“Great coaching gives people time and space to think – so they can focus on achieving meaningful change for themselves and others.
It’s also extremely self-affirming knowing that you’re being listened to and that, when challenged, it’s within a safe and trusting environment.”
3 words that sum you up?
Inquisitive. Warm. Disarming.
And 3 words that don’t?
Mean. Selfish. Boring.
The best audience/coachees?
Those curious about both themselves and others, and keen to explore what is possible.
What makes you laugh or smile?
Whenever I watch my mum play charades - and her unforgettable attempt to enact the Spider Pig character from The Simpsons!
Talk to me about…
You… what you enjoy, what you find frustrating and what you want to change.
Teleportation with time travel!
Biggest ‘Doh!’ moment?
Managing to get locked in the loo at a client’s premises just as people were heading home for the day. (I eventually made it out.)
When not coaching, you’ll find me…
Hillwalking in the Cotswolds or having a nice glass of wine with family and friends.
“To use coaching to enable others to realise their potential – and become the best and most authentic version of themselves.”
Sue has been coaching Executives for over 25 yrs. Her mix of natural empathy, keen psychological understanding and strong business insight enables clients to significantly enhance their leadership ability and successfully navigate challenging business contexts.
She excels in helping leaders and senior teams build capability and confidence – especially when coaching high potential leaders through transition and change – and is equally adept at coaching every stage of the executive career path; from those starting their partner or executive role to those transitioning into NED and portfolio careers.
Sue has a deep understanding of the issues and dilemmas facing CEOs, executive committees and boards. Her in-depth understanding of organisational systems across different sectors and cultures means that she swiftly gets to the crux of behavioral and commercial matters.
Highly regarded as a coach, clients value her insight into how to become board-ready and, just as crucially, how to make a positive impact once appointed. Supportive, warm, pragmatic and insightful, she focuses on helping clients become more self-aware and raise performance so that they can make a tangible difference in their role.
Coaching Specialties and how Sue can help you…
Sue has coached across a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, media, retail, consumer goods, banking, insurance, utilities and professional services.
Areas of expertise include:
High potential/developmental coaching – focusing on those in line for promotion or succession to help them further develop the requisite skills, knowledge and behaviour to succeed in the role.
Performance coaching – supporting individuals to identify and reconcile gaps in how they think/approach/act to improve personal performance.
Team coaching – building group mindset and development to enable team members to perform more effectively as a collective whilst still recognising individual contributions.
“Sue’s understanding of business and organisational structures – and how to influence key people to deliver on both personal goals and company objectives – helped me enormously."
“Immensely helpful… through my developing structure and confidence to manage challenging situations.”
Business Background and a life in the real world…
Sue’s early career was in the IT industry holding senior HR roles for IBM UK and SAP UK before moving into consulting: working on organisational change and development for Accenture, Crane Davies and Penna plc.
She now works across the UK and Europe with large global corporates and SMEs, covering both the private and public sectors.
Driven by her work leading individual, team and organisational change, Sue has seen first-hand how a company’s success and culture is underpinned by leaders’ own commitment to personal change and development.
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