We Are Smoozitive

Nice to e-meet you, we’re Maayan & Gal, and we provide emotional support, guidance & coaching for women living abroad so that they could feel their best selves, no matter where they are. 


Approximately 80% of women experience frustration & stress during the first years after relocating overseas. And most of them will continue feeling unbalanced, and overwhelmed for a long time after. We’re on a mission to make each and every one of you feel better!

Smoozitive started as a positivity challenge designed to encourage women to take active steps toward a more positive life. It positively impacted the lives of so many women but something was missing.

Many of us feel like we’re living in survival mode, physically living, taking care of all the to-do lists and creating routines to feel more comfortable abroad. We’re so focused on that, that we forget to actually live.

Looking back on our personal lives, we realized that what helped us feel more present & alive every day, was our mindset. The more we positively trained our mindset and practiced daily, the better we dealt with challenges. We just couldn’t keep this to ourselves. It was no surprise, as we’ve been expat since forever, that we both wanted to help women living abroad to do the same.

We are big believers in the combination of positive mindset, real actions and a supporting surrounding

Nice to meet you

CO-FOUNDER & Positive Psychology Coach


Gal is the co-founder of Smoozitive. A few years ago, Gal decided to devote her time and energy to helping others bloom and feel better. Using her Master's degree in Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology she guides her clients toward the life they desire for themselves.

Expat since forever (first move when she was only 2 years old), her most recent move to France in 2020 became an opportunity to focus her work on women living abroad - as she understands what they are going through. Gal is an expert in cultivating a positive mindset and lifting people up.

Fun facts: she is the sandwich sibling, making her Maayan's little sister; shoe-addict, coffee-lover and Hope is her top character strength.

Gal Sela Szmelcman Co-Founder of Smoozitive
Maayan Szmelcman Yerushalmy Co-Founder of Smoozitive
CO-FOUNDER & Mindset Training Specialist


As the co-founder of Smoozitive, Maayan is the imaginative & calm side of the business. After putting aside her successful graphic design business in Israel, she moved to France with her family, and opted to spend even more time with Gal in order to help other women handle better their expat journeys, just as she did.

Maayan is an expert in expat mindset training who blends her own life experiences (relocated 7 times, and lived in many more cities) with her substantial yoga and mindfulness skills. She has helped countless women see the good in their life, make changes and feel better about themselves throughout the years.

Fun facts: she is the family's eldest sister, mother of 2, stands on her hands to relax, turns words that stress her out into songs, and her top character strength is Curiosity.


We set out to increase the awareness regarding the expected challenges we know most expat are dealing with one way or another, and build a business devoted to provide valuable mindset coaching on different levels to meet the needs of women living abroad in their different life situations.

We know, one of the things most women living abroad are facing is feeling alone and misunderstood, that’s why we also created a community of amazing women to provide them a safe place where they can share their experiences, get advice and create a sense of belonging.

We look forward to connecting with you
and being part of your journey abroad.

Welcome to Smoozitive!