"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

         Dale Carnegie


Hi, I'm Susan. I'm an executive coach.

My philosophy is simple. Be open, build trust, and be surprised. Transformation happens when we're curious and playful. We laugh. We share. And we build connection. We learn from each other. I help you to find that sweet spot between the business needs and the human needs and to get things moving.

Awareness and love have helped me to learn from personal challenges and to grow through grief. I've learned to understand complex post traumatic stress and to heal it. It's taken almost four decades to feel whole in my self. My self is something that's hard to articulate. It's part of my personal learning journey. It's an energy, a piece of me that connects with other energy and unlocks new information. It's where psychology meets mindfulness, metaphysics, symbolism, synchronicity, the body, and the soul. I'm a small piece of a big jigsaw. 

My background is in finance and psychology. I have an MSc in Business Psychology, a Diploma in Coaching Psychology, and I've published research on thriving*. Prior to that, I worked for 10 years as a chartered accountant, business and data analyst, and senior manager in varied roles across practice and industry. I've initiated and led change, designed and built process innovations, and managed projects, teams, and stakeholder relationships. More recently, I've worked with founders and tech startups on strategy, communications, and culture. 
I've supplemented my practical experience with training in self development, mindfulness, yoga, and astrology; travelled around the world with a backpack; and spent time in Buddhist, Daoist, and Tibetan Bön meditation practices. I love integrating these elements into my work. I use a blend of positive psychology, cognitive-behavioural, and acceptance-commitment tools. I've used these tools myself in my own personal and professional journey and I'm very willing to share my learnings. I learn something new every day!

* Volume 5, Article 15 – European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology (nationalwellbeingservice.org)


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