Susie's strengths lie in communicating using her skills as a linguist and working for a decade across cultures, diplomacy, brand strengthening, networking and ambassadorial support. Combine this with her ability to achieve at the highest level in elite sport and she will support your business in it's growth and development.

Image from London 2012 Paralympic Games, courtesy of Telegraph Top images of the Paralympic Games (2012)

Image from London 2012 Paralympic Games, courtesy of Telegraph Top images of the Paralympic Games (2012)

across cultures

Susie has experience working across cultures on projects that incorporate bilateral work. She understands the need to speak the client's language in order to work better with them. She studied Modern Languages at Newcastle University (French, German and Spanish) specifically because she believes in the importance of language learning to support economic development and political dialogue. Susie recently represented the British Council and Sport at the 4th annual Meeting of the China-UK People to People dialogue. She has experience talking to people at all levels, on different agendas. A skilled linguist, she is now learning Mandarin to continue working with China in the future on shared programmes.

 

Susie at the 2016 China-UK High-Level P2P Dialogue, Shanghai

Susie at the 2016 China-UK High-Level P2P Dialogue, Shanghai

Leadership and director roles

Alongside her career as an athlete and her work for the British Council, Susie also sits as a Director on two Boards: the British Athletes Commission (BAC) and the London legacy charity Spirit of 2012. Susie chairs two sub-committees; the Athlete Advisory Group at the BAC and the Spirit of Achievement panel at Spirit of 2012, which specifically oversees inculsive projects and grant programmes undertaken by the charity. Susie also sits on the Audit and Risk and Performance Evaluation panels. She has a decade of experience looking at projects from working on pilot programmes, right through to fixed project cycles. She has worked extensively on Risk and Issues, Recruitment and Monitoring and Evaluation throughout her career.

 

Susie at the Spirit of 2012 HQ, for which she serves as a Trustee

Susie at the Spirit of 2012 HQ, for which she serves as a Trustee

Motivational Speaking

Susie is a talented inspirational speaking. She has spoken for Women's Networks at Shell, client events for Samsung including Vodafone staff days, Awards ceremonies for London Sport and GLL as well as at schools both local and in China. She was a keynote speaker at the launch of the Inspiring Women programme in Beijing in 2016 at the British Embassy. Susie is a highly skilled communicator, capable of adapting her inspiring speech about performance at the highest level to a wide variety of audiences both in the UK and abroad. She uses her language skills to appeal across cultures. Whatever your agenda for the day, Susie can work with you to incorporate your key messages and to promote your agenda alongside discussing her inspiring professional and athletic performance.

Susie giving a speech to the Women's Network at Shell HQ

Susie giving a speech to the Women's Network at Shell HQ