Hi, I’m Sue.

I have a passion for supporting women to achieve the breakthrough or change of direction they want in their personal, business or professional lives.

I qualified as a coach in 2015 after a rewarding and varied career both in the public sector and as an independent consultant. I loved being part of positive changes in places and services that enabled people and communities to overcome barriers and fulfil their aspirations and potential. I worked in, and with, children’s services for 16 years, in an environment where working in partnership, recognising and developing people’s strengths and skills and using a coaching and mentoring style to support people in their thinking, planning and actions was a natural and effective way to work.

I am hugely passionate about my work as a coach and mentor. I undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development to make sure my practice is the best that it can be. I am a member of three coaching networks and communities:

  • Optimising Coaching
  • The 3 Shires Coaching Group
  • The Bird Table

I am also an active member of a well-established peer support group for people (mostly women) who have successfully addressed a problematic relationship with alcohol, as I myself have now been a non-drinker for over seven years.

My practice

I own and run Sue Sanford Specialist Coaching from my home office in Dronfield, North Derbyshire. I offer individual, group and team coaching and mentoring, with the option to see clients at home, in their workspace or other suitable premises with easy access to the M1 junctions 29 or 30.