"A former business leader and passionate gender equality advocate, I retrained as a voice and executive coach to help professionals feel, look and sound more confident.  I coach mainly - but not exclusively - women".

Susan Room

Hi and thank you for visiting my website.

I’m Susan Room, one of very few professional coaches qualified to provide both voice coaching and executive coaching. I'm also a keynote speaker, trainer and facilitator.


My work enables leaders and managers to feel, look and sound more confident. A passionate diversity advocate, I work closely with the 30% Club and Women Ahead Moving Ahead. My clients include the Financial Times, Ernst and Young, Universal Music Group, and global financial services, tech, pharmaceutical and media companies that prefer to remain anonymous.

I coach individuals and groups, many of whom have attended Make Your Mark, my 12-hour learning and development programme, which combines voice and executive coaching.

I hope you find something that inspires you on this site, and would love to hear from you if you think there's potential for us to work together.

Voice and executive coaching

My corporate experience

Underpinning my executive and voice coaching qualifications is an international marketing career, first with the UN University and the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, then with three global, male-dominated businesses where I was group marketing director with a seat on the Executive Committee. 


These high profile, high pressure roles brought me into regular contact with some of the world’s most senior business leaders, most skilled management consultants, most innovative thought leaders, most experienced legal and financial consultants, and most canny purchasing directors.

To operate at this level, I had to think, communicate and influence effectively. I also had to tackle many of the challenges my clients now bring to me for coaching. On occasion, I struggled to voice my opinions, especially when, as the only woman in the room, I faced the scrutiny, pressure, and politics that continue to hinder many women’s advancement in business and society.


Keen to help others overcome similar challenges, I decided to retrain as an executive and voice coach so I could help business leaders and managers – especially but not exclusively women – become more vocal and successful in their work life. I studied executive coaching with ICF-accredited Coaching Development Limited, and voice at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I believe everyone can create the life they want, and my own story is testament to that.

What clients say

“Great event. If you go by the metric of delegates lingering at the end and not wanting to leave, then this was a doozy”

— Adam Lancaster, Global L&D Partner, Financial Times

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