WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT US

LEADERS + FOUNDERS

Katie Lewis

Sue is incredible and has had a dramatic impact on my life – professionally and personally! She helped me to clearly articulate and write down long term goals and achievable ways of meeting them. She taught me exercises to deal with anxiety or doubt and tools which enabled me to better coach a team and grow them as leaders. She helped me feel more in control of my day (aka life) and celebrate successes. I’ve worked with her for a few years now, and she consistently helps me look at things differently.

Katie Lewis

Regional Director, Transperfect
Rodolphe Plouvier

Working with Sue is powerful, demanding, fast, and enjoyable.

When I started working with Sue I had recently been appointed member of the board, with a new team of direct reports, and difficult challenges in terms of business. The coaching was particularly efficient at dealing with these challenges, and lead to significant improvements in my leadership.

Sue is really adaptive. She is easy to work with and at the same time stretched and challenged me to my limits. The coaching felt very “safe” and was extremely rich in terms of approaches, methodologies and concepts.

It is a real gift if you are committed to developing and improving your leadership skills and behaviours.

Rodolphe Plouvier

Head of Distribution, Generali
Maria Melton

I wanted to make a change in the way I operated and engaged with the wider team, to make a difference, prepare for changes and be ready to deal with potential difficult times ahead.

Sue taught me mindfulness techniques that have been so helpful to deal with any anxiety I may have ahead of confronting a situation.She gave me the confidence to stand up for myself and to take the lead.

Sue is very encouraging and more importantly non judgemental. She is very wise, has lots of tools and techniques that can be applied. She also has a great skill to be able to ask the right questions that make you probe yourself. Somehow allowing those “lightbulb” moments come to the surface. I feel there has been a real connection when I’ve finally figured something out about myself and I’ve said it out loud to Sue.

Maria Melton

Project Director, Costain Group PLC
Ross Bartlett

Sue has always delivered exceptional coaching engagements for senior staff. She was ahead of the trend for a focus on neurology and wellbeing and continues strongly in this area. I’ve worked with Sue in two very different sectors and she has delivered great work. I’ve no hesitation in recommending Sue.

Ross Bartlett

Group Development Manager, Costain Group PLC
Trenton Moss

Sue is a brilliant coach that will relentlessly hold you to account in everything you do. I’ve really enjoyed my time with her and recommend that you too get some Sue in your life.

Trenton Moss

Managing Partner, Inviqa
Stephen Morgan

Sue has been an incredible consultant for me and for Squiz. She has helped me and the business to cut to the core of issues, understand why they were happening and resolve them in a positive way. Sue is an exceptional person to work with.

Stephen Morgan

Co-Founder, Squiz
Owen Jarman

Sue is a wonderful coach. I feel that working with her has had a life changing impact. She helped hugely to refocus my career, offering genuine life advice at the same time; guiding me to a place of resilience, confidence, clarity of thought, and ultimately peace of mind.

Sue has a remarkable knowledge of coaching and applies an often incredibly insightful scientific basis and empathy to her approach. I believe that what sets Sue apart is that she genuinely cares about the impact she has and wants to make a difference.

Sue has brought a sense of mindfulness, self -reflection and belief to my thinking that never would have existed unless we met. That’s quite something.

I am really pleased and privileged to be passing on this recommendation. I cannot praise Sue highly enough.

Owen Jarman

Commercial Director, Costain Group PLC
Rebecca Fowler

Sue is an incredibly astute, insightful & pragmatic coach. I could easily connect with her approach of viewing me as a whole, realising that who I am in my personal life directly affects who I am in the business context. She is warm and welcoming, which allowed me to trust her to help me work through blockers that were inhibiting aspects of my development. Within three months, I gained new skills to deal with challenging situations on my own terms. Her work is as deep and meaningful as you allow it to be. I highly recommend Sue for individuals and companies alike.

Rebecca Fowler

Co-Founder, Haus of Nomads

PROFESSIONALS

Sarah Conway

Coaching with Sue is like having a best friend who holds you to account and tells you the truth with empathy – far more than any friend really would. She is kind, and has a huge amount of empathy whist being intuitive, fun and quite rightly demanding of her clients. She helps people cross boundaries and achieve goals that they may otherwise think were impossible. 

Sue really is a phenomenal coach. Insightful and thoughtful, she carefully takes the time to understand what makes you who you are to guide you to where you want to be. Her approach is focused on honesty, respect and accountability; she challenges you to look further than your established beliefs and pushes you to commit and follow through with plans and goals. She effortlessly creates an environment of trust and I’ve come away from my time working with her with clarity, purpose and a plan with tangible steps for my future. I would highly recommend her to anyone. 

