Susie Morrison - Life and Career Transition Coach, CPCC, ACC
Life is full of changes and curve balls - some we bounce back from easily, while others can leave us totally floored and unsure of who we are any more. At some level we know we’ll find our way again, but the how can be elusive when we’re right in the middle of it.
Sometimes it's more of a slow realisation that we've lost our way in life, that we've been so busy taking care of our career or our relationship or our children or our parents, that we've forgotten to take care of ourselves.
If you’re stuck in that place where you know there has to be something better than this, but you're struggling to figure out what it is, or even to believe that change is possible, I can help.
I help mid-life women move through life’s big (and small) transitions and challenges (career change, divorce, empty nest, menopause, loss of confidence or identity, etc.) and the emotional ups and downs of life, so that they can come out on the other side feeling stronger, happier and more confident, with a new-found appreciation of their own capabilities.
"Coaching with Susie is like watching yourself from above. Sometimes we just can't see the wood for the trees. The biggest change I've noticed is that I have renewed self-belief and now see myself for the confident and capable woman I am, with lots still to offer the world and the people around me." Jennifer
How we work together
I'll create a safe and confidential space where you can step out of your day-to-day life to explore what you want for the next chapter of your life, identify the roadblocks that are keeping you stuck, develop a really rooted sense of self-belief, and get yourself back in the driver's seat.
If you'd like to find out more, I offer a free 60-minute introductory call/taster session to talk through what's going on for you, how coaching can help and to see whether we feel like a good fit for each other.
Before coaching, I spent many years in senior level recruitment. I then worked part-time as a freelance copywriter and CV writer when my children were little, before spending several years as a full-time parent. Now I'm at the far end of the parenting curve, with the oldest at university and the youngest about to finish school.
My journey into coaching began when I worked with a coach myself, to help me find my way out of the mid-life rut I was languishing in. I needed to restart my career, deal with a failing relationship and believe in myself again, but I didn’t seem able to get there by myself. Coaching for me was transformational and looking back, I wish I’d done it sooner.
I'm a fully certified life coach (CPCC) with the world-leading Co-Active Training Institute. I've also trained with the Self-Belief Coaching Academy and am a licensed Firework career transition coach.
My coaching years have been by far the most fulfilling of my career. I truly love being part of my clients' journey towards a happier, more balanced life, where they can grow, thrive and realise their full potential.
Please see my website to find out more about coaching with me: https://susiemorrisoncoaching.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCC - Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI - Co-Active Training Institute)
- Licensed Firework Career Transition Coach
- Self-Belief Coach training with the Self-Belief Coaching Academy
- Member of the International Coaching Federation
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Free initial telephone session
- Free 60-minute introductory/taster call
- £120 per hour - discount for full payment of six sessions on sign-up
- Minimum of six sessions, fortnightly or weekly
Weekdays from 8.30am. Some evening and Saturday morning appointments.
What people say about coaching with me:
“The results have been, quite literally, life-changing. Emotionally, Susie has helped me think differently about things that have been weighing me down, allowing me to let go of a painful past and focus on the future positives and possibilities. At work, she's reignited my self-belief and confidence. I'm once again thinking about where I want my career to go, rather than simply surviving day to day. And, I've rediscovered my mojo - I'm now doing the things that I've wanted to do but until now, have been too cautious to embrace. In a nutshell, Susie has helped me bring out my inner Wonder Woman - and, most importantly, in a way that has allowed me to stay true to myself and my values.”
"A few weeks in, and I don’t recognise my old life. Susie has taken me on a truly inspiring journey of self-discovery. I’ve learned aspects of myself that I didn’t know existed and with Susie’s help I’ve worked on my resilience and inner strength. She’s taught me practical tools to use when I find myself in difficulty again, let’s face it life isn’t a smooth journey! My confidence has been boosted massively since starting our sessions and I now feel that whatever life throws at me, I’d be able to rise above it.”
"Coaching with Susie is a breath of fresh air. As a self-employed woman of a certain age who works 6 or 7 days a week and cares for a disabled husband, the pressure is often suffocating. I was so stuck 'busily doing' I had no time to even consider how I was feeling or what I wanted. I admit that carving out time for coaching, at first, felt impossible, but I have come to gasp for the space, time and perspective it gives me. Having an hour to focus on ME has been transformational. I have realized that I am doing OK - in fact, more than OK and I feel more confident, capable and inspired as a result.”
"I must admit that before I started coaching with Susie, I wasn't sure that coaching would be for me. But I was a crossroads and needed help. I'd just left an intense job after a long while, and was struggling to figure out what was next and how to find better balance in my life. Susie was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a calm manner that makes it feel like you're just chatting with a friend, but yet gets you to real insights and actions in each conversation. She was highly structured but also flexible based on my preferences. She was particularly good at making me aware of, and helping me to better control, my inner 'self-editor' that would rule out options because of pre-conceived notions. Her coaching helped me hone in on what really matters to me in work and life, and choose a new career path that's a much better fit.”
"When I came to coaching, I was at a pivotal point in my career, as I knew I needed to leave the business which I’d invested my time, heart, soul and money into, but I didn’t know how to be brave enough to move on. I was scared and fearful, as I’d been with the same organisation for 18 years, so leaving felt huge and I wasn’t even sure what I could/would/should do.
