About Me

By Susan Ritchie

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


 Susan Ritchie

In uncertain times and in an uncertain business environment, we need leaders with a real presence to navigate the new and unknown; I specialise in helping emerging leaders to develop their impact and presence, creating the influence and engagement they need to fuel their own careers and for their organisation to experience continued growth and results.

Leadership presence is about taking your existing attributes, skills and talents and polishing them so they shine so brightly, that others can’t ignore you. And you don’t have to a world leader to have it! 

Leadership Presence is good for your career, your team, your organisation and the economy.

I’ve been teaching, training and coaching for over 25 years now. In 2002, as a single mum, I moved to Borneo with my 9-year-old son, where I worked as a teacher and was on the middle-leadership team for five years before moving to Belize in Central America.

When I returned to live in the UK in 2010, I retrained as a coach and now run my own leadership development business. My international experience and moves taught me how to establish myself quickly and with impact in new and unknown cultures and environments – knowledge and experience that informs my work with clients today.

Over the last 8 years, through writing, speaking, coaching and training, I’ve helped create the conditions necessary to inspire, motivate and lift  the performance of hundreds of clients.

“Sue did a fantastic job of bringing my vision for a team day to life. There was a good variety of activities and challenges to keep the team motivated. She has great subject knowledge and imparts this very well to the team. On the day she was great to work with and easily bonded with my team, and helped us to work through some big and challenging subjects. I would highly recommend her.”

I work with a range of private and public-sector clients both here and internationally including the BBC, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the NHS and various charities and universities.  I also provide CPD and training for schools.

I’ve published two books:

Strategies for Being Brilliant: 21 Ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful 

Susan Ritchie - 21 Strategies for Being Brilliant

Strategies for being Visible: 14 profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders

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How Can I Help You?

You can connect with me on Twitter, @susanjritchie.

The free e-book,The Communicate with Impact Grid will help you make some quick changes to how you communicate, allowing you to create more personal impact.

You can get in touch and have a chat about how I could help you further by emailing me at hello@susanritchie.co.uk

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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