Who are our coaches?

Our team > Sue Osborne

Sue Osborne

Hi! My name is Sue, I am a qualified coach, action learning set facilitator, consultant, and charity director.

As a Coach and ALS facilitator, I work with a wide variety of organisations including social enterprises, charities, public sector bodies like the NHS and police, as well as large corporates and professional services and firms.

I am passionate about working with people who are driven to make a positive social and environmental impact on the world.

I enjoy working with people who want to transform their lives or organisation in some way, who are open to change and excited to realise their potential.

Coaching Profile Sue Osborne

Sue is an experienced Executive Coach, Facilitator, Consultant and CEO with board level and general management experience across the public, private, charitable and social enterprise sectors.

As an Executive Coach, Sue provides a safe space to explore personal and professional challenges and opportunities. She also works as an Action Learning Set Facilitator, enabling individuals to come together to form action learning sets to continue the process of learning and reflection in group settings, with the intention to commit to actions. As a Consultant, Sue supports organisations to measure the impact of their work, to help them evaluate their work and be clearly focused on delivering positive outcomes in the world, which may be social or environmental or both. As a CEO, Sue has a proven track record of developing successful strategies to support organisational growth, leading to positive change alongside increases in income and profit.

Sue is a positive leader whose natural capacity to motivate others combined with excellent communication skills and high energy levels, encourages teams and individuals to deliver outstanding results.



The session was really beneficial and thought provoking! Thank you.

RC Charity CEO


I thought your questioning really helped me to focus. I found it to be really positive, it felt very comfortable and open. I look forward to the rest!

KL Social Entrepreneur


Thank you so much for the coaching opportunity. it’s such a massive support and great way of reflecting and then developing

DG Senior Leader VCSE Sector


Key skills

Developing values-based leaders; enabling social and environmental entrepreneurs; driving positive social and environmental change; building resilience; reducing isolation as an entrepreneur; managing work-life balance; striving for excellence; focusing on goals; public speaking; business development; action learning set facilitation.


Sue has a naturally warm and empathetic style. She is often complimented for the deep, insightful questions she asks and for her excellent listening skills. She is adept at exploring sensitive topic areas. She maintains that all her clients are naturally creative and resourceful. Sue works hard to create the necessary space to allow the client to focus on themselves. Sue regularly embraces the opportunity to work virtually, recognising the flexibility this offers many clients.

Professional memberships

MHFA England Member; Association of Coaching Associate; OMAC Centre for Action Learning Fellow

Career background

Sue has worked for the last 20 years primarily in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. Her current primary role is Director of the North York Moors National Park Trust, a charity that seeks to protect and improve the North York Moors, as well as keep local traditions and heritage alive, alongside promoting access for all in the National Park. Previously, Sue worked as CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs Yorkshire and North East, supporting individuals to start and scale social enterprises, to meet the needs of people in the region and before that as business development director at Shared Interest in Newcastle, a social finance organization, providing finance to Fair Trade organisations around the world. Before working in the VCSE sector, Sue’s first career was in the insurance industry looking after international clients like Walt Disney and Unilever.

Qualifications and training

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring; Action Learning Facilitator Accredited; Mental Health First Aid Training

Find out more about our coaching services or contact us to discuss your next step.

We are

professionally and experientially qualified, regularly supervised and have appropriate professional memberships. CBC is a corporate member of the Association for Coaching.

We offer

individual coaching to executives, and leaders and managers of various levels as well as group and team coaching

We follow

professional guidelines, principles and competencies including the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors