About 2017-07-04T16:08:25+00:00

Engineering legacy through imagination and activation.

We educate business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs to think bigger while getting more done.
We obliterate the box to bring smart ideas to reality. In doing so, our clients get real results and more profits.
Where logical intuition defies average.

Nate Smith “Left Brain”
Co-Founder & CEO Business Dev Division

From a family business in Australia, to corporate office, and today running a successful business development firm in Las Vegas, Nate Smith has seen it all. Nate experienced multiple successes and failures, buying, selling, and running businesses since he was 21 years old.

His family business, a conglomerate in Australia, run alongside his father, included the second largest manufacturer of hardware flooring in Australia’s Southern Hemisphere.

Nate’s diverse experience has given him a deep insight into the context of business ownership. His perception and expertise are sought after by a range of businesses competing in today’s fast-moving environment.

“It’s all about building a business that actually works, and then works without you”, says Nate. “I’ve always been less fascinated with the nature of a particular business than the mechanics of what makes a business successful.”

After moving to the US, Nate joined the ranks of the world’s #1 business coaching firm in 2007, making it his mission to work with entrepreneurs & business owners who want to excel in business. He joined forces with Michael Durant, who he’d initially worked with in 2010, and Smith Durant was born.

Nate’s approach is about fundamentals. Every business has them. They are your team, systems, sales and marketing, business development and planning.

His approach to business growth is about creating something that actually works, and then works without you, to provide greater freedom and the lifestyle you deserve

Michael Durant “Right Brain”
Co-Founder & CEO Creative & Media Division

A natural ability to visualize a concept and make it happen was evident early in Michael’s career, when he made significant strides and break-throughs “learning by doing” in sales and marketing, c-level positions, and the media industry.

Michael has a range of creative and business development achievements under his belt. Working in creative and start-up environments as branding and business consultant, Michael had the opportunity to build companies from the ground up; including magazines, radio stations, apps and charity crowdfunding platforms. His diverse background has given him an eagle view of the entire business landscape, something many entrepreneurs don’t see.

Michael learned the fundamentals from clients who became his mentors, from industry elites in business, film, music and speaking, such as Les Brown, Emmy Award winning Motivational Speaker, and Emmy Award winning Movie and TV show producer Peter Wagg. Along the way, he was privileged to connect with great minds who inspired him to become a master of his craft.

Michael’s media career presented opportunities for him to interview and collabrate with icons like Dr. Maya Angelou, Grammy-nominated R&B artist Kelly Price, Movie Actress Sanaa Lathan, CEO and founder of Beats by Dre, Noel Lee, and many more.

An overwhelming desire to make a difference, and motivate entrepreneurial talent in others shaped Michael’s mission in life. He sums this up as “helping others to push through boundaries to build something that matters”.

“I believe a company or business is a living force just like humans are, and if you allow it to bloom with guided organic growth you will release its genius”. It’s not only companies with big budgets who can win significant market share, but owners and companies that are willing to invest in themselves. If they can do this with the same passion they had starting out, guided with real world experience and controlled action, they can achieve anything.

His clients find his creative genius and infectious enthusiasm uplifting. His values and philosophies center on what really matters, “engaging heads, and engaging hearts”. As a creative business mastermind fueled by ‘real-life’ experiences and a ‘what if?’ mindset, Michael has a level of perception and consciousness that captures the true essence of entrepreneurship.

Michael Durant “Right Brain”
Co-Founder & CEO Creative & Media Division

A natural ability to visualize a concept and make it happen was evident early in Michael’s career, when he made significant strides and break-throughs “learning by doing” in sales and marketing, c-level positions, and the media industry.

Michael has a range of creative and business development achievements under his belt. Working in creative and start-up environments as branding and business consultant, Michael had the opportunity to build companies from the ground up; including magazines, radio stations, apps and charity crowdfunding platforms. His diverse background has given him an eagle view of the entire business landscape, something many entrepreneurs don’t see.

Michael learned the fundamentals from clients who became his mentors, from industry elites in business, film, music and speaking, such as Les Brown, Emmy Award winning Motivational Speaker, and Emmy Award winning Movie and TV show producer Peter Wagg. Along the way, he was privileged to connect with great minds who inspired him to become a master of his craft.

Michael’s media career presented opportunities for him to interview and collabrate with icons like Dr. Maya Angelou, Grammy-nominated R&B artist Kelly Price, Movie Actress Sanaa Lathan, CEO and founder of Beats by Dre, Noel Lee, and many more.

An overwhelming desire to make a difference, and motivate entrepreneurial talent in others shaped Michael’s mission in life. He sums this up as “helping others to push through boundaries to build something that matters”.

“I believe a company or business is a living force just like humans are, and if you allow it to bloom with guided organic growth you will release its genius”. It’s not only companies with big budgets who can win significant market share, but owners and companies that are willing to invest in themselves. If they can do this with the same passion they had starting out, guided with real world experience and controlled action, they can achieve anything.

His clients find his creative genius and infectious enthusiasm uplifting. His values and philosophies center on what really matters, “engaging heads, and engaging hearts”. As a creative business mastermind fueled by ‘real-life’ experiences and a ‘what if?’ mindset, Michael has a level of perception and consciousness that captures the true essence of entrepreneurship.

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