Hi! I’m Susan.
Real True Business Builder, Work-Life Integrator and all around World Changer.
I’m a cheerleader for the innovative, a visionary for what’s possible and make a really good whoopie pie to boot.
I believe you are here for a reason.
You have gifts and talents and superpowers that are meant to shine.
Together we have the power to build real true businesses, live a great life and make a positive difference in the world.
My job is to empower your dreams, witness your significance and assist your vision and growth.
As a coach, consultant and teacher my role is to be a part of your being accountable to yourself, your talents and your vision.
The Background Stuff
My dad used to joke that PhD stood for “post hole digger,” and I gotta say a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into getting my degree in Counseling Psychology because it probably wasn’t the best fit career choice for me. Too many rules and regulations and expectations to be whatever a psychologist is supposed to be.
Despite the nifty letters after my name, I’ve chosen a nontraditional career path in an entrepreneurial playground to have my ideal work-life integration. While I could be doing something at a university or in the C-suite I chose to work from my kitchen table with my two cats as office mates and away from the drag of commuting, competing and conforming…..(and I make just as much moolah in the process).
I’m a psychologist with a rebel streak.
My career started in the research realm studying issues of women, career and family.
I was not a whiz at research. It didn’t jazz me at any level.
I built a psychotherapy practice to support families of kids with ADHD and Autism. I went rogue and marketed via social media, offered virtual courses and coaching for parents. That practice went from zero clients to an 8 week wait list in 6 months.
Then I built another business supporting other therapists to do the same thing.
Now I help creative, innovative healers, helpers build businesses that do good in the world and give business owners an awesome life.
Up Close and Personal
I’m a mom who has “high expectations” (according to the 9 year old), a wife to a meteorologist (we always know the weather around here), and a lover of fine chocolate and coffee.
When I’m not coaching, writing or hanging out at the baseball field with the kid, I’m probably at the beach or out for a walk.
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite chocolate concoction: Tie between Dark Chocolate Caramels with Sea Salt and my own Mexican Chocolate Cake (chocolate, cinnamon and coffee…need I say more?)
Favorite place in the world: At the beach with my son and husband. We play a mean game of beach pong.
Best part of my job: Meeting amazing, passionate people who are making a big difference in the world.
Passion no one knows about (until now): Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a secret dancer . I think it may have started as air guitar when I was in 6th grade and moved on to jazz class in college (my dance teacher was the only person I ever allowed to call me “Suzie”.) Now I take breaks from my work and dance around my kitchen. Favorite bands to jam to are Michael Franti + Spearhead, Usher, and Jimmy Eat World (see the video in the sidebar!).
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Questions? Passionate need? Desire to get your passions, work and lifestyle aligned? Talk to me! I’d love to hear from you! Susan @ DrSusanGiurleo.com