Co-Author Life SPARKS, Edition #1LifeSPARKS_FacingLeft


 Susie Briscoe


Chapter:
No More Excuses – Open Your Doors of Discovery


 

Susie Briscoe

Acer Coaching Associates

Founding Chair; Acer Coaching Associates International Business & Legacy Strategist; Contributing author of two #1 International Best Selling books: “Your Creative Thoughts” and “Ready, Aim, Thrive!”, with two more being published 2016: “ Life SPARKS” in August and “My Big Idea” in September/October.
“Helping Business Leaders find Rainbows within their Lives”

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us – it’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”

Marianne Williamson
A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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Susie Briscoe founded Acer Coaching Associates (ACA) in 2004, after graduating as a fully accredited Coach, Mentor and Supervisor with Coaching & Mentoring International (formerly The UK College of Life Coaching), and meticulously maintains her own CPD to remain at the cutting edge of current best practice. Headhunted by the Nightingale-Conant Corporation in 2008 and Brian Tracy International in 2013 to become their freelance Master Coach outside the US, Susie runs her International business whilst remaining an active Board member of: The Battersea Dogs’ & Cats’ Home, and the charity she founded: Acer Foundation for Global Education & Welfare and Patron of Church Housing Trust

An enthusiastic Corporate and Executive motivator, Susie is fervent about facilitating the developmental growth of clients and colleagues. Susie brings a wealth of life and business experience to her Client relationships: from her 40+ years in increasingly senior roles within the Corporate, Educational, Health and Charity environment, (as well as working at Senior Director levels across a business spectrum that covers industry, commerce, academia, professional bodies and government institutions both at National and International levels) she is well used to appraising, managing people and projects, coaching/mentoring/supervising to enhance performance, implementing new programmes and facilitating learning.

She believes actions bring results: “By enabling natural talent and ability, we are able to produce outstanding results; focus, drive and enthusiasm, once released, allow us to achieve our full potential, enriching our lives and enhancing our businesses and careers.” Her coaching style has been described as intuitive, empathetic, and compassionate as well as motivating. Susie has a passion for people and for making a difference by offering a supportive environment for clients. She is a strategic and lateral thinker, with proven coaching, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent leadership, team and management experience.

Since implementing her own Leadership with Legacy ideas, Susie has joyfully declared her intention of “Finding the rainbows in all those business suits. Nothing is more pleasing than to hear the delight in client’s voices as they too discover their own passions.” Known by some as the Conscious Breakthrough and Transitional Mentor, this all comes together with her dynamic approach to working with her clients all around the world.

I danced with a group in the 1960's; have fed a Rothschild Giraffe by hand just outside Nairobi; danced live on a West End - London Theatre stage; met HM the Queen and most of the members of her family on several occasions (sometimes in Buck House!) ....... attended her 50th (Golden) Anniversary Celebrations in St. Paul's Cathedral, which was televised...

