August 16, 2012

How to Build Self-Confidence – 3 Simple Steps

You know you are lacking it, confidence can feel like the Holy Grail, but really –how can you go from none to some?  Self-confidence is not an overnight acquisition, its takes some time and effort on your part to realize you’re a person who deserves respect and love. From that, you can start to build your ‘absolute confidence’ but below are a few tips to get you started feeling and being a more confident you. […]
July 26, 2012

Your “Inner Critic”

The inner critic is the negative voice or chatter that goes on inside our heads. We all talk to ourselves, it’s totally normal and everyone experiences it. The inner critic is the all the negative self-talk, reminding you of your mistakes, weaknesses and failures. It is a confidence killer! The inner critic usually doesn’t remind you of how well you’re doing or of what your strengths are. And regardless of how ridiculous the negative statements […]
July 22, 2012

My Trip To Montreal

I recently went on holidays to Montreal. It’s such a cool city because it feels very much like Europe but is a modern, diverse city (with almost all people there speaking English), with amazing shopping and fantastic restaurants. My friend and I had the BEST oysters EVER at Cavalli, and really unique seafood entrees at La Bremner. There’s so many fun things to do, one of my favourites was The Piknic Electronik, Montreal’s weekly Sunday […]
June 16, 2012

Authentic Self–Are you acting, or living your life authentically?

Who are you? When my clients come to me they can not answer that question. Who the world has told you to be? And have you been listening? Are you living a life that is more in alignment with your “authentic self” (who you were created to be) or your “artificial self” (who the world has told you to be)? As children we became actors. And for many people they keep on acting throughout their […]
May 31, 2012

Why women don’t speak up at work

A great news story on The Today Show featuring Ivanka Trump of the Trump Organization, discussing why women are particularly susceptible to clamming up in group settings. New research is shedding light on how men and women operate in the workplace. A lot of women say they often feel afraid or tongue-tied when it comes time to speak up in a meeting or a group setting. It turns out there may be a biological reason. […]
May 28, 2012

Be Direct!

Unassertive people will beat around the bush, talk in circles, and hint about how they feel, instead of being direct and getting to their point of the conversation.   There is a common misconception that we have to give long-winded reasons and excuses for why we want or do not want something. We don’t –in fact, the more you talk, the worse it is!     These are some false beliefs about being direct, which […]
May 18, 2012

Paragliding School~My 1st Lessons and Flight

I love birds and I’ve dreamed of having the freedom of flying like a bird for many years, but my huge fear of heights always prevented me from wanting to skydive or go paragliding. (Or anything else that involved heights! Roller coasters were even too much for me until my mid 20’s) I had a couple of traumatic experiences involving heights when I was a child and it’s only been in the past 10 years […]
May 17, 2012

A Confidence Coaching Success Story with Jamie Wessel

“Before hiring Suzanne, I was in the middle of a difficult emotional experience. Also, long before this particular situation, I had a low mood almost all the time and was living day to day worrying about the past/future and not enjoying the present at ALL. I had a lack of hobbies and passions and was totally unfulfilled with life. Prior to my work with her, I felt like I had no real purpose. It was like I was waiting for someone or […]
May 4, 2012

Human Barbie Dolls: Valeria Lukyanova, Heidi Montag, etc.

I was shocked when I just read an article about this 21 year old girl. This is so unbelievable and sad.  😥 She describes herself as the most famous woman on the Russian-language internet. She has clearly spent tons of money on plastic surgery to have doll-like facial features, huge boobs that are disproportionate to her figure, a super tiny unnatural waist and long straight bleach-blonde hair. In most of her photos, she puts on […]