Susan Chan

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Member Coaching Association. Executive and Lifestyle Coach
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Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1XB
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

'Life is for living, live with purpose and no regrets!'
Susan works with clients who feel that they require career coaching or personal development, whether it be for increased confidence, motivation or to take time to review where they are at the moment. 
Susan has been assisting people of all ages and backgrounds for over 16 years. Her wide-ranging qualifications, knowledge and experience illustrate Susan's holistic approach towards the range of issues facing people in the complex and busy world in which we live.

Susan is a Motivation and Life Coach, based in Ayr, Scotland. Susan is available for consultations, training, workshops and consultancy. Susan founded 'Susan Chan at New Horizons' over 16 years ago.

'Enabling life’s high achievers to attain both their personal and professional goals, Susan Chan and Associates is an international consultancy, with a holistic approach combining mindfulness, well-being and performance techniques, the consultancy helps clients re-balance, de-stress and re-focus.'

She lives and works with Ian Geddes her husband and business partner. (who is also a Motivation and Life Coach). Susan loves music, art and is an adventure traveller, whether it be in the rainforest of Borneo, a camel trek in Morocco or sitting on a beach in Arran.

Susan is the co-author of the book, 'Living the Dream...Secrets for a Happier Life.'

Susan is a creative and energetic life coach and motivation consultant. She works with dynamic and positive people who are ready to be challenged. The areas of your life that can be covered will be agreed at the introductory discussion but can include:-

  • Confidence and Self-esteem
  • How to be happy
  • Personal health and well-being
  • Life Balance
  • Money/ Finance and planning for the future...take control
  • Dreams and achievements... you are only limited by your vision
  • Relationships...yourself, friends and family
  • Career development
  • Handling baggage and clutter...take the weight off your shoulders
  • Communication skills...see it clearly in your mind, body and voice

Bespoke Interview/ Career Coaching
We offer sessions to work with you to identify your career goals and develop the skills to help you to achieve them.

We work with people who have lost the key element of themselves.... who they are and who they want to be. This work requires a coaching relationship that allows time for you to explore areas of your life that you wish to change and to take you back to the core aspects and values of your life that have been missing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Prof. Doc. (GCU. School of Business and Society)(Pending), M.Sc., (Business and Society), M.Sc., (Mindfulness Studies), B.Sc.,(Psychology) Diploma C.Hyp/NLP, ACFM, MAC).

Susan is a qualified and registered coach, licensed de-stress consultant, clinical hypnotherapist and motivation therapist.

For the full list of services available within 'Susan Chan at New Horizons', see below and the web at

She is a Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Motivation, Mindfulness Coach and Teacher. Susan is an ambassador for the University of Aberdeen’s MSc. Mindfulness programme and the Mindfulness Association.

Susan is a validated practitioner and member of the Association of Coaching, the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). She is an accredited de-stress consultant and can offer courses to individuals and groups. She is a business mentor with the Chamber of Commerce, an accredited CPD provider for Education Scotland. and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Susan is also a member of the Mindfulness Association.

She dedicates part of her practice to a number of charities, including Ayrshire Sportsability, Ayrshire Cancer Support, The Ayrshire Hospice, Song for Heroes, MS Society, and 'See Me.'

Susan works with individual clients, small groups and large groups, within the private, public and voluntary sectors. This includes schools and colleges, charity organisations and commercial agencies, both local and global.

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Career Coaching                                                                                                      Mentoring                                                                                                                Motivation                                                                                                               Personal development                                                                                           Mindfulness
Mind and Body


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Susan's initial 1/2 hour consultation is free of charge. Since your programme will be individual to you and your own requirements, fees and the package selected can be discussed at this early 'chemistry session'.

Susan offers individual coaching sessions and blocks of sessions arranged into individual packages to suit your requirements.

Silver package: This consists of four sessions supported by Susan’s own mp3 voice downloads

Gold package: Six coaching sessions together with email support should you wish to contact Susan between appointments. In addition full support from a range of Susan’s own mp3 voice downloads

Platinum package: Six coaching sessions together with email support should you wish to contact Susan between sessions. In addition to a copy of Susan’s Book, ‘A Mindful Compassion Guide to a Happier Life’, you will get support from a range of Susan’s own mp3 voice downloads plus a bespoke mp3 download.

Included in the fee and as part of the coaching service, Susan offers ongoing and support by email, telephone, or Zoom.

For some clients, a longer programme including professional supervision may be selected.

An additional part of Susan's services is the 'bespoke personalised audio downloads'.

Payment can be by bank transfer, debit card or by cash and would be expected at the initial contact session.

When I work

Normal business hours: 8.30 to 17.00 However evening appointments are available. It may also be possible to see clients on a Saturday morning. Contact Susan Chan for details

Further information

We are located near the town centre in Ayr, at 25 Barns Street, KA7 1XB.  You can sample the range of audio downloads. The range of themes is extensive and being added to on a regular basis.

You can follow Susan on Facebook (susanchannewhorizons) or Twitter (SChanNewHorizon), and you can read more about the business at the website at  On the web, you will find an extensive range of blogs, several of which have been featured in newspapers. In addition, Susan has a wide range of audio downloads available within the shop.

Susan also works in partnership with a number of local community groups and charities. She was an award winner with ‘Mums in Control’ (a national magazine) for inspiring others.  Susan's work was recognised by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) as a finalist for ‘Most Enterprising (Scottish) Business.’ and for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ and ’Best Charity/ Business Partnership’. Susan recently completed her doctorate, her specialism being wellness, mindful compassion and personal health for well-being.

25 Barns Street, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 1XB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme