“Darren uniquely helps you strengthen your very core as a leader” – Mike D., CEO

“Darren helped me make the choice to be great at WHO I am and do what we all talk about – do things that take us towards our purpose & the profit will come.” – Curtis H., SVP

 

Darren Smith has been the Founder and Chief Unlearning Officer of Cima Strategic Services since 2000.

He is a native Texan and graduate of Dallas Jesuit High School and Texas A&M University. In addition, Darren’s business travels have taken him to 35 countries, ranging from South Korea and Chile to Ukraine. He has experienced from an early age how a strong individual identity, or culture, influences results.

Darren is talented at attracting and leading a group to boldly go where no one has gone before and accomplish a goal previously out of reach. In 2018, Darren co-founded the Constructive Forum in Houston, Texas, successfully bringing together the top decision makers in healthcare construction to move the norm in the market.

Darren’s clients include M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Vaughn Construction, The Carrell Clinic and Manhattan Construction.

He is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of St. John Institute, Co-Founder of the Great Men Program, and a Chair of Attollo, a business peer advisory group.

Darren has spoken to a variety of audiences including the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, the Lean Construction Institute Annual Congress and the Texas Orthopedic Association.

When not working, Darren can often be found enjoying a 5:30 am workout, coaching his son’s soccer team or leading a Boy Scout personal fitness merit badge workshop.

Want to know more?

Listen to Darren’s latest radio interview.

Look at Darren’s connecting strategy & culture slides while listening to his keynote speech – segment 1, segment 2 & segment 3.