Hi, after 30 plus years as a BBC journalist, magazine editor and travel writer I am now an accredited coach and mentor. I specialise in helping freelancers pitch stories more effectively, get motivated and increase earnings. I also help older people make sense of social media volunteering as a tech buddy.

I’m a visiting lecturer in journalism at two London universities and the City Lit in London and run regular workshops for freelancers.

So far I’ve worked with some 800 plus journalists in classes, individually, or in a pitch clinic.

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
Progress your career, refresh journalism skills, improve your success rate, increase confidence and earnings. Coaching can help with decision making, leadership and building relationships at work.

Progress your career, refresh journalism skills, improve your success rate, increase confidence and earnings. Coaching can help with decision making, leadership and building relationships at work.

Stuck or 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

Support on Facebook

My Facebook group JournoAnswers supports writers and creatives worldwide, currently 3.4K 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.

Mentoring

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).

COACHING GOALS

  • 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

Workshops

‘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

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

 

 

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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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