MORE ABOUT ME
My name is Susannah Ward and my driving force to becoming a Life Coach was my own diagnosis of ADHD when I was 52.
I can therefore view my life in two distinct phases;
Before diagnosis – My early life was blessed with a wonderfully supportive family who constantly and lovingly overlooked (and still overlook!) my frequent shortcomings (impulsivity, poor time-management, academic carelessness, disorganisation and lack of ability to set goals). They encouraged in me the value of self-forgiveness and the importance of kindness. The job which held my attention for the longest was as a Human Resources Assistant, which covered everything from filling up the biscuit tin to running management training courses. I was good! My most rewarding 'job' though, was as a home-maker for my amazing family.
After diagnosis- It was a revelation to me that I had been using so few of my true abilities. Those ‘minor’ failures, viewed with hindsight, had shifted my life path away from my potential and I needed to close the gap.
I took a degree at the Open University, gaining an honours degree in Humanities, studying both French and Music, lifelong loves of mine. My own story propelled me to researching the condition of ADHD and discovering Laurie Dupar’s ground-breaking International ADHD Coach Training Centre which carried me forward to become a certified ADHD Life Coach. I am honoured to be in a position to help others transform their lives.
I am also very privileged to be a Trustee for a UK-registered charity making a real difference to children with disabilities in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. I continue to tick-over the administration of the family business.
I am a (slow!) runner, raising funds for charity. I believe in yoga and hold close the philosophy of Buddhism.