Meet Susan

Susan L. Westbrook, Ph.D. is a researcher, teacher, author, and coach committed to helping her readers and clients leap into their Biggest Dreams by exploring the processes of emotional fluency and Reality Creation. 

That might sound a little overwhelming...put another way...she helps her clients create the lives of their Dreams by teaching them how to Dream and how to clear away anything that would keep those Dreams from coming true.

Beginning her career as a scientist and educator, Susan spent 30 years working in, researching, and consulting with educational systems.  During that time, she helped create better teaching and learning environments for hundreds of students and teachers.  That work culminated in a charter high school for at-risk students which Susan founded and directed.

For the past 13 years, Susan has taken her expertise and success in educational systems into the realm of personal growth and healing.  In pursuit of that work, she trained as a personal coach and leader, a high and low “ropes” facilitator, and a Reiki Master. 

Susan now blends her love of research and teaching with her passion for helping people experience greater happiness and success in their lives. She investigates and writes about the mindsets and strategies that allow us to create our own realities so we can live out the lives we Dream about.

On her own quest to see just how much magic she can create in her own life, Susan paves the way for her clients to suspend their own disbelief and dive into the work of consciously creating their own realities.

Described as a “gifted life coach, mentor, and teacher” and “lighthouse” by her clients, Susan is committed to helping her clients and readers create the conditions for their success and happiness by taking responsibility for and inviting the changes that inevitably come.  The real magic happens...when clients begin to create the changes, too!

Susan is the author of The Five Tibetans Yoga Workshop: Tone Your Body and Transform Your Life (2014), where she combined transformative personal change concepts with a practice of an ancient yoga-like exercise.  Her upcoming book, Moving to More: The Sacred Dance of Consciously Creating Life from Your Dreams, is a study of creating a successful life you love no matter the losses, changes, or choices that are occurring in your life.

Susan is the mother of two extraordinary adult children (Jenny and Aaron) and three amazing grandsons (Ben, Ace, and Owen).  She lives in North Carolina where she continues to explore creating her reality and all that involves.

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I was trained as a scientist and a researcher.

How does help you as my client or reader?

It tells you I am curious.  That I make observations, try out my hunches, and then apply what I learn to the way I coach and what I write about.

And...that once I think I have found a new answer or way of thinking...I will start the process all over again...testing it out and pushing the boundaries on what is possible.

That means when I encourage you to experience your life as an know I am a fellow inquirer doing the same thing.


I was a teacher, school director, and University Professor for 30 years.  I created a school for at-risk high school students.

I have worked with all kinds of people individually and in systems.  Education is an environment that is always in flux.  Where ideas and strategies are always under scrutiny. 

It is a profession of best practices and constant evolution. Successful educators utilize effective strategies and they also keep digging in and exploring what could work even better.

As a science teacher and science educator, I was dedicated to designing curriculum and educational environments that would best serve the long-term intellectual and personal development of both teachers and students.

As a school developer, I was committed to busting all the common "myths" about schools and learning.  Instead of emphasizing testing scores, we put our focus on helping students develop personally, use their gifts, and experience success in school and life.  Now connected to those students who are adults with their own careers and families...I know we were successful...because they are.  

I bring that mindset into both coaching and writing.  I am committed to implementing ground-breaking approaches that give my clients and readers an edge...and I am always learning and looking for even better ways to serve them.


I am a professional coach.  I feel fortunate to have learned from and worked with some of the most successful coaches in the US.

My early training was with the Coaches Training Institute coaching program and leadership program.

More recently, I spent two years becoming a "Great Story" coach (Lucid Living) and deepening my understanding of the importance of emotional mastery in personal transformation.

Being a "coach" means I am committed to helping my clients get from "here" to "there."  From where they are to where they want to be.  To do that I hold them as naturally resourceful, creative, and whole people.  I also create a container of total love and acceptance in which they can explore all the possibilities that are available to them.

As a "Conscious Creation Coach" I partner with my clients to create the lives they Dream about...literally...we create the Dream and then they create the life that matches it.  It is not a  trick.  Each of us has the natural capacity to create our own reality.  At times, our beliefs, fears, habits, and old stories block that natural gift.  My clients and I team up to transform and transcend those old ways of being and to make room for the biggest, most amazing Dreams of their lives.

Got Trauma?  Get Susan...

Susan has helped me navigate the most traumatic event in my life.  I found working with Susan to be invaluable in helping me focus, find my purpose, articulate my dreams and desires and live forward with confidence and conviction.

Susan helped me get "out of my boots," rekindle my fire, and regain my mojo.

DM, Boston

The "lighthouse"...

I began working when Susan when my world was literally coming apart at the seams. Susan's coaching techniques have provided much needed emotional and spiritual support and guidance through what has felt like my own personal "dark ages".

Susan has been what I described to a friend as my "lighthouse."  She has stood in as a coaching light helping me to navigate very rough waters in uncertain times.  She has sat in the mess with me, helped me to stare down my boogie-men, and find personal peace even when chaos is at every side.