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Leighton Smith

Leighton Smith


Department: Trainers


Leighton Smith is an avocational trainer for Crace, Inc. the licensed sponsor of Dale Carnegie Training® in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  Leighton is certified in both The Dale Carnegie Course and High Impact Presentations, and has trained both in-house and public classes since 2005.  His passion is helping people to grow and stretch themselves through the building of confidence, communications, and people skills.

Fulltime, Leighton is a finance and communications professional at Microsoft Corporation.  Over 20+ years at Microsoft he has held roles in Marketing, Business Management, Communications, Executive Speechwriting, Investor Relations, and Corporate Finance.  He is currently Director of the Finance Controller Team.

Leighton’s education includes a Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.  He holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credentials.

Leighton is married with four children and several pets and lives in Redmond, WA.  In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, motorcycling, traveling, movies, music, and spending time with his family.

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