Shelley A. Smith Joins the LAK Group as a Senior Consultant, Executive Coach

BROOKFIELD, WI (February 11, 2020) – The LAK Group, a leading management consulting firm, is proud to announce that Shelley Smith has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant and Executive Coach.

“I look forward to sharing my passion for coaching, organizational and leadership development with the amazing team at LAK Group and the clients they serve,” said Smith.

Smith’s areas of expertise include executive coaching, physician leadership coaching, leadership/talent development, change and succession management, and performance consulting. She is a credentialed executive and physician coach, is certified in multiple talent assessments and is a certified facilitator of several leadership/organization development programs including Situational Leadership and Leveraging Your Power to Influence from the Center for Leadership Studies, Leading Organizational Transitions from Linkage, Inc., based on William Bridges’ change and transition work, and Strengths Discovery from Gallup.

“Shelley’s extensive experience in leadership development and coaching – coupled with her passion to help leaders and organizations focus on purpose and talent to help move individuals and organizations forward – makes her an incredible addition to our team and resource for our clients,” said Mike Milsted, President and Managing Partner of the LAK Group. “We are lucky to have Shelley on our team, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”

Before joining the LAK Group, Smith was part of the Talent and Organizational Development team at Aurora Health Care. She also served the financial services industry in various roles, which included leading the training and development function, the financial and regulatory turnaround of a branch office, and the oversight of multiple professional teams.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University of Wisconsin. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her grandsons, her Mastiffs, and with her husband on their Harley-Davidson, seeing many beautiful local and national sights.

About the LAK Group

The LAK Group helps clients transform business goals into people strategies by creating sustainable plans for culture, development, retention and outplacement. We proudly serve a variety of clients in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, energy exploration, development and distribution, insurance, consumer packaged goods, and bioscience to deliver The New Talent Contract. Our proven processes focus on shaping company cultures, aligning and implementing effective talent strategies, identifying and developing leaders, and supporting those in career transition. For more information, visit