Psychologist & Speaker on Stress and Managing Change
Sue Firth is a business psychologist, stress expert and a leading authority on ‘stress and managing change’. She is also a specialist in helping CEOs and senior executives manage stress, from an individual and group perspective. As an international speaker and presenter Sue regularly appears in the media and has featured as a guest expert on ITV’s This Morning and BBC Panorama.
Sue aims to make a difference to the way people think and teaches how to moderate habits to reduce any difficulties while maintaining effectiveness. With extensive experience in consulting at strategic level for both the management of change and the implementation of stress programmes to support employees, she is well placed to offer insight into 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. Throughout the course of her work she builds confidence in individuals by removing negative thoughts and changing long-held damaging self-belief traits. Her workshops on ‘Change’ emphasise the important part the top team play in supporting initiatives regarding change and how they benefit from working better together as a team prior to implementing recommended tools and tips. Her refreshing style is engaging, motivating, sensitive and down-to-earth, and her techniques unsurpassed. Sue helps individuals and businesses become more productive, purposeful, successful and profitable.
She works with a number of high-profile corporate clients including National Grid plc, Vodafone, Legal & General Assurance, Ridgeons Ltd, Seddon Construction, and in the past Sun Microsystems, and British Aerospace. Sue practices in Surrey and The Private Therapy Clinic at Number 2, Harley Street.
Sue Firth is a member of the British Psychological Society and The Health Professions Council. Her two books, ‘More Life – Less Stress!’ and ‘Taking the Stress Out of Leadership’ are available from all major bookstores and Amazon.co.uk.
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