Susan is the founder and director of Susan Laverick Consulting. As a consultant, she works with international corporations, academic institutions, NGOs, teams, and individuals to address critical communication challenges with the aim of developing high-impact communicators. Susan’s first-class communication background has included Citigroup and the BBC in London and teaching across international organisations in Geneva. As a seasoned speech-writer and presenter at conferences in Europe, US and the Middle East, her experience represents an invaluable resource to clients seeking support in the drafting of speeches and the delivery of impactful presentations or pitches. She regularly works with Rotary International, preparing their annual laureates for maiden speeches at the UN in Geneva and New York. She also teaches critical communication skills at both the Graduate Institute of Geneva and the University of Geneva.
Susan has a particular interest in supporting women who are moving into leadership positions, working to enhance their authority and communication skills. She is often invited as a guest speaker at international conferences focused on the professional empowerment of women and donates her coaching expertise to non-profit organisations that champion peace.
Susan has a Doctorate in English Literature (completed on an Australian government Research Scholarship for scholars of exceptional promise); a Master´s in History from the University of London and is an ICF-qualified executive coach.
“As a communication expert, I feel passionate about the powerful role that effective communication can play in the building cohesive teams, authentic leaders, and inspiring visions. Over the years, I have supported a number of NGOs in the global peace sector, helping them to articulate particular messages or leadership visions that enhance their impact in their sectors. I am therefore very honored to be supporting the Harmony Project’s groundbreaking work in facilitating understanding/dialogue amongst disparate communities in B&H.”