Hi, I’m Suse and I help women like you

We all live a thousand lives and here are some of mine.

I’m a writer of short stories and poetry, I’m a geek girl heavily into film, I’m a Riotgrrrl still in my heart, I’m a runner (slowly), I’m a lover of live music, I’m the only viola learner in Brighton (well, it feels like it).

My business experience is wide ranging and I am the classic portfolio careerist (or hyphenate as we’re now called!).

I’ve worked in publishing, film, the NHS, local government, schools, widening participation programmes – all with the theme of talking to people, talking to everyone! I’m partly an introvert and partly a very, very chatty person!

Now that I’m well into my 40s, I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the lack of representation of women my age in business – where are all the female leaders? Where are all the female speakers? Where are all the women like me who have the confidence to talk to anyone (about anything!)?

I’m a qualified Personal and Life Coach (Leeds Centre for Psychological Development) and hold a current Enhanced DBS Check.

WHAT I DO

One to one personal and life coaching

Feeling stuck or want to create a vision for the rest of your life? Contact me for details of my coaching packages or read the FAQs first if you’re not sure that coaching is for you – after all, we’re only halfway through those thousand lives so let’s make the most of them!

Scaredycat Communications Workshops

My Scaredycat communications workshops help lower the inequality I see everyday by allowing women to develop their communication skills, confidence and self-belief in supportive surroundings. These are really fun workshops that can include voice coaching and body language as well as discussions on manterrupting and manspreading!

WHAT I LOVE

Geeking out over films and TV

From Supernatural to Buffy, from Luca Guadignino’s films to John Carpenter, The Handmaid’s Tale to Missions, I’m a geekgirl and proud of it!

Pukey da Cat

I never thought I’d be a cat lady until I met this lunatic cat many years ago – now he is the whiney fluffball of my heart

Modern art

From Rothko to Giacometti, Klimt to Gormley, with a big heapful of photographers too with Lange, O’Keefe and Adams. Tate Modern is my Church.

Music, music, music

You are NEVER too old to go to gigs! I love live music and dancing with a special place in my heart for all the Riot Grrrl heroines.