I will let my coaching client, Elizabeth Parker, tell you what is possible when walking your healing journey with me:
My top three goals upon starting working with Sue were: (1) to find my passion in life and pursue it, (2) to improve my mental health and well-being, including my depression, anxiety, physical health, fitness and lifestyle and (3) to improve my relationships with my family, friends and colleagues.
Sue was able to help me work toward these goals by helping me break down all of my issues and barriers, which were all mental, so that I could see what my passion was. When I first started my sessions with Sue we focused on my career path and things that I could change to improve upon it, but it did not feel quite right, it felt like a deeper problem, and so when we spoke again I said that I wanted to go right back to the basics and look at the reasons for my unhappiness. Sue was fantastic, and all the while molded herself to meet my needs, showing enthusiasm at this decision to dive deep into the root causes.
Having difficulty in my relationships and opening up to others, this in itself was a real challenge for me, because I did not want to let Sue down by changing my mind. It proved to be the best thing I could have done, because it allowed Sue into my life in a meaningful way. Sue was then able to help me navigate along the path I already knew I wanted to go down, but was too stuck in denial, habits and fear of the unknown to do so. She has been my rock, guiding me and giving me a little nudge whenever I have hesitated along this new path. She is able to pick out the important things that I say during our sessions and feed them back to me with a new perspective, helping me realize that I knew the answer all along!
The biggest tangible change I have noticed has been my awareness, this has improved ten-fold since I met Sue. I have always believed that people come into our lives for a reason, and I think our meeting has allowed me to form one of the most significant relationships of my life. We stood next to each other in a queue for a hotel room after a delayed flight, and whilst everyone else was frustrated and irate, we stood there and smiled at each other – and the rest is history! I had been on a path of change for 4 years when meeting Sue, but reached a point where I no longer knew what to do, having spent a year abroad and gotten no closer to finding my passion. I had learnt about meditation, been on courses and practiced yoga but I hadn’t ever had anyone help me realize the true importance of it. Sue helped me to slow down, to stop fighting and trying and to just allow my feelings to appear, feel them, observe them and then begin to question them or allow them to dissipate. This has been absolutely invaluable, as it has been the basis of finding my passion and rewiring unhealthy thinking habits and patterns. I am more aware of my feelings and thinking patterns than ever before, and am now able to question the unhealthy ones and replace them with helpful and nurturing ones. I am much more aware of the food I eat and make a conscious effort to eat better and honor my body more than I ever have. I also make sure I exercise at a minimum of once a week, but now at least twice a week, and I look forward to yoga, Pilates or that run that I used to dread because I truly acknowledge the importance of taking care of my body. I feel fitter, stronger and healthier all round. Something that Sue has drummed into my head and it has really stuck!
The most significant overall change I have noticed has been my happiness, this has also improved ten-fold since working with Sue. Having the awareness that Sue has helped me to obtain has also opened up space in my mind, heart and life to new possibilities and ways of connecting with others and myself. Sue has helped me to realize that a lot of the time I don’t need to try and fix anything, I can just let it be, and I will naturally move on. Once all the pain, grief and despair have passed, I have clarity, and I can finally hear my true self underneath all that conditioning. Instead of trying to heal my pain with alcohol or sex, Sue has helped me to stop and feel it, and not to be afraid of it but to even honor and enjoy it. I never thought pain could be positive, but it truly is if you allow yourself to feel it and let it pass. In this new mental space that we have created, I realize that I love writing, drawing, reading and exercising – all things that I knew I liked but took for granted. I had started a blog which I had never intended to share with Sue, but the moment I did she told me that I had found my true calling – to share my experience and help people. The thought hadn’t really crossed my mind until we talked it through and I realized that she was right, and I had indeed known it all along, but in order to find this I had to delve deep, do the hard work first and create the space for this to blossom. Six months on I still have my down days, but Sue has helped me feel what connectedness to oneself, others and the universe is like. There is no going back now; my days are filled with at least one moment of happiness or contentment, which makes all the hard work worth every moment. No one ever said life was easy, but it’s worth it.
I would describe Sue Ziang as a beautiful soul, kind, warm, generous and affirming; there is nothing I can say to Sue that she won’t understand, been through before or be willing to work through with me. She also calls me out on things that I need to hear, and so I know that it was never about letting her down but letting myself down if I didn’t follow through on something. I always feel like I’ve had a mental massage after my sessions with Sue, she reminds me of the things I have done that are positive, and comforts me when I feel down about the things that are negative. She spreads positivity and light wherever she goes, which I spotted the minute I met her at the airport in Las Vegas. I picked up on her positive vibrations, and could feel her openness to connect with others; something that is so rare in this world so I grabbed it with both hands.
I would recommend Sue Ziang to Everyone! Of course I know that people need to find the right coach for them, and that is such a personal thing. However I would recommend Sue to everyone. I must stress that when undergoing coaching, you have to want to do the work because your coach can only do so much – the rest is up to you. I was 110% ready for the next stage, and so Sue has helped me keep the momentum going and held my hand the whole way; so much so that I am taking on another 6 month program because I have enjoyed it so much! I want to see what more I can achieve, but I know that in order to do so I need that support from someone who has already been there, and Sue has most definitely already been there.
I never intended to share my blog with my friends and family, or to be more open about it, but recently I have decided to ‘come out’ with Sue’s support, and the reaction I have had has been better than I ever expected. Of course some people take things the wrong way, and we have conversations about it, but my mum is now reading my blog and even starting her own blog as a result. My relationship with my mum was one that I wanted to improve on and repair, and working with Sue has helped me see things that I just wasn’t able to see; such as me being honest with myself and with my mum has helped her to move forward and improve on herself too. I never thought that was possible, I never thought anything I said or did would have a positive effect on anyone, and I just have to thank Sue for allowing me to see this and to take a chance on it. I am grateful beyond words, and as I have already said – there is no going back now. The sky is the limit!