Meet Susan Ritchie

By Susan Ritchie

“It’s been a fantastic journey, in fantastic company.” Sara Scott, Business Owner

I’m Susan Ritchie and I’m a Confidence Mentor.

Susan Ritchie Confidence Mentor


Through a  mix of teaching, mentoring, training and writing, I’ve spent the last 20 years teaching individuals and teams how to increase their success, confidence and happiness.

I’m a qualified teacher, personal and business coach, with a strong interest in the fields of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and Emotional Intelligence. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing techniques.

I’m also the author of ‘Strategies for Being Brilliant; 21 Ways To Be Happy, Confident and Successful’, which is due to be published this Autumn.

I  now specialise in working with individuals and teams to help them become more confident, successful and productive. If self-doubt undermines your self-belief and your ability to be at your most impressive in the workplace, and you want to experience more success and happiness, then I can help you.

But it’s not just my formal qualifications and experience that I bring to the table. My personal story adds that little extra dimension, and this mix is why clients choose to work with me.

In 2002, I was a single parent, working as a teacher, who knew that I was capable of more and challenged myself out of my comfort zone.

I sold my house, put my belongings on  a cargo ship bound for the Far East and moved with my nine year old son to Borneo, where I taught, earned promotion and led a team of education professionals in a successful multi-cultural school.

Now moving to the other side of the world may not be your cup of tea, but my clients certainly benefit from those experiences. Clients who work with me find the approach used motivating, practical and empowering. They leave equipped with tools they can use for life.

Since then I have lived and worked in Central America and eventually settled back in the UK, establishing my own business to help others find the confidence to be the success they know they can be. I work with a variety of public and private sector clients, individuals, schools, universities and charities. I also deliver ILM Leadership and Management programmes.

Give me a call - it’s a chance to see how we could work together and explore the benefits that coaching could provide.

Call me on 0780 1502743. Alternatively, email or use the contact form on the ‘Contact Me’ page.

I’m waiting to hear from you!

P.S – want to hear what they say about me?

‘ You are a graceful communicator who listens to everyone so well’ – Housing association team member

‘ You have a lovely personality, warm and engaging, and clearly knowledgeable…’ Life coach

‘Thought provoking and inspirational…’ Social media trainer

‘You have a real talent…you are clearly in the right line of business.’ Local government team leader

‘The trainer was very warm and approachable, an excellent course.’ Charity worker



Hear my recent interview on BBC Lincolnshire Hear my recent interview on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Intervew: Melvyn Prior of BBC Lincolnshire 94.9FM, talking to Susan Ritchie of You Time Coaching about her inspirational life story.

First transmitted 5 Jan 2012.

  • I am a graduate of Barefoot Coaching with a Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching
  • Full member of the UK Association for Coaching
  • BTEC Level 2 – Introduction Coaching Skills (Newcastle College)
  • Certificate – Introduction to Counselling Skills (Open University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Crewe and Alsager College)
  • BA (Hons) – English and American studies (Keele University)


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