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Why work with MerindaOld

Hello a bit about me…

Business Coach

Having founded Merinda Smith Business Coach, RTO Mentor & My Edge Training, I have built a multiple six-figure income using my knowledge & systems and I want to teach you to do the same.

I have built my life around supporting others to get clear on what they want, and to remove roadblocks, so my clients, just like you, can just do your thing!

In the past I worked exclusively with people in the training sector who were wishing the set up an RTO and understand compliance. I have many online courses that help with this, if you are here looking for those solutions. Now as a business coach for over 5 years, I am passionate about passing on my experience by teaching and mentoring coaches to help them get out of their own way and bring their gifts into the world.

My business journey started when I was 19 when I travelled to the UK for some work experience. I quickly moved into leadership roles, with little support, working long hours and being pushed on many fronts. By the time I was 24 I had a nervous breakdown and needed to rethink my plan.

This led me to learn and put in practice, as much as I could about being a great leader. Over the years I’ve been in many senior leader roles. In 2006 I realised that my horses helped me in communicating with my team and in others ways I never thought they could. From this point on I started my own inner work journey and realising the positive effect it had on so much of my life, including my clients.

In coaching I work from the inside out, which really makes a difference in the results I get with my clients.


As a leadership and business coach I’m here to say that I am not an enigma that has never had struggles. The reality is as a workplace leader, and especially when I started my own business I became stuck, frustrated and sabotaged myself. It wasn’t until I took on a coach that I realised I was my own worst enemy to move forward. After many years of struggling with self-doubt, I discovered that the secret to my business success (and everything else in life) is in your mind. After that revelation, and shifting some key beliefs and emotional baggage, I have moved forward in leaps and bounds.

I know firsthand the struggle of getting in front of your right client, and the emotional pain that comes from not getting results. I turned my business and my mindset around through being coached, and am passionate about helping you too. In my online courses & face to face business and leadership coaching you will discover and break through your mental blocks, implement systems for autopilot, to achieve results, so that you too can finally reach your business goals.

5 reasons why I can help you.


In an internet full of self-proclaimed overnight “expert” coaches, I actually am one. My learning never stops, I’m am certified as a coach, and experienced. The proof comes from the results of 100s of clients in the areas of starting a business and business growth. I’m very experienced, and can facilitate the best change that is right for you. If for any reason I feel that I’m not the best person to help you, I’ll refer you straight on to one of my colleagues to get the exact help you need.


Since my own life transformation, I’ve dedicated the past 10 years of my life to learning and practicing coaching techniques: Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time-Line & Hypnosis Therapy, Equine Assisted learning, mBit (Heart, Gut and Mind therapy), Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) facilitator, along with other modalities. So putting all of those together I am there to help you with your challenges, so you can create change in your life. I personally practice all of them every day, to ensure I am my best self. In my coaching work from the inside out rather than the outside in.

Why work with MerindaOld
Why work with MerindaOld
Business Coach


Basically, I’m a regular person. I have fun hobbies like horse riding, scuba diving, sailing, or creating on the sewing machine or having fun with colour and paints. I have been with my husband (who I met scuba diving) for over 20 years. I know the ups and downs of being the key money earner, working from home with a young child, family life, and wanting to get horses fit & ready for competition. I have seen and fully lived the different chapters of my life so far, and am at peace with it all. I am not here to judge you, I am here to help, and guide you to greatness. You can feel confident and safe knowing you’re in good hands.


If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your experience with any of my programs, or training, after giving it a go, and putting in the effort to make the change, just let me know and I’ll do what I can to make it right. I’m so sure my systems and experiences work I offer a satisfaction guarantee. I back all my programs 100%. Of course fair use applies here too. You need to be willing to commit to the process, take action and follow the guidance to get results.

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