Susie Pearl: Coach and wellbeing writer
After training as a psychologist, I worked in TV, writing scripts, and then founded an entertainment PR and celebrity agency. I sold the agency and moved straight to live in Ibiza.
The week before leaving, I ran into Paul Mckenna several times in different places. We were already friends from my days with MTV. After these random moments, I asked if he was following me around. He said, ‘No, but it must be fate’. We got on well. He asked me to work with him. I declined – only because I had just moved to live in the sun to get away from city life – but we arranged to have lunch anyway. We talked excitedly about personal development and mind techniques for change. I cannot remember why I agreed but I started working with him the next day. Here began a great journey and learning a lot. We worked together for many years every day. We laughed a lot. Books were written, seminars put on and a lot of fun and great work was covered. He is the funniest person I’ve ever worked with. He left for the US and I moved to the quiet of the country with my partner, son and beautiful dog.
I continued my exploration of mind technology and the power we have using the resources inside ourselves. I explored the research and studies on brainwave states and studied the ways to develop awareness with powerful inner techniques. I trained in how to work with phobias, anxieties, obsessions and spent many years training with the best people in the world of personal transformation and change, coaching and personal development.
This began a journey into finding the best techniques and tools for personal development. My life has been dedicated to this, finding the best people around the world and learning what works.
Paul Mckenna ‘She’s the most positive person I know’
Paul McCartney was the first to read ‘Instructions for happiness’ when it was still in manuscript form. He asked me to read it and I printed off a copy for him the day before he went to play at The White House for Obama. He took it with him and so began the book’s journey. He’s an amazing person, supportive and one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met.
Susie Pearl is a total force of nature, unique and so much fun. We’ve been supporting each other in our quest for being fearless for many years. I’m excited about her book. Her book is vibrating on my book shelf and shouting ‘KT, KT’.
These days I have moved out of the fast city life into a more gentle life in the hills working on personal development coaching. I write books, present workshops and attend talks and retreats. I’ve worked closely with the David Lynch Foundation for a few years now and will continue to help to get meditation out to the world. I’m passionate about the power of regular meditation to help with creativity, health and stress management.
I have spent a lot of time researching the best strategies for dealing with depression – one of the biggest problems of our time – especially in young people. Using natural methods and a combination of tools, I have been learning a lot about the best non-pharmaceutical ways to handle depression in children and young people.
Mind and Music
I was Founder and CEO of a top entertainment communications agency in London leading international strategies for world famous brands and faces including MTV, Madonna, Sony and Adidas – coaching people and brands in that process. This is where my interest in personal development began. The company is now part of the Done and Dusted Entertainment Group based in NY, LA and London.
Before this, at MTV Europe looking after big stars, red carpet events, MTV Music Awards and the MTV Movie Awards in LA. I worked with Paul Mckenna as a friend and Managing Director of his personal development training company working with Dr Richard Bandler, creator of NLP. Before all of this, a broadcast presenter for a time on children’s TV.
I have had the joy and scars of working with big names in music and entertainment including Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Victoria Beckham and the Spice Girls.
These days, I am working with people from science, leaders in mind-technology, nutritionists, exploring the power of meditation, sound resonance for healing and always exploring new routes for how we can transform and grow healthier using natural integrative methods for personal development. I work closely with health food writers and with notable names from the world of media, music and film who want to find ways to live the best life they can.