A child is walking along a beach. She sees a star fish washed up on the shore, picks it up, throws it back into the sea and says “I made a difference to that one”.
Making a positive difference, albeit on an individual basis, is what inspired Sue to become a coach. Here, she shares more about her work and approach…
I started my career in the corporate world. I gained an MBA, worked in investment banking and then moved into marketing as Brand Director for Coca-Cola and BskyB. This corporate experience serves me well in my career as a leadership coach, with clients describing my approach as challenging and provocative – yet compassionate.
I would say my signature style is intuitive, backed up by practical tools and techniques. Often my clients appreciate that we uncover the real issue – what’s actually important and what’s really going on, rather than surface issues they may initially bring to the session.
I love working with high achievers who lack self-belief, or who have imposter syndrome. Those ‘tough on the outside, soft on the inside’ types.
A favourite question of mine to ask is ‘what would you like to be different?’
When not working, I love to walk, cycle or practice yoga. I’m also partial to river swimming, although only on hot days. I love food, especially when it’s made by someone else, enjoy ‘reading’ books with Audible, and playing fun games with my children – the more competitive, the better.
Finally, the causes and charities I wholeheartedly support include Black Lives Matter, Trussell Trust Foodbank, We Are Family, Shelter, World Wide Fund and Surfers Against Sewage.
Our diverse team is united by the values that underpin positive psychology. We’ve worked alongside each other for many years, drawing on a wealth of industry experience, skills, compassion and strength.
Together, we are committed to coaching leaders to realise their full potential. In the first instance, you will have an initial matching call with our Founder and CEO Fiona Parashar, who will determine you coaching needs – and the right coach for you.
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