Helping change makers create sustainable futures, one step at a time
My name is Suzanne Whitby, and I am a communication specialist, facilitator, trainer and climate communicator.
With 20 years of experience of working with communication in all its forms, raising awareness about climate disruption, facilitating workshops, and training people to get their messages across with clarity, I offer a number of practical solutions to help individuls, groups and organisations talk about and tackle today’s sustainability challenges.
Wherever you are on your journey, I’d love to help you create a sustainable future.
I can’t speak highly enough of Suzanne and her work – indeed, I’ve already recommended her to several people in person who are also delighted with her services. She is responsive, personable and insightful.
In working with her on my communication projects, what I particularly valued was her ability to combine technical skills with a deep understanding of my brand and messaging. This meant she was very able to grasp very quickly what I wanted, make excellent suggestions about what would work for me and then implement the ideas we shaped together.
There are two broad ways in which I can support you. First, I can help you talk (craft and share a message) about challenges, solutions and positive developments relating to sustainability. Second, I can help you start to tackle (understand, spot risks and opportunities, and devise solutions) environmental disruption, climate change, and sustainability challenges.
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I have worked with Suzanne on a number of different projects and have consistently been pleased with the results. The first was my branding and website, for which she was able to take my rather vague descriptions and turn them into works of art that told my (rather niche) audience exactly what I offered.
Later she helped with another website for a client, and later still, she provided story-boarding support, designed an explainer video and and even provided the voiceover for another project. Suzanne always comes through – highly recommended!
Transitioning to a sustainable future is something that affects us all: non-profit organisations, for-profit businesses and corporations, universities, research groups, start-ups, small business owners, charities, community groups, and individuals. That means that I work with a wide range of clients who are united by the desire to make change happen.
If you want to take practical steps to talk about and tackle environmental issues, climate disruption and today’s sustainability challenges, I’d love to help you on your journey.
Suzanne ranks in the top 3% of experts that I have ever met. She is smart, sharp, professional, insightful and delivers great results. I have worked with her as a colleague and on my own business projects. She understands all aspects of and is one of the first people I seek to consult and involve in all my projects. She is outstanding. If you get a chance to work with her, then do.
Suzanne is quick to understand the nature, needs and vision of your business. Her proposals are well thought through and she is clear and concise in explaining her service offerings.
She is very creative in her suggestions, has a flexible approach and is without a shadow of doubt one of my favourite people to work with.
If you need someone who is creative, quick to understand your needs, and also a safe pair of hands, Suzanne is the creative communicator you want.
She came highly recommended to me and based on my experience of working with her, I recommend her highly, too.
Suzanne has a unique ability to ‘read’ your mind, sync with your ideas and concepts and then make them a reality. The result of this is a huge amount of time and stress saved with the added bonus of getting having exactly what I needed to get my message across. All this done with lots of tact, charm and patience – what’s not to love?
Suzanne’s ability to listen, understand and condense information and then put it into a clear concise format is incredible.
Her questions and thinking demonstrate her deep understanding of communication, which she uses to deliver results.
I have had the pleasure of working with Suzanne for about 5 years now, and she has always been a valuable asset to my work and business. Not only is she diligent and professional at what she does, but her creative, and out-of-the-box thinking brings the very best out in all the projects we work on.
Even when things are getting stressful, she brings an air of calm to the situation that is felt throughout the business, without losing her wonderful sense of humour. Completely dependable and reliable I always love working with her and she is always my first option in whatever we do. Very highly recommended and quite literally we couldn’t manage without her skills
I wanted to send you a personal note to thank you for all your support and efforts in helping us with this moderation. I admire your flexibility and adaptability to whatever curveballs we end up throwing at you, your ability to spontaneously reshuffle and reconceptualise the sessions, and your upbeat attitude and energy! It is always a pleasure to work with you, and the sessions are always extremely engaging and fruitful.
I am a communicator and communication specialist and since 2012, I have focused my energy, experience and expertise on supporting the transition to a sustainable future, raising awareness about environmental disruption, and tackling climate change.
Here is my professional background in a nutshell:
- I am a communication professional with over 20 years’ experience of working internationally with communication in all its forms: strategic, marketing, research, intercultural, interpersonal, you-name-it.
- I am the founder of Klimafit, a climate communication organisation on a mission to give every Austrian access to climate awareness training by 2030.
- I launched SciComm Success in 2014 to help scientists and researchers build the skills they need to share their work, because I believe that their rigorous research will help us spot problems and create solutions to today’s challenges. Since then, I have delivered hundreds skill building and science communication training programmes, and I designed a science communication curriculum for climate scientists at Innsbruck University.
- I have been a professional facilitator since 2016, focusing on constructive conversations around climate change, problem-solving, horizon scanning, and strategic planning for sustainable futures. I am an active member of the IAF and the founder member of Facilitators for Future.
- In 2006, I co-authored “A Zest for Business”, providing practical branding, marketing and communication advice for new and growing businesses in the UK.
- I am a PhD candidate at VU in Amsterdam, exploring how the intersection of oral storytelling, sensory experiences, and space can affect environmental thinking.
I have worked with Suzanne on several communication and marketing projects.
She is truly a gem as a person and a marketing powerhouse. The depth and the breadth of her know-how has always left me speechless, as does the the scope of her creative and technical knowledge.
Her work is impressive. She has this endless creative mind and not just fantastic business ideas, but also puts them in action in no time. What tops that all is that she is super easy to work, honest, very responsive, very helpful and always on the lookout for the best option for you. And it seems she operates on a different time dimension than the rest of us… Wonder woman exists after all!
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Suzanne is one of these rare people who actually lives up to everything their website and LinkedIn profile say.
From the outset she understood me and my vision, and was quickly able to help me achieve the goals I needed to move my business forward. Her skillset meant she was able to give me advice and practical support in communication and marketing, and she acted as a mentor throughout the process so that I was able to build skills of my own, which was great. Suzanne manages to combine professionalism with an approachable, enthusiastic personality – all effortlessly. With her strong organisational skills, coupled with an ability to transfer ideas into a practical solution and her flare for creative thinking,
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. Since working with Suzanne I’ve already seen benefits; with an increase in interest for my work and increased confidence in myself when marketing myself. I truly look forward to working with her again in the future.