MEET SUSAN SMALLEY - LIFE DISCOVERY COACH
When you meet Susan you instantly connect with her amazing energy. It’s abundantly obvious this lady is magical. Life Discovery Coach, natural Spiritual Medium, Reiki Master and Crystal Therapist, Susan’s gorgeous warm and friendly sincerity immediately make you feel like you’re working alongside an old familiar friend. It’s impossible not to be excited by her refreshingly honest and open way of working not only one to one but one to many. Offering one day, weekend and group tuition in psychic and spiritual mediumship and tuition in Tarot. Susan clearly loves what she’s does and it shines through in her as she speaks about her work. Endlessly talented Susan also is a popular and regular speaker at events and classes across the country, bringing her work to large audiences as well as mentoring with overseas students via skype and of course in person. However and whenever you work with her, you’ll be delighted and amazed at her abilities to transform, uplift and guide to your soul’s very purpose. Intuitively steering you forward in your life. Just gorgeous!
Here, she shares some of her insight about her life and business journey to date with us, grab a cup of herbal tea, cosy up and enjoy.
SO, SUSAN, WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Juggling the day to day duties of Secretary/P.A. to Directors of a major Importer/Exporter, and racing home to eat, change, then dash across the North East to various venues, over months and years, was a natural progression into full time being self employed, when redundancy released me from that employment.
I have to say, I was quite delighted! Whilst I loved the job and all those I worked with, it was my inner dream to work from home and wellbeing centres, in holistic therapy and spiritual mentoring. I got my wish and I was elated. I have been extremely perceptive since my early childhood. This psychic ability and spiritual awareness led me as a teenager into situations where others, male and female, would come to me with their issues, problems and deep concerns. I was like an agony aunt yet, being so young, and shy always listened and gave support and advice as best I could.
My best friend David bought me my first Tarot Deck. I did not open them for months until one evening, I carefully unboxed the very simplistic designed cards. My connection with them grew and grew and soon others were requesting readings from me. This, coupled with my mediumship soared into intuitive coaching, and the sensitivity and severity of loss and grief was eased for others, through the channelling of guidance from the Spirit World.
My self employment allowed me to channel my energies into Reiki Healing and Crystal Therapy too and all the while groups of ladies and gents, would seek my services and tuition, so Meditation groups would be attended in various halls and wellbeing centres right across the region. I have been working for myself for ten years now.. wow! Where did that time go!? I suppose because each day I am doing what I love, helping others to make the very best of their situations and inspiring then encouraging through my support for them to reach their goals.
My passions also involve writing, travel, photography and art. I love the creativity I express as an Aquarian.
Every day is a brilliant opportunity to spread happiness and do good for others. I spend my time wisely with those amazing people who have endured and continue to conquer life dilemas.
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Honesty. Full stop.
It has to be the most important feature in a person whether it be family, friend, or work associate. Without it we have no foundation of trust. Trust is love, and love flows. Integrity for me, is the foundation of any relationship. Some people find it very difficult of course to be honest with themselves. In the true light of day, if you are unable to look within and find your inner soul speak, then all life is a struggle. Listening to your heart is paramount in self-honesty.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE NON-WORK-RELATED THING TO DO?
I have been very fortunate, from the age of 18 and my first trip to Jersey, the travel bug bit and the passion for adventure bled through my veins. I am like the air, I need to move freely, expressing and observing and nurturing all. Travel has no restrictions, whether it be a drive or walk for miles along a coastline, through dense forest, up mountains, around lakes, through and over rivers, and generally drinking in cultural art displayed in towns and cities. I am often inspired to paint with oils and acrylics, and definitely, absolutely always have the camera with me.
I have two Canon cameras, but often the mobile phone lens is more frequently used. I always have pens, paper and journals with me, I love to write! My greatest fear was conquered when taking a cable car to the top of sizzling smouldering Mount Etna. I love Sicily, South of France, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, New York, Florida, Holland, Austria, Croatia, Hong Kong, China, Spain, the Balearics, and the beauty of Santorini. I love Italy, Rome, Venice, Lake Garda and the fabulous Verona. Reading this makes me wonder if I should become a travel blogger too!
I would love to live in gorgeous Paris for a month or two! I just love it! I believe in the Law of Attraction so that is on my radar!
HOW DO YOU HANDLE CRITICISM?
Who me? If it is worthwhile and constructive, then yes, I can accept it. No one likes criticism – the word itself is negative, so I would try to remain unaffected and move into the positive aspect of the observations.
WHATS THE ONE THING YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have swam with dolphins and swim through the oceans of life with that same healing energy connection to those in need.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EVER JOB?
Following full time Secretarial College, I worked as a very shy and quiet Clerk Typist for a local company who hired out pool tables. I stayed a year.
I have worked in schools, police hq, Governors Team, Durham University, Cross Country Trains, Berghaus, an estate agents, in the motor trade, and for a fab company before establishing myself as self employed. During all these jobs, I worked in my spiritual and holistic field on evenings and weekends.
It seems like I was always destined to work with lots of people.
WHAT’S THE MOST EXCITING PROJECT YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Online Video Courses . Love it!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SPIRITUAL PRACTISE?
This is so difficult to decide. I love them all. I love to Teach. Coach. Heal
WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND DIFFICULT ON YOUR JOURNEY?
Balancing time for family and friends when first becoming established, working in all areas of the region and beyond. Not having space in the diary! Now I push friends who are important and family in regularly. My business affords me the freedom and flexibility to do just that!
WHAT’S YOUR TOP TIP FOR ENTREPRENEURS READING THIS ARTICLE?
Keep focused. Believe in yourself. Plan and prepare and allow time for YOU.
WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY OR WHAT WOULD YOU AVOID IF YOU COULD DO IT OVER AGAIN?
I would have perhaps been self employed sooner.
WHAT’S THE NUMBER ONE PLAYED SONG ON YOUR IPOD?
“And I am telling you!” Jennifer Hudson
WHAT DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE?
I am sincere. I know that life is eternal. I know that everyone is equal. I know that we all are given the same opportunities, if only we open our eyes, our inner eyes, to see the way forward.
DO YOU HAVE A BOOK OR FAVOURITE PODCAST RECOMMENDATION FOR OUR FEMALE CEO MEMBERS?
“Until Today” by Iyanla Vanzant - A Spiritual Day by Day Philosophical Guide.
AND FINALLY, WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT LEAVES YOU FLAT?
The first meet of a new client excites me. It is charged with energy and I love it!
People who are deceitful, obnoxious and loud, leave me flat.
I avoid them.
If you want to know more about Susan or have a question about Susan Smalley.com you can drop her a line at [email protected] or visit the website here - you can also chat to her via The members forum on The Community page!