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What do you focus on?

The BIG story behind this question can lead to the transformed life you desire. If you're yearning for that new life, leap there! Contact me NOW!

Working with you has been a gift to me. Ava Martin, July, 2018

Thank you SO MUCH! In just that single call, I feel like a new woman! A more confident woman. You’re definitely A Confidence Coach! Hugs!” Savana Rose Woods, Authenticity Marketing, May, 2019
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"It is astounding how you help people believe in themselves. Your faith in me is an inspiration, thank you."

Coaching Client, August, 2018

Having you as an accountability partner helped me make 2017 a good year. Thank you for helping me see that being in struggle is not permanent. And for helping me realize my own power to move through it quickly. #Ifeelgoodnow
— Last coaching discussion 2017
You are awesome! You are incredible! In just this one call, I feel the clarity that I’ve been seeking. I’ve been working on it for a long time, but you helped me see how the pieces fit together and I know exactly what I need to do. I feel energized! Thank you! Kimberly Marks

MY IDEAL CLIENT: a WOMAN who is 'ready.'

If you're ready to change, grow, transform, or transition forward, I PLEDGE that working with me you will have fun, feel inspired, motivated and take action to create the life you feel you want.

I work with WOMEN who are looking for clarity personally or in business, are in transition, need discipline, or just want to feel on purpose…Answering the question: "Is this all there is?" [Answer "NO!" There's so much more!]…Also, if you feel that you are 'always busy' and 'don't have enough time in your day,' contact me now--this is often a subconscious response to NOT BEING CLEAR of the direction of your life. I can help with that if you're ready. 

I work with BABY BOOMERS who have entered the impact stage of life. Confidence Coaching will support your deep desire to feel on purpose every day, to make the impact you want to make, to know the power of your legacy-the spirit you create today and will survive beyond your years on earth.  The resources you've stored up can be used for a kind of Good beyond your imagination. You don't have to be wealthy, you just want to be clear on your passionate purpose. I can help with that if you're ready.

I work with WOMEN EXECUTIVES who are ready to go out on their own, from the stage of having just an idea to the point of launching. Or executives who know they want to make a move, but do not have direction. Or small business owners and solopreneurs who want to grow their business, but are not sure how. My role is to evoke clarity, offer tools/support/direction and help you generate confidence to achieve the goal/s. I can help with that if you're ready.

I work with YOUNG WOMEN [age 18-30] to help you get confident in life and business, become leaders, and learn public speaking. If you are an auntie or uncle, or Godparent who has a young person you adore, what better gift to offer than an understanding of what it feels like to be on purpose, to be clear and sure that you're heading in the right direction. I can help with that if you're ready to offer your young loved one this gift.

IF YOU'RE READY NOW, CONTACT ME for a no obligation conversation.

How did you do that? In just this single call with you I feel 20 pounds lighter! This issue has been weighing on me for weeks. I now see my part in it and what part is 100% in my control....I couldn’t see that before, I felt it was completely out of my control. This is remarkable.
— March, 2016 Coaching conversation



Three Month Breakthrough Package--100% in Your Control

  • Twelve 90-minute calls.

  • Research, planning and preparation prior to call and valuable Thinking Points/Action Notes generated after each call for you to contemplate/apply. At the end of the Personal Intensive, you receive your own Personal Coaching Book of the Notes.

  • Double Q—Quick Question telephone or text access with me during the Coaching Partnership.

  • Email up to two hours per week during the Coaching Partnership.

IMPACT FEE: $4,000* [I charge for impact, not time spent]. Payment plan offered.

NOTE: Scheduling and keeping these calls will be up to the client. Work is busy and we’re all human and might forget and rescheduling is permitted, but the success of this Intensive will come from pre-scheduled meetings that you are committed to participate in actively.

* Fee subject to change. 


Short-term/4 sessions to Confidence!

Are you transitioning into, out of or upwards in a job? In a relationship? In a season of life?

Sometimes it’s helpful to have an objective outsider to speak with-this is not therapy. It is a transformational facilitation using my experience, intuition and numerous original tools to support your best Confident-Life through a Transition. This is a short-term look-in-the-mirror for you to find your footing, catch your breath and move ON! 4 one-hour calls, you take your own notes. Are you READY for your transition?

IMPACT FEE: $800.00 [I charge for impact, not time spent]. Fee applied toward Personal Intensive if you decide to enroll.
If you want to chat, please email me at:, subject: "I'm Ready".

12 month total transformation

If you want to use your resources to support your best life, your goals and your dreams, I offer a Retainer contract for $1,500/month. This VIP package offers you the opportunity to 'live' in your head in a more comfortable, calm and confident way. This requires a minimum commitment of 12 months....your ROI is feeling calm, confident and joy most of the time. For this fee, we hold a weekly coaching call and I am available to you during the week for joy-points and check-ins [Receiving a daily joy-point changes everything!]. I'll teach you about the Cycle of Struggle and share Tools to help you move through inevitable Struggle quickly. I'll also teach you about the Windows to your Soul and how to see clearly through the windows and get back to the stage of Joy in the cycle.

Transformation comes from

  1. Realizing that the Cycle of Life includes ups and downs, knowing you will always be triggered [always]

  2. Coming to consciousness about the work you can do to turn the cycle

  3. Seeing and realizing when you're in Joy [you can get there!]

IMPACT FEE: $1,500/month, with quarterly check-in on impact [I charge for impact, not time spent]. Contact me personally to discuss: subject: 'I'm ready!'

My conversation with you helped me so much, in just 20 minutes you really 'got me' and offered a practical reframe. I can't believe how you did that and just seemed to know me right from the start. Your talk gave me something solid and real when I felt like I've been grasping for something for a long time. Pam Sullivan

single breakthrough session

As a direct result of my client-engagement, I now offer a high-impact single session Breakthrough call. If you are in an acute place of needing change now, you will be amazed at the outcomes of a single call. I have these conversations frequently. Using intuitive questioning and active listening and applying the exact right tool, regular client response is “How did you do that?” “I feel totally clear now.” “I know exactly what I need to do now.” “Wow.” I do these two-hour sessions via phone all the time, we always start with a breath and work together to clear your mind, and then we’re off! You will be amazed how you can feel after a 'phone call!' Are you ready to invest in yourself?

IMPACT FEE: $480.00 [I charge for impact, not time spent]. Fee applied toward Personal Intensive if you decide to enroll.
If you want to chat, please email me at:, subject: "I'm Ready".

At the end of this call, I will not 'sell' or pressure you to 'buy.' I will simply ask if you would like to work together further in a Personal Intensive. If so, we’ll create an agreement and get to work! If not, no problem at all, you may be ‘completely complete’ after our call!


If you are looking for a way to connect more deeply with your child, or if you are an adult child looking for a way to stay connected with your parent/s, consider my Purpose Intensive.

Over decades of my work in philanthropy, I have seen profound and prolific pent-up desire by individuals to find Purpose and make Impact. My simple question: What Will Your Legacy Be? unleashes a flood of yearning from nearly everyone I meet.

In my Purpose Intensive, I work with parents and their children [in any pairing or group] and we bring outward focus away from inner stress. While my Personal Coaching focuses on going in and deep, on seeing the inner self and realizing deep personal desires, in this Purpose Intensive, I use philanthropy as a tool to lift up and out to strengthen the precious parent/child relationship.This opportunity can be the most fun ever. Sometimes crying ensues. But laughter always follows. In a comfortable way, together, we explore interests and find passions to make a difference in our world.

This is highly customized work and my visit would be preceded by two phone calls with each participant. Together we will explore a Desired Impact that you can make together. My fee includes materials, travel and reasonable accommodations. 

Whether you have a loving or a difficult relationship with your child, consider this unique opportunity to come together to work on something that also helps our world. Please contact me personally to discuss, there is never any obligation to have a phone call with me! 518-495-4573. [Note: this is not therapy]

HOW I WORK…………………Asking, listening, connecting deeply, teaching useful tools, keeping you on track--is the method I use to work with you to help you find Clarity & Confidence on your path and bring life 100% in Your Control.™ 


Using intuitive questions and a willingness to go deep allows me to quickly uncover areas of unconscious concern. I use a myriad of effective Tools I have discovered and others that I’ve created and we apply them in real time with real impact! Within one session, clients feel a WOW! response.  I do not apply 'shoulds,' but rather suggest an alternative way of thinking, of being and help you feel a completely new way of feeling...everything is 100% in Your Control.  Customized Coaching is my method [no templates here!]; offering people clarity and a lightness of being is my outcome.  

People who work with me tell me that they feel more sure of their SKILLS, their DIRECTION and feel more CONFIDENT to earn more.....also: people feel better after talking with me. That's all there is [you'll hear me say that a lot].

IF YOU'RE READY NOW, CONTACT ME! There's never any obligation from a discovery call!

crossing my own bridge

"Susan, how did you do it!? How did you become this new person, positive and calm all the time now?" These questions followed me for years after I made just one decision. One yearning thought led to a decision to change that sparked my own journey of exploration into a new way of being. That thought was: "I want to feel better, than this."

Following is a narrative of my journey crossing many Bridges. I share my story openly here to show you how I changed, how I see things and the Tools I use to help others feel better, than this-NOW.

On a personal note, I know the moment my journey began. It was April 19, 1995, the night of the Oklahoma bombing. I had already been growing to hate myself for the yelling, anxious, critical person I had become [I didn't realize what self-hate was then, now I know that I was hating on myself all the time]. Now, I realize that my soul was yearning to break free from that dark place. I fell into total darkness on that night watching a firefighter carry out a baby girl burned and broken from a daycare center; she was the same age as my baby girl on my lap. I sobbed in despair. And shifted. In my parlance today, I know it was a soul shift, but then I just knew I had to do something to become the person I wanted to be, though I didn't know what that was exactly. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE THAT YOU WANT TO BE SOMEONE DIFFERENT?

The first bridge I had to cross was Mocking Bridge. I had to crossover from being a person who mocked others who 'claimed' to be happy;  a person who derided others who used words like love and G-d and soul. It was a long journey and it wasn't easy to leave the old familiar Type A behind. "A" was a comfortable cloak I wore, wrapped around me like a warm blanket of perfection and superior thinking. Now I refer to it as the Cloak of Discomfort. GO IN FOR A MINUTE, DO YOU HAVE A CLOAK OF DISCOMFORT?

The next bridge I had to cross was Consciousness Bridge. Going in, seeing what was there, shedding, shedding, shedding the unwanted negative feelings always with the same thought: "I want to feel better, than this." The words in this thought are intentional. Not just 'I want to feel better,' but rather coming to consciousness of what I was feeling in a moment and just simply wanting, CHOOSING, to feel better than that, in that moment. That's all there is. IF YOU GO IN, NOW, AND FEEL DARKNESS, CAN YOU MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO MOVE BEYOND THAT BAD FEELING TO FEELING JUST A LITTLE BETTER; JUST HERE AND NOW, JUST IN THIS MOMENT?

The next bridge that revealed itself to me was Resource Bridge. Having always been the resource to others, and having developed complete self image around that persona, it was hard for me to cross that bridge. I credit my sister, Laura, for leading me to that bridge. I allow myself credit for opening my mind and being brave enough to cross it. There are millions of Tools available to anyone who wants to feel better today. I worked at it until I found the tools that worked for me: the Power of Thought, Coming to Consciousness, Positivity, Reframe, Finding my Heart, Breathing, Mind-Body Connection, Affirmations, Repetition, Baby Steps, Writing, and Prayer. DO YOU EVEN REALIZE THERE ARE TOOLS OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP YOU BE HOW YOU WANT TO BE? CHOOSE ANY ONE, START NOW.

So what happened next?

I left the Crosswalk of Blame and found the Bridge of Responsibility. I was lashing out blaming everyone who was in my path, well, mostly my husband-who has been with me on my life-journey for about thirty years. I yearned to offer love to him, to our daughters and to others, and in the end I learned that I needed to start with taking Responsibility for my feelings [that was fun, the Pool of Feelings is a whole other story], and to accept the Four Agreements [Don Miguel Ruiz, talk about Repetition-it took me years to finally realize the power of that tiny book]. Why take Responsibility? Because that brings it all back into your control. As long as I blamed others for my mess--it was something 'they' were doing, not 'me'--then it was all out of my control, and of course out-of-control. I lived in an internal mass of out-of-control chaos that I felt I couldn't do anything about. Responsibility was hard because it meant I had to accept that I wasn't perfect [WHAT?]. And I can tell you THAT felt BAD. I think that's when I really started my deepest yearning of 'I want to feel better, than this.' Taking Responsibility, I asked myself 'What can I do about that?' As I practiced two Tools in particular--the Power of Thought/REFRAME and incorporating Positivity in every way into my life--and with Laura's continued love and support, and feeling how it felt to feel better [bad syntax, true phrase], I slowly got to the other side. Now, everything is 100% in my control. I take Responsibility for everything in my life [even when I have my human moments and lapse or fail], I have and hold a Positive outlook, and I honestly, really do feel good almost all of the time. DO YOU FIND YOURSELF BLAMING OTHERS FOR THINGS, OFTEN? DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF SAYING 'IT IS WHAT IT IS?'

....what if it's not?

As I found and used Tools that I could integrate into my Consciousness, I discovered the last bridge, the Bridge of Love. This bridge was a rope bridge. The kind you see swinging silently in the breeze over a lush canyon. It is tantalizing, but when you start across, it sways, leaving you unsettled and unsure. Should I continue on it? Or should I go back to safety? Gingerly placing one foot in front of the other, holding onto the Rails of Positivity, taking Baby Steps, I grew more Confident as I crossed it. I found my Heart along the way and learned what it meant to love myself. Once I passed that place, I moved forward faster loving everyone around me, trusting my heart, and landing in the Field of Joy [the greatest Tool of all]. For me, standing in the Field of Joy represents a success that I had been yearning for as long as I could remember. I wanted to be 'that' or go 'there' or do 'this.' When I landed squarely in the Field of Joy, I finally accepted the success I had already created, and just appreciated that. That's all there is, Now. Living in THAT moment all the time brings you continued success, one moment at a time.

NOTE: Are there more Bridges to cross? Certainly. Now, I look for Bridges and risk crossing them knowing the journey is about the beauty of living, of experiencing. I may thrive, I may fail, but along the way I'm committed to being grounded in self, being available to my family and being true to my purpose, helping others find the extraordinary pleasure of getting and being truly OK, and then helping our world using the lens of Philanthropy, love of humankind.

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