About Me

By Susan Ritchie

“It’s been a fantastic journey, in fantastic company.” Sara Scott, Business Owner


 Susan Ritchie

Hello, I’m Susan Ritchie. I’m a leadership coach, specialising in helping new and aspiring female leaders. I use skills built from decades of teaching, coaching, mentoring and training experience, both nationally and internationally. Clients include  the BBC, SSAFA, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire University, Lincoln University,  Solihull Metropolitan Council and a range of charities, public and private sector organisations.

I have made it my mission to help professional women feel more resourceful, capable and confident in leading themselves and others. I’ll help you to find your strength, be heard, raise your profile and achieve those goals that may be eluding you. Working with me will be powerful, changing your mind-set and shifting your thinking to help you develop the skills and behaviours you need to move into more fulfilling, challenging roles.

It’s my personal experience, as well as my professional one, that has helped me to truly understand how to connect with my clients and understand their challenges. I moved to Borneo with my young son back in 2002 which was the best, and scariest, thing I ever did. I had to settle into a new culture, make new friends and build a life from scratch.

The need to build connections, demonstrate my worth and create an impact were not lost on me in those first few months overseas, working in an environment where I’d previously known no-one.

In such a new and unusual place where there was a chance I could easily be ignored, I learned how to be visible, to make myself heard, to make a positive impact and to find my inner strength. It was this experience that inspired me to set up my own business when I returned to the UK in 2010. In a city where I knew two people, I harnessed those ingredients for success and now use them to teach ambitious women how to develop essential leadership skills and qualities early on in their careers.

Through 1:1 coaching, writing and running workshops based around the Next level Leadership Programme™, I’ve helped hundreds of women to become more influential, raise their profiles and create more impact – enhancing their leadership presence so they are more successful in their careers.

I published my first book in 2013  Strategies for Being Brilliant:21 Ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful and I’m currently work on my second one.

How Can I Help You?

Why not connect with me on Twitter for daily tips and advice? You can find me @susanjritchie.

The free e-book, 10 Steps to Instant Influence will help you make some quick changes to how you think and feel.

Then – why not get in touch and have a chat about how I could help you further? You can email me at hello@susanritchie.co.uk or call on 0780 1502743

Hear my recent interview on BBC Lincolnshire Hear my recent interview on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Intervew: Melvyn Prior of BBC Lincolnshire 94.9FM, talking to Susan Ritchie of You Time Coaching about her inspirational life story.

First transmitted 5 Jan 2012.

  • Qualified NLP Practitioner – 2013 and member of the ANLP
  • I  am a graduate of Barefoot Coaching with a Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching – 2010
  • Full member of the UK Association for Coaching
  • Certificate – Introduction to Counselling Skills (Open University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Crewe and Alsager College)
  • BA (Hons) – English and American studies (Keele University)


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