Susan Handisides


Susan Handisides is an experienced trainer, business coach and career coach working with both individuals and organisations to improve performance, satisfaction and results.

Susan has over 20 years experience in commerce, team leadership, management consulting and team facilitation.  She has a special interest in improving effectiveness and enjoyment for teams and offers businesses, organisations and individuals a unique blend of a commerce background with a passion for education and strong experience in facilitation and coaching.

She operates mainly in  New Zealand but has also been to the developing world to support the growth and development of leaders in business and government.
Training Expertise
Personality Type:
MBTI –  She is a qualified practitioner using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® a world renowned Jungian based personality tool with exciting and revealing applications in business and personal life.
The 4 Elements – Using the “Air|Fire|Water|Earth” model (which is also know as Tetramap)
DISC – Has a working knowledge
Keirsey Temperaments – Has a working knowledge

21st Century soft skills including:
Leadership – Emotional Intelligence – Time Management – Facilitation Skills – Communication Skills – Customer Service – Work Life Balance – Goal Setting – Introduction to Management – Resilience – Dealing with Change – Change Management

Training Skills – workshops include:
Needs Assessment and Programme Design
Train the Trainer

Technical Financial Training
With her background as a chartered accountant Susan is able to demystify the numbers and help businesses and managers focus on their profitability and the elements that help businesses grow and enable organisations to have sound financial management practices.

Accounting Principles
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
Accredited Facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality Indicator)
Regional Coordinator for the Venus Women in Business Group
Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ (CAANZ)
The Australian Association for Psychological Type (AusAPT)
Venus Network for Women in Business
Business Networking Internation
Career Development Association of NZ
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy), Canterbury University

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Skills set:

  • commerce
  • team leadership
  • management consulting
  • team facilitation
  • improving effectiveness and enjoyment for teams