Northcott Diagnostics - Sue Haritou

Northcott Diagnostics - Sue Haritou


07818 068 776

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07818 068 776

About me

Sue, here! If you're after a no nonsense approach to personal and business coaching services, cutting through the marketing to strategies that work in real life, I'm the right person!

I offer whole person life coaching, business and executive coaching and startup mentoring. An experienced trainer and presenter, I'm happy giving one-to-one sessions through to group and meeting presentations.

I have a professional business background but also degrees in Archaeological Science (I understand the origins of culture and behaviour) and over 20 years amateur and professional research into understanding human and animal body states, health and behaviour. That's created some new coaching techniques that I mesh with traditional methods, depending on what's right for you.

Some areas where I can help -


  • getting a job or a new job
  • going forwards in your life and/or career
  • help with decision making
  • decreasing stress/feeling overwhelmed
  • listening with empathy
  • relationships (help to go forwards)
  • discovering what you enjoy and where the most meaning in life is for you
  • help to make changes (e.g. diet, smoking, exercise)
  • self confidence and self esteem
  • sports/event/performance coaching for you to be at your best.


  • resilience – weathering knock backs, problems and challenges
  • how to deal with a promotion and/or new responsibilities
  • communications with staff, superiors, partners, stakeholders, funders, shareholders, etc.
  • leadership development and team building
  • negotiation, e.g. partners, suppliers, customers
  • focus and prioritisation
  • time management
  • decision making
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • motivation, inspiration and innovation
  • life/work balance

Training, qualifications & experience

Over 970 hours coaching experience in senior job roles across varied industries.

Member of the Association for Coaching and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

My background is one of direct experience, coaching and mentoring within a variety of management and Board level roles in industries including manufacturing, IT, life science, healthcare and education within local Government.

I founded a high growth start up company from patentable ideas and took that forward for six years, with part of the mission being to give job role experience to new graduates and mentor them.  Examples of my invitations to speak, publications and awards are on the Northcott Diagnostics Website About page.

I've authored training courses and articles published professionally in technical journals and for the trade and leisure press.  I'm also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Certified Goldmine Professional (customer relationship management).  My experience includes business development/sales/marketing, project management, IT, contracts, regulatory compliance and health and safety.  Plus, a successful track record with bids and proposals.  I have a BSc Hons 2:1, MSc (Archaeological Science) and experience equivalent to a PhD (life science - company had to own the IP, not a University, in order to secure funding).

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Start up mentoring
  • Working with animals
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Non-violent communication

Photos & videos

  • Anubis Award for Innovative Startup Company
  • BioCity Biomarkers Conference


Coaching is normally a process to reach goals.  Most people book a number of sessions as a programme, that both coach and client agree will be a reasonable way to reach those goals.

You could think of this as a short term investment for your long term future.

Example Programmes:

The Decision Maker: £80

Two one hour sessions or one two hour session
E-mail support
Personal action pack
Free 30 minute Discovery Session for you to "try before you buy" if you're new to Northcott Diagnostics

Focus on a challenge or decision to be made quickly.  For example, applying for a new job, tackling a project you have put off, clarifying relationship issues or building confidence to tackle a specific issue at work.

Clearly see the changes you wish to make and perhaps move on to The Challenge coaching programme:

The Challenge: £160

Four one hour sessions or two two hour sessions
E-mail support between sessions
Personal action pack
Free one hour Discovery Session for you to "try before you buy" if you're new to Northcott Diagnostics

Explore a particular challenge or goal.  The sessions could run once a week, over a month, or over a  longer period, to suit you.  (There may be a certain amount of time required between sessions to clarify your goals and how to tackle them.)  Perhaps you're thinking of changing career path, working less or more hours, starting a business, pursuing a sports/performance goal, or you may be at a "stuck" point with a relationship or other important aspect of your life.

Your Own Definition of Success: £500

A journey of discovery, to set wheels in motion for the future you want!

Twelve one hour sessions or six two hour sessions
E-mail support between sessions
Personal action pack
Bespoke challenge pack, collated and tailored for what you want to achieve
Free one hour discovery session for you to "try before you buy" if you're new to Northcott Diagnostics

Stand alone coaching sessions are charged at £30 per hour.  There isn't any additional support around these sessions.

One-off sessions are usually for the more sports/event coaching oriented approach (e.g. pep talk, preparation for a presentation) or as a gift certificate for someone looking to try coaching.

