It’s a gift to be invited into people’s lives, to guide them, and to learn from them in the process, as I always do. That’s the perk of exploring and teaching. I’m so enriched by creative conversations and experiences with people open to change and growth.
Imaginative and transformative processes and insights
“Susie, you have a rare gift for drawing forward previously unexpressed, previously unconscious parts of myself, towards new, deeper insights and healing. Through your broad and superb palette of intuitively appropriate, creative and well-crafted techniques, you’ve also been able to elicit life-changing clarity of purpose and direction. As an experienced, beautifully refined and elegant guide, you’ve helped me to stand out of the way of myself, enabling me to hear and respect my instructive deeper inner voice. I can now move forward more effectively with re-newed understandings, empowerment and a positive re-lease of Life…Your charismatic, imaginative and transformative processes and insights alongside your warmth, humour and professionalism, makes a sensational package! My eternal T H A N K S!!!!”
Stuart Porteous (Landscape Architect, Master of Social Ecology, Educator)
Contemporary, real, kind-hearted, grounded expertise
“I really love Susie’s unusual mind and the way she sees the world artistically. Very fresh! Very clean and direct.” AND “Susie–you are hitting stride and all your talents are coming together into a unified whole; the services you offer people are just invaluable! You’ve got the intuition, artistic ability, kindness, caring, patience–all the good stuff!!” AND ”Contemporary, real, kind-hearted, grounded expertise. This is what you convey and who you are.”
Penney Peirce. (Internationally acclaimed Author, Lecturer, Counselor, Trainer, Business Adviser)
Tools I’ll use all my life
“Thank you Susie. I felt so safe and relaxed with you. And I didn’t feel intimidated. You gave me a real opportunity to discover myself. I was always able to be really transparent about who I really was, because I felt respected for who I really was, and I didn’t feel embarrassed about anything I revealed or wanted to ask about. I was able to feel that I was natural and perfect the way I am, that there was nothing ‘wrong’ with me. You allowed me to be who I really am, with no judgement. You brought many things into my awareness that helped to resolve what bothered me when I first came to you. You gave me a different way of seeing. You gave me tools I’ll use all my life.”
One of life’s true nurturers on every level
“The best teachers are those who have walked your path, and with their incredible courage and fortitude have arrived at a place of joy and peace. Susie is one of those. I see her soul. You are safe and you will receive a million blessings from her presence with you. She is one of life’s true nurturers on every level. Treat yourself to the beauty of her presence.”
A gifted human who shares her wonder and wisdom
“Susie is a gifted human who shares her wonder and wisdom with those who are fortunate enough to discover her Coaching, Writing and Healing.”
Invaluable assistance … guidance and insight
“Thank you so much Susie for your invaluable assistance with my project. With your guidance and insight the outline of my project expanded into something I never realised it could be. Thankyou for helping me reach my potential and supporting me with enthusiasm and warmth. I am very grateful.”
Nina Gibbs (Award-winning Film-maker, Multimedia and Visual Artist).
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Taking the ideas beyond the concepts and plans to reality
“Yes, you are a Life Designer. You are also a builder … taking the ideas beyond the concepts and plans to reality but the most important part for me was your quality of friendship and companionship through the process of my change. Your continuing enthusiasm in the realising of my potential gave me hope and encouragement. It is like you see the best in me. I never felt judged or a burden. If I imagine myself to have a personal angel; who is fun to be with and caring… guiding and lovingly supporting my every effort to be whole, you are her…”
Exceptional qualities to be of service to others in this intimate and empathic way
“It takes a really special character with exceptional qualities to be of service to others in this intimate and empathic way. Susie Surtees possesses all of these qualities and more. I can say from experience that this is something that comes very naturally to Susie. Simply by spending time with her one often finds the spirit lifted and the inspiration renewed”
Carla Versitano (Writer, Editor, Photographer, Educator, Singer)
“I was drawn here by the notion that I needed to be nurtured; and to invest in my own well-being. I enjoyed meeting new people, and being able to authentically connect with them through Susie’s guidance. I was inspired by her thorough use of diverse stimuli, expertise, and ability to motivate our depth of thought. The event style permitted safety, vulnerability and personal challenges to be shared. Each person was generous in their insights about themselves and each other. Thank you so much Susie – I’ll be back for sure. Leanne C.
