About Suse

Leadership and Life Coach for Women Leaders

Helping you regain your confidence and clarity in your work and career vision.

My Story

Hi, I’m Suse and I help women leaders cut through systemic gender inequity and regain their work boundaries, confidence and feel bloody marvellous again!

I’m an accredited team leadership and qualified life coach, working primarily with women leaders of all ages, individually and with employee leadership programmes.

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.

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.

*When I refer to ‘women’, I’m including all of you folks who self-identify as women. I also work with allies and those who want to see change in all forms of inequality in the workplace.

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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