Susan is from South East London. She studied and worked in London before moving down to the Kent coast nearly 15 years ago. After working in health service management she moved into organizational consultancy, supporting charities, churches and small businesses to implement change in ways that benefit both staff and the overall purpose of the organizations that she helps.
She has been a Christian for over 35 years, often in leadership positions. But her discipleship journey has also included an extended period of emotional illness. Finding healing and wholeness from this deeply traumatic time has led her to combine her professional expertise with her personal experience. She now writes and teaches extensively to help others discover how to pursue their own journey of transformative change. Her story can be found in Letting God Heal.
Susan is a sociologist, with an M.Phil in social psychology, and a PhD researching how to create relationships, groups and other social environments that enable transformative change in both organizations and individuals. She also holds a Diploma in Learning and Development, and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning. She works with a number of other professional bodies.
Susan is one of the founders and a co-Elder of Christ Church Deal, a local church and a therapeutic community. She is on the National Executive of the Association of Therapeutic Communities and chairs their Research and Development Group. She is a Lead Reviewer with the Community of Communities Project (part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists) and is Chair of their Enabling Environments project. Susan. She has also published several books on themes related to personal change, and environments that both create and support change, especially in faith contexts.