Areas of work

Assessment and development

Psychometric assessment, competency development, 360-degree feedback

Identifying potential and building stronger organisations through psychometric assessment and competency development.

One-to-one

Personal development, career development, coaching, life coaching, hypnotherapy

Everyone has the right to be the best they can be.  My mission is to enable you to make the positive changes you desire to nurture and achieve your goals.

Stress management

Stress management, relaxation, personal development, hypnotherapy, training, personal development

"Stress places immense demands on employees' physical and mental health and well-being, impacting their behaviour, performance and relationships with colleagues."  CIPD, 2017

Project management

Project management, administration, administrative support

Project management and administrative support to provide the peace of mind you're looking for.

Skills and knowledge

Training, team development, team building, communication, assertiveness, understanding, MBTI

Practical training and support to develop effective teams and individuals.

...and in a little more detail

Psychometrics, assessment, development, coaching, hypnotherapy, stress, training, administration

Assessment and development

  • Provision of psychometric assessments and feedback on results to aid recruitment, retention and development processes
  • Design of competency based application processes
  • Design and delivery of competency based assessment and development centres
  • Design and delivery of 360-degree feedback programmes

One-to-one

  • Career development
  • Personal development
  • Coaching
  • Hypnotherapy

Stress management

Providing a holistic approach to stress management, including:

  • understanding of self and others
  • building resilience
  • dealing with conflict
  • improving communication
  • relaxation techniques

Project management

  • Flexible project management and administrative support to meet your needs
  • Assisting with proposal, tender and funded training applications
  • Efficient and effective project and programme management

Skills and knowledge

  • Design of specific training material
  • Design and delivery of team building workshops
  • Design and delivery of drama based training activities
  • Transfer of assessment centre and 360-degree administrative and feedback skills via mentoring support

Testimonials

Suezanne Bennett, Group HR Adviser, Nigel Wright

As a recruitment firm, we have relied on Sue for both internal support for our own recruitment process and employee development and to support our clients' recruitment processes for over ten years. Sue offers a professional, adaptable, flexible and personal service. She is an absolute expert in her field and always goes the extra mile to ensure that, as a client, we get the best from the service she provides. Sue is a true partner with our business, understanding the requirements, culture and broader commercial environment we operate within to find the right solutions to support the growth of our business.      

Pauline Wonders, Strategic Director, Family Gateway

We have recently engaged Sue to project manage a funded learning project and found her to be reliable, professional and diligent in every aspect of her work. She has a fantastic set of communication skills and is able to adapt to the needs of the wider team. I would strongly recommend her.

Jason Fox, HR Manager, Livin

Sue has returned to work with our organisation on many occasions now to support our executive, Board and employee recruitment processes with an end to end psychometric assessment service. Providing guidance, insight and analytics she has ensured that our decision-making process is competitive, robust and successful. Her knowledge of appropriate assessment techniques has helped our organisation adapt in a changing and challenging environment to ensure that our approach remains firmly commercial and viable.
 

I would absolutely recommend Sue to anybody seeking to employ her assessment services as an energised consultant able to translate recruitment strategies into real-time meaningful activities which deliver impact.  

Sam Patterson, Training and Development Specialist

Sue is insightful and pragmatic and has worked with me in a number of guises: collaboration on organisation development programmes, project support and business coaching to explore opportunities and the direction of my own business. Sue exhibits the highest levels of integrity and this coupled with insight, business acumen and understanding of people and how to get the best from them has led to us enjoy an enduring and successful professional relationship. I look forward to continuing to work with Sue on further exciting and innovative organisation development projects.   

Sean Robson, Deputy Head of School, University Centre Quayside

Sue has helped us on a number of contracts since 2012, as a project manager, assessor, trainer and life coach.  Sue's attention to detail is second to none and she is from that rare breed that understands the importance of the quality of training and the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of paperwork on publicly funded training.   Every single thing Sue has done has been on time, on target and on budget.  She is equally comfortable working with students, staff and at director level.  I would not hesitate to recommend Sue, knowing that she would not take on any assignment unless she knew she would excel at it.     

Nick Mapletoft, Managing Director, Nimis Limited

Sue spent time with me exploring my MBTI preferences and although I have done this many times over the previous three decades, she really helped me to explore this at a much deeper level and to reach greater cognition.  This has aided me in better understanding my team members and other key people with whom I work, in turn strengthening these relationships.  We also explored values-in-practice and contrasted this with my espoused values, which has helped me to identify dissonance and thus become a more authentic leader.  I have recommended Sue to several other people and they have all been delighted with her understanding, help and guidance.  

JH, career development

 Sue has worked with me in a coaching capacity on three occasions now; firstly, whilst applying for University, secondly whilst applying for my first job and most recently, when applying for a promotion.  Each time she took time to understand my needs, asked questions to help me identify and appreciate my skills and abilities and provided positive support, all of which helped me prepare thoroughly and motivated me to give my best in the application and interview processes.  Overall Sue's style and approach was very calm, positive and influential; I really valued her support and the dedicated service I received was outstanding.   

CF, redundancy support

After working for the same company for over 20 years, I was made redundant and the prospect of getting back into work was a daunting one; redundancy brought with it feelings of failure and self-doubt.   Sue provided a friendly and non-judgemental environment within which I felt comfortable to discuss my anxieties and concerns, some that were long held, in an open and honest way.  Challenging my negative feelings, Sue offered support, encouragement and a positive way forward.   Being new to hypnotherapy I was a little unsure what to expect, but I was soon put at ease by Sue and her able assistant Meg!  By the second session I was looking forward to the relaxation and as a result began to feel the effects of the positive suggestions in the days and weeks that followed. I came to Sue looking for help to get a new job, but ended up with a whole new outlook on life!  I'm much more optimistic about the future, much more motivated to deal with new challenges and more content within myself.  

SG, hypnotherapy

As a performer, I was having issues with low confidence and performance nerves. I was referred to Sue for hypnotherapy who was able to understand my issues. Following the first session I began to change my approach to singing and more importantly, how I felt about it. Sue's friendly and professional approach allowed me to relax into the hypnosis and make the important changes needed to enjoy singing again and improve my performances. I would certainly recommend Sue as a Hypnotherapist.  

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