Sue is a Coach, Facilitator and Story Teller
Sue is an experienced coach, facilitator and narrative practitioner. She has developed and led leadership programmes for a variety of clients in public and private sectors across the UK and Europe. She has designed, run and supported Leadership Development and Coaching programmes in Private Businesses, NGO’s, Local Authorities, Health and Charities.
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Sue has worked with a wide variety of clients in her facilitation work - they include:
Sue has recently had this article published by Coaching Today which explains her approach and how storytelling is one of the key tools that she uses in her coaching work:
Youth Coaching Programme
Sue works with two other experienced coaches, Jacqui Fairbrass (http://www.trafalgarpd.com/team/) and Jane Concar to deliver coaching services to young people under the Arcus Programme (http://www.arcusprogramme.com/).
Personal Development for Migrants, Refugees and other disadvantaged Communities
Sue delivers personal development and integration workshops with a range of other health professionals such as social workers and refugee activists under the Havasupai banner (http://www.havasupai.org.uk/). The following clip is from a workshop held at Sipala where we were conducting research on the effects of refugee loneliness - the Havasupai team facilitated a day using narrative techniques (Jumping Mouse) to structure a conversation around their needs. See the resulting report that this workshop contributed to at:
Another session featured activities such as bread making to enhance decision making and among refugees and migrants.
Narrative in Conflict Situations
Sue has been involved with the charity Most Mira (Peace Bridge) since its inception in 2005 as part of her Human Rights Masters University. This organisation works in the Prijedor area of Northern Bosnia which was deeply affected by the ethnic conflict in the 1990's. One of its effects was that children were, and still are, educated in ethnically segregated schools - Serb and Muslim children are taught different narratives. Most Mira's mission is to use the arts to bridge this gap allowing them to meet and hear each others' stories. It is currently fund raising for a permanent centre to foster year round community building and rights education. Please see the clip below for more information and visit www.mostmiraproject.org.