suzanne whitby: what I offer

In a nutshell, I am a sustainability catalyst, futures thinker, storyteller, communication specialist, facilitator, trainer, experience designer, speaker, idea generator, creator, and strategist with a particular interest in work that allows me to help people think about and co-create hopeful, sustainable futures.

Curious about how we might work together? Here are some of my superpowers areas of expertise:

What I offer. Suzanne Whitby. Co-creating hopeful futures.
Rapid idea generation

Rapid idea generation

Ideas are my bread and butter. Let’s spend some time together coming up with ideas to start new things, change old things, or reveal things that you’ve not yet thought about.

Idea storming | Brain storming | Mind mapping | Facilitated workshops | Focused conversations

Communication: all sorts

Communication: all sorts

Strategic, marketing, campaign, intercultural, interpersonal, internal, stakeholder, you-name-it. Wherever you are with your communication, I can help you make it more authentic, impactful, and effective.

Communication strategy | Marketing planning | Campaign management | Communication skills training | Intercultural insights | PR & media management | Internal communication | Knowledge transfer | Content writing | Digital marketing | Measurement

Sustainability & climate comms

Sustainability & climate comms

I can help you build understanding about sustainability in a team or community, engage and involve others in your vision, design and implement an outreach campaign, or teach you to do some or all of the above.

Sustainability communication | Climate communication | Outreach | Science communication | Writing | Speaking | Interactive training | Workshops | Knowledge transfer

Shifting thinking & behaviour

Shifting thinking & behaviour

In both my professional and academic careers, I am interested in how we go beyond educating and raising awareness and how we create the right conditions to change the way people behave. I can help you learn what to do and what to avoid if you want to drive tangible action.

Behaviour change | Embedding values | Experience design | Campaign design & management | Research | Measurement | Reporting

Experience design

Experience design

People don’t change the way they think and act because they are told to do so, or because they watch videos or read a book. I design multi-sensory, story-based experiences that incorporate participatory methods and game-based elements to engage, motivate and encourage change.

Scenarios | Trends & insights | Futures thinking | Backcasting | Facilitation | Multi-sensory | Interactive training | Workshops

Futures thinking

Futures thinking

I track trends that help or hinder our ability to co-create hopeful, sustainable futures. I use a range of futures thinking methods to help you identify possible, probable and realistic futures and use that knowledge to make better decisions, and shape the future.

Strategic planning | Foresight-led visioning | Backcasting | Scenario development | Experience-based learning | Simulations | Strategic facilitation | Interactive workshops

Strategic planning

Strategic planning

I use a number of strategic planning tools and methods to help businesses and organisations work out where they want to be in the future, and provide brave spaces and clear guidelines to help them identify how to get there. Together, we’ll make sure that all voices are heard, all issues are given space, and decisions are made that will help the group move forward.

Strategic planning | Participatory planning | ORID | Focused conversations | Horzion planning | Liberating structures | Looking back to look forward | Futures thinking

Facilitation & hosting

Facilitation & hosting

When people come together in a group, magical things can happen. As a facilitator, host and active member of the International Association of Facilitators, I create brave spaces—in person and online— where people can gather, think, discuss, and make decisions to help them achieve their goals.

Professional facilitation | Liberating structures | The art of hosting | World Cafes | Interactive workshops | Participatory strategic planning

Moderation

Moderation

I moderate groups and panel discussions, using my talent for listening and asking probing, open questions to dive deeper into topics that matter.

Panel moderation | Conference moderation | Interviewing

Storytelling

Storytelling

We live in a sea of stories. As an oral storyteller who uses traditional tales and narrative structures to entertain, educate, and communicate, I can craft stories to encourage shifts, help individuals find, change and tell their own stories, and work with organisations to help them weaving their Why, What and How into a powerful story to equip them with the tools to communicate and amplify it to the world.

Storytelling | Crafting stories | Interviewing | Scenario planning | Strategic plan decks | Investor decks | Board presentations | Branding & identity | Communication

Mentoring & accountability

Mentoring & accountability

This is not coaching or counselling. My talents lie in listening, offering guidance and suggestions based on my experience, and when necessary, helping to move things along with practical input. The work I do involves a bit of active listening, brainstorming and ideation, problem solving, tackling blocks, building skills and confidence, getting stuff done, and keeping it going.

Mentoring |  Accountability sessions | Ideation | Problem solving | Knowledge sharing | Good ideas | Advice

Leading workshops

Leading workshops

I offer a number of facilitated workshops and interactive learning courses that build on my interests and experience. Sometimes I offer these to the public, but mostly, I deliver these in-house. My style is facilitative, not lecturing, and my aim is to ensure that people have space to think, learn, discuss, and leave with new insights.

See some of my current workshops here

Voiceovers & podcasts

Voiceovers & podcasts

I have created voiceovers for explainer videos, audiobooks, training material, and marketing initiatives. I also produce a number of podcasts and audio products, and understand how to write and edit scripts, record and edit audio, and produce audio content.

See some of my current podcasts here

Events

Events

I am a passionate believe in the power of groups to tackle problems, come up with innovative ideas, and change the world, and over the years, I have organised hundreds of events, large and small. On the communication side of things, I have also been deeply involved in event content strategies, planning and/or creating pre-event, post-event and on-site content including interviews, blog posts, white papers and industry insights. I can apply my knowledge of event planning, organisation and communication to support you in your planning.

Mentoring |  Accountability sessions | Ideation | Problem solving | Knowledge sharing | Good ideas | Advice

Talks, keynotes & speaking

Talks, keynotes & speaking

Are you looking for an engaging, high-energy speaker for a conference or an event? Do you want to offer a short, sharp burst of inspiration? Do you want to offer your school or students a new perspective or idea? I offer talks and keynotes for online and in-the-room audiences on co-creating hopeful, sustainable futures; sustainability and climate communication; behaviour change; experiential design; futures thinking; storytelling and scenarios; communication; entreprentuership; and the power of groups.

Professional speaker | Keynote speeches | Short talks | Presentations | Bite-sized learning | Conference sessions

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