About Marie Smith

Marie works with you to get to the heart of challenges, and to commit to actions leading to success.

Using over 30 years of experience, including 20 years at
senior management level, Marie uses problem solving to find the best way forward with business challenges, designing workshops to develop teams, or coaching on a 1-2-1 basis.


  • ICF Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). 
  • Licensed Firework Career Transition Coach. 
  • Accredited Myers Briggs (MBTI) practitioner.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.


Marie Smith has been making a positive impact to the development of people, performance and cultures in a wide range of sectors – private, public, not for profit and higher education sectors, before founding her business SUCCESSMITH, in 2012.


Marie believes in the power of coaching, has on-going coaching herself and as a result, is constantly improving the way she approaches challenges, the focus of the work she loves to do, and adapts her lifestyle to align with what she really wants from life. Marie provides challenges to the way clients see issues. This includes problem solving to find the best way forward with business challenges, designing and facilitating workshops to develop teams, or coaching on one-to-one basis. Always her intention is achieving sustainable and transformational change in collaboration with her clients. Working together in this way, produces powerful changes that make a lasting difference.


When not engaged in doing the work she loves, you can find her sailing in Poole Harbour, participating in outdoor activities such as walking (or skiing in the Winter), at the gym, travelling the world experiencing different cultures and eating (or cooking!) healthy food.

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