spiritual leadership coach | public speaker | writer

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About Me

Hi, I’m Taj M. Smith

As a writer and spiritual leadership coach, my quest is to reconnect you with yourself, ignite your creative thinking, and deepen your sense of spiritual connection to the world and your work within it so you feel confident and ready to take on whatever challenges the future might throw your way.

My writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and QChristian Fellowship. I’ve preached at First Church in Cambridge, UCC, Old South Church, King’s Chapel, and other churches in the Greater Boston area.

My Services

What I Offer


In all things, I am a storyteller. Through character, setting, and plot, I plumb the depths of the human experience to explore the truths of human existence.


Storytelling is an essential part of my approach to coaching. The people who come to me for spiritual leadership coaching are rewriting their own stories

Preaching & Speaking

When I tell stories, I make sure to tell them with my body as well as my words. As a preacher, I am dynamic, often choosing to preach extemporaneously.

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BIG Picture Change = Faith + Imagination

Coaching is about action. It’s about getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

A good coach asks questions to uncover what’s already inside of you that you may be too afraid to confront on your own. Working together, you will feel more confident, self-aware, and excited about your growth.

As a spiritual imagination and leadership coach, I can help you:

  • Identify and deconstruct beliefs that no longer serve you or the world you want to be part of.

  • Create spiritual practices that feel natural and authentic to you.

  • Feel more connected to your core values so you can step into your power with confidence, joy, and style.

  • Activate and support your creative, imaginative self.

  • Reignite your inner fire and passion for change…

…and much more!


Results I've Helped Create

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