What Others Have to Say
It has a been a huge delight coming to your classes the last several months and getting to know you. To meet someone with such depth of spirit who also has the amazing ability to radiate joy and lightness and help others feel the same is a rare and wonderful thing. You have brought a lot of light and fun into my life that I had been missing (or maybe just misplaced) for quite awhile.
I was impressed with Susan’s facilitation skills from our first activity at World Leadership School’s Facilitator Training. Her personable enthusiasm was contagious, even for a veteran facilitator like me who knows all the tricks. Susan is genuinely the ‘mentor in the center’ of everything, but she uses that talent to push her participants beyond their own expectations.
Of all of my travels, this trip touched my heart the most. In no small measure, thanks to Susan! She mindfully created our time in beautiful Nicaragua that gave each of us the opportunity to have open hearted connections with a wide variety of people. Many opportunities to learn & share, give and receive from one another. My heart is full and ever so grateful.
Susan’s gift is her ability to “read” individuals and a group, and from that create a working dynamic that fosters respect and authentic growth for everyone involved. I’ve worked with Susan three times, in three different countries, with three very different groups. Each time, I’ve marveled at her ability to make connections both with my students and in the host community, her talent for facilitating deep discussion, and her flexibility in adapting the program to fit the group. She is a model of all the skills we strive to develop through global education.
You are such a great leader and teacher. You guided us in a way that made us feel like you were our equal which was refreshing. You pushed us just enough outside of our comfort zone, but I always felt safe and happy.
You helped me learn so much about new cultures and jumping into new experiences, but I think I also learned a lot about myself too. You are so good at helping everyone process their emotions and new challenges we had, and I think that we all grew as a group and as individuals because of you!
Susan, you were the best group leader I’m positive the world has ever seen. There is honestly not one thing that I feel you could have done differently. You were great at leading by example, (you were so fun and caring and the way you interact with people is so inspiring), and you are an incredible listener. I love how well you listen to people.
No matter what you do or how you feel, you are always going to have fun! The trip was amazing! Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
You excel in all the yoga teacher necessities–the ability to explain postures so anyone can understand and mold their body appropriately, you create a relaxed, forgiving atmosphere where I felt comfortable trying new things and willing to make mistakes, and your classes are challenging and varied enough that I never know what to expect. I left each of your classes feeling energized and limber, but I also left with a plateful of food for thought.