A British journalist and former BBC broadcaster, lecturer in journalism and accredited workplace and career coach.
Susan is passionate about helping people develop the confidence and skills needed to achieve personal goals.
She is a lively and challenging coach, certified by the ILM (Inst of Leadership and Management). She works with individuals and organisations across all sectors, in person or via Skype.
Susan's media training, and group workshops for freelancers, short courses and personal mentoring have inspired writers and journalists, media and marketing teams, senior editors and travel industry professionals.
A travel writer, motivational speaker, editorial consultant, and awards judge, Susan lives and works in London.
What they say:
'Susan's coaching techniques are both clever and concise, rapidly advancing the skills of clients and providing the enthusiasm to achieve their personal goals. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Susan's work' TVam executive producer Jan 2013
'Susan knows the media industry very well indeed and her fees are incredibly good value (the commissions I've got as a result have well and truly paid several times over for her services). I can't recommend her highly enough for anybody wanting help in the precarious world of freelance journalism' Lucy F May 2014
reporting in Gambia on sustainable tourism
How to use Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to boost your business or profile.
Find out how it can benefit your work, keep up to date with research and network.
Increase your social activity and feel connected, wherever you are. For sceptics and novices.
Video: Susan was a guest speaker at the So and So Arts Club: 'Selling Your Work' December 2013
NON-FICTION Individual mentoring for writers Book here
MEDIA TRAINING in-house
Staff training in leadership and communication skills, video presentation, social media content, editorial, advertorial and interview skills. Simple yet effective techniques to reach your target audience, satisfy clients and achieve a measureable outcome.
MENTORING/Coaching Individual work Book here
Personal coaching: you set the agenda. Help with writing, getting published, work relationships or career issues. Want to be a travel writer? Turn your blog into mainstream? Pitch effectively? Help using Twitter or LinkedIn? Perhaps you've taken time out and are unfamiliar with the market place, have been made redundant, or simply fancy a new direction. For all levels and experience.
Cost: £110 1.5 hours. £230 for 3 sessions
Who for? Journalists, entrepreneurs, travel writers, graduates, media professionals, broadcasters, photographers, staffers and women returners, work related or career issues
INTERVIEW SKILLS Book here for small groups or individuals
Applying for a new job or university course? What to say, and how to say it. How to present yourself at your best, prepare for questions, and appear confident and relaxed.
Who for? Graduates, iniversity entry, job seekers, or journalists, broadcasters looking to write profiles
SHORT COURSES (please book direct with the institute or university)
City University: Travel Writing CS1765 10 weeks. Mon January 2015 6.30-8.30 http://www.city.ac.uk/cae/cfa
City Lit: Travel Writing January 2015 12 Wednesday mornings
What they say: 'Susan brings freshness and currency to her journalism teaching, she certainly knows her stuff' Ofsted 2011
Susan is a certified ILM coach, a writing mentor and lecturer in journalism, broadcaster and editor.
She has had a long and varied career in the media: seven years writing Which? reports at Consumers' Association before freelancing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers including The Times, The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph where she was travel editor of The Weekend Magazine.
Recently she was on the judging panel of the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards (2014), and the International Hotel and Property Awards 2015.
A reporter for BBC Radio4 Breakaway for 12 years, Susan also presented two series of the Food and Drink programme for BBC2 and reported for BBC Breakfast TV. At Redwood Publishing she was editor of the AA and BUPA magazines and The Best of Britain guide to top hotels (clients British Airways, American Express, Relais & Chateaux and Small Luxury Hotels).
Susan worked for many years undercover as a hotel inspector for the British Tourist Authority. Specialising in writing about food, travel and health, Susan is author of six travel guides including 'Have kids Will travel'. She has been a Visiting Lecturer on the MA in journalism at Westminster University for 12 years, where she is course leader on the travel writing module. She lectures on freelance journalism and travel writing at City University and at the City Lit. She has two daughters and lives in London.
Include certificates in ILM5 coaching and mentoring (Inst of Leadership and Management), 'Leaders as Coaches', City & Guilds 7407. Susan integrates art therapy, NLP, Transactional Analysis, and other disciplines into her work. She is a member of the Institute for Learning, ILM and Women in Journalism
Tel: +44 (0)207 794 0288 (m) +44(0)7905888835 Email sgrossman007(at)gmail.co.uk
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