Born and raised in the UK, Suzanne thinks, eats, drinks, breathes, and lives the world of the entrepreneurial business owner. As a single mom and breadwinner, she could not sit around and wait for things to happen. She had get out there and make them happen. And she did. That’s why she became the first ever female corporate director in South Africa’s Out-Of-Home industry. Working with many blue-chip clients, she realised she had a real flair for airports and developing new advertising sites which would give top-end clients fabulous brand visibility.
The corporate world she worked in back then, was fraught with red tape and moved at the speed of a rusty oil tanker. Developing innovative new sites at airports required a nimble speedboat. So, she quit her top-dog job, patiently waited out a miserable restraint of trade cynically imposed by the “OOH old-boys club” and one year later, founded a women-only media business which specialised in airports. She and her then partner built a beautiful business and literally ate the other airport media owners’ breakfasts. At its high point they sold this great business to a listed company.
Bottom line is Suzanne has been there and done that. She understands the world of business, from what corporates want, to how to get entrepreneurial start-ups airborne and flying at speed. After having wasted a significant amount of her own money (don’t ever get her started on the non-delivery story of these supposed international experts!) on worthless website builds and impractical online experts, she concluded over a very stiff G&T that most business owners are not getting the ROI they deserve from their digital spend. Knowing that things had to change and being completely fed up with this digital status quo, Suzanne created The Best Digital Agency. She then surrounded herself with a small, focused, highly specialised team who get the job done for you, efficiently, professionally and cost effectively.
Suzanne is an ICF accredited Master Coach, an NLP accredited Master Coach and an internationally accredited Thinking Into Results corporate success facilitator and a published author. From 2012 to 2015 she hosted what then was Africa’s only business coaching talk radio show and got to conduct many in-depth business success interviews the best of the best, including her heartthrob, James Caan from The Dragon’s Den. Suzanne is passionate about two things, Making You Think (another business project of hers, launching soon) and Making You a Successful Entrepreneur (which you will be when you have her and her team in your corner).