Sue Holland is a coach and facilitator of change through creative processes, with a curiosity around developmental transitions in adult life and how we can remain resourceful. As a co-founder of Laughing Phoenix and a Partner of PresentSense, she's spent a large proportion of her working life in the busy, performance-focused world of large organisations, specialising in 1:1 leadership and team development.
In a previous existence, Sue worked for Unilever in Marketing, Group Strategy and as the Global Head of Coaching. More recently, she finds deep joy and pleasure, counter-balancing that work with a new venture she co-founded – Creative Beings CIC. Her practice is informed by many things - a deep and connected love of the natural world and how balance is maintained, at a biochemical, organismal and ecosystemic level.
The centre of gravity for this practice is rooted in Gestalt, although other theories and practices are woven in too: somatic work, constellating and creative process. She has facilitated many varied groups and teams over 25 years and leads the Sadler Heath South West action learning community that was started in 2008. At quarterly workshops, people who are interested in taking responsibility for their own long-term personal development join, and the balance between nourishing self and contribution to others is facilitated. Sue is also a Trustee with the Honiton Memory Café which supports carers and cared-for people who are living with dementia.
In a previous incarnation, Sue was a Botanical research scientist and is revisiting some of that passion for plants again, through the planting of a woodland and an edible Agroforest where she lives.