I am a certified professional coach and 3 Vital Questions® certified trainer. I hold memberships with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the American Board of Hypnosis (ABH).

As a 3 Vital Questions® certified trainer I facilitate 2 types of courses.

The training is on the work of David Emerald, founder of Bainbridge Leadership Center in the US, and author of two books: The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and more recently The 3 Vital Questions®: Transforming Workplace Drama with the Power of TED*.

The 2 Courses are:

  1. a facilitated 8-module eCourse “Applying the Power of TED*® to Work and Life complete with Workbook and worksheets to be utilised ongoing once the course is finished. The eCourse is via Zoom accessing the teaching platform interspersed with facilitated Zoom gropu sessions where we deepen the learning between the modules.
  2. a Workshop The 3 Vital Questions® Journey: Transforming Workplace Drama with the Power of TED*®, also complete with participant workbook and a variety of tools to bring back to your workplace to reinforce the learning long term. This workshop may be scaled to suit your organisation personally, from as short as a 2-hour snapshot of the 3 Vital Questions, creating Dynamic Tension and Taking Action; through to a comprehensive 2-day agenda to completely immerse your team in this new language and mode of operating as individuals and as a team. That course is possible via Zoom, or live onsite or offsite with you and your team.

As a certified professional coach I’m about being outcomes-focused. Looking deeply at what is it you truly want, and making that your reality. I help my coaching clients identify their most important desired outcomes in life, relationships, work or business, and develop strategies to achieve those desired outcomes.

I am bound by a code of ethics by the lead industry body, the ICF, and I am professionally trained to help you maximise your full potential and reach your desired results.

I studied professional coaching at the Life Coaching Academy. The course of study I chose to undertake is 1 of only 2 Australian life coaching certifications recognised by the International Coaching Federation.


Coaching shares some aspects of counselling, therapy, training, teaching, consultancy and mentoring. Yet coaching has an approach that is different from counselling or therapy.

Coaching in what matters to you, in both your business and personal life, will help you manage stress and develop disciplines around doing what’s important. It will encourage innovative thinking, leadership skills, and result in better work–life balance, whatever that means to you.

It is not uncommon for a coaching client to also be benefiting from therapy at the same time as the work we do in coaching and training. There are often matters from the past, from childhood, traumatic events, that come up and a therapist would be best suited to help you sort through those past issues.


As a CEO, entrepreneur, company director and business owner, I know it is a lonely position at the top, and the sort of pressures and multiple decisions someone in those roles deal with every day, both from their organisations and from those they love.

I built a large nursing agency, RNS Nursing, supplying nurses and care staff to hospitals, residential aged care, and community care services for 17 years, before the business was sold. Employer of over 6,000 staff across that time, growing the business from home-based to supplying multiple States and Territories with health care professionals. Ensuring our service maintained a high level of professionalism and compliance with the health industry’s standards and so much more.

Susan Dunlop Tromso Norway 2017
A surreal moment! That’s me, just after midnight, stepping off the plane into a blizzard, as we landed in Tromso, Norway, February 2017. The beginning of my Gap Year following my exit “stage right for me” from my company of 17 years, and never looked back!

RECOMMENDATIONS

“I have had the privilege of working with Sue for many years. Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none. She has an amazing way of making holistic, personal connections in such a respectful manner. I would highly recommend Sue, she is an exceptional coach, mentor, leader and entrepreneur.” – Rae Richardson, healthcare consultant, formerly Director of Nursing, Buderim Private Hospital.

I had the absolute pleasure to be led by Susan in my time at the (NSW Business) Chamber. Susan taught me a lot about the business & myself! Susan is a true mentor/leader & one of the smartest business women I know 🤩 An honour to have worked with her” – Nicola Collins, Gold Coast

“I am fortunate enough to have been mentored by Susan for many years. In the time that we have known each other she has made an invaluable contribution to my life. Susan has an innate understanding of people which proves to motivate confidence, change and resilience. I was so pleased to hear she was starting her own coaching business. I can’t think of a better person to partner with to achieve your personal and professional goals. Susan walks the talk. She lives a full and authentic life. Her passion and vulnerability are her greatest strengths and will be such a beacon for her many clients.”  – Bernadette Haigh, Founder, Nature Kids, Sydney


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Make the rest of your life the best it can be!

I would be honoured to work with you,

Susan Dunlop

Professional Coach ICF NLP; Member of the ICF and ABH

3 Vital Questions® Certified Trainer