About Me

By Susan Ritchie

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


 Susan Ritchie

Are you a professional with leadership ambitions, who’d like to raise your profile, be more influential & experience career success?

Hello, I’m Susan Ritchie. I’m a leadership coach, specializing in helping new and aspiring leaders to develop the credibility, gravitas and visibility they need to drive their career forwards and create the impact they need to be successful.

Developing your leadership presence is crucial – you simply can’t lead without it. You need to feel like a leader and demonstrate those qualities so others will see a leader when they look at you.

Using my system, the Leadership Presence Blueprint, I work with professionals looking for a new role; I help them be more visible & show up with credibility, gravitas & presence so they are seen as promotion-ready. I also work with people who want to enjoy their new role and excel at it. I help them establish themselves so they feel happy & lead with credibility & impact, delivering results & fulfilling their potential.

I’ve spent 25 years teaching, coaching, mentoring & training, 8 years of which was overseas, and in 2010 moved back to the UK and began my own coaching and training business. My international career taught me how to establish myself in new settings and build my reputation & credibility quickly and with impact. I also use those experiences to deliver memorable, lively & inspiring talks as a guest speaker.

Recent clients include The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Tower Hamlets Homes, SSAFA, the BBC, as well as universities, charities and both public and private sector work.

Recently a lot of my clients have come from the not-for-profit-sector; teachers, head teachers, academics and CEOs, executives and managers within charities. They are people & organisations called to make a difference in some way, & I help them to develop confident, visible leadership that enables them to feel successful, have impact & communicate their message in a way that matters to their communities, delivering change.

I also work with groups of leaders at all levels, helping them demonstrate visible, confident leadership which makes a tangible difference to their teams and organisations.

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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