Chelsea Spencer Smith, MBA, CPC

Founder of The St. James Xavier Group, Consultant and Executive Coach

Chelsea Spencer Smith is the founder of The St. James Xavier Group and has over 20 years of experience in executive sales and business development. During her corporate sales career in animal health, Chelsea consistently grew her territory sales year over year. She generated new business by leveraging Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), executing strategic plans, and increasing the impact of her clients’ value-added services with product education, and innovative customer-centric programs that increased product awareness.

In 2016, Chelsea’s passion for business and entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to launch her consulting firm, The St. James Xavier Group (SJX). The founding principles of SJX help clients increase profitability by developing the self-discovery of their contributors, teams, and leaders. In addition, to customized programs and services, business leaders engage SJX for Business Development, Executive Coaching, Young Professional Coaching, Leadership Development Consulting, and Intercultural Development.

SJX serves a wide range of organizations such as privately held, global law firms, government sector, nonprofit, and Fortune 500 corporations. Our team of consultants all have robust backgrounds and diverse experiences.

Chelsea is a Notre Certified Expert Facilitator and member of the Notre Internationale. Notre is The Self-Awareness Company focused on helping individuals, teams, and organizations learn how to practice healthy behaviors. As a skilled and practiced facilitator, she knows how to foster and build team dynamics, an essential ingredient in forming productive and motivated employees. In addition, Chelsea expertly creates welcoming and inclusive environments among groups with differing perspectives, experiences, and goals that range in size from small client engagements to large group deliveries.

Chelsea has a deep passion for community service. She serves on several organizations, including Fundamentally Sound Sports (FSS), Sub Saharan Education Project (SSEP)-Dreambuilders Advisory Leadership Board, KnightLights Sports Article at Pace Academy, and Augustus Redefined. In addition, she served on the board of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) as the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and is now one of the Board Of Advisors.

Chelsea is a graduate of Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a graduate of Strayer University with a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Chelsea has several certifications ranging from the College of Executive Coaching (CPC), Certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Certified Practitioner of MBTI Step I and Step II Instruments, and Certified in Dimensions of Professional Selling. As a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Chelsea participates in expert panels and publishes leadership articles that appear on Council pages.

My Coaching Philosophy

Executive coaching is a supportive coaching method that helps professionals unlock the best version of themselves. Using the “Signature Method” which helps clients accelerate traditional aspects of self-awareness and accountability, and using personality and behavioral assessments, I help clients see themselves better. With this deeper understanding of oneself, professionals are better able to take an objective look at their skills and abilities, develop a sense of direction for the future, discover their purpose and passion for their career and fields of study, and remove the blinders that have stopped them from achieving their goals.

I am committed to using my 20-plus years of experience to challenge and develop you into the success you always knew you could be.

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Oglethorpe University
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) – Strayer University
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – College of Executive Coaching
ICF Member (International Coaching Federation)

Other Certifications

Certified Facilitator, and Practitioner of:
CPI 260™ | Dimensions of Professional Selling | DiSC® MBTI® Step I & Step II™ | Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)