Meet Vivienne Smith

Vivienne Smith is a writer, trainer, presenter, transformational coach and certified NLP and Hypnosis practitioner.


I first joined Athena as a member to help launch my fledgeling coaching business. I was also writing my book, THE SINGLE MUM’S SURVIVAL GUIDE at the time and Athena gave me introductions to all the experts I needed to feature in my book. Recruiting members, running the meetings, mentoring team members and colleagues and giving training felt comfortable straight away and when the opportunity came up to take over the Brighton and Hove franchise as a Regional Director, it seemed the perfect fit! I will now be managing the Mid Sussex Groups as well, which is an exciting prospect. I love the support, camaraderie and collaboration that goes on amongst this fabulous bunch of women and I walk away from every meeting feeling inspired and informed. I count myself lucky to be doing a job that I love and helping experts in so many fields to connect and do business with others.

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Next Meeting Dates for the Region

Crawley East Group- Tuesday 11th July 2017 (12 - 2 pm)

West Hove & Southwick - Tuesday 20th June, Tuesday 18th July 2017 (12 - 2 pm)

East Brighton- Wednesday 21st June, 19th July(12 - 2 pm)

Haywards Heath - Thursday 15th June, 20th July (12 - 2 pm)

East Grinstead - Tuesday 27th June, 25th July (12 - 2 pm)

Brighton South Downs - Wednesday 28th June, 26th July 2017 (12 - 2 pm)

Brighton & Hove - Thursday 22nd June, 27th July 2017 (12 - 2 pm)

Cappuccino Connections - Wednesday 5th July (10 am - 12), Hangleton Manor, Hangleton Valley Drive, Hove BN3 8AN ;
Thursday 6th July (10 am - 12 pm), The Coffee Shop, Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Malthouse Road, Crawley, RH10 6BH

What the Members In Brighton and Hove Groups Say …

Meg Fenn – Design and Marketing, Shake It Up Creative Ltd

I'm so glad I met Vivienne and joined one of her Athena networking groups. I cannot recommend Vivienne enough! She's friendly and approachable but also very professional and dependable. The Athena group is wonderful and I look forward to it each month. This is down to Vivienne creating a dynamic group full of wonderful people and businesses. She goes above and beyond by really thinking about the businesses in her groups and how they can form strategic alliances with each other and how they would benefit from connecting with others. She has invited me several times to visit other groups which has benefited my business and she's always inclusive and generous.

Sarah Grinnell – Independent Financial Advisor, Chantler Kent Investments

Vivienne works really hard to make this networking group work. Of all the networking events I have tried Athena is definitely structured the best. Vivienne works really hard to ensure that it's not a ladies that lunch club. Like minded people are bought together and non pressured referrals happen. I took a bit of convincing to join but I'm so pleased I did and have renewed a second year. Thanks Vivienne

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