Dillon Smith is passionate about challenging other young leaders to set themselves apart through mentorship, networking, and becoming coachable. He also wants to help the already established generation of leaders better understand and lead this new wave of young leaders.
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Fatherless: How Deep Tragedy Can Give Birth To Deeper Passion
A leader’s relationship with their father can be one of the most defining relationships in life. What happens when that is impacted by distance, abuse, or tragedy? It changes you forever—and, surprisingly, it can change you for the better. Deep tragedy can give birth to even deeper passion. In this talk, Dillon Smith shares about losing his father when he was 12 years old, and outlines how God used that tragedy in his life for the good, and how you can find hope in the midst of setbacks too.
What Young Leaders Are Actually Thinking
The future of the church rests on how well the current generation works with and develops the next generation of church leaders. This talk outlines 10 critical insights about the upcoming generation from a young leader who wants to see the church of tomorrow thrive.
How to Grow Your Personal Network in a Disconnected World
It has never been easier to fall into the trap of isolation. This is especially true for young leaders who report feeling more isolated and alone than any other generation. This talk covers why you need to build a network of leaders around you and how to do it, even if you aren’t a natural networker.
The High Impact Leader
Ever feel like you just can’t get it all done? Overwhelm at work seems to be an epidemic nowadays. After a year of working closely with author and speaker Carey Nieuwhof, Dillon Smith has learned to lead at a whole new level at the age of 19 by getting his time, energy, and priorities working in his favor. This talk outlines how he did this as Carey’s assistant and a full time student, and how you and your audience can too.
How To Leverage Opportunities To Maximize Your Leadership
Inspired and based off of the Parable of the Talents, this talk illustrates how “those who are faithful with a little will be entrusted with much” affects the modern young adult and how today’s young people can leverage their small opportunities today to receive even bigger opportunities tomorrow.
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Dillon Smith serves as Content Director for Carey Nieuwhof Communications Limited. He’s also a church leader and has served as the Omaha Concert Chaplain, working with Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, and other performers.
At age 19, Dillon led the national book launch for Carey’s latest book, Didn’t See It Coming. He speaks to young leaders at camps, churches, and other events about productivity, coachability, and how to leverage networking and mentorship opportunities.