Successes - dreams I've already made happen – (in reality more than I ever dreamed would happen)
 Having the courage to set up my own business in my late 50’s having retired aged 23! (born 1947);
broke my back in 2012 but still have a smile on my face!
 Becoming a London Advertising Account Executive in the late 1960’s when women were only considered as typists and making the coffee
 Being invited onto charity committees and chairing major events in London at:
The Mansion House
The Palace of Whitehall
The Palace of Westminster
The Great Hall in Olympia (London)
 Chairing the event at Olympia, for 5,000 people, including Ambassadors, Diplomats, Members of both Houses of Parliament as well as International A-List celebrities, and personally escorting HRH Princess Margaret and the Prime Minister’s wife, Dame Norma Major during the course of the evening
 Becoming chairman of St. Ives Preparatory School in Haslemere, Surrey
 Becoming a member of the Governing Council of The Cheltenham Ladies’ College
 Representing CLC at the funeral of Lord Holme of Cheltenham PC, held at Westminster Abbey, [seated in the 4th row with political luminaries]
 Being invited onto the Board of The Dogs’ & Cats’ Home, Battersea in London
 Representing BCDH at the Jubilee celebrations of HM The Queen in St. Paul’s Cathedral
 Filmed & Featured on TV for the BBC prime time television series about BDCH – interviewed and judging annual dog reunion
 Being responsible for celebrating BDCH’s 150th Anniversary, originating a collector’s set of 10 first class stamps issued by The Royal Mail 2010
 Chairing the 150th Gala Evening 19th October 2010, hosting HRH Prince Michael of Kent’s table at dinner
 Hosting HRH Prince Michael at The House of Lords Reception at the Palace of Westminster for BDCH, escorting him throughout ensure that our supporters were presented appropriately
 Hosting HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s dinner table for the annual Gala 2011
 Invited as special guests of Sir Peter & Lady Saunders (Katie Boyle) to the 40th Birthday Party celebrating Agatha Christie’s longest running play, The Mousetrap, seated at a table for 5, with Lord (Andrew) Lloyd Webber, Sir David & Lady Napley… meeting guest of honour Prime Minister Sir John Major and being virtually the only ‘unknown’ person at the Savoy reception – a veritable Who’s Who of the acting and film worlds
 Representing BDCH at the funerals of former Trustee General Sir Charles Harington, GCB, CBE, DSO, MC, Sir David Napley, and Sir Peter Saunders http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1421393/Sir-Peter-Saunders.html
 Being invited onto the Board of Church Housing Trust
 Being invited onto the Board of Coaching the Global Village
 Setting up my own charity: Acer Foundation for Global Education & Welfare
 Working with senior members of the Establishment
 Successfully giving HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother healing
 Being presented to:- HM The Queen, HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Princess Margaret, HRH Prince Charles, HRH the Princess Royal Princess Anne, HRH Prince Andrew, Sarah Duchess of York, HRH Princess Alexandra, and TRH’s Prince & Princess Michael of Kent
 Being invited to cocktail parties at: Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street (Home of the Prime Minister), 11 Downing Street (Home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer), & lunch at The Lord Chancellor’s private apartment in The House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster
 Arranging and attending a meeting for a business JV with the then Director of The Princes Charities, Sir Tom Shebbeare, at Clarence House –London Residence of The Prince of Wales
 Working with 4 Lord Mayors’ of The City of London, supporting their respective annual charity appeals (The Lord Mayor of the City of London )
 Raising the equivalent of £2.5 million for charity in one year - $1.5 million in one day – as well as several million over the years
 Being featured twice for the Daily Telegraph articles and interviewed for Psychologies magazine

Susie, it has been a pleasure to connect and work with you over the last few weeks. I was not sure what to expect when I decided to participate in the program however I am very pleased that I did. In my opinion this is purely because of whom you are and the knowledge and skills you brought to the program.

Your ability to manage each session with precision and freely sharing your experience and knowledge allowed me to see past where I was. I honestly have to say that you literally pulled me out of an emotional hole. I was stuck. I was especially impressed when you quickly offered up solutions and alternatives so that I can move forward.

Vernie Wilson
Trinidad and Tobago

Susie is an optimist and lover of life. There is no 'impossible' in her vocabulary and this attitude is both infectious and inspirational. She will broaden your thinking and most importantly, you will have great fun working with her.

Sir James McLeod Bt, given whilst in Shanghai
Trainer & Certified Master Coach at The Blacklion Training & Coaching Consultancy - Currently in Ireland: Professional Training & Coaching

Susie's suggestions have helped me clarify my vision and expand what I thought was possible. Her gentle insistence on making sure to incorporate charitable giving into my business has changed my thought processes in a positive way.

Taryn Gerhardt, founder. www.gogetitgal.com. President at Go Get it Gal/Go Get it Media • Media/On-line marketing coach • bike tour leader • corporate trainer
Hawaiian Islands - Public Relations and Communications

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