Sue Stockdale

Engaging. Exploring. Enriching.

People describe me as a global authority on leadership and transformational change. My mantra is “we all can achieve more than we imagine is possible – but often the only person stopping you… is you”.

As an executive coach, motivational speaker, author, and podcaster, I bring a unique blend of business expertise and psychological insight to my work with CEOs, senior leaders, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies, world-class academic institutions, non-profit organisations and ambitious entrepreneurs.

It’s hard to think of a more critical time in history when leaders need to be impactful.

What stops leaders being effective?

Lack of time, limited resources, no focus, and lack of support or belief in themselves.

Often change fails in organisations because it is difficult to sustain; and leading others through change can be even more challenging. 

Yet when leaders are inspired, they develop new ideas and possibilities.

They feel energised to take action.

I help leaders to be more effective so they can achieve sustainable, impactful change.

The secret is to transform: to go through a process of reinvention by transforming how you think, not what you know – and then having the courage to get out of your own way and discover what you are capable of. 

Watch my TEDx talk to find out more. 

My latest book EXPLORE:  A LIFE OF ADVENTURE is a compelling memoir where I recount the story of my adventures from challenging beginnings to exploring some of the world’s most extreme environments including the North Pole, Antarctica and Greenland, and explain why stepping out your comfort zone is key to living a fulfilling life and exploring your potential.



How you behave as a leader will have a major influence on the effectiveness of your organisation. Coaching gives you time to think, reflect, gain clarity and explore the issues that may be holding you back, and identify a strategy for change.


You want your event or conference to be a success? You want to have confidence that the motivational speaker will meet your specific requirements? That’s where I can help.


I’m known as a writer whose clarity and practicality shines through in my numerous articles and books. I’ve written for The Guardian, Inc. Huffington Post, The Scotsman, Coaching Perspectives magazine, Industrial and Commercial Training and many more publications.


Podcasts are a great way to build a stronger level of engagement and trust with your audience. They offer many benefits for businesses and organisations, allowing your content to reach your audience in a convenient way.


My Clients

Companies I've worked with