Founder & CEO

A business coach with a business track record.

Since starting Carolina Business Coach in Charlotte, N.C., in 2003, Harvey Smith has worked with well over 2000 executives, entrepreneurs and organizations.

What sets Harvey apart is 23 years of in-the-trenches experience in corporate America. Harvey brings to the coaching table his vast business expertise, an enviable set of street smarts, an innate sense of people, and an unwavering commitment to each client's success.

Carolina Business Coach focuses on helping companies develop leaders, hire and retain the right talent, and manage existing employees more effectively.

Harvey Smith

A commitment to ongoing excellence in the coaching arena

Harvey Smith is certified as a Business Coach through the International Coach Federation and UNCC Charlotte's coaching certification program. Harvey is also  a Certified Communication Coach, Certified Leadership Coach, Certified Career Management Coach, Certified Sales Coach, Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Values Analyst,.

Harvey is past president and standing member of the International Coach Federation, Charlotte chapter.

Harvey was a contributing columnist to the Charlotte Observer's Career Coach column from 2005-2007. He has been a Business Development instructor for the UNCC, Duke and NC State coaching certification programs. He is a Leadership Coach for the McColl School of Business  at Queens University. Harvey is also an educational consultant to the Syracuse University entrepreneurship faculty.

A teacher, a leader, and a supporter at your service.

Harvey's first career was as a New York City schoolteacher, when he discovered his passion for helping others. His people skills translated well to a career shift into the textile business, as a sales professional for the country's largest textile converter. Harvey's career spanned 23 years of promotions and persistence, as he grew from sales to sales manager, to national sales manager, to VP of Sales and Marketing, running a $65 million division. While maintaining record-breaking personal sales figures, Harvey was also overseeing a national sales team, and developing an in-house customer service department.

Your advocate for powerful, positive, professional change.

Harvey is sought after for his ability to challenge, connect and educate others. His coaching, speaking, facilitation and teaching skills are sought after by executives, entrepreneurs, corporations and nonprofit organizations and associations. He is involved with his community, family and friends in Charlotte.



"Harvey is an outstanding coach. He knows just what questions to ask to get your goals/issues out on the table and you'll get to work. He'll make you accountable and as a result successful."

CEO, Narrative

"Harvey has revolutionized the way that I approach not only my business relationships, but ALL of my relationships. He has become an integral partner in my business as he continues to advise and educate me regarding leadership dynamics, behavioral styles, and communication. Harvey has a willingness to take both a coaching and consultative position which adds value to our time together. I would highly recommend working with Harvey."

— Jason R. Goldy, ChFC®
Director of Financial Planning - HF Financial, Mass Mutual of the Carolinas

""The way I would evaluate the investment in coaching is by looking at the bottom line--at the end of the day I need to see value.  Since working with Harvey Smith, my company's gross sales are up 20% and my profits up 50%. I am more confident in my leadership abilities which has helped me in making changes and moving forward without fear. I look at Harvey as a partner in my business. I evaluate my investment in coaching by looking at the top and bottom line-- at the end of the day I need to see value. It's something every entrepreneur should experience. Harvey Smith is a masterful coach."

President, United Brokerage Packaging