies for deployment.
Bringing an innovative, straightforward approach, she pushes individuals to leave their “Subject Matter Expert” mindset behind and become relationship-oriented leaders that drive their organizations into the future. With a keen talent to anticipate and respond, she helps her clients create actionable plans that mitigate risks and open new avenues of opportunity.
Balancing the power of the left and right brain, Ebony has created an equation to uncover an individual’s unique leadership style and acumen. Leaders research to gain knowledge, but they rarely know how to implement that information practically. The proprietary model, Build Your Own Accelerator™, combines a set of core principles and strategies designed to help clients build engaging relationships, while boosting productivity and profits.
Ebony has a B.S. in Chemistry from Jefferson and an M.S. in Environmental Protection and Safety Management from St. Joseph’s University of Philadelphia. After being certified as a PPC, (Professional Certified Coach) by the ICF (International Coach Federation), she founded the ICF-certified Ebenum Leadership Academy to transform leaders into coaches. She is also a valued faculty member at Florida International University’s Center for Leadership.