Happiness Coach

Hi and welcome. Let me tell you a little bit about myself so you know who I am.

My name is Susan Rose. I am a Happiness Coach specializing in helping women change their beliefs and create a strategy to live the life of fulfillment and joy they deserve. I mostly work with women trapped in “soul sucking” careers that leave them unable to enjoy much else in life.

I’m drawn to this particular problem because I lived it myself for so many years. I know what it is like to have a high-paying corporate career that is slowly killing you. I know what it is like to realize you have no respect for the people you work for and that the work you’re doing doesn’t really make a difference. I lived that life and the cost was high: I was stressed and developed health issues related to that. I gained weight. I missed parties and other social events, and as a result my friendships suffered. My marriage suffered because I had nothing to give my husband. I slept through the weekend and cried on my way home from work. It was no way to live; ultimately the big paycheck wasn’t worth it.

So here I am. I did the work I teach my clients. I still do it: I am in the thick of this mindset transformation and it is wonderful, eye-opening, and scary. I love it.

Believe this: you CAN change careers in mid-life. You can have a life of purpose and joy AND make a good living. You deserve all of this. BUT if you do not address the deep seeded beliefs that are holding you back (and if you’re reading this page, you have them), you will stay stuck and in pain. I don’t want that for you because I know how awful it is.

My Journey: I tried to do this on my own. That didn’t work. I would change jobs, but find myself in the same situation again. I worked with a life coach, and she helped me recognize some patterns and make some changes, but we didn’t dig into my beliefs and mindset. The result was a half change, but I never addressed what was holding me back. It wasn’t until I seriously studied mindset, worked with a mindset expert, and did the exact things I guide you through that massive shifts happened. I will never go back to doing it on my own because I’ve seen the difference.

Today, I help women find lasting, chronic happiness in their lives, starting with the place they spend the majority of their time.

Happiness Coach and Mindset Expert

I have multiple coaching certificates, all designed to address different aspects of the journey I take my clients through. My first certificate was as a holistic health coach (SUNY Purchase college). I realized that I loved helping women through ALL life changes they wanted, and so I augmented my health coaching with Happiness Coaching (Life Coach Academy), Law of Attraction (Global Sciences Foundation) and NPL (actually, I’m still in that program. It’s so cool). I also have an undergrad degree in Journalism (Kansas) and a graduate degree in urban and environmental policy (Tufts). I am a corporate workforce survivor and small business owner — together these credentials are a POWERFUL combination! Every single thing I recommend to you is something that profoundly helped me and my clients.

I got my coaching credential in 2012, but my coaching training is just one thing that helps me help you. I am a strategist at heart. Since 2002, I have coached small business owners through the fear of launching a business and helping them strategize for success (and they thought they’d just hired me to do their marketing). I am an expert at asking the questions that will make you think about things differently and develop the action plan to make it happen.

I’ve done a lot in my life. The big successes, like finding my life purpose and the love of my life, I did with the help of a life coach. The big failures, like taking a job that was the WRONG fit for me and chasing degrees that weren’t in alignment with my higher purpose, I did all by my self. I have finally learned the lesson: a coach will get you where you want to go.

Other fun facts about me: I’m a writer, a wife, a stepmom, a dog mom, a volunteer for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, a women’s running coach and I hope a good friend. I love cooking, foraging for wild mushrooms and SCUBA. I’ve owned three successful businesses, and a few that tanked. My dream is to live at the beach, and my husband and I have a plan to make it happen.

Mostly, I’m a human being doing the best I can in this world. What I want most is for women like me to be happy.