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 executives to develop their leadership presence, creating the impact and engagement they need for their organisation to experience continued growth and results.

With a 25-year career in education, training and coaching, my work addresses five key areas: building a professional identity; emotional self-management; powerful communication; building and maintaining a high profile, and creating impact.

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. This means that leaders within organisations will maximise their potential for engaging new business, new markets, their teams and colleagues. In an increasingly digital world, this needs to happen online too. 

In 2002, as a single mum, I moved to Borneo with my 9-year-old son, where I worked as a teacher and mid-level leader 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.

Through writing, speaking, coaching and training, I create the conditions necessary to inspire, motivate and lift performance; my style is highly engaging, warm and wise, with a challenging edge that ensures results are at the forefront of any projects I undertake.

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

In 2013 I published her first book Strategies for Being Brilliant:21 Ways to be Happy, Confident & Successful, and my second book, Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders, is due to be published in 2018.

How Can I Help You?

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

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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