I am a qualified Executive and Career Coach and Leadership Development Specialist with extensive international experience across diverse industries, including financial services, management consultancy, IT, construction, retail, telecommunications, not-for-profit & education.
Coaching is a powerful way to achieve a range of business outcomes, including increased productivity, support for career development and career transition, development of skills and capabilities, improved staff engagement and growth of a resilient workforce.
I create a supportive environment for my clients to challenge their thinking and question assumptions. Conversations are shaped by my clients' agenda. Based on their needs I used a range of tools and techniques that enable my clients to find clarity and purpose, and achieve their desired outcomes.
*According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study conducted by PWC, 86% of companies say they realised their investment in executive coaching.
"I had the pleasure of having Sue as my coach over few months and was a great help to understand and finally reach the next step on my career. I was very motivated by her enthusiasm and energy, really impressed by her experience and professionalism. She knows how to ask the right questions to find my strengths and professional value today. I highly recommend her as an excellent career coach." Director Product Development, Financial Services
"Sue helped me following my move from 30 years of working in traditional institutionalised City law firms, to becoming a consultant lawyer within a challenger law firm business. Sue is incredibly patient and has vast experience herself and of coaching others with comparable situations, albeit in non-legal businesses. I always found her suggestions insightful and realistic. In particular she has a skill in narrowing the issues and gently guiding towards a solution. In my case she was invaluable when it came to making difficult decisions about my future career direction and weighing up the options in front of me. She followed up regularly and I'm extremely grateful for all the advice and support Sue provided, which I'm sure will stand me in good stead for the future. I can't recommend her highly enough."
Commercial Real Estate Partner
"Sue has been great, she challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone and uncover the talent and technical kills that you may have forgotten over time, she is also an empathetic communicator and with her wealth of experiences is able to draw on many situations which can help in your career. Financial Control Manager, Banking
"Sue was my coach over few months and helped me to define the next step in my career. I was deeply impressed by her passion, energy and creativity she put in each session. She challenged me in many ways to find my strengths and rediscover myself. This coaching experience will help me in my future position. I highly recommend her as a brilliant career coach." EMEA Project Lead, Insurance
"I had the pleasure of working with Sue as my coach. Sue has a natural ability to make you feel at ease. Through coaching Sue was able to provide me with the framework and guidance to overcome challenges and obstacles that I felt were holding me back from being my best. Sue did this in a totally non-judgemental way and with a healthy level of challenge. With Sue’s help I have significantly improved my capabilities and confidence in myself. Sue was a delight to work with and I couldn’t recommend Sue more highly." HR Manager, Pharmaceutical
"Sue has a never ending supply of energy and is genuinely passionate about helping people develop and realise their full potential. Sue reported to me for over 3 years and successfully built the capability development work stream for our business which included establishing a talent program, project planning and delivering customer centricity accreditation, L & D vendor management and establishing training curriculums for 800+ staff. Sue is thoroughly professional in all her dealings and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any L & D /leadership role in the future." Senior Leader, Business Transformation, Financial Services
"Sue and I worked together while Sue was gaining her coaching accreditation. I found Sue's approach supportive and motivational. Sue gave me space to explore the things I wanted to bring, but also skillfully helped me identify areas to work on that emerged during our sessions together. I always left our sessions inspired to put into practice the work we'd done together and I feel in a very different place to where I started 6 months ago. Thank you Sue!"
Senior Content Delivery Manager, Education
"Sue worked with me in a business development and marketing role. Her business knowledge and experience have been invaluable, assisting me to clarify my direction and focus and price my products and services more realistically. Sue worked closely with other team members and has helped us develop a better understanding of team dynamics through the Belbin Team model. I can recommend Sue as a highly professional and experienced business development and sales coach and a valuable team member." MD & Founder, Mentoring Consultancy
"Sue Watson is a very diligent, highly capable learning and development leader. She is very creative in her design of training material and an outstanding facilitator. Sue works to high standards and is a respected key contributor to teams she is a member of and projects she works on." Senior Leader, Business Transformation, Financial Services