Susan B. Bentley

Coach and Trainer

Helping you regain your confidence and clarity in your life, work and business

My Story

Hi, I’m Suse and I’m on a mission to eradicate gender inequity in the workplace!

I’m an accredited team leadership and qualified life coach, working primarily with Gen X women (women in their 40s and 50s), individually and with employee leadership programmes.Photo of Susan B. Bentley

Why Gen X? I particularly work with Gen X women as I understand what they’re going through at what is a transitional time of life, when they put everyone else first before themselves. As a smaller demographic, Gen X women are also rarely heard from despite being the generation that saw the start of the digital age and who are now facing age discrimination, an overload of caring responsibilities and gender pay gaps in leadership roles. I also talk with Gen X women about their life journeys on my podcast, Gen X Voices.

I help women make decisions, create sustainable change and rediscover their power in their team leadership, businesses and personal lives. With more than twenty years of management/coordinator experience in the UK public sector and creative industries, my big vision is to see gender equality and pay parity, with my own voice and the voices of the women I work with adding to sustained change and social justice.

With that vision in mind, I also work with women of all ages with the Scaredycat Skills programme – helping women, young and old, feel confident in their voice, professional skills and values and learning to coach other women.

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!

I’m a film geek, fangirl, big gig lover and always happy to share some cake and a chat.

My Values & Beliefs

I’m happiest working when I can see my values being reflected back to me in the work I’m doing.

When you’re unhappy at work, a misalignment of values is often at the heart of the problem.

Do my values resonate with you?

HONESTY

INTUITION

JOY

BEING HEARD / LISTENING TO OTHERS

LEARNING

EMPOWERING OTHERS

AGILITY

INCLUSION

COMMUNICATION / CONNECTION

CURIOSITY / INVESTIGATION

My Approach

My coaching is based on my training and experience*. I take a values based approach with clients and work from a place of intuition and curiosity. This means that I’ll be deeply listening to you and picking up on what you’re not saying as much as what you are saying!

My Scaredycat Skills training is based on honesty, humour and, according to my workshop attendees “straight talking”, “getting down to the nitty-gritty, no-nonsense language”. And yes, this photo is me in my happy place – chatting and cake!

Most of all, is knowing that YOU have the strength and confidence within yourself, I just help you see yourself again.

*I’m a qualified Personal and Life Coach (Leeds Centre for Psychological Development), an EMCC Accredited Team Coach at Foundation Level and a Full Member of the Association for Coaching.

Public Speaking and Podcast Guesting

Looking for a confident conference speaker or podcast guest? Want a great guest to chat about values, gaining clarity in midlife, women in leadership?

Here’s my Speaker Sheet so you can see if I’d be a great fit for your conference, Live or podcast. Contact me today to talk about your speaker or guest needs.

Susan B Bentley speaker info sheet

Featured on Small Business Saturday Facebook Live

Small Business Saturday Live on Facebook with Susan Bentley Gen X Women's Coach

Featured on IPSE’s Self-Employed Showcase

IPSE showcase with Susan Bentley Gen X Women's Coach

Featured on Crunch.co.uk member stories

Featured on Crunch.co.uk

Featured in Audrey Online

IG Live with Star Monroe – Reclaiming your power through the words you speak

What a great chat with Star!

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace: who are we ignoring?

Switch4Change podcast

Switch4Change podcast guest talk on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

That’s enough about me! Want to find out more about coaching with me? Click to book a free consult with me.

 

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