Hello! I’m Suzy Cooper. I am the mistress of reinvention and I’d love to be your co-conspirator of creative mayhem.
I love words. I’m fortunate to have made them a part of my work as a writer, editor, tutor and communications consultant. I also love helping people to reinvent themselves using the skills and interests they already have.
I left a sensible job as a geologist to try on anything and everything that interested me, diving into roles like technical writer, business process analyst, massage therapist, braille transcriber, adult literacy tutor, telephone counselor for a suicide prevention hotline, stand-up comedian, writer, editor, alderman on a city council, tutor for a course on entrepreneurship, director of a communications company and change manager for a bank. The common strand throughout my life is a love of words and the rock-solid belief that we can each reinvent ourselves and grab change by the goolies.
Don’t worry that you’ll need to throw the puzzle pieces of your life in the air or make radical changes. You’ve got everything you need – and I’m not saying that as a wanky woo-woo ‘just believe’ thing. I can help you to identify all the skills and interests and unique ways you operate when you’re being your best self. These can be applied to every aspect of your life, whether you’re considering a career change or life has changed without consulting you and you’re feeling a bit dented and wondering what’s next. I’d love to show you how you can reinvent yourself on your own terms and apply your new reinvention skills to future changes. You can become more yourself. Do things your way, find your own voice, present yourself so your outside matches your inside. Misbehaving doesn’t mean I’ll encourage you to break the law – but you’ll find yourself breaking internalised rules that don’t work for you.
Thinking, ‘Yes!’ or ‘I think so, but I’m not sure’?
If any of this appeals to you, drop me a line and let’s have a chat to see if we would like to work together.
Take good care of yourself
I’m not a psychologist or counsellor. Before we start our sessions I’ll want you to work out a plan for finding a health professional to talk to if you start having thoughts or feelings you find tricky or uncomfortable.
My corporate work
If you’re interested in my corporate communications services, you can find out more at Sidecar Studio.