Co-creating sustainable futures
My name is Suzanne Whitby, and I am a communication specialist, facilitator, trainer who works with sustainability and climate change.
I use my 20+ years of international experience to help people understand, talk about, and tackle today’s sustainability and climate-related challenges so that we can create sustainable futures – in our communities, universities, businesses, and organisations.
If you’re curious about if and how I can support you on your sustainability journey, let’s arrange a time to talk.
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.
What I can offer you
There are three ways in which I can support you on your journey to a sustainable future.
CSR, sustainability & climate change workshops
Immersive workshops, game-based learning, hands-on training, and interactive experiences for businesses, groups and individuals. Tailored to your needs and the needs of the group.
Here are some examples of the workshops I offer:
- CELEMI™ Sustainability
- Climate Fresk
- En Roads (Climate Policies)
- The Future is Circular (Circular Economy)
- Carbon Handprints & Footprints
- Carbon Literacy Training
- Deep Time Walk
- Creative Problem Solving
- Horizon Scanning
- Strategic Planning
Strategic and practical communication support for businesses and organisations that want to communicate their sustainability initiatives and talk about their sustainability journey, clearly and authentically. Internally and externally, across all channels.
Some of my areas of expertise include:
- Communication strategy and planning
- Audience and competitor analysis
- Media and PR communication
- Internal communication
- Branding and identity
- Copy writing and editing
- White papers and reporting
- Artwork and design
- Web and digital communication
- Multi-sensory communication
- Effective communication skills training
Tasters and talks
Lively keynotes, informative talks and lectures, and interactive workshop tasters and demos for conferences, events and other meetings. From 15 to 60 minutes.
Titles of recent talks and popular sessions include:
- Communicating climate change: what works and what doesn’t?
- What the policy? Climate solutions from a policy perspective.
- The world we want: the power of storytelling in encouraging action
- Shifting sustainable thinking: working with the human brain
- Moving from awareness to action
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 communication specialist, professional facilitator, trainer and experience designer. Over the last 10 years, I have focused my energy, experience and expertise on supporting the transition to a sustainable future by raising awareness about environmental disruption, and tackling climate change.
I do this by helping individuals, groups and organisations understand, tackle and talk about today’s sustainability challenges and solutions.
Here is my professional background in a nutshell:
- I am a communication professional with over 20 years of international experience
- I am the principle of make SHIFT happen where I work with businesses to support their sustainability transformation.
- In Austria, I am the founder of the Klimafit project, which is on a mission to give every Austrian access to climate awareness training by 2030. I am also the co-founder of Nachhaltig in Tirol (Sustainable in Tirol).
- I teach science communication and interpersonal communication skills at SciComm Success and since 2014, I have delivered hundreds skill building and science communication training programmes, including a science communication curriculum for climate scientists at Innsbruck University.
- I am the co-author of “A Zest for Business”, which provided practical branding, marketing and communication advice for new and growing businesses in the UK. It was published in 2006, and things have moved on since then!
- I am a PhD candidate at VU in Amsterdam, exploring how the intersection of oral storytelling, sensory experiences, and landscapes 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!
Get in touch
I would love to learn more about you and your goals, and see if there is some way that I can support you.
There are a few ways that you can get in touch with me – choose the one that works best for you and let’s explore the possibilities.
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Call me: +43 660 378 2939 / +44 20 8123 0802
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.