Testimonials

Change your career:

“I went to see Sue when I had a  real lack of clarity and didn’t know what I wanted to do with the next phase of my life.  I had resigned from my job as a Finance Director, but wasn’t clear on what to do next.  I also wanted to start looking after myself more generally. 

By working with Sue I have learnt so much  – both at an academic level and at a much deeper level, I feel great and very happy and confident for the future.  I am very clear about what I want to do with the next phase of my life and have already started working as an independent consultant which I am really enjoying.  I have also set up a daily self care routine which has me feeling happy confident, relaxed and fit– despite all the recent change and uncertainty.

Coaching with Sue is like having a best friend who holds you to account and tells you the truth with empathy – far more than any friend really would.  She is kind, and has a huge amount of empathy whist being intuitive and fun.  The coaching was excellent, tough and difficult at times, but always safe, caring and not too hard.  I pushed myself and learnt a HUGE amount and things have really shifted for me. Things I didn’t think were possible are suddenly perfectly doable.  I would highly recommend coaching with Sue.”

 

Isabelle, Finance Director

“I had just been made redundant and although I had a decent payout I felt in complete panic about what to do next  – and with the rest of my life! I was actually quite glad I was leaving my old career as it meant I hardly ever saw my children – but I had no idea about what else I could do, and how I was going to pay the bills once the redundancy money ran out.  I also felt a bit lost about who I was now – I didn’t have my old job title any more.

Sue was very understanding of where I was and made me feel very at ease about my whole situation.  She quickly helped me turn what had felt like the worst thing to ever happen to me – into the most positive thing in my life.

Coaching with Sue has helped me realise I have choices in my life, and that there is another way to live. 

I have identified what’s REALLY important to me, how I REALLY want to live – and I am now actually living it!”

Sarah, Journalist



 

“When I started working with Sue I had just been given a new position at work – a step up into management. I was not confident enough in myself, work seemed overwhelming, and I didn’t believe in myself – specifically in relation to getting onto a professional doctorate.

Sue is empowering, funny, perceptive and challenging. She gets me – she knew what I needed. She believes in me and this was extremely empowering and confidence building for me.  She’s also never judgmental, which means I can be totally honest with her.

Through coaching with Sue I have learnt how to time manage, prioritise – and to say NO to some appointments and areas of work.  I’m able to take a step back, delegate and trust my staff more,  I’ve created a department plan, am effectively developing my team, and have got onto the doctorate! I’m also fully in CHOICE – ie. not living life governed by what I think I SHOULD do, HAVE to do,  CAN’T do!

Sue has helped me to relax, look at things calmly, and to feel more confident.”

Jo-Ann Myers, Head of Education Department, Leo Baeck College
Leo Baeck College



Change your Life

When I met Sue I lacked confidence and conviction in my own abilities, I was missing a purpose and a plan, and I was struggling to balance work and home life and felt huge amounts of guilt whenever I did do things for myself.

 The impact of working with Sue was much quicker than I expected – at one point I was seeing big changes week on week, and working with her has given me: much more self awareness; a range of techniques for dealing with anxiety in business – whether that’s dealing with difficult people or having the confidence in my own convictions; a range of tools for managing myself better eg. planning and being more self assured; the self belief to prioritise my own self care and get more balance in my life; plus a clearly defined career plan.

 Sue has been fantastic.  Coaching with her is like having an amazing mentor but in a much more structured way.  Her coaching has helped me in equal measure with work and in my personal life.  Sue has a wonderful warm and empathetic style.  She’s always listening and really has helped provide great solutions to my personal challenges.  I would recommend working with Sue to anyone – I’m only sorry I didn’t do it sooner!

 

James, Managing Partner, Advertising

 


“I went to see Sue when I felt desperate, frustrated and bleak.   I had low confidence, felt like I was living on the edge, had lots of guilt, was letting the past rule my present, and felt like I was floundering. I knew things needed to change, but was not sure what or how.

Through working with Sue things have changed significantly. I believe in myself and that I can lead a more meaningful life, and I trust in myself much more.  My confidence has grown – in who I am, what I feel, and what I want to achieve.  I have achieved an internal calmness and more enjoyment in life.

Coaching with Sue is like going on a personal journey.  Sometimes it’s painful and hard work but when you reach different points en route , the release, empowerment and joy you feel is amazing.  She is with you all the way – not pushing but guiding, challenging, and 100% non judgmental. Sue was very honest from the start about how much work it would take, but that if I put the work in, it would change my life.  She was right!”

