Susan’s mission is to help people thrive, personally and professionally, by identifying and fully expressing their GREAT WORK, work that is energizing, fulfilling, and challenging. She uses her unique system designed to maximize three vital THRIVE ingredients: Triumphant Heart, Radiant Identity, and Vibrant Expression.
Susan does her best work through a consultative coaching approach which combines crucial information with destiny-shaping questions and strategies. She offers a variety of services for individuals, groups or teams which include 1:1 and group coaching; journaling combined with email coaching; workshops; online courses; teleclasses; and retreats.
As a lifelong learner, Susan holds several advanced degrees and the following coaching certifications: Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, Change Works Specialist, Managerial Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Life Coach, and Live A New Life Story Coach..
Our heart’s desire is to THRIVE – to feel fully alive, expand, flourish, prosper and grow. The more you thrive, the deeper you fall in love with your life. This desire is natural and STRONG. When you ignore it, you’ll pay the price and have regrets that you settled for just surviving. I know, because I’ve been there! Here’s what happens: Your personal and professional growth becomes stunted You feel emptiness rather than the vibrancy life offers You end up playing smaller and feeling unfulfilled Your influence is...read more
With the recent passing of Debbie Ford, I am overwhelmed with sadness and a deep appreciation for all that she gave. She offered so much of herself and expressed her true self through her vulnerability, transparency, wisdom and love. She greatly impacted my life through her writing and her transformational workshop, The Shadow Process, which I attended in 2007. It’s ironic how just a few days ago, I was thinking of how blessed I was to have taken that workshop. It transformed my life. One of the most powerful exercises we...read more
Holly Gerth, blogger and author of God's Heart for You, says that God-sized dreams are placed within your heart by God that perfectly fit who you are and are part of your purpose and lead to greater joy and meaning. Those are my kind of dreams.read more
In my last post I promised to share a quick and easy assessment to check on the condition of your heart. All you have to do is read 5 statements and rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 (1-rarely, 10-always). WARNING: Your results may surprise or even shock you. I hope you’ll treat the results and any uncomfortable feeling as prompts to LISTEN to your heart. Transformation of your heart begins with awareness. HEART TEST 1. _____ I clean my heart of all negative emotions every day. 2. _____ People describe me as being...read more
I vividly recall the first time my three year old daughter gave me a LONG and HIGHLY passionate kiss on the lips. It seems funny now, but at the time I was unsettled by it and actually thought, ”Is this normal?” Given the state of my heart back then, I now know it wasn’t such an unusual reaction given my upbringing. Without placing blame (been there, done that), suffice it to say that physical affection and expressions of love were just not part of my childhood. My precious daughter’s kiss was out of my comfort...read more
Your mind functions like a race car which has more than one driver. Each driver is telling you where to go, what to do, and how to be – ALL DAY LONG. It’s no mystery why you (and me) can become easily confused, not to mention exhausted. There’s a way out of this and it begins by asking this simple question: Which voice(s) do I choose to obey or ignore? This is a life-shaping question as your answers will absolutely shape your destiny. Why? Because these voices always carry messages that are trying to warn,...read more
One of the most powerful sources of energy available to every human being is the ability to ask questions. The questions we ask ourselves have the power to increase our energy and shape our lives. The questions you ask evoke your feelings which generate your thoughts which direct your actions – day after day after day. As Annie Dillard once said, “ the way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives.” I invite you to try this out by using just your imagination for the next two minutes. Read my questions...read more
Would you like to boost your energy in one of the most simplest ways ever? Clean something messy in your life. Cleanse something, ANYTHING around you, that is messy. You will get an INSTANT energy boost along with motivation to keep cleaning up other energy drainers in your life. By bringing in simplicity and organization to your life you are putting the life-enhancing fuel in your tank that is needed to be purposeful, productive and prosperous. If you’re not sold on this energizer, I invite you to think back to a time when...read more
Loving your life takes courage. Your fears hold you back from falling deeply in love with your life. It takes courage to name and then overcome your fears. If you’re living with fear(s) of not being perfect, being rejected, not being valued, and not finding your true purpose, some of the big ones we ALL face, then loving your life will remain a dream. Your fears kill your hope and dreams which eventually diminish your love for your life. There are many ways to rid yourself of these fears and the one you can do right NOW is to WRITE your...read more
Would you like an easy energy boost? Simply set your intention each morning to be less easily offended that day. How does this work? When you’re offended, don’t you usually become indignant, irritated or irate? I do. Why do we do that? Because our ego’s been attacked. We decide that we’ve been treated in a way that devalues us and shows a lack of appreciation, respect, honor or love. Our response ultimately drains our energy. A few days ago, I made the INTENTION to be less offended and INSTANTLY got...read more