Suzy Cooper holding coffee cupHello there. I work with people who are going through change. My life has been full of change and reinvention and I want to share what I’ve discovered with people who hanker for the kind of creative mayhem that shakes up their life, a little or a lot, so the pieces fit back together in a way that’s infinitely more pleasing.

Handbook to yourself

Do you feel adrift and sometimes rudderless in life? Some of my co-conspirators (as I call my clients, because we’re in it together) say they’ve done lots of introspection but feel like they can’t bring themselves into focus. They lose themselves easily in their workplace or relationships. Spend some sessions with me and let me write you into being, so you have a resource that brings you back to yourself. Want to know more?

Write right now

Some people tell me they want to write and they’ll do it one day but probably they’re a faker and no-one would be interested and they need to wait until they have three months in a forest cabin to do it. As a writer and editor, I can tell you that you can write, you can do it right now, and it can be a lot of fun. Sorry if that ruins the angsty vibe some writers are expecting. OK, you can have some angst, but only if you keep it on the page.

I’ve designed the Write Now series of programs especially for people who have writerly longings, a deep literary itch they can’t scratch– they want to write, no matter whether it makes sense or not. Whether you want a taste, a light meal or a full banquet of writing help and inspiration, I’ve got a program to suit.

Let me be your creative co-conspirator so you can reinvent yourself as the writer you want to be. Whether you just want to play and starting writing, or you have a project you need some intensive help to finish, I’ll help you to find your unique voice and express it.

Sidecar Studio cat in motorcycle helmet

Business communication for humans

I have a corporate aspect to my work as well, with my bolt-on communications business, Sidecar Studio. I specialise in simplifying tricky or technical subjects so they can be understood by the average person or your board of directors. I also do visual facilitation, which means I can make your meetings or workshops interesting and extremely productive by capturing what everyone is saying in words and pictures.

I also provide corporate coaching to teach people to write business documents while sounding like human beings. If you want to improve your communication skills, write fewer documents and finish them faster, attend fewer meetings, avoid getting bogged down in inefficient emails and generally have more satisfying conversations I’m here to help.