Welcome to PeopleSmart

Practical and effective solutions for business growth that are easy to implement
We apply a philosophy of 30% theory and 70% practice to all three of our main services:

Featured Consultants

Mariana Narduzzi


20+ years of experience in leadership development, Internal Communications, Social Impact and Change Management.
What matters is how much love we put into the work we do.

Alexander Teixeira De Mattos

Dutch, French, German, Afrikaans

A journey through operations, HR and general management led to an international career in guiding leaders in achieving personal and business success.
Life starts at the end of your comfort zone!

Annick Chemoul

French, Spanish

A career in Finance and HR at board corporate levels, for international companies before starting a career in consulting.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Maria-Caterina Capurro


Maria-Caterina had the honour to be awarded Executive Coach of the Year 2016 - Italy by Corporate Vision. Corporate Vision is an online business magazine, recognising the achievements and abilities of professionals across the world.
Mental attitude is everything.

From our CEO

April 2017

Dear all,

Chris Pethers

In August 2002, Dr Ben Palmer and Professor Con Stough, from the Swinburne University in Australia, developed the Genos Model of Emotional Intelligence.

But what is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence involves a set of skills that define how well we recognise and respond to emotions. These skills have been shown to underlie many aspects of success in life which is why Emotional Intelligence has redefined what it means to be smart. As Global Partner of Genos, PeopleSmart helps businesses to apply core Emotional Intelligence skills that enhance their self-awareness, awareness of others, empathy, leadership and resilience. In our world of ‘do more with less’, applying Emotional Intelligence at work is fundamental to success. Applying core Emotional Intelligence skills will also increase people’s engagement which will trigger greater business results.

PeopleSmart’s team of experts will design programmes specific to your business needs in the arena of Emotional Intelligence and support your business with the integration of the Emotional Intelligence tools and programmes to ensure your business delivers the results wanted.

PeopleSmart coaches and facilitators are Genos credentialed and experienced professionals themselves. We practice what we teach and each share a personal commitment to what we do.

Contact us today to learn more about how our consulting, coaching and learning services can also help you!

Chris Pether

Our Clients

  • L'Oréal
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Solar Turbines
  • OECD
  • Airbus
  • Manor

How we do it?

  • We recognise and remove as much bias as possible in our approaches.
    We provide information & insights that enable decision making.
  • We work in partnership with our customers, co-creating solutions.
    We provide extensive evidence that is shared transparently.
  • We are forthright in saying what needs to be said.
    We are innovative in the methodologies we employ.
  • We are unconventional in our organisation model and ways of working.
    We pass on the benefits of this to our customers.
  • Our tools are used only by qualified users for the purposes for which they were designed. All our coaches & consultants adhere to a code of ethics.

Why choose PeopleSmart?

  • A network of 60+ experienced and successful consultants in the US, APAC and Europe
  • Diverse nationalities, cultures, professional backgrounds and skills
  • Rich language capability (inc. Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Japanese)
  • Wide experience of global organizations and multi-cultural contexts
  • Close partnerships with clients to develop viable interventions that make a real difference
  • Tailor-made solutions to suit each customer's unique circumstances
  • Tools and approaches that feel relevant and culturally coherent
  • A small, agile and flexible business offering direct accA track record of long-term relationships, great results and client satisfaction

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