Hello Beautiful and welcome to my business where I enable success-driven and motivated women to find their sunshine. Within your Universe, you are the central Sun and all planets revolve around you and rely upon you to keep them in motion. Without the sun, the planets fail to function. You add the solar to your system and to support your solar system, it is vital that you shine brightest and are the greatest source of energy.
· Are you shining as magnificently as you know you are capable of or has your sunshine faded over time?
· Are you time poor and frustrated by your many demands?
· Do you feel undervalued and overwhelmed and maybe even a little resentful?
· Are you frustrated by your first world problem – you have everything and yet you lack fulfilment?
· Do you want a purpose separate to your responsibilities?
If you identify with any of the above statements then welcome … you are in the right place for change. “Embracing Your Sunshine” is for women who, when you can’t find the sunshine, choose to become the sunshine! We enable you to find your identity, empowerment, purpose, passion and positivity so that your strengths are enhanced and you live with peace of mind.
I acknowledge exactly how you are feeling as I was once there too. I had it all and yet I couldn’t feel any fire in my sunshine.
After completing university, I left South Africa to travel for 4 years where I discovered more about myself, my resilience and my strengths than I was aware of. I even picked up a husband along the way. We settled in Perth, Western Australia, in 1999 and have lived here ever since as I believe it’s my land of milk and honey. After working in advertising sales, recruitment and the investment industry, I raised my family of 3 children always knowing that I would figure out my true calling (what I wanted to be when I grew up), once they were more independent.
What I know for sure is that my purpose was waiting for me to discover it and my journey to purpose has required me to personally grow and develop my own sunshine. I had to learn more about me and who I truly was, for my purpose to become clear.
Two beautiful girlfriends, each with young children and around my age, developed brain tumours and their experiences greatly affected me in gaining perspective around life and that the future is guaranteed to no-one. I launched into learning about spirituality, personal development and nutrition. I am eternally grateful that their journeys greatly accelerated my own. I have been coaching for years – always asking the unaskable questions, having the deeper conversations, loving connecting with others and assisting where I could. To be able to apply my natural strengths in a chosen career is a blessing and I am completely committed to what I do. The cliché has merit – love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life. My purpose energises and invigorates me.
I found myself as a mother of three incredible children, with a loving and supportive husband, financially secure, physically fit and vital, and we’d holiday abroad and socialise with good friends often. And yet … I was still unfulfilled. I battled with seeing my problem as being valid and never talked to anyone about it as I never knew how to start explaining it. I didn’t know what was missing … just that something was. Keeping up appearances on “Fakebook”, with my frenemies, was exhausting as I constantly fed my ego by proving my success and recognition through posts. I was always time poor – doing ten things badly, as opposed to one thing well. Even as “just a mum”, I placed enormous pressure upon myself with high expectations and a need for perfectionism, I was my greatest critic in the face of public opinion and how I felt I was perceived by others and my dear family were having to bear the brunt of my frustration and disillusionment, never understanding what I had to be unhappy about. On the surface life was dandy however underneath, the flame was dying.
Coaching and personal development completely turned that around for me. Developing an awareness of my thoughts, feelings and emotions allowed me the empowerment to rediscover what I had forsaken when I took on the roles of wife and mother. I had defined myself by my responsibilities and lost myself in the process. It was a huge realisation that the resentment I felt towards my family commitments was in fact MY choice – the responsibility lay solely at my feet and as such, I was the only one that could choose to turn it around. Self-love was missing in my life, while family love was overflowing. However, if I never tended to my own care, I ran the risk of burn-out. You have to light the match, to light many candles. Love needed to start with me if I was to share it with others.
Since learning about and embracing the importance of self-care, I am a very different member of our family. I am better – a better wife, a better mother, a better ME! I am certainly not perfect now however I embrace that perfectly imperfect is perfectly permissible.
Now, when the clouds gather and the storm grows, my sunshine is always present, even if it’s hidden from view. And it is only in the presence of sunshine and rain, that it’s possible for the rainbow to appear. In the same way, as challenges appear in my life and possibly intensify, I know that I have what it takes to overcome them and to take away the lessons that each experience brings. I live with so much more love, acceptance and calm now.
Now I get to work with incredible, success-driven and motivated women who want it all, as well to focus on their own needs, their sunshine. Women who are empowered to make the changes necessary to live the life of their wildest dreams because none of us was born average or to live a life of mediocrity. They are their greatest asset and ally. I save them time and agony by showing them that moving from a life of surviving to a life of thriving is within their skillset.
I assist women with time management, feminine leadership and self care.
Sue Raffan is an ICF certified personal development coach, mentor, life coaching trainer and presenter. She has worked with corporates, youth, women and teachers to improve their experience of life and to take them from where they were to where they wanted to be. She specialises in a creative and fun learning approach as she knows that we learn more through experience than through teaching. By applying the varied techniques and models within her toolbox, she offers a bespoke service tailored to your needs and budget.
I know that every woman has sunshine within her too – it’s what makes each of us so magnificent and empowered. Fall in love with you and you’ve got a lifelong bestie that will never let you down. Just imagine … being your own best friend and how incredibly powerful that would be. Join me and together we will find the source of your sunshine and create a Universe beyond your wildest dreams.
Let me show you how we can work together by clicking on the link below and I will be in touch. In addition, I personally invite you to join my “Embracing Your Sunshine” movement on Facebook to meet other magnificent women who love to support, share and care for one another.
- Running Fantastic Workshops Program
- YouTube Creator Academy
Certified Coaching Level 1
Certified Coaching Level 2
Certified Practitioner of NLP
Certified Master Practitioner of NLP
Certified Practitioner of Matrix Therapies
Certified Master Practitioner of Matrix Therapies
Why Clients Choose Sue
- I make it easy to find the inner resources that my clients need to make change
- I believe in my clients' ability to achieve success
- I coach without judgement and create a safe environment to share
- I share amazing tools through fun, learning exercises
- I encourage you to keep a journal, through our sessions, to notice your change over time.
What I expect of my clients
- A dedication towards growth and change
- A commitment towards punctuality and keeping appointments
- Honesty with yourself and in our sessions
- A desire for accountability
Common Question Answered...
Do You Offer A Free Initial Session?
Our first conversation is obligation free and you will have an experience of what a coaching session entails. We will highlight your needs and how I may assist you.
Is there A Guarantee?
Yes - If you are not satisfied, after our initial session, that we can work together to achieve your goals, I will gladly refund 100% of your money.
What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
Payment may be upfront or a payment plan can be arranged according to what you might find more manageable. Payment is at the end of each session and may be via bank transfer, cash or Paypal. Prompt payment reflects your ownership and commitment to your journey.
Are Our Sessions Confidential?
Completely! I value your privacy as much as you do. I am bound by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) as well as by my own ethics to safe guard your information.
What Does It Cost?
Whilst single sessions are discouraged as being less effective, my starting rate is $165 per hour. Packages vary according to the material covered and the benefits included and may be tailor-made to suit your needs.
How Can I Be Sure Of Success?
It all comes down to you and your commitment to take your life from where you are at, to where you want to be. I can provide the skills and tools and support, but the commitment is yours to make and take responsibility for. I know that you can do it ... do you?