I believe we do our best work when we’re completely, unapologetically ourselves in every area of our lives.
Incorporating my whole self into my work meant recognising that I thrive when I’m learning new things, helping people and creating deep connection. It wasn’t until a few decades into my career that I discovered coaching was the perfect fit for me.
Before coaching, I worked for many years in a corporate setting, first as a lawyer in a city law firm and then for Standard Chartered Bank in a variety of senior roles leading large multidisciplinary teams across the world. I loved the challenge, and it gave me my strong commercial focus and a real understanding of the skills senior roles require.
I also know firsthand what it’s like to work in a tough, fast‐paced environment and bring up a family whilst working.
What I enjoyed most was connecting with different people, and fostering their development based on what they needed as individuals. I had a reputation for engaging with my teams on a personal level, rather than an arm’s length, “stakeholder management” style. So it felt like a natural development when I qualified as a coach in 2013, and set up my own business.
Since then I’ve helped clients achieve deep personal development, successfully manage transition and grow their leadership abilities. Helping people explore themselves and discover their true potential is still what I find most rewarding. Now I get to nurture that individual connection, and see the results, with every one of my clients.
When I’m not coaching, I’m usually at home in London with my family; enjoying great food or seeking out wide skies and open seas where I feel free. I love dance, movement and music, especially singing, which brings me deep joy (and I’ll admit, at times, abject terror…)
I see music as a connector of people as well as a way of expressing myself, and my approach to music is very much aligned with my coaching style. After all, in the words of jazz legend Thelonious Monk, “A genius is the one most like himself.”
I have an MA in Law from Cambridge, an ICF recognised coaching qualification as an Integral Development Coach and am certified to run Coaching Circles™.
“Coaching with Susan was a truly transformative experience.
Susan helped me understand my drivers at a deep level and allowed me to reflect
on what I wanted to change in a meaningful, enduring way. She delivers her coaching
with great empathy and client focus and brings in new ideas and great knowledge.”