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The Leadership Coaches Team

Sue S

Leadership Coach

Having coached CEO’s and Directors in FTSE companies and other global multinationals, Sue’s leadership coaching is sought after by leaders who need support in navigating human relationships and maximising their effectiveness.

Quick to build rapport and trust with clients, Sue is described as an inspiring, results-focused, empathetic, and adaptable coach who enables leaders to gain insight and change their behaviours by addressing the unconscious patterns or beliefs that could prevent them from being effective.

Sue has first-hand experience operating in high-performance environments, having represented Scotland in athletics and as a record-breaking polar explorer. In the workplace, Sue held a Senior Manager role in Training and Development in British Gas and a change management role in the United Nations in a war zone.

Additionally, Sue was the first UK woman to ski to the Magnetic North Pole and has written eight popular business books, including 'Risk: All that Matters' and 'Cope with Change at Work'.

If that was not enough, Sue is Podcast Host of Coaching Perspectives magazine, received a Global Coaching Leadership Award in Mumbai, and was recognised as a Pioneer to the Nation in 2003 by HM The Queen.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Board and executive relationships

  • Influencing and impact 

  • Communication skills

  • Executive presenc

  • Risk-taking and resilience

  • Women’s leadership 

  • Change management

Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
  • Advanced Facilitator Certificate – Edward Lowe Foundation, Missouri 

  • Certified to use psychometrics including MBTI, Risk Type Compass, and Birkman 

  • MBA in Entrepreneurship 

  • MSc in Quality Management

  • Master Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching 

  • Member of Association for Coaching

  • Member of International Coach Federation 

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching Supervision – University of Chester 


I didn't know what to expect from coaching, but I knew I needed some kind of guidance. Sue helped me to transition from a hands-on Manager to a Senior Executive by assessing my personality with a proven methodology - Birkman Assessment. She supported me in finding my own answers to different challenges I was facing, building my professional confidence, widening my perspective and teaching me how to create positive ripple effects. Having coaching sessions with Sue was a turning point in my career; I highly recommend her.

Sue’s coaching was inspirational, challenging and supportive helping me to remove the fog from some areas when I could not see a way forward. Her probing and open questioning was very helpful in making me reflect and question my approach to situations.

Sue provided coaching for a member of the leadership team. As a result, the Director made good progress in being more strategic, often in difficult circumstances which I recognised. Sue kept me involved from the outset, and with a mid way review and end of programme meeting, I felt engaged in the process and able to contribute to the direction of the coaching goals where necessary.

At The Leadership Coaches, we know just how important it is to select the right coach and provider for your coaching needs, which is why we offer no-obligation chats with our senior leadership team.


When you book a no-obligation chat with us, we'll take the time to learn more about your needs. We'll listen to you and ask questions that support us in understanding how coaching could support you.

From here, we'll identify two or three of our credible coaches who we believe would be ideal for you to work with. We'll then arrange a few coaching chemistry calls for you, to ensure the chemistry is right for coaching.

If you're ready to find out more, click the button below and select a suitable time and date to chat with us.

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