About Susan Henderson
As a child growing up in Alaska where independence and a pioneer spirit come early, I was wildly imaginative, creative and intuitive. Although very independant and willing to follow my curiosity wherever it led me, I was quite shy and super sensitive, especially to loud noise. It was only in the last decade that I learned I am an HSP (see Elaine Aron's book The Highly Sensitive Person), which occurs in about 15-20 percent of the population. I am warm, friendly and outgoing yet an introvert who needs plenty of solo time to renew my energy. A loner who loves people. An INFP.
I found my way to a formal coaching career in October 1998 when I stumbled upon one of the premier coaching schools, Coach U, while surfing online. I started the program November 1998 and graduated in March 2000 maintaining an active coaching practice throughout my training at Coach U.
In 2001, I moved to Washington state to accept a position with a community college that included advising students on career planning and their options for higher education degree programs. I enrolled in creativity expert Eric Maisel's 16 week Creativity Coach Training program in January 2004 and actively coached eight clients while working full time at the college.
Loved coaching and advising - hated working in a cubicle in the 9-to-5 world. Think fishbowl. My independent, creative soul was crying the blues. I left the college in May 2004, enrolled in Career Coach Institute (online program), moved closer to Seattle, tried working for someone else again (ugh!) until it got unbearable, so dedicated myself to full-time self-employment ever since as owner of Susan Henderson Coaching (coaching) and SC Henderson Consulting (web design).
In a nutshell, this is who I am, who I best serve, and my vehicles for delivering the goods:
Susan Henderson has been coaching, consulting, mentoring, facilitating groups, teaching, training, and sharing knowledge in one form or another for 25+ years. In the last five years since designing and building her own website, she has dedicated many hours to furthering her web design skills and marketing education and experience.
She owns Susan Henderson Coaching, a solo coaching practice serving Creative Multipreneurs who have so many interests and passions that they struggle to choose a path and get started on building a business they can love.
Her coaching programs assist you to discover your purpose and core values and to gain clarity on what actions to take in your quest to redesign your life in a way that encourages the inclusion of your multitude of interests and talents. The result is a life and business in balance and totally aligned with who you are; who you best serve; and, what the best vehicle is to deliver your unique gifts to the world. Now, who wouldn't want that?
I have believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Your work is to
discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.
Throughout my teens into adulthood, people came to me for informal advice. I am a deep listener--good at hearing what is spoken, and what is not. Known for possessing an uncanny memory, my friends, colleagues, and family will say: "Ask Susan. She remembers everything."
Like most of you who have found your way here, I have always had a burning desire to know about a huge variety of people, places, and things. This desire along with my number one value *independence* has made it near impossible for me to work for someone else and be happy about it for very long. Yes, I have had many different jobs. Some were okay, even challenging and sometimes fun for awhile. But eventually I wanted to run screaming from the building... and actually did a couple of times. I am happiest when I am the boss of me.
When I attended the University of Alaska I was like a kid in a candy store. I married (and divorced) quite young and raised a daughter as a single mom so I didn't get started until she was almost college age herself. I took several of the general education requirement courses--loved anthropology and an interpersonal communication class. After getting some of the required subjects out of the way, I found myself in a marine biology class studying the critters in the tidal pools on the beach. Then, long fascinated with the whole 'sheep to shawl' thing, I took a spinning class followed by weaving, which eventually led me to a program in North Carolina. I took a workshop for women on using power tools and that led to enrolling in a construction class where we built a sauna. I also took ground school for a private pilot's license. I have a huge number of Art credits. I am an avid reader and a lifelong learner. Luckily the world has so much to offer wildly curious people like us.
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Our individuality is all, all that we have. There are those who would barter it for security, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures and rides it, in grace and love and wit.
~ Tom Robbins
To learn about my vehicles (services) for delivering the goods, go Here.