Stella Smith & Associates
Facilitation | Coaching | Training

Our mission is to challenge unhelpful habits and ways of working and inspire you with fresh thinking and ideas, enabling you and your organisation to flourish! We do this through:

  • Facilitating thought-provoking events
  • Delivering tailored training
  • Providing first class coaching

Support for individuals & teams across your organisation 


Whether you need focused discussion and clear decisions or a creative, team-building day our facilitator team can help you get the most out of your event.


Our management and leadership training introduces the best of current theory, then through experiential activities and discussions, explores what they mean in practice.


A coach provides a confidential sounding board, a critical friend and creates a monitoring and accountability mechanism for achieving goals.

What our clients are saying.

World class, original and tailored training coach

It has been really great working with Stella Smith as she has helped us put together a bespoke leadership training and executive coaching programmes for our management team and senior leaders. Stella offered flexibility and was very responsive to our needs, offering creative solutions and provided us with interactive and clear content. If you are looking for a world class, original and tailored training coach or solution for your business, this is the lady to call!

Jemma Hardy
Head of HR

The end result was outstanding.

I worked with Stella to develop a leadership programme and I was really pleased with the work that she produced and her approach to the project. Stella was excellent at understanding the project’s needs, creating bespoke material, tuning into what would work best and responding to feedback. On time and within budget, she brought a wealth of experience, ideas and creativity to the development of a programme which made a huge impact and received very good feedback.

Declan Sharkey
Project Lead
International Development Charity

Excellent mentoring and inspiring team sessions

I’ve worked with Stella for a number of years and she has provided excellent mentoring and facilitated inspiring team sessions. Stella’s style is very engaging and she puts people at ease quickly. She balances the ability to be creative and fun with being business-focused and challenging. I would highly recommend her.

Jacqueline Johnson-North
International Academy of Clinical Research

Stella is an outstanding trainer, facilitator and mentor

Given the breadth of her experience, very well honed skills, commitment to go the extra mile and ability to engage with a diverse range of people, Stella is an outstanding trainer, facilitator and mentor. Having worked with her over several years, in a variety of contexts, I have always been particularly impressed how she combines attention to details, whilst keeping an eye on the strategic picture and maintaining a good sense of humour.

Ian Williams
Concern Universal

The feedback has been excellent.

We have worked with Stella across the group and the feedback has been excellent.

Andrew Jackson
Managing Director - Property, Casualty & Special Risks
Charles Taylor Group

We have progressed more than we could have hoped

I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help this week – we have had two invaluable days and progressed more than we could have hoped.”

Anne Webb
Deputy Director
Oxfam Trading

Helped us get some traction on some critical decisions

Thanks for doing a great job facilitating yesterday – you really helped us get some traction on some critical decisions.

Ed Rowberry
Julian House

Your facilitation and organisation of the event was impeccable

Thanks you once again so much for designing and facilitating the  workshop this week and, indeed, for your help since March. Not only did the workshop design work well and not only was your facilitation and organisation of the event impeccable but you also showed immense patience and resilience.

Phil Vernon
Acting CEO
International Alert

I am very happy to recommend her to you

Stella is a committed strategy and change management professional. She has an excellent grasp on the strategic environment for not-for-profit organisations and was quickly able to identify key opportunities and issues for FAWE. Her style is business-like whilst being sensitive and she managed to involve and consult widely whilst keeping the planning process on track.  She is hard-working, flexible and worked closely with the FAWE staff team. We enjoyed working with Stella, were pleased with the outcome and I am very happy to recommend her to you.

Oley Dibba-Wadda
Executive Director

Thank you for making our Away Day awesome

Thank you for making our Away Day awesome. I came away from the Day with a feeling that it was time well spent. Thank you for all your good work.

Dr Phil Tamuno
Concern Universal

Some of our clients