Life Coach, Career Coach, Relationship Coach
While I am a general life, career and relationship coach, my niche is working with people in the creative fields, and exploring new possibilities. Are you lit up and inspired in any area of your life?
Are you a creative person looking to express your entrepreneurial side?
Are you managing a career or job transition in the arts?
Are you unable to tap into your most creative self while working in your current job or career?
Are you limiting yourself? Are you stuck? And what stops you from getting what you want?
I can support you in finding your inspiration and use strategies to stay on track with your goals.
With over 25 years of management experience, I have mentored and developed creative people, leaders and educators at all levels, in multicultural and interdisciplinary environments. I have a BA, Masters in Information Science, a degree from the International Coach Academy (ICF certified) and Board Certification as a Coach by the CCE.
I went to the Mannes College of Music, the High School of Music and Art, in NYC and hold a degree in musicology from the University of Pittsburgh. I have worked in research, higher education, owned a music business, developed boards and raised funds in the non-profit sector.
I coach individuals, as well as teams, providing tailored workshops for businesses and groups (communication, team building and clarifying strategies when competing demands are at play).
I am passionate about helping clients move more into the light and out of their own shadow as they gain clarity, and take action to get what they want.
Visit my website (http://lifecoachinla.com) or listen to my interview on this site to learn more about me and my coaching style.
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Susanne has 10 reviews.
"I felt extremely supported by my coach. susanne definitely helped guide me to set goals and showed me how to achieve them. I felt that Susanne was extremely professional in her approach with me. She offered continuous support, [and] gave me tools to help me on a daily basis..." She also has a tremendous ability to help focus and center people; she is very caring and professional."
"Susanne's management skills are a marvel, as she summons people with differing priorities and channels them to work together seamlessly. "...Susanne possesses a skill for networking that is peerless. She is blessed with the ability to pair one person with a task, a job, or an interest, until a productive association is made. Susanne's experiences contribute to her excellence as a coach."
Contributing to Susanne's coaching expertise is her background as a "dependable colleague, a capable administrator, an outstanding manager, an excellent fundraiser and someone with the enthusiasm and vision to develop new projects..." and think outside the box. These strengths offer her clients a long list of strengths from which to draw.
"Susanne has generously given of her inspiration, vision and expertise. Ms. Kahle is a people person. Her ability to communicate...was essential to outstanding success. Her interpersonal skills were supreme in helping me make contacts and share common interests and goals within a huge organization. She enabled the best sort of synergy...working in distant and apparently disparate corners [of the organization]. She is a person who makes connections. Ms. Kahle is someone who brings loyalty, commitment, enthusiasm and concrete and proven skills to her coaching."
"Ms. Kahle coached the Board which lead the communications efforts and ensure understanding of critical issues. Her leadership and management skills clearly show in her coaching."
"By background and temperament, [Susanne] works well with professionals in various areas, understanding their needs and translating them into terms comprehensible to organizations. Susanne assisted me in long term strategic planning."
“Susanne has a remarkable ability to accurately identify your unique gifts and talents. She not only will help you discover your niche using her impressive knowledge of various careers, but she also will teach you how to skillfully navigate the many emotions inherent in life’s transitions.”
The “setting your intention” exercise has been key in helping me focus and move forward at a quicker pace. With setting my intention I now visualize what the next step in my personal development should sound like, look like, and feel like. From this experience I learned the importance of having a healthy and inspiring support system/ group of friends. I will continue to cultivate meaningful relationships in order to achieve my life goals. Also, I will remember to set my intention before every task and see if the end product fits my goals and values. Susanne is a fun, interactive; task oriented, and focused coach. I never wanted to let her down.
“Through Susanne’s help as my coach I was able to focus on my goals (tactical) and accomplish them. Susanne is the first coach I’ve ever had, so it was an interesting process for me….” “I found it interesting how we can all get caught up in perspectives that affect our ability to process things and move forward, but an outside perspective (from a coach) can bring clarity. I also found that it is very helpful to be accountable to someone (other than myself) to “report” progress to for goals sent the week before.
I appreciated Susanne’s active listening skills, and always felt she was very focused on “me” during each session. And I appreciated her professionalism in terms of not canceling sessions, or having to reschedule them regularly. So I was really happy that Susanne approached this as a real coaching relationship, and conducted herself as such.” During our sessions, she always had a lot of questions, re-iterated statements I made to ensure her understanding of what I said, and was always organized for each session…”
I think Susanne was a great coach and I really enjoyed the sessions we had together. I’ll miss our weekly sessions!”
“My goal was to get my life re-balanced and find ways to incorporate self-care into my regime. Throughout our sessions I realized some other issues needed to be addressed prior to setting new goals. From there, I began to incorporate self-care into my weekly life and set new goals in other areas of my life. Working through [this issue] with Susanne provided me with a new approach to my current life. I immediately felt more satisfied with my life and the new roles I hold.
Susanne is a great listener and “investigator” She was able to pick up on key issues that needed to be addressed. Often these were issues that I wasn’t aware that needed attention. She seemed to know exactly what questions to ask to help me move forward. Another quality that I really appreciated in Susanne was her ability to empathize and share personal experiences that were very relevant to my situation. Knowing I was not alone in the way I was feeling was comforting.”
LeighAnne Rangel Sotomayor, MA, Choreographer