What clients say...

“An excellent vision workshop, which really got you thinking outside of your comfort zone in a very good, creative way. Susan demonstrated really good knowledge of the business world, a good broad knowledge making it relevant to the session, I wanted to discuss my business with Susan. I found the session inspirational, it was excellent to have the opportunity and structure to step back and think about the business.”

Director
Creative Design Agency

“Susan worked with our Board and team to create our company vision. The experience and knowledge Susan brought to the innovation sessions she designed and led meant that we all invested in the vision and have the skills to work together to develop it further. Working with Susan is a privilege and has been of huge value.”

Director
Chamber of Commerce

"I thoroughly enjoyed the vision bite-sized learning. It was a great opportunity to sit back and breathe, think about the bigger picture of where I want our work to be going, and gain some clarity into how we can consider getting there – and how to bring my team along for the journey!”

Manager
UK Charity

“Brilliant and top notch approach from Susan. Great session. Superb delivery. This was by far the best session I have ever been part of in my professional career”

Director
Global IT company

“Keep doing what you do! Very professional and structured. You facilitated this session in a masterful way. Gave us confidence that we would achieve our goals. Great balance between flexibility and discipline”

Regional Head
Multinational Sales Corporation

“Working with Susan has been a real pleasure. Not only is she a very experienced and competent facilitator who really knows how to structure each event but also she has a certain magic about her that all participants instantly warm to. The net result is that you have total confidence in achieving the results you need.”

Business Development
Cancer Research UK

“I have had the pleasure of working with Susan on a number of projects over the last 4 years. In a personal capacity as an Executive coach which has helped me to develop my leadership and presentation skills. Additionally with team development and culture which led to a huge upswing in our department’s employee satisfaction and engagement metrics. I would wholeheartedly recommend Susan to anyone looking to achieve either of the above. She is a very personable and approachable individual who keeps the client’s objectives front of mind at all times. It is great to have Susan on your team.”

VP Global Marketing
EMEA

“Susan has an innate ability to sense the needs of an organisation and develop the Team Brand Assessment accordingly. It is an incredibly powerful tool to gain insight into the team mechanics and environment, and is a great foundation on which to base clear and structured actions. Susan really is central to the effectiveness of the tool; with her highly personal and intuitive approach she can extract key information to add to the process.”

Manager
Environmental RIsk Management Consultancy

“The overall focus on strengths creates a positive mindset in the team and a great foundation for evolution and improvements. Susan helped us to implement and extend ideas and principles. I would strongly recommend Susan to any business that seeks positive and powerful change, through developing its people.”

Manager
Environmental RIsk Management Consultancy

“Another extremely powerful one-to-one coaching session. Energised, excited and ready to continue to exploit my strengths”

Sales Director
Business communication company

“I’ve worked with Susan both as a colleague and a client. I have always been and continue to be impressed by her vision and creativity. On many occasions she has helped drive through change during difficult circumstances and is adept at helping leaders navigate through periods of stress and uncertainty. I would recommend Scala-Advance and Susan and her team to any business.”

Director HR
Global Financial Services
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