• Clarify and reach goals
  • Access potential
  • Manage, lead or delegate
  • Impress editors or clients
  • Improve loyalty
  • Put your message across
  • Grow your business


A Facebook group for writers worldwide. Currently 1.9K members. Ask questions, get answers. We post up opportunities and jobs, share contacts and offer support and motivation. Link up with other journalists. To join click here.


Individual help in person or via Skype

  • Clarify your career path
  • Social media skills
  • Improve pitches
  • Explore new markets
  • Write digital content
  • Personal progression
‘I came away from your coaching completely fired up and determined to make it happen, and it did! I can’t thank you enough.’



 Workshops and Courses

  • Refresh or update journalism skills
  • Increase output and earnings
  • Approach editors with confidence

Enrolling now: Journalism City Lit, City University, Pitching Cafes.

Susan pepped my motivation to succeed, and facilitated an increased output. She knows the media industry very well indeed
— Lucy Sept 2015


  • Impress clients with innovative ideas
  • Write effective editorial 
  • Get messages across clearly 
  • Learn to present with flair
  • Promote using digital media
  • Improve confidence
  • Individual or team training


  • Twitter training for self promotion
  • Writing a blog and increasing followers
  • Understanding LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Promoting your brand
  • Getting noticed: non-fiction books



American Express, Clydedale Bank, Westminster University, Daily Express, British Airways, Relais & Chateau, Ad Hoc PR, Malta Tourism, The Bookseller, Southern Housing, DC Thomson, City University, Leeds University, Water Board, Guild of Health Writers, British Guild of Travel Writers, Project Associates.

Recently via Skype: Melbourne, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Venice, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Rome, Zagreb, Barcelona, Lagos, Cape Town, Dublin.



  • freelance journalists
  • women returners
  • former editors
  • bloggers
  • non-fiction writers
  • entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • small businesses
  • CEOs and middle managers
  • HRs and training departments
  • public relations and marking execs
  • travel and food industry professionals
  • the hotel industry


Lecturer Journalism MA. ILM certified (Inst of Leadership & Management

Lecturer Journalism MA. ILM certified (Inst of Leadership & Management


Susan Grossman is a journalist, broadcaster, travel writer and magazine editor of 30 years standing. She is a coach and mentor certified by the (ILM) Institute of Leadership and Management and works across all sectors. A former BBC broadcaster she also trains communicators in both the written and spoken word. She is currently a visiting lecturer at two London universities.


Twitter @wordsallowed