How Are Payments Made?
All sessions are payable in advance by cash, cheque or bank transfer (internet banking).  (There is a PayPal button on the website as a backup to the other payment methods.  However, as PayPal takes a cut of each payment it's great if you can pay by one of the other ways listed.)  Programmes of coaching are paid as a total sum up front or in installments as agreed with the coach.

Discounts are available for booking several blocks of sessions at a time - please ask.

If you refer someone for coaching and they're accepted as a client (plus pay for at least one programme) you will be credited with one free coaching session yourself.

Structure of my coaching sessions -

I work with highly motivated individuals to develop their own definition of success.  Most clients want to achieve specific goals so they can lead a more fulfilling life and a plan will be designed that is specific to your needs and aspirations.

Coaching sessions are for adults 18 years and over.

Initial Consultation - The Discovery Session
Do you have questions about coaching - not sure if it is for you?

The initial consultation (meeting or telephone conversation) is free and is for both parties to discover if they would like to develop a coaching relationship.  It can also jumpstart that relationship!  I will not take on clients unless I feels that coaching is the right choice and there's a good fit between coach and client – it’s important that you are with the right person to help you.

Subsequent Coaching Sessions
During the first payable coaching session the client trains the coach!  There’s discussion of how to work together, how the client would like to be coached and what tools and structures will be useful.  The coach finds out who you are, what you wish for in your life and what to hold for you as your vision.

How long is a session?
Scheduled sessions will be at an agreed time and date for one hour or two hours, depending on your requirements.

How do sessions take place?
Coaching sessions will be in a format convenient to you, which can be discussed (face to face, telephone, Skype call, etc.).  It’s recommended that at least the first proper Coaching Session is face to face so client and coach can get to know each other.

Face to face sessions are in Grange, Morayshire, near to Keith, in a quiet, confidential environment.  Directions will be given once you’re accepted as a client.

‘Phone/video calls are made by the coach to the client.  ‘Phone calls must be to a landline number to get a good quality for the call.  Video calls may only be possible with a certain minimum broadband speed and certain applications.

What happens if I’m late to a session?
Because the coach will have other clients, sessions must finish at the pre-arranged time.  It is your responsibility to start a call on time or to arrive for a meeting on time.

There will not be a refund or extra time given if the recipient is late to a session unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as a one-off family emergency.  This is at the coach’s discretion.

Scheduling sessions
Try to book as far in advance as possible for the times/dates you want to avoid disappointment.  Coaching is normally a process to reach goals and so most people book a number of sessions (on discussion with the coach) that both parties agree will be a reasonable way to reach those goals.

One-off sessions are possible for the more sports/event coaching oriented approach (e.g. pep talk) or as a gift certificate for someone looking to try coaching.

The core booking hours are 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday.  However, it’s appreciated that these may not suit if you have a full time job, etc.  Discuss with me what will be helpful to you.

Rescheduling a session
If you need to re-schedule a session, 48 hours advance notice is required.  I will also give you a minimum of 48 hours advance notice if re-scheduling is necessary from my side.

If you give less than 48 hours notice, you will forfeit the session and the fee.

I do not cover any of the client’s expenses associated with the session.

Closing Session
As mentioned, coaching sessions can be one-offs (e.g. preparation for a job interview, presentation, etc.) or a programme to work on longer term goals.  It’s helpful to have a closing session for the latter to bring everything together.

Emails will receive a response within 2 working days.  I will take ‘phone calls when possible during normal working hours (09:00 – 17:00) and respond to ‘phone messages within 2 working days.  Exceptions to this will be advised on "out of office" automated replies.  If you don't receive a response please check your email spam filter, for example, or contact me - sometimes despite everyones' best efforts messages don't get through.

Legal Disclaimer Notice
Coaching is not a substitute for professional advice such as from a medical doctor, phychiatrist, counsellor or therapist of any kind, or from legal, financial, business, spiritual or other specialist advisors.

The client accepts responsibility for consulting such professionals as needed and for any decisions or actions they make or take, respectively, in association with the coaching.

The coach is not liable for consequences (including loss, cost or damages) associated with decisions or actions by the client.

Further information

Check out this video of the BioCity Nottingham Bioentrepreneur School, where I was kindly invited to be a panel member, answering questions from PhD Grads looking to start their own companies:

Keith, AB55

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Core booking hours are 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday. However, evening and weekend sessions are possible by arrangement.