Meet your ActionCOACHSuzzanne Laidlaw
Suzzanne has more than 10 years’ experience coaching individuals, business owners, managers & CEO’s to achieve their goals & beyond. Her renowned business coaching and engagement programs are pragmatic and have been shown to make a dramatic difference to performance and profitability. Suzzanne’s approach offers a comprehensive assessment and structured learning with practical planning tools to help grow and manage a successful business as well as develop executive leadership skills.
An accredited Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, Suzzanne also holds a number of national qualifications in coaching, workplace assessment and training.
Founding and directing Laidlaw (Aust) Pty Ltd (1989-2003), this became the catalyst to her focus today on Business Coaching, Wellness and Life Balance.
Suzzanne was awarded “Executive Coach of the Year” in 2016, “No. 1 Global Leader for Business Planning” in 2015 & 2016 and “No. 1 Asia/Pacific Leader in Business Planning” in 2016, 2017 & 2018, where she succeeded in assisting the highest number of businesses create their ultimate business plan, positioning her at the top of over 1,000 coaches in 70 countries in the ActionCOACH business.
As a speaker, adviser and advocate for equal opportunities; Suzzanne is member of the Professional Speaker’s Association, Business Women Australia, Director Consultant and member of Business Network International and Ambassador for Opportunity International.
Holding the Master License for Engage & Grow Western Australia, Suzzanne endeavours to improve employee engagement and culture within the Australian Workforce
Suzzanne was nominated as one of WA’s most inspiring women and her inspirational story was published in a book titled “16 Inspirational WA Women” by Creatavision Publishing (2016). Her story ‘Plan to Be a Winner’ was then published in their sequel book ‘Extraordinary Business Women’ (2017).
Suzzanne & her husband David have been happily married for over 30 years, so commitment is no stranger.
The Perth Sporting Community knows well of Suzzanne for her sporting achievements and tireless determination, as an elite sports person and triathlon coach. Suzzanne has represented Australia in the World Triathlon Championships in Vancouver, New Zealand, Australia and London, swam solo (20km) in the ‘06 Rottnest Island Channel Crossing, completed the Perth & Rottnest Marathon (42.2km run) and completed the gruelling Busselton Ironman in 2007 & 2008 (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run).
Suzzanne has experienced several life challenging moments which have reinforced her positive, independent and engaging outlook on life. These moments have included saving her husband’s life by pulling him from a burning house & supporting him through years of pain, skin graft operations & rehabilitation; renovating a 100 year old derelict mud brick cottage into a heritage listed tourist attraction (Hoddywell Cottage, Toodyay); and backpacking around the world with her husband and two children for most of 1999. Suzzanne was also struck with a life threatening disease and endured twelve months of operations and sickness, after she was told she only had about 5 quality years left.
With a passion for inspiring people to turn their dreams and ambitions into reality, Suzzanne truly cares about her clients’ results. Drawing personal strength from a solid background of 25 years within key business management roles and a rainbow of life experiences, Suzzanne is driven to live an authentic, fulfilled life that has inspired many others to do the same.
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