Sarah Conway

Marketing Director
Dr Rashmi Narayana (MD, MPH, MBA)

Before I met Sue, I found work challenging and stressful. It stopped me from doing my job well and affected my non-work life. I wasn’t sleeping well and was finding it hard to find time to do things I enjoy.</em>

Working with Sue is like working with a trusted professional who has your best interests as her goal. She emotionally tuned-in, really listens and offers concrete, actionable feedback. This helped me to focus on just being me in sessions without worrying too much about ‘what I will be perceived as’.

<em>After coaching with Sue, I now manage a growing, international team of doctors and researchers and have managed to keep my team engagement score higher than the company average. I am also enjoying taking breaks to spend time with my family without feeling guilty. I am getting fitter and healthier than before.

Dr Rashmi Narayana (MD, MPH, MBA)

Head of Clinical Development, Fast growing health tech company.
Pooja Dhiman

Sue is a masterful and life-changing coach. She models what it is to be a woman truly living from purpose and as a client of Sue’s, I found that extremely inspiring. She has challenged me where necessary and supported and championed my achievements along the way when I made progress. In less than a year, Sue has helped me figure out my life purpose and create a life of meaning. I would highly, highly recommend working with Sue.

Pooja Dhiman

Lawyer
Odharnait Ansbro

Sue was a fantastic coach. I was six minutes late to our first session. Her first questions to me were “What stopped you getting here on time today?” and “What does that cost you in your life?”. I knew straight away that this was someone who would give me candid feedback and ask hard and at times uncomfortable questions when needed. She was also able to do this, while remaining incredibly kind and supportive. Through my sessions with her, I uncovered the things that are really important to me and identified old beliefs and ideas that were holding me back from pursuing them. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Odharnait Ansbro

Consultant
Sophie Brown

Coaching with Sue is like having a best friend who holds you to account and tells you the truth with empathy – far more than any friend really would. She is kind, and has a huge amount of empathy whist being intuitive, fun and quite rightly demanding of her clients. She helps people cross boundaries and achieve goals that they may otherwise think were impossible.

Sophie Brown

CFO & Property Developer
Holly Dawkins

I was scared to take any action but I knew something wasn’t right. I was demotivated, I lacked ambition but I felt so scared to make a change. I was really worried about what people would think. I felt lost and couldn’t picture my future.

After working with Sue, I am living more in the now. Some things which I have addressed are things I didn’t even know would be goals and things to overcome. I found clarity in addressing where my beliefs come from and I no longer seek validation from other people, which before was for everything. I have been learning about myself – where my limiting beliefs come from and breaking it down.

I now feel that I can actually plan and consider living in another country!

Holly Dawkins

Marketing
Mike Shawcross

Sue was a huge help to me when I reached a point where I was struggling to balance work, family and overall stress. She helped me approach these problems from a completely different perspective than I’d ever thought of myself and soon, I was seeing a route out of my deep rut. She helped me trust my own values and judgement which resulted in me leaving London, changing job, reducing my stress and having more time to spend with my family and myself. From someone who would have previously snubbed the idea of seeking such help, I now can’t recommend it enough. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone.

Mike Shawcross

Senior Manager, Deloitte
Alex Atherton

Sue supported me in making a significant career transition. I had a lot of experience in running large and complex organisations, but I did not want everything else that went with that kind of job any longer. Sue helped me reposition myself, realise what was transferable and how it might be pitched to others. This was all packaged within a new ‘modus operandi’ for living. Principally it was coaching, but that also included being held to account when there was a risk of going back to the familiar, or in doing something out of step with the values and ideals established with her guidance. I’m now six months into a portfolio life, working across a range of clients and also now aiming to go beyond my previous areas of expertise. I am now much more in control over how I spend my time, and have a balance which has rarely been achieved for far too many years. I recommend her very strongly!

Alex Atherton

Education Consultant
Kate Bendix

It’s interesting to me how profound and yet how subtle the effects of life coaching with Sue are. They’re far reaching and long lasting. I find myself using the tools she endowed me with almost a year after my coaching ended. Sue is a brilliant coach that will relentlessly hold you to account in everything you do. I’ve really enjoyed my time with her and recommend that you too get some Sue in your life. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Sue as your life coach as long as you feel you’re ready for coaching. Sue means business!

Kate Bendix

Author and Founder
Nancy Wilde CPCC

Working with Sue has helped me grow and learn as a Co-Active coach enormously – Sue has demonstrated and explained all of the CTI principles with clarity and transparency. She has helped me understand my saboteurs, my life purpose which was still unclear even after core curriculum, and connect me to my strengths. She has helped me with clients to serve them best.