 Alison, Staff Engagement Manager

 

“I knew I needed a coach to help and guide me and lead me in the right direction – Sue is a great coach. She can be tough at times and doesn’t allow me to be slippery (which is a good thing!). But at the same time Sue is nurturing and loving.

I never feel ashamed or embaressed to tell her the truth and know she does not judge me. She holds me to my values especially when I forget – and she adapts to my ever changing and evolving dreams – and I have real faith in her.

Through coaching with Sue I have taken full control of my life – something I never dreamt possible.

I have got out of ‘victim mode’ (always making excuses for why I haven’t achieved something, blaming situations, circumstances and others). I have taken charge of my life and what happens in it. I have changed my relationships for the better and am taking active steps towards things I want in life – now and in the future. 

Rachel, Training Programme Advisor



 

“I was feeling stuck in a rut and a bit low, my goals were to sort out my working life, in particular the balance between my ‘day job’ and running my own business. I didn’t quite know how to change things, well I thought I didn’t know how.

Sue is super positive, fun, warm and friendly. She is obviously very accomplished in her work and has an intuitive sense for what is needed in the present moment. She is clear and to the point, and doesn’t waste any time on stuff that will not help you move towards your goals.

Sue really helped me to see where my personal priorities lay, and how an awareness of and respect for my core values could lead me naturally to where I truly wanted to be. Through the coaching with Sue I now have a much higher level of self worth and esteem, and I dind’t realise it would be such an easy and quick transition.  I leave the coaching sessions feeling very positive and uplifted, and positive attitudes and experiences seem to flow very naturally from the work we do in these sessions.

Valuing myself and my work more highly has meant that my income is already beginning to increase. If you think of it as an investemnet in yourself then it is a sensible move – the money invested will come back to you and more besides.”

Julia Moore, Owner, Therapeutic and Holistic Yoga for Everyone.
www.holisticyoga.co.uk



“ I’d recently had my second child and was very sleep deprived, and worried about getting back to work. We had financial anxieties and I was feeling incredibly stressed, uptight, guilty and anxious.

My main goal was to appreciate the here and now of being a Mum, whilst creating a place for myself and my own sanity! Professionally I wanted to feel calm and in control about getting back into the driving seat work wise.

Sue’s a great coach – encouraging without being judgmental or critical, inspiring and kind. 

She enabled me to start working again – feeling relaxed and confident. Because of the coaching I have developed the ability not to feel guilty a lot of the time and am now able to have a better, more healthy perspective on life in general.”

Julia Griffen, Photographer



My life was a mess – I was confused and unfocused – at home and at work. I would procrastinate and feel muddled about things and could just not get on top of of everything that needed to be done – let alone thinking about the future.

Sue is very good at enabling me to utilise my own inner strength and resources and has a talent for directing me towards my own solutions to problems I’d previously felt unsolvable.

Her approach is very practical and she quickly got to the crux of my issues. In our very first session she helped me realise I had choice in my life – to me a real revelation.

Through coaching with Sue I have learnt different ways of looking at my problems and can now tackle life’s difficulties head on. With her nurturing encouragement I have really taken stock of my life and I am now fulfilling my dreams.

Lisa, TV Series Producer



Change your business

 

Sue is enthusiastic, sensitive,warm, and is a very motivating presence. We always focus on what needs to be done and on acknowledging how far I have already come. She seems to know when it is OK to add some pressure and when is enough.


Through coaching with Sue I have a renewed belief and confidence in myself, I am now taking on more work and earning more money. It has given me the kickstart I needed to take my business more seriously and heaps more confidence about what I have to offer.

I am now achieving more for me and my business than I ever dreamt possible.

I would gladly recommend Sue to anyone”


Cathy Johnson, Birth and Parenting Consultant, Womb to Bloom
www.wombtobloom.co.uk



“When I started working with Sue I’d taken redundancy from the BBC, leaving behind a career in television that I’d been passionate about since I was a child. I had recently set up a new photography business   – I was excited but apprehensive, and very worried that I was making a big mistake.


I started coaching with Sue for financial and practical reasons – I wanted to create and build a business that would make me money.

Sue’s a fantastic coach and is direct, straightforward and very clear in her approach. I was sceptical about the whole process but within a very short space of time I have learnt new techniques to help me solve problems.  I’ve also used these techniques positively in every other area of my life – and it’s been noticed by several people!


In less than 3 months of coaching with Sue I’m achieving things within my business – and life – that I wouldn’t have been brave enough to tackle for several years.

Now, I am much more ambitious and passionate about my business and what I want in life – and I’m making more money than I dreamed possible!”


Trupti Patel, Owner & Photographer, Kush Digital Photography
www.kushdigital.com