Welcome to Heart Whisper with Suzie Cheel
I’m Suzie and I’m delighted to meet you.
Whether you want just some key points from this About Me page, or a slightly longer story, they are both here.
Plus links to where you can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter
The short story in ♡ points ♥
I’m the Love Yourself First coach and Creative spiritual guide, an intuitive artist whose passion is to inspire through words and imagery.
My desire is for everyone I connect with the love that is within and to be open to the possibilities of truly loving themselves and their life.
My first career was as an early childhood teacher and later as a college lecturer in that field. I left the security of all that – and the annual holidays! – to launch a business from scratch as a textile designer, creator and producer, with my own label.
With my partner and soulmate Des I now live in a beautiful part of the world, on Australia’s Gold Coast, from where the wonders of technology enable us to run our businesses..
I‘m a published author and have been blogging since 2006. The online world is very much part of my daily life and some of the best friendships of my life have been made there.
I love cooking, walking on the beach, being in contact with nature, and being a creative artist.
I am passionate about making a difference in the world and I draw on my own experience of making major changes in my life and careers, dealing with major health and financial challenges along the way, and my own spiritual journey, to help others who share my desire for achieving transformative change in their own lives and in the world.
The Longer Version
The coach who inspires through words and imagery, empowering you to embrace your unique creative spirit and to learn to fully love you and your life.
My fervent wish, and the driving motivation for all my coaching, is for you to experience whatever transformation you seek and to create ripples of love, making a life-enhancing difference to you, tp those you love, to your world.
I’m an intuitive artist, a certified Law of Attraction facilitator, an Angel Intuitive with Doreen Virtue, and a published author. I am passionate about making a difference in the world, especially through my coaching work as a creative spiritual guide.
I was born and raised in Canberra, the National Capital of Australia, an inland city carved out of the bush, and in those days with a population of only about 9,500. We lived in a suburban cottage with all the usual city comforts, but truly it was a common enough sight to have kangaroos grazing on our front lawn in the morning.
I had very loving parents and a wonderful childhood, and loved going to school, although I have to admit that getting hit by a car when I was 16 and being a coma for a week was not what you would call a high point. My mother often reminded me I was lucky to still be alive.
I didn’t think much about it at the time, but I suspect that early near-death experience helped to give me my unquenchable zest for life, a passion for creativity and a love of change.
Not just change for its own sake, but change for the better, both in my own life and in ways that I see can make the world a better place and the people I meet more fulfilled and happy.
My first career was as an early childhood teacher, and I pursued that in Australia, England and even in Lagos, Nigeria where I was the governess for the children of the Australian Ambassador.
Later I was a college lecturer, teaching future early childhood workers.
Then I made my first big career change, leaving the security of my secure, government-funded college position, and pursuing my dream of being a full-time artist. And this for someone who had been told at the age of eleven that she couldn’t draw!At that time I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Communication.
At that time I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Communication.
I set up my own textile design and production business, Suzie Cheel Handpainted Originals, and over the next 14 years built that into a successful business, winning various arts awards in the process.
For ten of those years I wrote a regular column, Making a Living in the Textile Arts, in Textile Magazine,
I also completed a Masters degree in Applied Science at the University of Western Sydney, with a specialisation in Social Ecology. My thesis for that degree was about the creation of online communities (in the days just before the Web burst on the scene!).
In 2004, with my life partner and soulmate Des, I left the city and moved to the Gold Coast, a long day’s drive north of Sydney. We live on an island in the Tweed River, in a complex with many trees and morning and evening bird choruses. Most days we walk on one of the beautiful beaches only five minutes away – and for most of the year we swim in the sea.
Each day I can feed my soul through being in touch with nature and especially the sea.
A year or so before we left Sydney, Des discovered blogging for business and although I resisted at first, I eventually started blogging in 2006 and then, from going to the first two BlogWorld Expos in Las Vegas, 2007 and 2009, meeting amazing people in the process, I got more and more into blogging, then Twitter, Facebook and the rest. I love my online communities and have made many wonderful friendships through engaging with social media.
But there was to be a hitch in proceedings along the way.
Two years ago, in mid 2011, without any prior warning, I was hospitalised with a total kidney failure, from which I have now fortunately recovered, although there are some ongoing side-effects from the medication I was on!
I am so blessed and very grateful. Two near-death experiences in my life and still going strong!
At the prompting of some good friends, I am now working on my book about that experience and the healing process I have used and am using. The working title for the book is “Lucky to be Alive” (thank you Mother) – a handbook for self-healing.
One of my great loves is cooking, more in the Jamie Oliver style of “bunging in a bit of this or that” than anything remotely resembling haute cuisine. As part of my healing I am living an alkaline lifestyle, so that has meant a lot of experimentation with different dishes that help me maintain my alkaline levels. Which means I have a whole new repertoire of dishes.
And now that I am getting stronger each day, I am developing a whole package of coaching programs, which will bring together a wealth of material from the many courses I have done and from my life experiences, with its challenges and also its successes. Key to the programs, and I believe a crucial element in creating a good life, is the development of a high level of self-esteem. Hence the theme of the programs is Love You, Love Your Life.
I also blog at Successful Blog, with a series called Beach Notes.
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