Sue is brilliant to work with. She always does what she says, fun, is straight-talking and is such a positive influence. There's not many people that operate like Sue - a real professional with sound integrity.
Sue's work ethic is second to none & she always delivers. More important than that though is the fact that she has loads (and loads) of integrity.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sue just a couple of months after arriving to the Netherlands. I was ready to start looking for a job but with the Dutch job market it felt like I was entering uncharted territory. I reached out to Sue to work on all things career related: job search, CV, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview & presentation skills. With her help and guidance I was able to prepare for the journey of finding a job. Apart from this, she has also provided valuable advice that has helped me through the difficult period of starting and settling into a new life abroad. There are not enough words to describe Sue. She is a true professional, insightful, dedicated to her work, very attentive to her client’s needs, she goes above and beyond to make sure they get the most out of their time together. Besides all the professional qualities I must also acknowledge the personal ones. She is open, empathic, incredibly easy to talk to and makes you feel at ease whenever you chat with her. With her smile and positive attitude, she makes you feel like everything is possible. This has helped me tremendously. It was an absolute pleasure working with Sue and I cannot recommend her enough. I am sure our paths will cross again as there is still so much I have to learn from her.
When you start your sessions with Sue be ready for a real positive change in your life. She will help you to find the right answers and to follow the right path. I already have previous experience in sessions with other coaches but no one could understand me and my needs like Sue. Very organised, talented professional of a high level. At the same time Sue is a very caring and positive person. Entrust yourself with Sue - she is THE BEST.
Sue is an excellent listener, motivator and communicator. Working with her helped me deal constructively with my frustration, define my goals, chart my course and to provide me with tools that I can use every day. I highly recommend her services for anyone looking to improve job performance and manage job transitions. Her guidance has been invaluable to me.
I reached out to Sue regarding career advice and I also needed help to improve my CV. I received valuable support and guidance from her about how to orientate my career in a new country. After reviewing my CV, she re-arranged it in a way that it now represents my work in a much better and clearer way than it did before. Sue is a highly qualified expert in her field and has a high degree of integrity and a unique way of delivering innovating solutions. I can strongly recommend her to anyone who needs to improve their career.
As a senior director looking to change my career within my chosen industry after being employed for over twenty years, I found it difficult to upgrade my Curriculum Vitae. I was looking for a trusted and professional second opinion. I was fortunate enough to know Sue Schoormans and so asked her to rationalise twenty years of professional advancement into a dynamic and hard-hitting Curriculum Vitae. I was absolutely delighted with the results but more importantly it secured me the position I was applying for.
I work as an IT contractor and I submit my CV on a regular basis to secure new roles. I had already had my CV reviewed several times and was confident about its layout and content. Sue reviewed my CV as part of the "My Career Orientation" coaching programme. She made a number of suggestions as to how it could be improved of which I accepted about 95%; in particular, she made important observations about the type of information that was really relevant to employers, how to protect my own personal information and, perhaps most importantly, some excellent suggestions about the layout which has significantly improved the readability of my experience and skillset. Sue’s approach was very good and I am now in the process of publishing my CV online so am awaiting the stampede from prospective employers! (D secured an employment position shortly after his CV was reviewed).
Sue's help was invaluable to me in attaining the role I was pursuing. She restructured and improved my CV allowing me to gain an interview I most likely would not have been offered otherwise. Furthermore, Sue coached me on how to best market myself in the interview whilst ensuring the role was suitable for my needs. Thank you Sue I would not have got my dream job without you. I could not recommend your service more.
Sue supported and guided me in understanding the different steps of an interview process and what type of content I would need to prepare for. After the interview, I felt proud of my preparation and performance and confident that I had given my best. Finally and importantly, I was offered the job.
I signed up for Sue's "My Career Orientation Coaching Program" which helped me to get a better understanding and view on my motivators & skills. Sue is very caring, a great listener and motivator. From now and then I struggled with finding the time and motivation to continue with the program, she could always motivate me to hang in there. I highly recommend to contact Sue and sign up for her program in order to improve your working life and to find out what drives you in life.
