Leonie Smith

Organisational development consultant, trainer, coach and mediator (sharing non-violent principles for people-centred communities, groups and organisations)

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Leonie Smith is a first-generation Canadian of Jamaican heritage. She is founder of The Thoughtful Workplace, a coaching, and consultancy practice that uses relational and skill-building approaches to coaching, training and systems development; People of Colour for Nonviolent Communication (POC4NVC), an international network for Black, Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) who are connected to principles of nonviolence; and Necessary Trouble Collective (NTC) a consultancy and training organisation dedicated to supporting movements, communities and activist groups find harmonious ways of being and working so that they can remain focused on their shared purpose. She has over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in nonprofit organisations in communications, fundraising and human resources. Leonie is also a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, through the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC).

At the School of System Change

Leonie is a contributor on Constellating Change in 2023/2024. She is taking part in session four on Transforming conflict along with Kazu Haga.

"[What excites me about the growing field of systems change practice is] the prospect of expanding and creating systems of change that build community and attend to harm."
Leonie Smith


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