Suzanne Bourner

Suzanne Bourner



0755 7799 686

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About me

Most people over 40 find themselves at a career crossroads at some point and need career coaching to give them a new direction and boost their confidence.

  • Do you want to know specifically what you personally need to look for – and avoid – in your next career move? Y/N
  • Do you want to understand what’s most important to you professionally at this stage in your life? Y/N
  • Do you want to understand precisely to what level your current situation is fulfilling you – or not fulfilling you – and why? Y/N
  • Do you want to have confidence knowing whether being employed or self-employed would suit you best? Y/N
  • For a new role, do you want to know the most important questions that you personally need to ask the interviewer? Y/N
  • For a new business or creative endeavour, do you want to know what sort of options would be good to explore? Y/N

My clients are highly capable, experienced senior employed and even self-employed people in the UK, predominantly over 40, ready to make a discerning or significant career move but are feeling somewhat stuck or lost. I uncover what’s uniquely important to people at this stage in life and guide their transition towards either a motivating new role or a motivating new business - or something else!

Read more about the career coaching services you can choose.

Training, qualifications & experience

ILM Executive Coaching and Mentoring Level 7 (current study)

Motivational Maps Accredited Licensed Practitioner (trained and experienced in interpreting with accuracy and insight the results of a profiling tool that I use to identify an individual's current professional values)

Certified Learning and Development Practitioner, British Intitute for Learning and Development (BILD) (confirmed my style of educating, instruction and communciation are suitable for clients whose learning styles and needs differ greatly)

BA Hons in Marketing (very useful as I know how to market you as a "brand" to future employers on LinkedIn, CVs, interview practice, websites etc).

Read my professional story which started over 20 years ago and which led me to Career Coaching here:

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

career coaching, career confidence, motivation, midlife career change, encore career, second career, over 40, over 50, over 60, transition, career change, career guidance, new role, new position, new business, affordable career coaching.


Several Career Coaching Services are available to suit your budget, from confidence boosting ad hoc phone calls, to CV and cover letter writing to get you interviews, to interview preparation to full on weekly support, to long-term career path discovery. The choice is yours.

Read why my clients recommend me here:

"Seeing as you updated my CV for me, I thought you’d like to know that during the interview for the Head of Communications role, the Marketing Director told me she had received over 300 CVs for the role. She had selected just 8 to interview – of which I was one (pretty chuffed)".

"She secured two interviews from two applications!"

"I had three job offers in the end."

"Having decided where my career direction lay, it was when I started to apply for jobs that Suzanne’s help and advice really started to pay off. Armed with a better understanding of my needs and a new found confidence, I had several successful interviews and even managed to negotiate an improvement in my job offer before starting! This is something I would never normally have attempted."

"The support received from Suzanne was fantastic and her understanding of me as an individual (even though we have never met) was amazing. The insights I received into my own motivation and also my level of satisfaction with my current situation were spot on – even though I didn’t realise it until Suzanne provided me with the details! Since completing the process I have an action plan to move forward with real goals and I have to say I have completed most of them and feel in a far better place."

"My fear was that Suzanne would lack substance, be too fluffy or would push me too fast into making decisions. None of which was the case. Suzanne carefully guided me through a thorough evaluation of my strengths to root around in my career and personal goals, uncovering ambitions long forgotten and tucked away."

"I was looking at salary and location, one of the most important factors about your service was that you kept reminding of other facts I would have missed. I had three job offers. Having you guide me through the whole process, with interview questions, company research and multiple discussions helped me make the right decision for my future."

"It was the singular best thing I have done this year about getting my career on track."

Read more testimonials here:

Further information

If you are ready to tell me that you, not your fears, are going to shape your own future, why not book a complimentary 60 minute phone conversation and tell me about your situation?

I look forward to helping you discover your professional path.

Guildford, GU2
Farnham, GU10

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: No
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Tuesdays - Fridays plus Saturday mornings. Out of hours times are available for unexpected events.