Sue is worth every penny – she is informative, brilliant, supportive, extremely knowledgeable about CTI, holds you accountable to your goals, will help you develop your business such that you will reap the benefits financially.

Nancy Wilde CPCC

Entrepreneur Coach

COACHES

Tracy Forsyth

I was lucky enough to be the first to experience Sue’s Successful Coach Intensive and I only wish she’d had this on offer when I started my coaching business. In my opinion, it’s an absolute essential for coaches who have had training but need to understand how to make a successful business out of it.

On Sue’s one day intensive no minute is wasted, she gets straight into it bringing laser like focus to your offer, your USP, your clients, what their needs are and how you in particular can help. She helps you with a financial model and the types of products you can offer beyond one-to-one coaching. What’s more she teaches you the secrets to successful marketing as a coach.

Although I’ve had great success as a coach, Sue has given me the tools to push my business above and beyond what I thought was possible. Thank you Sue for an incredible day.

Tracy Forsyth

Tracy Forsyth
Henrietta Szovati CPCC

Sue demonstrates an incredible rigour in using the Co-Active model without failure. Her sharpness, creativity and raw power is poignant. Coaching with Sue really sharpened my understanding of what I want, and how I want it. She helped me identify my core skills, qualities and essence.  She also held me, and challenged me tremendously to get courageous, while also giving me ample space, clarity and openness to dream and create my plans.  I learnt from her how to use presence and voice as a powerful coaching tool, amongst many other tools.  I increased my clients by 70% and raised my fees twice while working with Sue.  I have also learnt about structure, holding the client’s agenda 100%, and being totally gutsy.  Sue herself  is gutsy, playful, creative and disciplined.  If you’re a Co-Active coach Sue is your best bet!

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Henrietta Szovati CPCC

Henrietta Szovati, CPCC
Esmeralda Garcia

Before I started working with Sue, I saw things and dreams as difficult and uncertain. I felt so doubtful. My initial goals with Sue included getting two corporate clients during certification – but through working with her I have signed up many more than that! I also now have a clear road map, direction, and connection with my purpose. I now have more self-belief and I check-in and manage my saboteurs when they show up. I am also kinder to myself and take good care of myself. I have learnt that we cannot pour from an empty cup and that WE ARE ALL WORK IN PROGRESS 🙂

Working with Sue is a mix of coaching, accountability, lots of determination, tenacity and hard work. As a coach and mentor, I would highlight Sue’s boldness, courage and transparency. I also admire her non-attachment to the results, her authenticity and her determination.

I highly recommend Sue to any coach who is looking for serious business development and/or certification coaching and mentoring.

Esmeralda Garcia

Leadership Coach - Empowering Coaching
Nick Kettles MA CPCC, PCC

It’s nearly ten years since Sue was my coach while I navigated CTI’s certification programme. As I now approach my MCC, its still clear the work I did with her was instrumental in developing the foundations of the successful practice I have today. She challenged me fiercely with much love and compassion, to reach for a fulfilled life, believing in me more than I did at the time. She was witty, playful and yet always utterly sincere in her commitment to my success, which made each coaching session a wonderful journey of self-discovery.

Nick Kettles MA CPCC, PCC

Executive & Leadership Coach
Stacey Back

I worked with Sue as I transitioned my existing consulting business and launched my coaching practice in 2018.

I was immediately impressed by Sue’s professionalism and her practical, process-driven and highly strategic approach to coaching. I was also inspired by her success as a businesswoman and fellow professional coach.

Sue is pragmatic, honest and good fun to work with! She was direct and always challenged me to step outside my comfort zone. The knowledge and experience that Sue shared was instrumental in helping me set the foundations for the success of my new business.

Coaching with Sue was worth every penny and I can’t recommend her highly enough. If you’re ready to make major, permanent changes in your business, career or life, Sue is the coach for you!

Stacey Back

Career Coach & Founder, Profile Careers
Trudy Wright CPCC

When I met Sue I was about to start my certification and at the same time, I was approaching a massive career transition. I had a lot of conflicting feelings, I was leaving an organisation I’d been with for 21 years, and looking back I was almost burnt-out. On top of all of that, as the income generator for my family, I needed to make my new career a success as quickly as possible.

Through working with Sue, I have absolutely made a success of my new freelance career as a coach and consultant, and also spend much more time with my family. My new career in coaching has really stretched me – and the coaching with Sue has really supported me in this process.

Sue has been an excellent coach for me. She’s been a great guide, teacher, champion and supporter.

Trudy Wright CPCC

Coach & Consultant