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?

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Suzanne Whitby. Communication specialist, storyteller, mulitiplier.
Suzanne Whitby. Communication specialist, storyteller, mulitiplier.

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.

Suzanne Whitby. Communication specialist, storyteller, mulitiplier.