Susanne Madsen, UK
Susanne Madsen, UK
Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer and consultant. She is the author of The Power of Project Leadership (now in 2nd edition) and The Project Management Coaching Workbook. Working with organisations across the globe she delivers leadership development programmes and executive coaching to help project and change managers step up and become better leaders.
Prior to setting up her own business, Susanne worked in the corporate sector leading high-profile programmes of up to $30 million for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. She is a fully qualified Corporate and Executive coach, an NLP Practitioner, DISC accredited and a regular contributor to the Association for Project Management (APM).
The Power of Project Leadership (now in 2nd edition) has been described as “inspiring” and “a must-read for everyone in the project world”. It brings together decades of know-how on the “soft side” of programme and project leadership into an accessible structure. It has been translated into Chinese and can be ordered from all major bookstores.
Susanne’s first book The Project Management Coaching Workbook has been described as “by far the most well written book I have read not only on the subject of Project Management but also from a Get Things Done perspective.”
In 2017 Susanne also co-founded The Project Leadership Institute, which is dedicated to building authentic project leaders by engaging the heart, the soul and the mind.
Stay Clear of Negative Stress in Project Management
As an experienced manager of large change programmes, Susanne has first hand experience of how stressful project management can be. As a result of working in a high-pressure environment for several years, Susanne’s body became infested with stress to the point where she could barely walk. She was forced to slow down and make some important changes in her work and life. She learnt to set boundaries and leave work behind when she left the office. She also got better at delegating, asking for help and began to focus on activities outside of work that fuelled her energy.
Susanne’s story is not unusual. Almost all project managers have experienced stress on their projects and far too many suffer from ill health as a result. Don’t let that happen to you!
In this talk Susanne will share her personal story and provide tips and insights that can help you stay clear of negative stress.