Hi, I'm Suzanne!
I’m a Mid-life Coach and Consultant, and I’m on a mission to ensure all us mid-lifers lead the best lives possible. Our best years are certainly not over, and just because we’re forty-or-fifty-something, we don’t have to use our age as an excuse to slide slowly and quietly into retirement! Let’s get out there and make this time count!
Mid-life is very often a time for reassessing and reflecting, don’t you think? It’s also a time when we find ourselves faced with making life-changing decisions (perhaps around career change, redundancy, early retirement, kids leaving home, and the responsibility of ageing parents) and that’s why we can sometimes get overwhelmed with all we have to cope with.
I, for one, want to live my life to the full and I encourage you to do the same!
My Journey into Coaching
After a long corporate HR career leading organisational change and developing talented individuals for the likes of Manpower, Microsoft, Whitbread, Sodexo, Thames Water and EMI records, and holding such positions as Head of Talent and Head of People & Organisational Performance, I was offered my redundancy.
Following endless discussions, lots of reflection, and talks with my boss, I decided grab the opportunity with both hands. This was one of those life-changing decisions which forced me to reassess my life, and where it was heading.
Thankfully, redundancy gave me the kick up the pants I needed. It stopped me being a wimp, and pushed me to get on with an exciting new chapter in my life.
It wasn’t all plain sailing, however. I was scared (and excited!).
Most people would be.
But, I felt compelled to take action and I didn’t want my fear to get in the way of my mission. I was passionate about starting my business because I knew it would enable me to continue to help even more people – this time without the restrictions of working for a large organisation. I could continue making an impact on people’s lives, and do what I’ve loved to do for more than 25 years now.
No, it hasn’t been easy.
Yes, I’ve probably worked harder during this time than at any other in my career.
And believe me, it’s been a huge learning curve.
But it’s also been one of the most rewarding, life-changing and exhilarating times of my life. And that’s why I’d love to help you unlock your potential too, and start your own exciting next chapter.
How My Journey Can Support You with Yours
As a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) with a 25-year track record in HR, qualifications in Coaching & Behavioural Change (Henley Business School/Reading University) and a mid-lifer with an empty nest, who only recently made a significant life change, I probably already have a lot in common with you (and, therefore, a great deal to offer you).
I have not the finished article by any means, I am still developing myself. And this means I can share with you my learnings and understand how it is for you too.
I can support and guide you through those mid-life curveballs, help you build/transform your career, start a business that works for you and your family, and create a life that you’re truly passionate about – just like I’ve done for myself.
Are you ready to reach the highest peaks of your amazing potential?
I hope so!
If you’d like to have a chat about my coaching services, business services, or any of my courses and free master classes, drop me a line at: email@example.com or call: +44 7988 031704.