Brian F. Smyth

Brian is founding member and Managing Director of Maybe International and has over 20 years of experience helping organisations in different parts of the world to achieve new levels of performance, success and overall well-being. Most of these organisations were large global companies in North and South America, Asia and in different countries across Europe. Others were non-profit organisations or smaller businesses both in Ireland and overseas. What they all had in common was a need or desire to achieve more and be more than they had previously been. He claims they all made it!

Prior to founding Maybe International, he previously worked for NASA in South America and subsequently spent a number of years in General Motors as Personnel Manager, Production Manager and Managing Director. He was also Managing Director of the Irish office of Synectics® Corporation, a Creative & Innovation Consultancy for a number of years.

He is the co-founder of the “Managing to be Human Forum” which brings together Company leaders who are searching for a more human and authentic way to manage their organisations. His first book, Managing to be Human, explains how it is not only possible to lead and manage in a human way, but why it is a better and more effective way to manage. His latest book, Your Beautiful Life A Gift has been published and will be available in the Autumn.

Brian also helps sport teams and individuals to new levels of performance, achievement and well-being in their particular sports.

“I really believe that we can make work and life tremendously, rewarding, enriching and enjoyable for everyone. Doing that, making work and life meaningful for people, is what gives me my greatest satisfaction” he says.

He also gets satisfaction in other spheres of life, writing, reading, gardening and playing some golf. And he has a few friends too with whom he can enjoy a Single Malt Whiskey until late into the night.



We in Maybe International can confidently say that all participants in our programmes on Leadership will gain many new and exciting insights into how managing in a more human way will enable them to achieve new levels of performance both in themselves and in their people, performance that will deliver ever better business results.

Working with Maybe International is a unique experience. Our whole leadership philosophy and approach has been developed with the central focus of bringing out the greatness in people  - unlocking the enormous potential that is waiting to be realised in each person. We know that nurturing this inner potential in a creative and honest manner will ensure they achieve more than they imagine is possible and empower them to do real justice to themselves and their organisations.

We believe that this level of improvement will be achieved by managing and leading with integrity and effectiveness and it is this belief, and fidelity to it, that enables managers to lead their organisations so successfully.

Brian F. Smyth

Managing Partner

Ximo Santonja

Design & Technology

Dr. Pat Ibbotson

Non–Executive Director

Rhoda Nolan


Eamon Malone

Sales Director

Luisa Vela

Wellbeing Specialist