Do You Fancy Learning How to Play Your Biggest, Boldest Game This Year?

A Leadership Day Retreat is an opportunity to spend a day with me here in Lincoln, helping you to get out of your own way so that your full capabilities shine through.

The result? 

A confident, self-assured leader, with the gravitas, visibility and credibility to really make an impact.

Isn't it time you showed everyone what you can really do? 

These days are currently my favourite way to work, and clients love them. They've often told me how much they enjoy taking a day out of their packed schedule. It allows busy professionals the time and space that's so hard to find for themselves on a day-to-day basis.

Together, we spend time to 'unpacking' everything that's hindering or helping their career progress, explore it in depth, and make a plan for moving forward, coming up with strategies, tools and techniques that will help achieve that plan. 

I'll help you to do the same if you like. 

Are you ready to stop the self-sabotage, playing small and dimming your light?

Are you ready to shine? Are you ready to show up as the strong, confident and powerful leader you know you are?

Are you ready to lift your performance and demonstrate your true capabilities?  

Who comes on the days?

So far the days have been used by business leaders, senior execs and aspiring senior execs. All of them have experienced huge shifts and had major achievements as a result of the day. 

They are professionals who have several things in common - they are ambitious, values-led, often committed to a cause they feel passionately about and keen to make a difference in their organisation and industry. 

Sound familiar?

They also know that leadership is never a done-deal. As I always say, it's the journey of a lifetime, and as such, demands that you commit to your own development. These days are only for you if you're ready to commit your time, energy and focus into achieving your goals.

You are likely to be a Managing Director, a CEO or a senior executive, mid-career, wanting to move into the next stage of your professional working life.You may want to come and spend a day preparing yourself for a new role, or to learn how to shine more brightly in your current one... 

  Like Michelle, who went off and got her first CEO role after our work together.

"Everything's changed"

" The day has helped me to explore my sense of self and build my own solid foundation.

A big challenge for me was around how I can be seen as a leader - I've felt like I've been winging it! But the day has given me permission to be myself - to know I'm ok. I'm leaving with a greater sense of self worth, and with the tools and the strategies to move forward to develop my leadership skills and see myself as others see me.I feel much more powerful as a leader and you've absolutely addressed what I came here to do. It's been priceless.

I feel completely empowered. I'm leaving here with clarity, focus, and energy - a real energy. I feel very excited about the next steps. I feel inspired to continue with my professional growth and it's helped shape my thinking of who I am, and what I can achieve. You've helped me to lay some demons to rest and re-frame who I am so I can move forward with complete self-assurance.

You've changed everything for me."


 Or Angie, a business leader, who felt reinvigorated in her role... 

"Simply Perfect!"

"Spending time with Sue on her Leadership Day Retreat was simply perfect! It allowed me to unpack lots of ‘stuff’, enabling me to strip back to the basics of what was important to me and identify the small , yet hugely impactful changes I needed to make. This has enabled me to refocus on my values, my priorities and quite simply my passion for what I do. If you are looking for someone to support you in your thinking, in a calm and relaxed environment, Sue is most definitely your person!"

Managing Director

What will you use yours for?


A  Leadership Day Retreat is all yours to explore and develop what you need to play your biggest, boldest game - but here's some ideas: 

  • 1.

    understanding your strengths, your values, your identity, the authentic 'you'

  • 2.

    developing your own unique 'voice' and the message you want to share with the world

  • 3.

    recognising your skills, unique talents and successes and planning to make the most of them

  • 4.

    reputation management - create the reputation you want and learn how to enhance it

  • 5.

    identifying key stakeholders and planning to create more impact and influence with them

  • 6.

    learning how to improve your verbal and non-verbal communication and establish your presence

  • 7.

    overcoming challenges and blocks, managing overwhelm, creating focus and working effectively

  • 8.

    managing self-doubt, building gravitas and confidence

  • 9.

    building the courage to take big, out-of-your-comfort-zone action

  • 10.

    raising your profile, learning how to stand out from the crowd

  • 11.

    developing a strategy around building and connecting to your network

  • 12.

    mapping out your career plan in detail

  • 13.

    building resilience and becoming a mindful leader

How do the days work?


