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Meet Renée Smith

As the Founder of A Human Workplace: Make Work More Human, Renée champions a more loving, humane, and safe workplace where everyone is welcome to bring their whole selves to work. This is an effective workplace where individuals and teams can be and do and bring their very best to our toughest challenges.

She does this through primary research, writing, and speaking on Making Work More Human, through convening gatherings to practice being human at work, and through consulting services to select leaders, teams and organizations. She also welcomes and relies on collaborations with others who bring their hearts, insights, and brilliance to making work more human. Because of so many contributions, momentum is growing!

Renée simultaneously serves at as Director of Workplace Transformation at Results Washington, in the Office of the Governor, where she leads a statewide program of A Human Workplace: Make Government More Human to apply human-centered principles and practices to state government workplace cultures.

Before joining Results Washington, Renée spent nearly seventeen years providing organization development services to public, private, and non-profit organizations, as both an internal and external consultant, always with creativity and keen attunement to people. At the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Renée directed the Organization Development Services division that provided Lean Transformation Services and Change Excellence Services to DES and Government to Government Lean Consulting to other state and local governments.

She earned a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior from Seattle Pacific University. A mother of four and grandmother of three, she lives in Tacoma in a 104 year old Craftsman home and enjoys drawing for pleasure, cooking for friends and family, being on or near the water, and exploring cities around the world.

Reach her at 253-225-1001 or