As soon as I started working with Susie I simply knew that ‘it was going to be OK’, whatever it was. I realise now that I needed to be asked the right questions, do the right thinking and be supported to move in the right direction – which is what I did. I have achieved what I set out to achieve with my new business and honestly this was the best investment I made in my transition. Susie was gentle but deliberate, patient and challenging. We’ve never met face to face, but I feel like I know her as a friend and when we meet, there will be a big hug at the end."
"I wanted to find a coach because I felt stuck in both my personal and professional life. I really look forward to our sessions and find having my hour once a fortnight very therapeutic. It gives me time to breathe, reflect on how far I’ve come and where I want to be heading. Susie has a gift at seeing the bigger picture and the blocks you may have, as well as helping you see the insights and lessons learnt along the way. I now have a clear understanding of my values, my passions and my vision, as well as what I want to accomplish. My future is one of excitement and creativity. It’s all in my grasp and I feel that anything is possible now!"
"Before I started coaching with Susie I was going round in circles and feeling really frustrated - I wasn't enjoying life to the full, but I lacked the direction and confidence to do anything about it. I had got myself into a kind of paralysis. Looking back, I probably thought doing nothing was less scary than failing at something. Coaching with Susie is like watching yourself from above. Sometimes we just can't see the wood for the trees. The biggest change I've noticed is that I have renewed self-belief and now see myself for the confident and capable woman I am, with lots still to offer the world and the people around me. I feel ready to give things a go. To get out there again. I feel optimistic and really rather excited at the thought of where I may end up."
“Why didn’t I do this sooner! I am loving the journey I’m going on with Susie – she’s opening my eyes to discovering more about myself and the opportunities that would be most appropriate for me. I’m interrogating my values, strengths, motivations and so on… all with a view to creating a truly fulfilling career for myself”
“Since having coaching with Susie, I can now recognise my strengths and I feel empowered by them. I have been fortunate to have found a new job whilst I’ve been doing my coaching – the interview process enabled me to utilise my new-found confidence and motivation that I have gained over the last few months. Coaching has been the perfect next step for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and results. I know that I am in a completely different place now to how I was at the start of my coaching and I will take everything I have learnt and continue to build on it”.
"I had often read about Life Coaches and was at a time in my life where I was going through the Menopause, my eldest daughter had left home and I was in a job that no longer challenged me. Since that day that I made the initial telephone call to Susie, I have never looked back.
Having Susie as my Life Coach has been totally inspiring and she has helped me unlock my true potential. She has never judged me but has given me ideas and how to look at things from a different perspective and reminds me that I always have a choice! I am continuing to grow into my better self day by day and I am now more focused, energised and aware of my values and aspirations. Thank you Susie for your encouragement, help and undoubting inspiration."
"If you are interested in coaching and are considering a career change, then I would recommend working with Susie. I wanted to focus on a better work life balance, as I was feeling quite lost, needing direction and not fully in control of a lot of things. Having completed my sessions with Susie, I have a more positive mindset and am more aware of how to manage my emotions. I have more in my armoury to deal with life. I'm also a lot more self-aware. I recognise that I need to look after myself if I'm to successfully look after those around me and this has been a real shift. Coaching with Susie feels like a "safe place" and you can be open and honest, as she listens without judgement. I loved the sense of being on a journey together and not feeling like you're on your own - and I love that I can reach out to her as and when I may need to. A wonderfully insightful experience."
“The experience has been liberating. Susie has helped me develop simple strategies, using imagery and visualisation, to use in situations that cause anxiety. I have a tendency to think negatively and she has helped me turn around the way I view situations, which has been transformative. I am excited to see how I have progressed in my work, tackling challenges I really thought would be impossible. I can highly recommend Susie and coaching as a way to move forward and overcome barriers."
"Prior to my coaching with Susie I was at a crossroads, but I wasn't sure why. My eldest was looking at universities and my youngest was moving into the grunting stage of teens. I felt lucky, but I felt trapped. I was flat, demotivated and questioning if this was all life had to offer. I knew I had to take some control back of my life and try and fathom a way out of my rut. Since working with Susie I've been able to clear my fog. I'm able to make decisions without dithering, I'm much more organised with my time (I see it as my most valuable resource now), I have a plan and that's given me focus. As I look forward to the next stage of my life, I feel no fear, I know I'm going to be OK - more than OK! My children moving into their next chapter is a point to celebrate not fear. It's my time now."
“I have been coaching with Susie for the past 6 months and it has been a very insightful journey. My key area of focus was career where she helped me to visualise more clearly what I wanted, build my confidence in what was possible and crystallise the next steps. I appreciate the fact that she has a very warm and caring style, yet she is not afraid to call me out when needed! I had one particularly powerful experience of coaching with Susie which enabled me to shed some anxiety that had been holding me back for most of my life. I felt a massive sense of freedom after that coaching and it has had a lasting impact on me. I would highly recommend anyone to coach with Susie as I truly believe that you will benefit from her experience and the genuine care that she holds for her clients.”