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Claire has an amazing way of listening, guiding, and providing profound insights that have ultimately produced a new level of depth and peace in my relationship with God and others.
Dr. Timothy Steele
Timothy Steele
Olathe, KS
About Claire Annelise Smith (Dr Claire)
Claire Annelise Smith, PhD
Personal Spiritual Mentor and Coach

I am a personal spiritual mentor and coach, author, and speaker, as well as the founder of Strategic Lifestyle Connection.

Through Strategic Lifestyle Connection, I work who are making a difference in the world to stay connected with God, others, and themselves. They are able to be successful without feeling shame and/or guilt about their relationships.

What else about me?

I was tired who are making a difference in the world, struggle to maintain meaningful connections with God,  others, and themselves. The struggle was real as they sought to manage relationships, expectations of themselves, others, and their role along with managing their time.

This is why I created Strategic Lifestyle Connection where I focus on these relationships. I work with these leaders to manage these three critical areas of relationships, expectations, and time. With managing these they go on to enjoy success beyond their work.

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I have successful leader at various levels, beginning in my teens. As such, I understand the pressure and the drive of successful leaders who are making a difference in the world. For me, it wasn’t as simple as being successful, though I was. 

I only knew how to give my all, and then some, to whatever project or program or group was entrusted to me. Too often, connections were not a priority. After years of dealing with fatigue and weak connections, I was able to do something about it.

The funny thing with time, however, is that it is there and it is up to you to shape it to work for you. But, there was no one to help me what that.

However, with God’s help along with mentors and coaches, I found a path to lead from a place that manages relationships, expectations, and time. I do this with the Great Commandments as a foundation. This is the heart of Strategic Lifestyle Connection.

I enjoy creative writing, catching up with friends, meeting new people, and experiencing new places.  Life is a journey of learning and becoming more like Christ. People and places are integral to this learning and becoming.

My Mission

My mission is to help people peel away the layers of their lives to create the space for better relationships, at home and/or at work. It is grounded in a Christian spirituality.

You see, as a successful leader who is making a difference in our world, you are committed to serving at your highest level. Unfortunately, this can leave you disconnected in meaning ways from God, those around you, and even yourself.

And so, the pressure builds up. Before you know it, critical things like relationships get buried beneath the layers.

The result? You are no longer free. Your time is spoken for and you are drained mentally, emotionally and spiritually when it is time to relate to others. It becomes a case of, “Connections? What’s that?”

It is time to change this. That’s what we will do together. We will peel back the layers so that you can repair and/or strengthen your connections. Together, you will enjoy your success and sustain vital relationships with God, loved ones, and yourself.

Best for leaders working in high-pressured environments.

What Guides My Work

Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:29 – 31

My Core Values

Here are the values which form the foundation from which I serve:

With Dr. Claire, you're in for a treat. Not only is she gifted at time management guidance and goal-setting, she is also spiritually insightful and wise.
Kendra Thompson
Sioux Center, IA

You will find Dr. Claire’s C/V here.

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