J, The Netherlands
Before I started the My Career Orientation Coaching Programme I often felt frustrated and depressed. I was insecure about my future and had little self-confidence. The sessions with Sue positively changed my outlook on life and renewed my energy to take life by the horns. Sue helped me to get to know myself and provided me with the tools to discover my true values and to find my strengths. She guided me very professionally, always paid good attention and listened carefully to what I had to say. She would ask the right questions to help me find my own answers. She gave me the ability to overcome my fear of decision-making and to boost my confidence. I benefited greatly from the reading material and tests she provided. Sue was always able to explain the programme in understandable terms supported by examples and good tips, often accompanied by humor. Now I feel ready to follow my own career path and look forward to my future with a smile. Thanks Sue! You have been a wonderful coach.
D, Russian living in the Netherlands
I used Sue's "My Career Orientation Coaching Programme" which was essential in helping me to better understand what I wanted out of my next career move. The program was very introspective and Sue helped guide me through the process helping me to better understand who I am as a professional. She has many tools, suggestions, tips and is a strong listener. Sue was the ideal partner to have during this transitional period and has helped put me on the path to reaching my career goals.
After having worked mostly in my own business for the past decade, some new options had opened up and I felt it was time to make a well informed choice in regards to my career. I realised this was not something I could do on my own. I needed the help of an expert. Going through the My Career Orientation coaching programme was a transformational experience. Using her exceptional skills and insights, Sue Schoormans offered me tools to analyse my career from a new perspective. Getting to know my work related values and acknowledging my true strengths, proved extremely helpful. Sue challenged me to go beyond my inner blocks and come to terms with what I really enjoy doing. Sue is very knowledgeable and highly skilled, which shines through in the quality of her work. I give her my best recommendation and will continue to recommend her to my colleagues.
Suddenly I was at a crossroads. My career had taken a turn which I had not foreseen. After several fantastic years in the same company, I was on my own. Should I apply for a job, and if so which one? Or maybe I should take the leap and establish my own business? Should I stay in the same country or find new horizons? How could I best use my skills to achieve professional happiness? I knew Sue from a previous job and called her for advice, because I knew her to be intelligent, calm, kind and very knowledgeable about organisations and the job market. It was a fortunate coincidence that she was, at the time, establishing SLS Orientations. I enrolled on her coaching programme which has taken me through a very rewarding but tough journey where I had to dig deep into myself to find answers to difficult questions and to unveil both potential and limitations. Following Sue's programme has represented solace and a safe place to analyse and understand my situation. The old crossroads is now water under the bridge and I know that I have taken the right decisions, they are already proving successful. Although less frequently, I will continue to use SLS Orientations as a sparring partner in future dilemmas or choices that might arise.
If I were to describe my experience of SLS Orientations, it would be "forward". The "My Career Orientation" coaching programme enabled me to move from a lack of clarity on how to improve my career path to gaining more self-consciousness about myself and my professional objectives. Every question and activity throughout the coaching period has brought me further in the direction of my ideal job. I am now pleased to be starting a new opportunity which I recognise is an important step forward. I am thankful to Sue for the learning, the challenges and the valuable support received.
Sue took me through her career orientation coaching programme through late 2018 and early 2019. I didn't really know what to expect but can honestly say I was absolutely blown away by the thoroughness of the programme and the depth of detail that was covered. Sue's background in HR enabled her to gently and supportively probe what my values are and made me realise how important it was for me to express myself in my career in a constructive manner. I have since secured a role where I am able to work in a much more flexible way and bring my values to the role. Thank you Sue. A fabulous programme.
I have highly appreciated the professionalism and warmth that Sue showed in delivering the results of my personality profile. It was a pleasure to go through such a process with her as she is very inspiring and insightful. Moreover, she is a good and active listener and she was very engaged in giving me accurate feedback that I could easily relate to. I would definitively recommend Sue as a career advisor.
Sue is simply incredible! My focus, purpose, intentions and I guess life has changed so positively since I engaged Sue to assist me through tough career and mental blockages. She has been inspirational from the start, implicitly honest! (I needed it at times) and her processes and thoughts have allowed me to see so many things in so many different ways all of which are positive future focused and ecological. I have had too many "eureka" moments to mention as a result of Sue's interventions. I simply can't put a price on how much I value her services and I just know you will do the same. Thank you Sue for your patience and seemingly constant availability - nothing is too much trouble for you.