“The workshop has been a beautiful experience. Susie facilitated the day in a relaxed and easy manner with everyone opening up and sharing in their own truthful ways. Lots of things have come up for me today that I will explore further. Being aware is the first step. An amazing group of powerful inspiring women! Thanks Susie! I will definitely recommend your retreat to others!” Hilary B.
“I was drawn to the retreat because I wanted to make changes in my life and the day helped me. I could see things more clearly. I enjoyed it all because it was so well organised. Relaxed setting too. I enjoyed sharing with the other attendees and felt inspired because of all the willing participation. Venue, food etc all great. Wouldn’t change the format. And thank you!” Trish L.
“An inspirational day shared with inspirational women. So relaxing and open. Will definitely attend other forthcoming events.” J.F.
“I’m at another turning point in my life and the workshop provided an opportunity to reflect on my life more broadly about changes I need to make. I enjoyed all the threads running through and joined together by Susie, and the open sharing of the other participants was such an enjoyable aspect of the day. The venue, food and materials were excellent.” M.S.
“I really enjoyed today and meeting all these wonderful women. Susie you provided a wonderful venue and environment/atmosphere in which we could discuss, consider and share thoughts and ideas. Afternoon tea was fabulous. Thank you. I will come again!” R.O.
“The very invitation of drawing, writing and being among a beautiful garden setting and other lovely some sounded like bliss. And it has been!” Louise B.
“The biggest thing for me today was having it reinforced that I’m on the right path. I feel I can say to myself: ‘I’m OK’. I have a lot of further work to do, helped by the skills I’ve learned today, and it is all possible!” J. L.
“It was a great experience. Lots of new and important information and learning. I would really like to expand this experience and attend more sessions with you Susie. In this fast and digital world we really need to be reminded about our inner selves. Thank you so much for such a heart and mind opening afternoon. It will really help me make changes I wanted to make in my life. I can close my eyes and can still feel the energy of that afternoon. It was great. Thank you so much Susie!” S.K.
“Susie you took so much care in planning and preparation. You created a welcoming, warm and peaceful place for me to explore, learn and discover things I never knew. You opened my eyes and self to my creative self. Thank you.”Leonie Crosbie
“Susie blows my mind with her knowledge of the human brain. The afternoon was wonderful. I highly recommend this to anyone who is tired of living with the struggle of everyday thoughts and patterns. You learn so much about yourself and others and it just makes you want to learn more. This work should be made available in schools. It would change the world.” Georgie Parker
“Grateful reflections. Just want to let you know I feel so enriched from my sojourn to and from your “neck of the woods” and from the nourshing enlightening experience of the afternoon workshop. Something else has deeply and positively shifted in me as a result and I am very glad and grateful for this. I really appreciated the interactive activities provided for tapping into ourselves, and the opportunities given for sharing/connecting on our experiences. Your knowledge, and the flow of the day were exceptional. Thank you for the opportunity to be there and for all your wonderful organising and facilitating. Thanks so much Susie. Fabulous to have been there. Beautiful blessings to you. Love and thanks, “ M.G.
“Great venue and refreshments. Excellent mix of presentation, new knowledge and activities with group participation. Susie is an engaging presenter who is skilled in drawing everyone in the group into the activities to extend understanding.” M.S.
“I have had a wonderful day. Being surrounded by such lovely women, and with such a wise and beautiful mentor has been uplifting. I loved everything about it. Just hope I can remember and utilize all your wisdom and wonderful information Susie.” A.C.
“This is my second time doing this with Susie and it was just as good as the first. I love getting together with other women who laugh, cry, and connect with you!
“Such a positive event. I learned lots of ways to re-use language and manage my feelings. Loved the meditation.” G.M.
“Thank you so much for welcoming me on this day, it was awesome, the whole experience was wonderful and I did not want to leave. What opened up immediately on the Sunday after was ‘a moment’ that I will never forget because I did know how to fix a problem. For this was thanks to you Susie, I am sure that this would not have happened if I did not do your workshop. It was so beautiful I wished you were a fly on the wall, and thought of you in that instance. You are amazing Susie and you have made a huge difference in my life, more than you will ever know. You certainly have many gifts. Thank you, thank you again.” J.P.
Creative Work Testimonials
“Susie is an expert in her field and a highly creative individual who works closely with her clients ensuring the highest calibre of work is delivered. With Susie’s focus and determination combined with her creative flair, projects are completed on time, every time. I highly recommend Susie to anyone looking for a high quality editor, writer, graphic designer and more! What this woman can’t do!”
Michaela Scherr (Business Consultant, Performance Coach, Author)
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