Hyrum W. Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board of Franklin Covey has been motivating individuals to gain better control of their personal and professional lives through values-based time and life management since he helped create the company in 1984.
Franklin Covey is a training and consulting firm specializing in life management and personal productivity It is recognized globally for the Franklin Planner, which is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.
Hyrum combines his gift for communication with his wit and enthusiasm to bring thousands of individuals face-to-face with what matters most to them. Hyrum's greatest passion has always been to interact with people, training and motivating them to become more effective. TimeQuest, Abundance Mentality Reality Model,the 8 Secrets of a Successful Business And The Modern Gladiator, Productivity in the Digital Age, are Hyrum's most requested speech topics. He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has addressed more than 5,000 audiences.
Hyrum graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971. Ten years later, he created his own seminar company Golden Eagle Motivation, and taught sales management. In 1982, he worked as a consultant for a time management company until he formed H. W Smith and Associates. In early 1984, The Franklin Institute was created, which today, as Franklin Covey, trains more than 40,000 people each month.
Hyrum is the author of The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management,What Matters Most, The power of living your Values, The Modern Gladiator-Productivity in the digital Age, Where Eagles Rest, Advanced Day Planner User's Guide, and is co-author of Excellence Through Time Management. "We must learn to organize our time around our highest priorities and governing values," he says. Some of Hyrum's priorities are spending time wih his family and horseback riding. He and his wife, Gail, are the parents of six children.