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Kellie Smith

I’m a professional coach and trained with CTI (Co-active Training Institute), the Self-Belief Coaching Academy, and am also a member of the International Coach Federation.

Before coaching with me, my clients often describe feeling overwhelmed. Their wants and needs often come last – after their work and family commitments. Their inner critic is running the show, they compare themselves to others and feel like they are falling short.

I support them to get really clear on their wants and needs, to quieten their inner critic and overcome the obstacles that stop them from reaching their goals. After working with me they feel lighter, clearer and more confident.

Prior to coaching, I had a diverse career working in both the UK and Japan.

My work has included:

  • Founding a training consultancy whose clients included: ARM, BDO and Capgemini.
  • Delivering business start-up training, coaching and mentoring for Hammersmith & Fulham’s Business Enterprise Centre.
  • Marketing for large corporations and political campaigns.
  • International relations for local government in Japan.
  •  Caring for my two children as a stay-at-home mum.

My coaching clients have included entrepreneurs, career-changers, actors, writers, producers, directors, parents, carers and leaders in business.

I love working with women to help them reach their goals their way.

Kellie is based in the UK – click here to check your timezone.

Other Qualifications:
  • Co-active Training Institute (2017)
  • International Coach Federation Member (2021)
  • Self-belief Coaching Academy Graduate Coach (2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Japanese and Management Studies, University of Leeds (1997)
  • Certificate of Japan Studies, International Christian University, Tokyo (1995)
  • Diploma in Small Business Finance (2002)
  • Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (2001)

What clients say about

coaching with them

“As a performer new to writing I had overwhelming battles with my self-critic. Kellie’s exercises helped me find ways to overcome these blocks. Not only have I written my first play, but I’ve received a prestigious grant to support my writing. My sessions with Kellie have laid the foundation of this new venture within my creative practice.

I’m eternally grateful for her warm professionalism. She has passed on excellent strategies to help nurture my artistic impulses to fruition. She has a great ability to ask questions, allowing space in the sessions for reflection. Her lack of judgement and faith in my own inner compass has given me great belief in my ability to discover the answers.

2021 is looking very busy thanks to Kellie.”

LC, Actor & Writer, Dublin

“Working with Kellie was such a tonic, especially in this time of COVID when my anxieties are high.

Kellie helped me to realise that my thoughts are separate to myself; that I can view them from a state of curiosity from afar, instead of allowing them to quickly spiral into anxieties and catastrophising.

Kellie took time to really understand the way I speak to and view myself, and through techniques like visualisations, she helped me shift this dialogue to one that is kinder.

Kellie tailors every session to what you want to work on and discuss, is a fabulously skilled listener and has a lovely gentle tone.”

ED, London