Hyrum W. Smith, Vice Chairman of the Board of FranklinCovey, has been motivating individuals to gain better control of their personal and professional lives through values-based time and life management since he helped create the company in 1984. FranklinCovey is a training and consulting firm specializing in life management and personal productivity. It is recognized globally for the Franklin Planner, which is used by more than five million people worldwide.
Hyrum graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971. Ten years later, he created his own seminar company, Golden Eagle Motivation, and taught sales management. In 1982, he worked as a consultant for a time management company until he formed H. W. Smith and Associates. In early 1984, the Franklin Institute was created which, now as FranklinCovey, trains more than 40,000 people each month.
Hyrum is the author of What Matters Most, The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, The Modern Gladiator, Where Eagles Rest, and Advanced Day Planner User's Guide, and is co-author of Excellence Through Time Management.