Kerrin Smith is the creator of Cool And Thoughtful.
Since 2011, she has been on a mission to redefine “cool” such that it means being mindful, empathetic, and engaged in generative problem-solving, rather than narcissistic and rebellious. Her 2014 TEDx talk The Local Economy of Fashion began exploring what this transformation could look like specifically in the fashion industry, and has since grown to be industry and issue agnostic.
Kerrin has nine years of training in transformational personal & professional development methodologies, ranging from a three-year commitment as a program leader for ontologcial education program Landmark Worldwide, to serving as a Coach-Practitioner-In-Training for United Global Shift, a methodology to source from personal wisdom to shift systems and solve problems.
Kerrin’s diverse experience is intentionally curated in sevice of helping mindfulness and emapthetic communication become core social practices. In her work to help individuals and brands be Cool And Thoughtful, she draws from her time as hand-picked Chief of Staff to a top business thinker building a strategy consultancy focused on “white space” problems, to her practice with spiritual master Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi Mishra and internalization of the teachings teachers like Pema Chodron.
Kerrin graduted summa cum laude from NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Study, where her thesis was on transforming the social definition of “cool” in the ways that now manifest through Cool And Thoughtful. She leads a namesake mindfulness experience, “How to Be Cool And Thoughtful” for creative brands, is represented by Role Models Management, an ethical talent and modeling agency, and shares perspective as a modern “girl guru” through the Cool And Thoughtful Digest. She is the captain of the Cool And Thoughtful Track Team, leading the team to every undefeated season.