My name is Suzanne. With over 16 years in education working to senior level, and 10 years in ICT project management in the logistics sector, I've built up a wealth of skills and experience to offer a range of services to the education and training sectors.
I live near Dorchester, Dorset with my husband, 2 daughters and rescue cat called Amber. In my spare time I enjoy horse-riding and running, and I'm working on my first collection of poems.
Recognised for my emotional intelligence and passion for developing holistic skills in young people, I became increasingly frustrated and sad that many young people don't have the resilience to cope with difficulties they encounter, and when help arrives it's often too late. In 2019 I undertook some further training and became a licensed trainer for The Resilience Doughnut (the only licensed trainer for this in the South West of England).
What I love about the Resilience Doughnut is that it's solution-focused and strengths-based, looking at what is working rather than trying to fix the problem. This matches my belief that prevention is better than cure.
I decided to launch Learn2Flourish to share this model to give young people the tools they need to cope, thrive and flourish when faced with life's inevitable ups and downs. I help schools and communities develop a culture of resilience having a positive impact on child and adolescent mental health.
Using my experience as a senior leader in a secondary school, a passion for IT, and corporate experience, I am also available for educational / edtech consultancy. I am currently working with a local company to help them develop and deliver an exciting new educational software solution... watch this space!
If you want to know more about the workshops and training I offer, please explore my website or contact me for further information.