Hi, after 30 plus years as a BBC journalist, magazine editor and travel writer I am now an accredited coach and mentor.

What you’ll get: a straight-talking challenging coach who will facilitate your progression, whether it’s a new job, more work as a freelance, building relationships at work or increased self confidence and motivation.

What you’ll achieve: clear thinking, self belief, writing skills, confidence to perform at interview

I’m a VL in journalism at two London universities and the City Lit I also run regular workshops and courses and mentor individuals in person, and worldwide over Skype.

If you’d like a taster of how I can help you, contact me for a 10 minute FREE telephone consultation.

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‘I couldn’t recommend Susan highly enough’
Lucy Pearson, Sydney, Australia 2017

Do you lack confidence?

  • Clarify and reach goals

  • Create a nonfiction book strategy

  • Access your potential

  • Manage, lead or delegate

  • Impress editors or clients

  • Get .help with decision making

  • Improve pitches to editors

  • Write a mission statement

  • Grow your start-up

  • Better blogging

  • Get to grips with social media


Individual help in person or via Skype

Lecturer Journalism MA. Coach and Mentor    ILM    accredited (Inst of Leadership & Management).

Lecturer Journalism MA. Coach and Mentor ILM accredited (Inst of Leadership & Management).


  • Self belief and confidence

  • Effective social media

  • Access potential

  • Manage, lead or delegate

  • Impress editors or clients

  • Decision making

  • Put your message across

  • Grow your ideas or start-up

  • Write that non-fiction book

‘Susan tunes in fast. With one of her Pitch Clinics I moved from despair to motivation’
  • Pitch Clinics join a small group of journalists. Brainstorm ideas, perfect your pitch, get names of who to pitch to online and in print

New Courses

‘Susan helped me believe in myself and my abilities. I can’t thank her enough for enabling me the work I always wanted’
— Elizabeth January 2018

Media Training

  • Impress clients with innovative ideas

  • Write effective editorial

  • Get messages across clearly

  • Crisis management and interview skills

  • Individual or team training

freelance journalists   women returners   former editors

bloggers   non-fiction writers   entrepreneurs PRs

HR departments  public relations and marking execs

travel, food and hotel industry



My Facebook group JournoAnswers supports writers and creatives worldwide, currently 3.5K members. We post up jobs and work opportunities and offer support through linking up with other journalists. To find out more and to join click here.

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‘I came away from your coaching completely fired up and determined to make it happen, and it did! I can’t thank you enough.’


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“Just had my interview. Your advice was absolutely fantastic - would have been a very different conversation without it. I got offered a job as a news reporter in Jerusalem” Guy March 2019