Sue was absolutely brilliant, I took away a lot of great tips and techniques. Very resourceful and she’s just plain lovely, I thought that session was great and we needed that extra boost. Please thank her again, for sharing her heart-wrenching experience with us and showing us, we can come out at the end of a tunnel and be more resilient. She gave us tips for work and in life as well. Fantastic!
Helping To Make Being Human An Easier Job.
*Mental Fitness *Culture & Wellbeing Solutions *People Development *E-Learning Hub
Known for her friendly, warm and down to earth attitude and techniques for simplifying life. Sue’s speaker sessions and workshops are full of personal stories and “Mind Food” to take away and digest as well as actions to apply to help making being human an easier job!
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A regular on TV, a column writer and a frequent speaker, she dedicates her time to sharing her vision, because she believes that building a mentally fit mind is the most important gateway to gaining freedom over any life event.
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Mental Fitness in today's world
Mental Fitness in Today’s World helps participants understand how to develop the capacity for a healthy and strong mind, to allow them to handle the challenges and opportunities that life puts in front of us. Most of us understand the importance of physical fitness – but how do we keep our minds fit?
Our mental fitness affects our emotions, how we think and feel about ourselves and others and how we interpret everyday events. It influences our capacity to learn, communicate and to develop, sustain and end relationships. It also influences our ability to cope with change, transition and everyday life events. It’s what enables us to function well and interact with others – to help us succeed.
As the world navigates its biggest curveball in recent history, mental fitness and wellbeing is more important than ever. How mentally fit are you?
Helping to make being human an easier job!
Statistics don’t lie. We’re more stressed, overworked, overweight and less healthy than ever before. Yet we get up day after day and repeat our unhealthy behavioural patterns, regardless of whether they are serving us. It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Our daily habits, routines and mental states are no exception.
The modern world is becoming more and more stressful and the rate of change is massive in today’s environment so the way in which we interact personally and do business requires us to be more agile and flexible. This requires a resilient skillset – with mental fitness being key.
Following a head on car accident that almost killed her, Sue discovered that humans are more powerful than we ever imagine and that our mind is the key to everything in our life – it is our most important resource so why don’t we focus on how to keep mentally fit?
Sue teaches simple, practical and science-based strategies to strengthen mental fitness for day-to-day wellbeing based around the 4 pillars for Seeing Fit, Feeling Fit, Acting Fit and Thinking Fit.
It’s time to hop off autopilot and push the reset button. To pause and dedicate time to take a breath, reclaim yourself and learn how to be mentally fit for the next chapter of your life.
Courageous Conversations - why you need to!
In a recent Harvard study with business leaders it was discovered that 57% of respondents said they would do almost anything to avoid a difficult conversation and 52% said they would rather put up with a negative situation at work than have to talk about it!
Courageous conversations are the difficult to broach subjects with those close to you in your personal life, at work with your colleagues, boss, or even with a client. They are the conversations that many people dread. Yet why do most of us avoid them or feel so uncomfortable having them?
Conflicts at work are inevitable, and it’s better to be prepared to deal with them than let them continue on without resolution. While finding a resolution may feel difficult or stressful, solving conflicts at work benefits you, your team, and your company immensely.
The skills of managing difficult conversation have become an integral part of the success of any employee, manager, department, and organisation as a whole. Difficult conversations have become an inevitable part of management.
Therefore, there is a dire need for improving the skills to manage them. Come and learn some great tips to do so and master a process for having productive, difficult conversations that unlocks power and potential
With preparation, a preparedness to listen, honesty and respect, a difficult conversation can become a constructive interaction for which everyone is grateful.
Sue recently presented a workshop to our entire team, everybody without exception got great insight out of it and were very engaged through-out the talk. Our staff commented that it was great to get a reminder about the important ways to look after your own mental health, and that it was done in a fun and positive way. Sue’s talk opened good and healthy dialogue between ourselves and staff afterwards on what can be construed as a very tough and personal subject, so we were highly grateful for Sue’s expertise guiding us through that Post Covid lockdown felt it was a perfect time for Sues message that we have to look after our own personal mental fitness as well as our physical fitness. Sues workshop was a great blend of her own personal experiences, statistics on mental health, what seeing now and practical tips. Highly recommend for any work place!
I wanted to thank you for the workshop yesterday. There are some very strong parallels with what you are talking about and recent personal discoveries and changes that I have made. A friend recommended the event and to be honest I wasn’t expecting what you offered, but it was fantastic. Thank you for what you do.
Sue’s clear communication skills were appreciated by small SME and multi national business owners, stakeholders, her colleagues and management. Sue’s intellect and ability to create clear processes enabled the numerous projects running concurrently to flow smoothly. She engaged the support of contractors as required and naturally filled the role of leader amongst her peers and colleagues. Motivated and driven by outcome, Sue provided regular and appropriate feedback to management.
We were really lucky to have Sue talk to us all at the New Zealand Chartered Accountants (NZCA) conference in Hamilton. The presentation was lively and relevant and kept us all on our toes. Sue handled some very difficult subject matter and did so with the utmost sensitivity. To say she had us engaged and left us thinking would be an understatement. We were so impressed that we engaged Sue to present to our business. We felt that the message and content was so important that we invited our team, their partners and teenage / adolescent children. The feedback at both events was overwhelmingly positive. We have been asked to include more content of this nature at the NZCA conferences (No mean feat when the fact that the conference is full of accountants is considered). We cant thank you enough.
