Our goal is to help clients, employers, employees, and families by combining our 30+ years of expertise and experience in employee development, college planning, and career development.

How We Serve Families and Clients

Help clients meet educational and career goals by providing tools to successfully plan, organize, navigate, & maximize financial resources.

How We Support Employers

We utilize our industry expertise to empower Employers to seamlessly offer career development, educational planning and professional development to their employees and their families – advancing employee retention, engagement, DEI, and well-being goals and strategies.

How We Serve Employees

Employees receive comprehensive, individualized, and customized career, professional, and educational development, guidance, and support.


Our solution focused approach helps our customers create and execute plans thus saving time and money in support of their personal, professional, and family values.

Employee Development

Helping Employers to provide college and career planning services to their employees and families. An attractive voluntary benefit strengthening employee financial, mental and career wellbeing – thus increasing employee attraction, retention and engagement:

  • Career and skill development
  • Education and College Planning
College Planning

Helping families meet their educational goals

  • Individualized and Customized Support
  • Personality and Career Assessments
  • Early Preparation Starting in 11th Grade
  • College Search and Customized College List
  • College Comparison
  • College Applications
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid
Career Planning

Helping individuals meet their career goals

  • Career Seekers
  • Career Changers
  • Veterans





Decision Making



Dr. Patricia H. Smith

CEO / Founder

Dr. Beverly Cole-Bennett

Professional, Leadership, and Employee Development

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Courtney Redman

Executive Assistant

Dr. Deborah C. Davis

Professional, Leadership, and Employee Development

“Navient’s engagement with Holmes Smith Consulting Services has given our leaders avenues to build Trust with our employees – leading to increased employee engagement and career development/wellbeing

— Michael S.

“One of my biggest fears was always being in debt. I considered not going to college at all if I couldn’t find a way to pay for it. If it weren’t for Dr. Pat I don’t think I would have even gone to college, maybe I would have gone to trade school or something. Now I have everything paid for and have opportunities like studying abroad.”

— Jhaney. H

“Career development webinars for Navient’s Employee Resource Groups – advancing Navient’s DEI agenda by strengthening our leadership pipeline, particularly for females and people of color.”

— Michael S.

“Dr. Pat was a godsend. She worked side by side with my daughter. Dr. Pat gave her the encouragement and the resources to find a full scholarship to pay for her education. Dr. Pat is amazing, and I will forever be grateful.”

— Joeli. D

“1-on-1 customized career coaching – fueling employee career ownership and skill obtainment. (Employees feel “safe” engaging in this activity with a third party).”

— Michael S.

“Dr. Smith’s work with our youth and parents led to a significant increase in the number of our youth attending and graduating college. Her program continues to this day and is an essential part of the programming offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.”

— Anthony B.




(302) 884-6748  /  (302) 502-3698



Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.  – 8 p.m.

Saturday – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.