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Susan Doering

500+ hours of coaching experience

Career Coach · Executive Coach · Leadership Coach · Team Coach


United Kingdom

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Career & Leadership Coach - London

ICF accredited at PCC level, I help clients set and achieve goals, design a career strategy and fulfil their professional ambitions.

With a background in university education, I spent some time as a project manager for large-scale international projects where I gained valuable experience in managing people before qualifying as a certified coach. I wanted to help people achieve their best in their professional setting and put into practice what I had learned myself about career transitions. These are rarely easy, but in the world of work today we must learn to be agile and design our own career destiny.

Who are my clients and where do they work?
My clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds. I have worked with people in international organisations in the humanitarian development sector, including the United Nations, and from a varied range of industries and professions including banking, legal, education, marketing, museums and the wine industry.

What are my clients looking for in coaching?
I have tended to attract clients who are looking to make a change in their professional life. This can be changing jobs, seeking a promotion, designing a career path or transitioning to a new role such as a first management or leadership position. It can also be about finding a way to work more joyously in their current job.

In addition, I have coached managers and leaders who were looking for ways to motivate their team in a challenging situation and improve their own leadership skills in their aspiration to being the best team lead they can be, thinking strategically, motivating and nurturing their people for success.

Where are my clients in their career path?
I work with people at all stages of their career, from entry level and high potentials through junior to senior managers and leaders.

I have also worked with senior leaders on their transition-planning process, preparing for the next phase in their life.

Individual clients and team coaching

I coach both individual clients and teams. Team coaching is often an eye-opening and always enriching process for the clients where team goals, roles and cohesion are at the centre.

SmartWoman programme
The SmartWoman programme is a combination of group and individual coaching sessions designed to empower women to discover and develop their strengths and enable them to break barriers and flourish in their professional lives. Read more about it on my website.

Why coaching works
Coaching is a powerful process, because the change happens to you and in you. We talk about coaching the client, not the problem, which means that you create the change you want to see around you.

Get in touch!
Contact me using the 'Send a message' button to book a free, no obligations "get-to-know-you" call.
Professional body membership

International Coach Federation

Level of membership/accreditation

ICF - Professional Certified Coach


Myers Briggs Certified PractitionerCertified Balance CoachConstellations Certificate

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Susan is a fantastic career coach, very knowledgeable about the United Nations system applications and with many years of experience working at an international level. She has helped me a lot in changing my mindset and applying various techniques to unleash my potential. Following her recommendations and out-of-the-box thinking, I was able to reach my career goal, which at that time seemed impossible. Working with Susan has been an excellent opportunity to reevaluate my strategy and to present my strengths in an agile way. I am very grateful for having worked with Susan on this.


I can hardly express my gratitude for Susan’s role in my life and my admiration for her coaching. Susan took me on a self-reinventing journey and helped me find the right way of getting where I am today. She helped me reassess the things that really matter for me and take on the challenges for ensuring my further spiritual and professional growth. Ultimately, her coaching inspired me to find the courage to change my career, which in turn changed my life. Susan’s warmth, perspicacity and intellectual generosity are rare gifts, which make her coaching one of a kind experience. SSS - European Medicines Agency, Amsterdam


Susan is a brilliant coach and I would thoroughly recommend her. In only a short time of working together her coaching made a big impact. In our session we spoke about a job opportunity that I thought I could only dream of but she helped give me the confidence to go for it by just being myself. After extensive interview and psychometric interview process, I have now been appointed to this dream job. Thank you to Susan for helping me to have the courage to start that journey. LS, Director, Banking & Finance


I benefited from Susan Doering's skills and expertise when I moved from a post of UNICEF Deputy Representative to Representative. Susan immediately understood my needs. During the coaching sessions, she shared very useful tools and practical tips to strengthen my CV when applying for senior-level positions, and helped me prepare for interviews. We also had excellent conversations on leadership skills, which guided me in empowering and motivating my colleagues, including during challenging times. I highly recommend her. ACD - UNICEF Representative


Although I only had the benefit of Susan's time for a short while, Susan was able to use our time efficiently, yet sensitively, to dig to the root of my issue and help me think through how I would approach the issue going forwards. She helped me to see possibilities and gave me the positive mindset I needed. Thank you


Susan Doering is an excellent career coach and my coaching experience with her was extremely positive. In a few sessions she helped me to put my professional weaknesses and strengths in perspective and to focus on what is important to develop my career. She is very insightful and through the coaching I succeeded in dividing the important threads to pursue and the minor ones to let go. The result of Susan’s coaching is that I now have a different approach to my professional life – being more proactive and not feeling like a leaf in the wind anymore. It certainly helps that she is a very warm and welcoming person who puts people immediately at ease. I wish I had met Susan earlier in my career – I would have acted in a more structured, less improvised way. I highly recommend her – wherever you are in your career path. Eva Maria Volpe - Conference interpreter (freelance)


Susan helped me grow - not only professionally but more importantly as a person. She helped me change my mindset and become more resilient. This led to feeling more fulfilled in my career and it has changed the way of how I interact with people in my working environment. I am feeling more grounded and content while making better and more conscious decisions about what feels right for me and where to go next. I particularly appreciate her holistic approach and focus on the competencies and skills of the individual.


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Specialist areas
Career Direction Confidence Glass Ceiling Leadership Managing Change Motivation Networking New Role Team Development
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