Formerly Coaching Director of GSK where she worked on defining and implementing a coaching culture, Sue has vast experience in leading global teams and transformation projects.
Appreciating the challenges leaders face when working in global, complex, fast-paced organisations where constant change and personal resilience is essential, systemic thinking and relational approaches are at the heart of Sue’s leading coaching.
Informed by training and practice in Gestalt psychotherapy, team coaching and organisational development, Sue is accomplished at going to psychological depth when clients want to explore life themes and behavioural patterns that hold them back.
Accompanying her clients on a journey of self-discovery, Sue uncovers their natural strengths and authentic leadership style from where they can find purpose and fulfilment in leadership. She additionally assists leaders in exploring who they are as leaders, what might be holding them back from excelling and supports them as they make personal shifts to take their leadership to the next level.
She brings cross-cultural awareness to her coaching practice.
Sue’s accomplishments include leading award-winning leadership development programmes to accelerate the career progression of women and ethnically diverse talent, training of internal coaches and other initiatives to embed a coaching culture across the organisation.
Areas of Expertise:
Leadership development – authentic leadership style, leadership capability and impact
Career coaching – career development and transitions
Diverse talent development, including women in leadership
Navigating change – role transitions, organisational change
Coaching leaders from different cultural backgrounds
EMCC Accredited Executive Coach at Senior Practitioner level
APECS Accredited Master Executive Coach
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling
MSc in Organisational Development: A Gestalt Approach
Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching
From the outset, Sue was able to offer me insightful materials that I felt compelled to share with my own team. However, the highest impact for me resulted from an increased level of awareness around my current approach and style that Sue was able to create, with me, by using feedback and skilful coaching. I felt Sue was totally dedicated to my success and coached me through several challenges that arose during the period of our coaching. The results were clear and long-lasting. I have gained the ability to flex my leadership style and massively increase my resilience. The results were transformational, and it felt as though a ‘big piece of a puzzle’ had fallen into place. I have become happier and better at my job, with feedback from my leaders and peers supporting this.
Through this coaching I tackled a number of work-life questions that had been bubbling for a number of years. As a result, I have absolute clarity on where I want to go and how I would like to get there, with total alignment across my stakeholder group. As a result, I feel I have become a better all-round leader.
I’ve come away with some really deep insights about myself and the beliefs that drive aspects of my behaviour that will be of long term benefit to me. This is due to Sue’s careful attentive listening and the insightful questions that she asked as a consequence. Her coaching also gave my thinking a new dynamic by taking me out of my comfort zone, for example by using the coaching space to physically give me a different perspective.