"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."
Hi, I'm Susan.
I'm an authentic leadership 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 the sweet spot between the business needs and the human needs.
My background is in finance and psychology. I have an MSc in Business Psychology and a Diploma in Coaching Psychology. And I've worked for 10 years as a chartered accountant, business and data analyst, and senior manager in varied roles across industry. I've initiated and led change, developed and built process innovations, and managed projects, teams, and stakeholder relationships. More recently, I've worked with founders and tech startups on the softer side of strategy, communications, and culture.
I've supplemented my practical experience with research on thriving in the workplace (pending publication) and I also write about authenticity and the self for Coaching Psychology International.
I've trained in self development and mindfulness and 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!
Mindfulness has helped me to bring my self to my work, to learn from personal challenges, and to grow through grief. My self is something that's hard to articulate. It's where I am on my personal learning journey. I've explored and written about it from a psychology perspective. But it's more than that. It's where psychology meets mindfulness and metaphysics and soul journeys. It's an energy - that connects with other energy and unlocks new information. It's synchronicity .......
You can visit my LinkedIn profile for further details.