I call them a day, but actually, there's much more to them that that. Think of it like an 8 week programme!  

  • 1.

    An initial complimentary discussion to make sure I can help you with what you're looking for. Once we've agreed to work together, we'll set a date, you'll pay the deposit and I'll send you over your welcome pack with a range of assessments and activities to get you started.

  • 2.

    One day (9.30am - 4.00pm) devoted to YOU, that will allow us to dig really deep and unpick exactly what's holding you back. We'll tackle each barrier one by one, as we'll have the time and space to get below the surface of what's really going on for you, leaving you feeling transformed. All refreshments and lunch provided

  • 3.

    A month's support after the day so that you're kept on track and accountable for your progress - typically this would include a mix of Zoom coaching sessions and email support. We discuss what will suit you best.

  • 4.

    A journal for you to use as part of the day so you're able to make notes and record insights - and also continue to use it to log your progress and reflections in

  • 5.

    In total, around 8 weeks support to help you achieve your outcomes


How much will the day cost?

A Leadership Day Retreat, with an initial Skype call, working with me face to face in Lincoln from 9.30am until 4.00pm , including lunch and all refreshments, and a month of follow up support is  £997.

Lincoln is a beautiful city - why not really make this a day to remember and if you're not local, stay overnight in one of the fabulous hotels the city has to offer?  

If you'd prefer me to travel to you, just let me know and I'll arrange a bespoke price for the day.


 Interested? To make an appointment to talk to me about your Leadership Day Retreat, email me at 


Here's what others have said about working with me...

"Heart-felt thanks!"

"As I’m sure you will remember, when I first came to you I was struggling with owing my role; evening describing myself as the CEO was a real challenge; I would often use another title or play it down. You have really helped me to feel comfortable in my own skin and with my position.

My new found inner confidence and leadership skills have had a big impact on the way I interact with others at work. I used to find it very hard to speak in public meetings and networking events; introducing myself and my role was enough to bring on a cold sweat and palpations. The techniques that you have taught me for ‘showing up as a Leader’ including: how to be prepared for meetings and public speaking events and how to ensure that not only my voice but also my message is heard by others, have enabled me to confidently walk into crowded networking events and proactively engage with more senior leaders and decision makers. This has led to me developing new business partnerships.

"The confidence to show what has been hidden for years!"

After progressing nicely in my current job to a senior position with a global role over span of 20 years, I still felt that there were barriers that needed to be broken to further both my personal and professional life. After working with Sue I know realise that most of these barriers had created and even habitualised by myself over the years, stopping me from really being noticed by either others or more importantly, myself.Working with Sue has really been about me taking ownership: her coaching style has allowed me to set my own agenda and take responsibility for making the changes I want to see happen. What Sue does so well in addition is trigger those areas where I would probably not go and it has been a great experience being challenged to what I thought was my “comfort zone”, especially when it comes to me having self-compassion and recognition. By implementing the techniques Sue has enabled me to have to confidence to show what I have just hidden for years; this is now emerging at a good pace and is no longer in the dark. It is really being noticed by colleagues and friends and more importantly feels good.

The first step is always the hardest but I can truly say this has and continues to be a great journey… it’s never too late after so many years and if you are only at the start of your career building why wait??!!

Global Health and Safety Director
"The experience of a lifetime..."

 It has been an experience of a life time condensed in 6 months.

Working with Susan, I have developed deep introspection, analytical abilities and enhanced self control. Her coaching has not just helped me build myself but also build individuals and teams I work with through skillful delegation, a coaching leadership style and trust. Last but not the least, she has made me realise the value of balancing opposing objectives such that they start complementing each other.

While she says her programme lasts only 6 months, she has given me the tools and techniques to use them in the rest of my journey, not just for a rewarding career but a fulfilling life ahead.

Principal Consultant

 Interested? To make an appointment to talk to me about your Leadership Day Retreat, email me at