susanne virtanen

Susanne Virtanen is the founder and Lead Training & Development Consultant at DiscoverChange Ltd. With extensive people development experience, Susanne is passionate about developing inspiring leaders and teams.


professional interests

  • Optimising Personal Performance & Ability

  • Business Development & Transformation

  • Organisational Psychology & Behaviour

  • Transformational Leadership & Coaching

  • Transforming Organisational Culture & Collaboration


brings opportunities!

Susanne loves change, no matter how challenging, and she believes that it brings opportunities to innovate and grow. She has lived and worked in five different countries and trained a variety of audiences about the best ways to adapt to change and new challenges - and to embrace it! Susanne's innovative training approach has helped many people in both personal and professional lives and she continues to receive excellent reviews.


for empowering leaders

With extensive management and coaching experience and competence in change management and training, Susanne founded DiscoverChange Ltd which is missioned to collaborate with leaders to achieve and maintain optimum performance in their business and team.


Susanne’s approach to developing leaders and employees is personalised and holistic, as this is proven to be the best way to efficiently and lastingly improve a person’s motivation and willingness to change performance. Susanne is competent in using psychometrics and a range of personality analyses to assess and build on individual and team abilities. 

Competencies education& Skills

  • Change Management Qualification (Distinction)

  • Use of Psychometrics (MBTI & Belbin)

  • Teaching Qualification

  • Training & Assessment Qualification

  • First-Class Hospitality Management Degree

  • Life & Corporate Coaching Training by YB12



  • Delivering Accredited Team Leading Qualifications

  • Delivering Leadership Qualifications & Coaching Managers

  • Workplace Coaching & Team Building Workshops

  • Lecturing within Offender Learning

  • Mentoring Learners with Special Needs at Colleges & Universities

  • Hospitality Management & Supervision Roles

employee development feedback

"Our company, Riverside Education, benefited from Susanne's expertise during its inception. Susanne helped us put all systems in place on how to process exams and utilise time effectively. Susanne has helped us to realise our potential through group and individual coaching. Through Susanne's vision, our students are now experiencing a broader curriculum and are happier in school, and as a result of Susanne's support, we have doubled the size of our company. Our staff are more confident and feel secure in their jobs. Susanne has made us realise how much we stretch and push ourselves with amazing results. We are no longer afraid to change."

Abide Zenenga, Founder of Riverside Education

business training feedback

​"I chose Susanne as my coach because I needed someone strong enough to work with my personality. She is very skilled and knowledgable and not afraid to go deep. Highly recommend." Shanta Allen, Coach & Trainer

"It has been a great experience working with Susanne. She has helped me to realise my key strengths and use it to develop a successful business." Favour Bolaji, Events Organiser

"Susanne was the keynote speaker at the Birmingham Coffee & Natter business networking event I host. She was fab. The content was interesting, inspiring and thought provoking. The audience loved it because they were all talking about it afterwards." Ian Preston, Sales Trainer

DiscoverChange workshop was simply brilliant. Before I wasn't sure about how I could develop but now I have a better understanding of having a new perspective about different situations. Sometimes it's challenging to overcome certain things, and I have realised there is more to life than sticking with the past. The most useful part for me was learning about having limitless potential, because holding myself back won't help. After today I will strive to grow into a better version of myself." Meet, Student

0121 405 5005

Old Market Place, Market Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 4DH
Company Registration Number: 10307172

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