Thank you for the couple of hours that you spent with us yesterday. The learnings – or reminders from your session, were invaluable & very much appreciated. After lunch I went for a walk for 30 mins – I often eat my lunch at my desk & whilst I know it’s a bad habit, if often feels there’s so much work on the go. At the end of yesterday, approx. 7 of us went for a walk around the base track of Mt Maunganui, before heading to drinks & dinner with the remainder of the team. Without doubt, exercise, fresh air and smelling the surroundings is good for one. Thanks again. Fantastic.
I first meet Sue on a First Aid for Mental Health workshop and instantly connected with her. At the time our organisation was looking at how we could help people in the Plumbing industry in the Mental Health space. With Sue’s extensive experience and passion for mental health and wellbeing, Sue was the perfect person to help us get our programme of the ground! Master Plumbers now has a successful programme in place which is gaining a lot of attention out in the industry, we appreciate all the knowledge, tools and support Sue gave me and our programme!
Sue is a superb leader. Greatly respected for her commitment and work ethic. Sue is able to identify and engage will all through confident leadership and unites people in positive and constructive endeavours. She is a trusted confidante and the source of reliable and confirming counsel. Her service ethos is admirable as is her belief in the importance of education.
Sue, your compassionate and grounding insight about life is a real gift. You have a ‘sixth sense’ awareness of others needs which is immensely comforting. Your honesty, drive and results-driven character is inspiring and it’s an honor to call you my “coach”.
We were lucky to have Sue take several workshops for us last year, and with such great feedback we had to get her back again this year! Sue has a lovely style full of personal anecdotes. Many thanks again for your help.
I found my sessions with Sue incredibly thought provoking and meaningful in ways I hadn’t expected. I’m often reflecting on things we discussed and see very clearly how those conversations have had a positive impact in the way I approach things both professionally and personally. Her honest, no-nonsense approach is paired with a kind and thoughtful manner which both challenges and supports – I highly recommend Sue!
Sue is particularly good at looking at the business as a whole and sees clearly what can be improved. She has helped me with the ways to have conversations. Sue found out what I wanted and then partnered with me towards my goals. She is a great listener. She has been worth the money I paid for and more! Sue’s manner is professional and friendly and I would recommend her to anybody wanting to elevate their performance and turnover.
“When I started my coaching with Sue I was at a very low point in my life, lacking direction and motivation. I literally bounced out of our first meeting feeling supported and full of new hope – a feeling that grew with each session. I valued Sue’s insightful and empathetic approach and her ability to help me challenge my self limiting beliefs that had been holding me back for years. Sue helped me optimize my performance at work, providing practical tools and techniques – I am now better organised and no longer feel overwhelmed by my workload. She also helped me achieve success with preparing for and excelling in an important exam. With Sue’s help I have a new approach to my finances and am debt free. I am also steadily achieving and my personal and professional goals and have a clear sense of direction and purpose that I’ve never had before. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone and am deeply appreciative of the opportunity I had to work with her.”
Loved listening to everything you had to share at our Staff Meeting at Te Kowhai School. You are such an inspiration! Thanks also for E-Inspiration – looking forward to these arriving in my inbox.
Sue has been great help across our group of companies working with all levels of our businesses. While working with Sue we have developed a group wide wellness programs, conducted mental fitness workshops and implemented one on one personal coaching development. This has had a great impact across our Group and has become part of our workplace.
Sue is an expert at helping you to understand and nurture your own wellbeing! She helped me to identify the neglected areas of my life, get back in touch with who I am, and to make a plan to thrive going forward. Perhaps my favourite part of all of it was figuring out what my values are – this has both helped me spend my time in more meaningful ways, and helped me to understand more about why I operate the way that I do. I’m enormously grateful to Sue for all of her help and guidance. I highly recommend her services for anyone who’s willing to invest their time & energy into doing the mahi & self-reflection required for her exercises.
Sue is fantastic at looking at the big picture, giving perspective and clarity in an often cluttered world. She has an innate ability to understand an individuals strengths and weaknesses and provides relevant tools to equip people with mental skills to thrive in their professional career.
When I started my coaching with Sue I was at a very low point in my life, lacking direction and motivation. I literally bounced out of our first session feeling supported and full of new hope – a feeling that grew with each week. I valued Sue’s insightful and empathetic approach and her ability to help me challenge my self limiting beliefs that had been holding me back for years.
Sue helped me optimize my performance at work, providing practical tools and techniques – I am now better organised and no longer feel overwhelmed by my workload. I am also steadily achieving and my personal and professional goals and have a clear sense of direction and purpose that I’ve never had before. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone and am deeply appreciative of the opportunity I had to work with her.
Sue’s compassionate and grounding insight about life is a real gift. She has a ‘sixth sense’ awareness of others’ needs which is immensely comforting. Her honesty, drive and results-driven character is inspiring.
Sue is an expert at helping you to understand and nurture your own wellbeing! She helped me to identify the neglected areas of my life, get back in touch with who I am, and to make a plan to thrive going forward. This has helped me spend my time in more meaningful ways, and helped me to understand more about why I operate the way that I do. I’m enormously grateful to Sue for all of her help and guidance.