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Meet Renée Smith

As the Founder of A Human Workplace, 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 their toughest challenges.

She does this through primary research, writing, and speaking on Making Work More Human, through hosting gatherings of A Human Workplace to discover and practice what it means to be human at work, and through consulting services to select leaders, teams and organizations. She actively collaborates with others around the world to grow the momentum to shift workplace cultures everywhere.

Renée simultaneously serves at as Director of Workplace Transformation at Results Washington, in the Office of the Governor, where she leads a statewide program to Make Government More Human, by applying 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 Consulting Services 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. She also earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. A mother of four and grandmother of three, she lives in Tacoma in a 105 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.

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