Sue gave me a personality profile test that was important & valuable to my career planning. During the process Sue was always professional, analytical, but at the same time warm and personal, which made it easy to talk to her. Sue presented the result in a way that was understandable and insightful. The result surprised me as this was one of my many personality tests I had taken that I felt true to me. I highly recommend Sue as a career coach.
My latest interaction of many with Sue Schoormans has been as the pleased recipient of a Thomas International personality profile, the results of which she presented during a one-on-one coaching session. As always, she was professional, warm and delivered what she promised - and more. Not to mention that her insightful advice took the report to the all-important next step; how I might practically apply the results to my career.
Sue introduced me to the personality profile test when I needed guidance in my professional career. I had tried many tests over the years and was a bit dubious about what this one would teach me. I was amazed at how accurate the interpretation was. Sue, with her honest and straightforward way, made me aware of my patterns of reaction as well as what I would be / am comfortable with in the work environment. This will most definitely help me be more efficient in my job as well as help me set goals and objectives I can achieve. Best of all it has given me better insight in who I am! Thank you very much Sue for your great help.
The personality profiling and emotional intelligence evaluation was highly accurate in classifying my personal and social profile in my current working environment. It highlighted personal and social strengths when dealing with normal or stress situations at work. It suggested working modes/supervision best suited to my profile to help me achieve higher standards of work. It gave insight into how well I coped with my current working situation. The test results provided a very useful guideline to help me choose and create a healthy working environment that allows me to show my best professional knowledge and social skills.
I have spoken with Sue a few times during my current job search and each time she has been extremely helpful and provided great encouragement. She has the amazing ability to take a professional, straight-forward, and analytical approach while still being personable and cheerful. I highly recommend Sue as a career coach and look forward to working with her in the future.
I contacted Sue because I wanted to discuss my future career path with a professional. Sue gave me useful tips about the next steps in how to continue the career planning process. She was very helpful and supportive while being extremely hands-on. She is easy to talk to and truly engaged in what she does. If you find yourself on a career crossroad, I highly recommend Sue as a career advisor.
I was immediately drawn to Sue's charming and warm personality, but soon began to admire her passion and abundance of knowledge about human resources and career coaching. I consulted Sue on two separate occasions and was greatly satisfied with the results she provided on a personality and career-related tests. She was thorough and offered sound and practical advice on how to move forward in my career. I recommend Sue to anyone looking for an informed advisor on career guidance and how to put your best foot forward.
Sue is an excellent cross-cultural facilitator. She manages to combine focus on the client's main issues and add tremendous value for them whilst challenging them appropriately. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sue.
Sue is an above and beyond person who listens very well and allows you to express your views. She provided the exact information and avoided turning the programme into a boring class/lecture. Amazing.
Anonymous, Relocating to Finland
Sue adapted the training to the issues raised. She was understanding, helpful and supportive. The right woman for the job!
Anonymous, Relocating to USA
Fantastic! Sue is extremely well-informed and presented information in a manner that kept me engaged. I really appreciated the effort she put in getting ready for the course as well as following up with sending more information.
Anonymous, Relocating to Norway
Sue's thorough dialogue enabled the construction and delivery of an outstanding curriculum based on her experience and our input. She was able to provide clarity of some of our cultural development needs and useful information to address all of our questions.
Anonymous, Relocating to Norway
Sue is very pleasant to work with and she has a high level of competence and knowledge. The programme was well-balanced and cultural matters were put into perspective.
Anonymous, Relocating to Canada
Sue's workshops provide both personal and professional growth. I personally found the TetraMap® workshop very valuable and have used the tools many times already. I warmly recommend Sue to future employers and clients.
Sue led a TetraMap® seminar and a creative brainstorming break-out. Both sessions were delivered in a very warm and professional manner, were extremely hands-on and provided a safe environment for personal and professional growth.
Participants comments from the TetraMap® workshop delivered at the 2009 WIN Conference in Prague. The overall rating was 4.78 out of 5.
Enthusiastic and uplifted, learned a lot about myself and how to relate to others.
Insightful, plenty of fun and learning too.
Very positive, surprised about my behaviour patterns.
Energized and engaged, very confident and aware of people's differences."
I loved the workshop, it's been really fun, enjoyable and positive.
Thoroughly enjoyable, fabulous - best session of the conference.
Very good insight into others styles.
It was a lot of fun and the exercises helped with networking and knowing people in a different way.