Susan Harrison

Learning and Development Coach

I love helping people see their own potential and over come barriers.

What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?

I am a Learning and Development Coach. I believe coaching and mentoring expands potential.
My favourite analogy to describe my job is like the growth of a garden. Giving my learners encouragement and watching them grow. The beauty in the garden in the end drives me to do my best in helping my learners.

What knowledge/experience do you draw upon for your role?

I left school with little confidence not really knowing what I wanted to do and was frightened to try anything new in case I failed but having been influenced by one of my mentors early on in my career who taught me what FAIL stands for First Action In Learning – I now believe that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?

I love people, I love it when you are coaching someone to do something and the penny drops. I love helping people see their own potential and over come barriers. I am patient and see everyone as an individual so I will have an individual approach to everyone.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Other than my daughters, my family and my rescued cats I love swimming. I swim at my local Leisure Centre several times a week and I am extremely proud to say that a few years ago I gained my open water Diver – PADI Certificate.

What are your personal values, and what is important to you?

Trust, kindness, respect