Susan was trained in counseling psychology and is an avid student of human relations and communication. Her passion is coaching people in applying their inner truth and knowledge to their “outer lives.” As a life coach, she enjoys supporting people to connect and activate the power and potential they hold inside. Her gift is helping people release obstacles and resistances that create unwanted limitations.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, minor in psychology, Arizona State University
Master of Counseling, counseling psychology, Arizona State University
Post graduate work, in various specialties, such as an in-depth workshop with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, in death, dying and living, Imago Therapy, Hakomi Therapy and other modalities such as Feldenkrais, Connected Movement, and other body/mind types of continuing education.
Arizona State Department of Education: C.M.C. Project
Developed in-service trainings for primary through high school educators and community involvement in the classroom.
Consultant at San Juan Board of Cooperative Services as Director of Career Education for seven school districts in and around Durango, Colorado.
Providing in-service training to educators regarding values clarification, and awareness work for their students and how they learn.
Private practice doing one-on-one counseling, couples’ therapy, and group work for 15 years in professional settings, and now part-time life coaching.
Consultant to the Regional Sales Manager for Amex Life Assurance Company, a long-term care insurance business, in sales and team development
Co-Founder of Connected Riding/ Connected Enterprises, Inc., and the School of Connected Riding
A not-for-profit organization – a values-based school of horseback riding and transformational learning.
Coaching to Connection
Officially launched the life coaching work with a specialty in empowerment coaching for women, including workshops and one on one coaching.
Certified Professional Retirement Coaching
Workshops and one on one coaching for mid-life transitions and retirement preparation on all aspects of these life stages except financial planning.