Marnie Smith


Marnie Smith serves as Partner & Chair of Lighthouse NINE Group in Toronto, where she heads the High Performing Teams practice. Her expertise encompasses Change Management, 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 20 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 multinational organizations such as McCain, State Farm, Royal Canin, Corning and OTPP, and has consulted in industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, IT, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

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 Lighthouse NINE team has an extraordinary dedication to making sure clients are thrilled with winning service and solutions that deliver lasting impact.


Prosci Certified Change Practitioner

Certified Online Trainer
Nomadic International Business Psychology

IC Agile Certified Professional
Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)

Altruvest BoardMatch
Leadership Certification

Royal Roads University
Graduate Certificate, Executive Coaching (CEC)

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

Queen’s University
BA Honours, Economics

Professional Associations

International Coach Federation
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Designation

Institute of Corporate Directors and The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management
NFP Governance Essentials

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

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