Psychologist & Speaker on Stress and Managing Change
Sue Firth is a Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and a speaker who specialises in managing and coping with stress and change.
Sue is also a member of The Health Professions Council & appears regularly in the press and media as an expert.
With extensive experience in consulting at a strategic level for both the management of change and the implementation of stress programmes to support employees, she is well placed to offer insight as to how organisations can help their people handle life better in changing circumstances.
As a Psychologist, Sue has developed a number of skills, principally observation and analysis of human behavioural patterns and throughout the course of her work, she enables people to increase confidence by removing negative thoughts and changing long-held damaging self-belief traits.
Sue aims to make a difference in the way people think and to teach them how to moderate their habits and attitudes to reduce any difficulties they have, while still maintaining their effectiveness.
She has worked with many high profile corporate clients including National Legal, Sun Microsystems and British Aerospace.
She is also an author and her book “More Life – Less Stress; A practical guide to increasing well-being and staying sane in a mad world!” is available online.
Sue Firth is often invited to come into companies to speak at their conferences. Her keynote talks are –
• Executive Stress: Taking the Stress out of Leadership! – Proven strategies that help you reduce stress immediately and make a difference to how well you handle it in the future.
• Strategically Managing Change – This session is designed to help understand how and why people react to change. Sue believes the more we know people, the better you can implement change initiatives, maintain productivity and maximise the effectiveness of everyone involved.
“Sue has been running a Health and Well-being Programme for us for the last three years. Beritazcare takes the health of our staff seriously, and we want them to feel productive, motivated, and happy. Being a Care Home Manager is a stressful job, and people need to feel supported and provided with necessary tools and techniques to stay resilient, so they can balance the pressures of achieving high standards, running a Home well, and avoiding getting overtired or overwhelmed. Through a combination of nutrition advice, emotional and psychological support, Sue, and her team have helped everyone do their best and keep smiling. In addition to the routine programme, it is very handy to have Sue around to deal with unexpected emotional and stressful situations for staff members (e.g., bereavement, financial issues, etc.)”
— Kumar Gnanakumar, MD Beritazcare
“Sue first started working with the business five years ago when Seddon started its evolution into 4th generation family ownership and management. These were times of transition and change, and she ran a series of workshops to establish our new Executive team. Since then we have continued to use Sue to facilitate and develop our Strategic Away Days, sourcing expert speakers, which has allowed us to challenge ourselves as a team and the way we do business.
In that time, our board has grown as both individuals and as a collective. We’ve been on a journey that has seen us become more productive with greater confidence and improving results. This is due, in part, to her support and enthusiasm for what Seddon is trying to achieve and our determination to make it happen.”
— Peter Jackson, MD Seddon Construction