Hyrum W. Smith combines his gift for communication with his wit and enthusiasm to bring thousands of individuals face-to-face with what matters most to them. He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has addressed more than 5,000 audiences.
Hyrum is Vice Chairman of the Board of FranklinCovey and 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. FranklinCovey 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 graduated from BrighamYoungUniversity 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, now as FranklinCovey, trains more than 40,000 people each month.
Hyrum is the author of What Matters Most®, The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, The Modern Gladiator, Where Eagles Rest, and Advanced Day Planner User’s Guide, and is co-author of Excellence Through Time Management. Some of Hyrum’s priorities are spending time with his family and horseback riding. He and his wife, Gail, are the parents of six children.
In recent years, Hyrum has received many awards for community service, including the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In 1987, Hyrum was awarded the Public Service Award by the Association of Federal Investigators. Hyrum serves on the board of directors and councils of the Tuacahn Center for the Arts near St. George, Utah; SkyWest Airlines; the University of Utah National Advisory Council; the Dixie College National Advisory council; and the Children’s Miracle Network.
In 1992, Hyrum was awarded the S.R.I. Gallup Hall of Fame and Man of the Year Award. Hyrum was also honored as the International Entrepreneur of the Year by the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management in 1993. Along with his many community service awards, Hyrum has been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees. Hyrum travels from St. George, Utah.