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Strengthen your Leadership. Live Life to its Full. thrive!

We have all heard Work Smarter But What Does That Mean?

We live and work in an accelerated age and to move ahead we have to accelerate our learning without speeding up and burning out! We wrote the book on working smart and want to show you how to thrive and flourish despite the crazy world!

The Work Smart Club Network was founded by Executive Coach and Performance Consultant, Dr. Cynthia Howard, to provide inspiration AND information to people who want MORE from their life and their career. It is not enough to speed up to catch up. We provide the tools to thrive.

Have you wondered?

I want to leave a leadership legacy, but need stronger leadership skills.

Where can I get answers to questions that you can’t google?

I really need skills in confidence, assertiveness, decision making, problem solving… where do I go?

I want a safe place to share my challenges, mistakes and get answers. 

Learn. Grow. Thrive in the Midst of Challenge.Become the Leader You Always Wanted.Invest in You. Work Smart!

Working Smart Is More Than Being Efficient

The principle behind working smart is based on two critical elements – time and focus. The Work Smart Club & Network has premium resources and amazing content, all in one place, so you save time and can focus on the most pressing question.

But what makes the network special is YOU. Our members are why we are here; we are building a community through a conversation about HOW to live your BEST life at work and at home.

Dr. Cynthia Howard has taken her decades of expertise and translated it into content and offers wisdom and guidance through live events and Q & A. She wants you to grow in your leadership experience because she knows that you can’t stop learning. Join us in the network! 

what Others Are Saying About the Network...

Caroline V.
Caroline V.Nurse Manager
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It is so helpful to be a part of group and get my questions answered. I have access to so much information and the live events are perfect!
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.MBA, Regional Sales
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At some point in my job, I hit a wall. I knew I was capable of so much more. The Network is a great place to learn new skills.

Why Should I Join?

#1: You get answers to questions you cannot google.

Google might be the #1 search engine however, it doesn’t have answers to many of your specific challenges. Our Work Smart Club Network (WSCN) offers experts like Dr. Cynthia Howard in live events, Q & A so that you get more than a PDF to download. You get personalized answers.

#2: Your Time is Valuable

Time is the only resource that cannot get replaced. When we spend it, it is gone. We appreciate this and created this network so you can invest your time. Not only do you save time, not having to search for answers that may or may not be the right ones, you have premium resources to grow and develop. 

We have content in bite-sized pieces as well as longer courses. Take what you need when you need it, ask questions, download a checklist or template, solve a problem and come back when it is convenient for you.

#3: It is Time to Flourish!

When leaders become frazzled, overwhelmed or tired from relentless demands and end up confused about what’s next, they shut down. Suddenly your decision to become a leader comes into question. you may ask yourself, “Do I really have what it takes?” And this sets up a vicious cycle. You may start looking for another job or go back to the front lines.

This takes you away from your dream and cuts into your retirement investment. We want you to flourish, excel, enjoy your role as a difference maker and develop into the leader you always wanted to become.

We created the network to give you a sure path for your success. We include resources on leadership, but also topics on well-being.

Understanding Conflict Management

Conflict management is not mysterious or only possible for “certain personality types.” It’s something which major corporations like Google and Netflix excel at because they recognize that conflict will exist. Conflict is part of work and the ebb and flow of a creative business. It is essential to manage this flow to maintain the many benefits of an agile and healthy workplace. 

Here are three simple steps to establish ground rules and help your team to manage conflict:

Review the Team’s Mission

We’re all human and from time-to-time, we can get caught up in our own personal agendas, business targets, siloed goals, and other ‘small picture’ problems. Make sure your whole team understands the ‘big picture’  and what their areas of focus and missions are. When they have clear common goals, not just personal quests and functional biases, they can work together more smoothly.

Clarify Purpose

A goal-oriented individual always wants to know what it’s their responsibility to contribute. Be sure to tell them where their responsibilities start and end and what their purpose is as individuals and teams.

Define the Climate or Environment (and Terms of Engagement)

People want to know how they are allowed to work. Tell them when and where to work. Explain what would be optimal for the business. Equip teams with knowledge and relevant flexibility and scope so they can do their work in the right place, at the right time, and in the right mindset. Some companies demand working from the office. If not, is home okay? A cafe? What about the park? Why or why not? 


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Time is the only resource you cannot get more of, and every time you spin your wheels you ARE NOT doing something you would love to do. Join Us! INVEST IN YOU!

Camille B.Scrum Master
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The Conflict course was so helpful for my team. We now have different styles we can use to improve the way we handle disagreements.
Kathi SerrieRN, MSN
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Take the course! I learned how to stop myself from over-reacting.
Marcia D.Director of Specialty Operations
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I used to ignore conflict because I did not want to deal with it. It ended up ruining my team. No one was talking. This course was easy to understand and it was helpful seeing my preferred style.

Your Executive Coach & Performance Expert

Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD

I have worked with thousands of leaders and professionals who want to move ahead, find a better way to lead and still have time left over for themselves. And I want to work with you! As an executive coach and performance expert I have seen what happens when leaders do not have the skills they need; they can burnout, underperform, or give up all together. Either way it is a tragedy and great loss of potential and purpose. I have a system and proven solution that will help you grow, develop, and find your own sweet spot of balance so you can enjoy more of your life.  

Our Mission

Through our proven process we unlock potential in leaders and the workplace creating a culture of excellence. 

Work Smart Consulting is an innovative professional development company that works with leaders and teams using a 3 prong approach: Assessments, Coaching and Team Development. We integrate lean six sigma in the team building and coaching to transform inconsistent performance to high reliability performance.


  • Pioneer of the resilient mindset
  • FAIS: Fellow, American Institute of Stress (AIS)
  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • Certified Trainer Institute of Heartmath
  • Developed the Resilience Pyramid
  • Founder Work Smart Club
  • Author, The Work Smart Principle, Resilient Leader Mindset Makeover, Everyday Emotional Intelligence

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