HI! I’m Susannah. Creative, Coach and Teacher. I support women to translate their inner knowing outwards, into positive life-changing action.
I work with women kindling creative connection in group classes and in one to one soul coaching sessions. These empowered women reconnect to their life desires through guided creative activity, journaling exercises and being deeply listened to. Together we explore and find sustainable strategies for these identified desires to seed into their everyday lives. I believe strongly that everyone of us should be living the life we really want to live, not the smaller life that we are afraid is all we really deserve. None of our time here on earth should be wasted.
I believe every single day is a gift.
I want every woman to feel that way EVERY SINGLE DAY too.
At around the age of 30 I had a comprehensive crisis of self. I had reached the summit of my career goals and had hit my qualification milestones. I owned a house with a partner who any day now was going to ask me to marry him. I had a car and a healthy disposable income. It was all very nice. The problem was I had started to be very distracted by an undeniable truth: None of it was the life I actually wanted. Somehow through my inability to say ‘no’ and my lack of connection to my inner world I had been working incredibly hard to create a life that did not fit me at all. I had confused my value as a human being with my job status and I was putting conforming to what I believed I should be doing before my own thoughts ideas and feelings.
I had plenty of strong role models who had been walking their own paths but I could not believe that a designed life, a life of choice and freedom and claiming my own space was something that was available to me. This truth, once I let myself hear it shook my world. By 32 I had given my partner my half share of our house and had left him. I also left my job and set off around the world alone, a trip which concluded with me living in Spain for a year. During the remainder of my thirties (and beyond), I became acquainted with myself and the things that I wanted. A process of discovery of this sort happens in layers, over time in a sometimes erratic way. It is work that I don’t believe is ever completely finished: Just as we think we know ourselves we go and change again. I know that my story is not unique. There are hundreds of women like me who find themselves leading someone else’s idea of a life. That uneasy out-of-place feeling is often a signal…
When your inner world signals it is ready for change it can be frightening and difficult to decipher exactly what the matter might be. When my truth started trying to get my attention I ignored it: I over-worked, planned mini-breaks, shopped, went for hair cuts and beauty treatments, chased unsuitable men, watched endless rom-coms and re-design your life TV shows. None of these things work. The thing that actually worked, was to get to work exploring what I wanted, daring to look within and ask myself what I craved, what I needed and how I might make those things work together. It took courage and getting it wrong and asking again, but I would not change a thing. I am so glad I stepped into the unknown and started that conversation with myself.