Hello, I’m Suzanne…
A proud South African, living with my proud Tirolean husband in beautiful Innsbruck. In my twenty-something years of travelling the globe, I’ve settled down to live and work in 6 countries on 4 continents, which is I am fascinated by people, communication, and connection.
I am an entrepreneur who has worked in the arts world, the corporate world and the academic world. I’ve founded startups in pyjamas, run them in fancy suits, published a book, turned my back on a thriving business in order to try something new, and now I’m happily pursuing a career as a communication specialist where I work with scientists and researchers at SciComm Success, and run communication courses at Whitby’s. I get to work with clever, inspiring people, and I use my unusual set of skills, experiences, and passions to help them get their messages across clearly.
For the pure joy of it, I moonlight as a performance storyteller and I put on storytelling shows a couple of evenings a month.
I am presently completing my MA in Classics, looking at the role of
non-verbal communication scent in the ancient world (this is a bit fluid at the moment!). As part of this (and just for fun) I write about my research into the senses over at Sensory Signals. I believe in the power of people, community, and conversations, so I also run events in Innsbruck and online to bring people together, get conversations started, and give people the chance to see the world through new eyes. Take a look at my current list of projects if you’re interested in learning more.
I’m excited to be alive. How about you?
On a personal note & in my own words…
Avid reader, fish-hugger, ENFP bordering INFP, scuba diver, star gazer, storyteller, writer, and morning person.
Love walking barefoot, jumping in puddles, losing myself in a good book, bringing people together, throwing parties, cycling around town in a sundress and a big hat, drinking wine, history, vivid colours, cooking up a storm, the ocean, birdsong, basil, writing, illustrating, walking (not hiking), people-watching, tea, playing with words, paying it forward, growing chillies, making natural cosmetics, telling stories and hopping on a train, plane, or other mode of transportation to travel just about anywhere.
Working hard to tread lightly on the earth and to do the right thing for people and the planet.