Marnie Smith

Marnie-Profile-White-BackgroundMarnie Smith serves as Managing Partner and heads the High Performance Teams and Change Management Discipline at Lighthouse NINE Group in Toronto. Her expertise encompasses Organization Design and Effectiveness, Team Development, Facilitation and Training, as well as Leadership Coaching.

Designing consulting solutions that set teams up for success is Marnie’s talent – and passion. It begins with listening intently to clients and understanding their concerns, their needs, and their aspirations. With over 18 years’ experience as an internal and external consultant, Marnie works from initial problem scoping/visioning through to customized solution design and careful implementation.

As an internal consultant at Mars Canada and RSA Canada, Marnie developed signature processes that enabled these firms to create resilient team cultures and strengthen employee engagement. Marnie has been a trusted advisor at multi-national organizations such as IBM, Corning, State Farm, Cemex and Wrigley, and has consulted in industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, IT, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

As a Partner at Lighthouse NINE, Marnie collaborates closely with her colleagues, bringing into play their varied expertise ranging from sales leadership to strategic planning to executive development. The L9 team has an extraordinary dedication to making sure clients are simply thrilled with winning service and solutions that deliver lasting impact.


Queen’s University
BA Honours, Economics, 1994

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
MSc, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, 1995

Royal Roads University
Graduate Certificate, Executive Coaching (CEC), 2011

Professional Associations

Schulich School of Business, York University
Part-time Faculty Member

Strategic Capability Network

International Coach Federation
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation

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