Case studies

I work internationally with individuals and groups across all sectors. Here you can read the personal stories of some of those I’ve worked with. Discover how our work together has helped them secure success.

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Didem Un Ates - Microsoft

When you know 2,500 people will be watching, you definitely want to capture and hold attention. That’s why Didem sometimes seeks Susan out for dry runs. Working together, they define and refine key elements of major presentations to secure maximum impact and bring content to life.

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Sankar Hariharan - Ernst and Young

Promotion was a dream come true for Sankar. But the move from his Indian hometown to London saw him struggle to communicate succinctly in his second language. He lost confidence. To restore it, Susan used a blended approach covering mindset, body language, accent softening and voice authority.

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Helping Financial Times achieve its gender parity goals

On a mission to achieve gender parity across its leadership by 2022, Financial Times, has been regularly working with Susan since 2017 to help support, retain, and develop female executives. Over 400 have now attended various Make Your Mark with Susan Room® events and benefitted from Susan’s 121 coaching sessions.

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Angela Geddes - Baillie Gifford

Edinburgh-headquartered, responsible investment management company, Baillie Gifford, has worked regularly with Susan since 2018. More than 125 executives have now completed the Make Your Mark with Susan Room® programme. Having been a part of its pilot, Angela reflects on her experiences here…

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Celine Delacroix - Ernst and Young

To make partner, Celine had to give the presentation of a lifetime. This success story is one woman’s journey to the top and how she worked with Susan ahead of that career-defining moment. Blending voice and executive coaching, the pair worked on mindset, body language, voice and content.

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Ansa Javed - Global Financial Services company

What do you do when your CEO says: ‘You’re great but keeping up with your pace in meetings can be difficult?’ That’s what happened to Ansa. After working on her verbal communication, confidence and leadership brand with Susan, that same CEO felt compelled to positively revise her assessment...

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Edward Sheasby - St Andrews University

The University of St Andrew’s is known the world-over for its academic excellence. But forth year student Edward Sheasby believes the core skills he learned from Susan are non-existent on the university scene. Discover why Edward describes Susan’s offer as “critical to employability” and “incomparable”.

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Beth Thom - Heriot Watt University

International Business Management student, Beth Thom, has attended many presentations but she’d never experienced anything like the Make Your Mark with Susan Room® summer school. Beth shares how she’s become a better version of herself and why all students should have access to this learning.

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Emily Mason - Heriot Watt University

“Learning that will stay with you forever,” is how engineering student Emily Mason describes what she’s taking away from the Make Your Mark with Susan Room® summer school. Discover Emily’s story and why she thinks “this learning could be revolutionary for women in STEM”.

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Khalis Ariff - Edinburgh University

When Coronavirus broke and other international students headed home, Khalis Ariff chose to remain in Edinburgh for an internship. That he says turned out to be a great decision as he got to experience the Make Your Mark with Susan Room® summer school.

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Naomi Oamen - Dundee University

Law student, Naomi Oamen, wanted to get better at articulating herself because that’s going to be key in her chosen profession - as a solicitor. Now she’s a Make Your Mark with Susan Room® student ambassador and is using her new skills to benefit others - particularly those from different backgrounds and race.

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Kirsty Mitchell - Heriot Watt University

Kirsty was a self-proclaimed ‘bad public speaker’ before doing Make Your Mark with Susan Room®. Now, this fourth-year chemical engineering student feels she has the confidence to “do it properly” and “can’t wait to give her next presentation”.

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