Hello! I’m Suzy Cooper.
I call myself the Mistress of Reinvention, because I’ve been reinventing myself since the late 90s when I realised that a ‘sensible job’ was a dud idea.
I love knowing how things are interrelated and finding the ‘impossible’ ways to do things with ideas from other places.
I’m a natural connector.
I love exploring big brains. I love finding visionary thinkers and hooking them up with others to super-charge their ideas. I love linking concepts from different industries and places to create previously unthought-of ideas. I love bringing provocations to my co-conspirators and watching them innovate and improve. I adore connecting people with ideas and resources that amplify their efforts and make their lives more kick-arse.
And I can’t think of anything more satisfying than channeling my love of connections into enabling unique, multi-talented, socially conscious women to create more good in the world.
If that sounds like you, and you’d like to connect, I’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
A brief bio
While the constant strand throughout my working life has involved words – writer, editor and tutor – my journey of reinvention has led me to explore a lot of different careers, hobbies and interests.
I left a sensible job as a geologist to dive into roles such as 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.
For fun, I’ve enrolled in courses in software engineering, French, lino cutting, drawing, dance, creative writing, public speaking, photography and graphic design.
On the serious side of things, I’ve been on boards and committees for sustainability and arts/heritage/science/history organisations. I’m a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. When I was an alderman I was on many many committees. So many. Oh boy. There were a lot.
Whatever the role, I’ve always been peeling back the edges, asking
- what does this mean?
- how does this work?
- what’s next?