Coaching Testimonials


What folks say about Sue's Coaching Services

“Being coached by Sue is like being on a Spiritual journey! She helps me to get in contact with my body wisdom and trust my inner knowing and voice. In our sessions I get to practice to be mindful and listen for what my body and heart know, that my head doesnt know yet. There is no subject too big or delicate for bringing it to Sue! She is very non judgemental and is open to guide me in whatever I bring to the coaching table. It feels very “safe” with Sue and she knows intuitively where to go or ask next to reveal the truth of the situation. I appreciate her authenticity, directness and generosity with sharing her knowledge in various areas.”

~ Nina Mioen, Life Coach, Woodlands, Texas

“Sue’s compassion, love, humour and groundedness helped me to confront personal issues in new ways. I can’t speak highly enough of her natural talent and incisive observations after careful listening. At all times, Sue was respectful, professional and yet fun, approachable and worthy of full trust. Sue was particularly good at seeing connections across time and gentle putting forward of ideas to me that actually shifted my (often negative and habitual) patterns of self-regard. Sue helped me to integrate this perception shift into my daily practice. Thank you so much, Sue.”

~ M.C., English literature professor, Montreal, Quebec

“When I started my coaching with Sue I wanted to explore my hesitancy to express myself through writing.  Without realizing it I was trying to find a voice that honoured my personal self within the context of writing for my private practice.  I had identified that I was holding a fear of judgement.

For me it was Sue’s ability to bring my awareness to the ways in which I held  my body when I went into that fearful place and then to offer me space to explore different postures and witness how they shifted my experience.   I love somatic exploration and Sue was able to build our relationship around this and let our work together come from there.   

In one session, I identified that when writing I sometimes become overwhelmed and that my mind becomes scattered, causing my emotional state to lean towards anxious.  Sue had me stand up and go into a pose that would be the opposite of scattered and overwhelmed.  I find myself using this specific pose whenever I become aware that I am going into overwhelm.

Sue helped me deepen my connection to my authentic voice, my wise woman as I call her, through her support and encouragement. I am really excited to continue exploring my wise woman.  Thank you Sue.”

Yvette Lalonde, RPC

Body-centred Counsellor/Yoga Teacher

“I worked with Sue for 3 mths. When we first started, I wasn’t sure where the hell I wanted to get to, but I knew I wanted to get away from where I was.  I felt that much of life was happening to me, and that I needed to figure it all out – fast! –  and yet I had no idea of how to do it. The coaching helped me get in the driver’s seat of my life. I learned I don’t have to know the answers to everything, and that sometimes allowing yourself to “not know” is where peace can be found. Sue taught me that my perspective is only one of many – from which I can choose – , and in this I have come to see more possibilities and potential – for me and everyone.”

~ Angela Cook, Victoria, B.C.

“Sue Pearson, life coach, helped me overcome my fear of writing, fear of failure and self-doubt.   When I started my writing project, I was stymied, stuck.  My lack of confidence glued my creativity shut.   Sue coached me for over a year, twice a month.  Sue allowed me to express my intentions, desires and recognize the Big “A” agenda for my project.  She was an objective mirror of my feelings, desires and talents.  Sue guided me to celebrate each small step and action on my creative writing journey which grew exponentially.  Thanks to Soma Yada coaching, I write a blog of flash fiction and am writing a larger novel.”

~ Isabella Dumont, writer,  facilitator & lawyer in transition  

“Sue is an intuitive coach who seems to have the ability to say the right thing at the right time so that I feel really and truly heard. With her ability to incorporate body-based coaching as well, I find that she is able to not only understand more of what I am trying to get across, but help me to understand it in myself. Her supportive and kind nature enables me to feels supported – but don’t let that fool you, she is able to get to the core of the matter with real results! I highly recommend Sue Pearson.”

~ A.M, Seattle, Washington

Coaching with Sue was a life-changing experience. She worked with me to find tools I can use to progress through professional and personal challenges. I now recognize myself as a leader, which empowers me to do my best work in my job and with my colleagues. Sue also helped me achieve something I once thought impossible: to confront my persistent and pervasive anxiety. I feel lighter and happier on a daily basis now. And best of all, I’m practicing building self-confidence that for me means I can actually enjoy taking on obstacles and am more productive in any pursuit.

~ Ashley Bodiguel, Information Systems Administrator, Pembina Institute

‘It was an extremely valuable experience to be coached by Sue.  Sue has an open, supportive style and her body-centred coaching was extremely valuable to me. I developed a stronger relationship with the wisdom of my body and I became better at listening to my intuition.  Believing in me, she held a supportive space for my self-reflection and frequent ‘aha’ moments.  I appreciated her reflecting and acknowledgement and was pleased to experience personal growth in each of our sessions.  It’s hard to believe that we accomplished as much as we did during our time working together.’

 ~ Beth Woolaver,

 Sue’s coaching style is very safe, fluid and inquisitive. She has mastered the art of going down the rabbit hole while still somehow keeping the coaching on track. The conversation went where it went, but somehow we were always on purpose. She never seemed to miss a beat – the questions that needed to be asked were asked, and she said what needed to be said.

 Sue taught me about ontological coaching, about body stances and lots of interesting things, but most significantly she helped me to see that I was holding myself to an unachievable standard as a father (and why), and how I could better balance my life. Now I have less guilt when taking time for myself, and my attitude toward coaching, life and work is more playful – in the experimental and exploratory  sense of the word – which has allowed me more freedom to “try it and see.” I heartily recommend Sue as a coach.

~ Owen Woollasten

“Sue is a fabulous life coach and I hold her in the highest esteem. She is very open-minded and non-judgemental. I never felt stupid for anything I said or shared with Sue. Sue is a compassionate and understanding person and our sessions were always enlightening.

For example, I once thought I needed to change as a person in order to succeed. I felt that I was over-emotional, not logical or determined and that I needed to change in order to “become” this new person. By asking the right questions Sue enabled me to rethink what I meant by my so-called flaws and what I developed was a better understanding of my strengths. Instead of striving for traits that I saw in others by focusing on my own skills and abilities I realised that I too had those qualities and I was able to counsel myself in some of my worries regarding work, myself, and life in general.

Sue never told me what to do but asked interesting, penetrating (and sometimes difficult) questions. Sue really listens and this is key! I had always thought of myself as a positive person and yet Sue’s questions made me realise how I was so negative about myself. I am finding that every day I can put this change of perspective into practice and it has made a difference.

Sue also made sure we took the time to celebrate my successes along the way. I now even find myself being my own cheerleader – especially important when I’m working out and I can appreciate what my body is doing (it’s like giving myself a high-five from time-to-time!)

Sue’s life-coaching has made a massive positive difference in my life.

I am actually living out the vision I created about how I want to live my life. I am more focused on listening to myself and acting on it.  I feel proud of myself for being able to utilise what I learned from Sue and it impacts my life in small and big ways – but in each way it makes life that bit easier and manageable and I feel good about creating the life that I want to be living.”

~ Rachel Lo, 37, health sector professional, recently moved to Canada from the UK