Mentoring Testimonials

Mentoring Testimonials

I was lucky enough to connect with Susan via a company mentoring program and the impact that our work has had on my personal and professional life has been profound.  In the early stages of our involvement, Susan provided me with tools and practices that were immediately applicable to my workplace and had a positive impact on what I was able to achieve in a week. 

I have since continued to work with Susan independently and she has helped me to gain clarity on my goals and what I really want out of life.  Fast forward three years and I am now a Director on two boards, I have launched my own business, I have a growing investment portfolio and I have many frameworks to help me make decisions that are in line with my long term vision for the future. 

I have recommended Susan in various capacities to many of my contacts and each are delighted by Susan’s clear insights, professionalism and useful advice. 

Danielle Wait | Flywheel Consulting Director/Wagga Wagga Business Chamber President

Working one on one with Susan is like meeting up with someone who is genuinely interested in what I value, and who absolutely has my success and happiness as her driver. Susan always seems to know exactly the thing I need to hear at a particular point, she has a myriad of helpful tools at her disposal, but I think her true genius is her empathy and ability to listen deeply and understand where I am in my journey, and helping me to identify what is blocking me or holding me back from reaching for my dreams. In only a few sessions, she has helped me to identify and articulate ideas I’ve been thinking about for years, but best of all to start taking action and get results!

One of the best things for me about working with Susan is that her approach is flexible and holistic – we’re talking about my life, not just my career. Whatever I bring to our sessions, whatever is happening in my life that may be affecting my progress, she takes it all in her stride and we work with that. She adjusts her approach to my style, so if a tool or resource doesn’t work for me she’s happy to try a different approach, and is always interested in ideas I come across elsewhere.

I always walk away from our sessions feeling energised and motivated, and clear about my next steps. Susan is always available on email between sessions, and I know I can ask for her feedback or advice, or even a bit of cheering on when I need it. I think of Susan as a wise elder – and I mean that in the most respectful way – and I’m lucky to have her in my corner!

I look forward to continue working with Susan and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone who is looking for a mentor. I am certain she is doing the work she was meant for.

Elizabeth Bongiorno | Project Manager

In the time we spent together, Susan really encouraged me to see the bigger picture and figure out what was important to me, both in my immediate job, the longer view of my career, and in my life outside of work.

Susan is a compassionate listener. She has a great memory for details, which made me feel like I always had her undivided attention and that she truly cared. She is an expert at taking in what I say, encouraging me to talk, and then extracting from it all the truly important things. Conversations with Susan always leave me with much more clarity, be it on the immediate next step, what I need to prioritize in order to be happy, or on the end goal.

Susan’s breadth and depth of business and life experience allow her to provide an alternate perspective which I found immensely helpful.

Susan and I still keep in touch. She actively reaches out to see how I’m doing and recently came to the rescue in my decision-making process regarding a new role. Susan is both a caring and effective mentor, and I cannot recommend her mentorship highly enough.

Monica Lewin | Senior Account Director

Over the past 4 years, Susan has provided me with ongoing wisdom and support during times of change and professional challenges. She allowed me to identify goals, values and long-term career aspirations with useful tools and practical guidance.

Looking back, I can see the benefits of our sessions which have influenced the jobs I have applied for and of the life decisions I have made. Her extensive experience, knowledge, intuition and honesty empower you to take a step back and view your career path objectively.

Susan is someone I will continue to call on for support throughout my career as our conversations have proven to be a great investment for me both personally and professionally.

Angela Black | Marketing Manager

Susan was recommended to me as a professional mentor by my Manager. At the time, I did not entirely understand what it meant to have a professional mentor.

Susan initially led me to understand what drives me both personally, and professionally. Understanding that these two are inextricably linked was a key learning for me in the beginning. Susan helped me to identify what was holding me back in achieving my professional goals, and gave me insight into my industry from a different perspective. Our company was also going through a critical growth phase, and this experience helped me to face the day to day challenges of change. These skills I have since drawn on in my new role today.

I would not hesitate in recommending Susan as a professional coach or mentor. Susan is approachable, has a wealth of knowledge in the corporate world, and is extremely genuine in her approach to helping you further your career.

Fiona Hossack | National Account Manager

Working with Susan has enabled me to get to know myself better than ever. Through our sessions I’ve learnt so much about what makes me tick, what I truly value and what I want.  

Susan’s insight, knowledge and experience – along with her capacity to approach the mentoring relationship with patience and kindness – have all been invaluable to me over the last six months. Life offered me an unexpected time of career transition and ‘soul-searching’ and I couldn’t imagine a better mentor to help on the journey. 

Megan Graham | Content producer, editor and project manager

Susan came recommended to me as a person who could help me find a new direction in life.  Having been out of the workforce for 17 years while raising my son, I needed a mentor who could help me identify and transition to a new interest outside the home.

Susan is a profound listener in whom I can confide and trust.  With her caring and calm nature, she shows a genuine interest in my development and subtly prompts and follows up to keep me on track when I feel I’m losing my way in the process.  Susan is helping me identify my goals and define a vision of what I would like to achieve. She is mentoring me on a personal, emotional and business level.  Her thoughtful encouragement is highly motivating. and I always look forward to and enjoy our meetings. 

A gracious lady, Susan is a true professional I respect, appreciate and admire.  I cannot recommend Susan more highly.

Stefania Hourmouzis | Sydney

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