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I'm a certified Life and Career Change Coach, helping midlife women explore "What's Next for Me?" and set themselves up for a thriving midlife and beyond.
Does this sound like you? -
- Your work no longer fulfils you and you're ready for a fresh start.
- Redundancy is looming and this time around you want to do something that feels more "you".
- You're rebuilding after a divorce or relationship break-up and want to explore what's possible for you in this new, uncharted territory.
- Your children are heading to senior school or flying the nest, and you finally have the energy and time to focus on you again.
- Your confidence has been rocked by a life or work challenge, and you want to rediscover the strong, capable and fun-loving woman you know you still are deep inside.
Whatever the challenges you're facing right now, you know that you no longer want to just fall in line with other people's demands or expectations.
You want to get clearer about what really matters to you at this stage in your life, so you can live your next chapter in a richer, more purposeful way.
FREE INTRODUCTORY CALL:
If this sounds like you, I'd love to talk to you. I offer a free one-hour call to explore "what's next for you?" and how coaching can help you find the route to a thriving midlife. Please message me via the link above to set up a call.
"Susie has been hugely instrumental in me finding clarity on what I want to do in my professional life and what my calling is". Isabel Ross
"Susie's 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". Karen Licurse
"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". Sara Whitehead
"I feel inspired and energised, with a newfound sense of peace, confidence and excitement about my future". Nicky Whitfield
"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." Berenice
"Susie helped me rediscover not just my love of work but other aspects of life that are important and had just got a bit 'lost' during some difficult years." Sarah Jones
See the Further Information section below for more Client Reviews.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
The midlife crossroads is a place I know well. My journey into coaching began when I worked with a coach some years ago to help me find my way out of a deep midlife rut. I needed to restart my career, navigate a failing marriage and start believing in myself again, and I didn't seem able to get there by myself.
For me, coaching was transformational, reconnecting me with my confidence and zest for life, and leading me to a richly rewarding new career path.
My passion now is helping midlife women like me find more purpose, aliveness and joy in the second half of their lives. It's your time now - and I'd love to help you make the most of it!
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCC - Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI - Co-Active Training Institute)
- ACC - Associate Certified Coach with the ICF (International Coaching Federation)
- Licensed Firework Career Change Coach
- Graduate Self-Belief Coach - Self-Belief Coaching Academy
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
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Areas of coaching I deal with
£125.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
- Free one-hour introductory call
- Discount for full payment on sign-up
- Coaching sessions weekly or fortnightly
When I work
Weekdays from 8am. Some evening and weekend appointments available on request.
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.”
"Susie has been hugely instrumental in me finding clarity on what I want to do in my professional life and what my calling is. She listens so well and offers a sensitive observation of one's own values, truths, inhibiting beliefs and where slight tweaks to perspective can unlock progress.
Over the past year we have built an invaluable relationship, whereby Susie knows me well enough to challenge me and highlight patterns and triggers that I need to work with, let go of or work through. I have found her support massively beneficial in my personal life also and have set up another set of sessions to support me in transition to a new job. I recommend her to anyone seeking more clarity, confidence and authenticity in their lives".
"Susie genuinely cares about helping you be the best you can be. She's empathetic, professional and a great listener who's been with me on my journey, supporting me through the ups and downs so I never felt alone. As a result, I feel inspired and energised with a newfound sense of peace, confidence and excitement about my future. If you're wanting to change what you do with your life I'd highly recommend spending time with Susie".
"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 at 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 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.”
"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."
"Before coaching with Susie I was at a very low point in my life and couldn't get out of the rut I was in both personally and in my career. Since having coaching with Susie, I have felt more in control of my life and emotions, and we have spoken through every challenge I have faced since going through my divorce. I certainly wouldn't have been as strong without Susie's guidance. I cannot thank her enough for pushing my boundaries and helping me find me!"
"I had been juggling work and caring for some years and wanted to make a change, but couldn't articulate what I was looking for. It was hard to see beyond the real (and imagined) constraints of needing flexible work that paid the bills.
Working with Susie allowed me to step back and reflect on my strengths, experiences and interests. But most importantly, she helped me identify my values so that when the opportunity came to make a big decision, I was much more confident about what was right for me. Now I'm able to do work I love while managing my caring role in a way that suits me.
Susie was brilliant to work with, I appreciated her flexibility in creating a coaching plan that suited my situation. She made it safe to be totally honest, and helped me rediscover not just my love of work but other aspects of life that are important and had got just a bit "lost" during some difficult years".
"I had thought for some time that coaching may be beneficial, as I wanted to make some good decisions amongst a lot of turmoil, but I was scared of actually taking that step. I shouldn't have been, Susie has been a delight to work with, very easy to talk to, making the process very clear, while working in a calm and purposeful manner. She has led me to a place where I have more focus on my bigger picture and the tools to look beyond the background noise of everyday working life. I am really glad I made contact and am enjoying learning how to use the things I've discovered."
"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 learnt 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 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."
"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."
"Susie's coaching style balances gentle expansiveness with clear and insightful questions to really get to the heart of self-doubt. I now have a much clearer sense of what can hold me back, and an easily accessible inner compass to help me move forward. This is invaluable as I navigate my way through the challenges and opportunities of midlife!"