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 a late starter to acting with the Brighton People’s Theatre.

My business experience is wide ranging and I am the classic portfolio careerist (or hyphenate as we’re now called!), with twenty years experience in the UK public sector.

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), an Associate Member of the Association for Coaching and hold a current Enhanced DBS Check.


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!


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.