Meet Susan Garrard

In 2005 I was a married mother of two, living in a lovely house with (literally) a white picket fence on the outskirts of Honolulu, This idyllic picture suddenly turned dark when I was stunned to learn that my husband was having an affair.

Not only was I losing my partner, but I was also losing my home, my family, and my job taking care of it all. What I wanted more than anything was to have my old life back, but instead I was dealing with lawyers, realtors, and going back to work after 18 years of as a wife and mother.

On New Year’s Day 8 years later, I was sitting home alone, struggling at work, struggling financially, and feeling sorry for myself. I had tried many things that helped me stabilize after my divorce, but nothing really gave me the leverage I wanted. I knew deep down I was capable of a higher quality of life. I wrote on a slip of paper, “I cracked the code,” and I pinned it to my wall. I really wanted to know why I couldn’t pull it together and have the life I really wanted to live.

The very next day I came across a book called, “The Language of Emotions,” That was my turning point. I quickly realized that my relationship with my emotions was the reason why I couldn’t get the leverage I wanted to create my own happily-ever-after.

Picking up that book cured everything right? It didn’t, it was the diagnosis, not the cure. If you’ve ever been ashamed of and overwhelmed by your emotions, it’s no easy task to understand them and tap into their wisdom. With my background in education and psychology, I began to research and experiment with ways to process my emotions in a way that brought effective results. I created a unique program that I used to transform my life from being blindsided by people and challenges to making me a force of nature.

I taught my techniques to my students and began sharing them with friends who were struggling with relationships and their jobs. Now I am living the life I knew deep down I was meant to live. There is nothing like the confidence that comes from knowing where you are going, how to get there, and enjoying each step, while gracefully moving around drama and obstacles.


It’s been a really challenging few years for me. I’ve tried many things that have helped but nothing that has really been completely effective. I had a traumatic divorce and was wanting to move forward, but I was stuck in my past. I really appreciate the time and energy Susan put into helping me get to know myself again and what I wanted. I have more trust in myself because I now have the tools I need to navigate life in a way that works for me.


I know this is going to sound corny, but Susan made me feel special, and not just me, everyone in our group, that’s because she sees each of us as the unique person that we are, and that was great because there is no need in the group for shame, fear, or being competitive. This created a real sense of community in our group where we learned respectful ways of supporting each other without creating dependency.

Kristie Lynn

If you are like me you don’t have the time or patience to sift through a course to get to the good stuff. The stuff that is really important and makes the biggest difference. When you work with Susan, you don’t have to, she makes everything as simple as possible and while making sure that it's effective. Before working with Susan, I had no idea what I really wanted, how I could get it, and how to enjoy all the steps along the way. I was constantly stopping and starting, and not really getting any momentum, now it’s clear to me what I want, and if I don’t know what I want in the future, I know how to figure it out. I don’t spend my time arguing with people anymore, or even arguing in my head with people, anymore. Instead, I take real steps to live the life I always wanted. My relationships are better because I’m clear and know how to communicate what’s important while also hearing what’s important from the other person.


Thank you (Susan) for all of your dedication, your positive supportive comments, and for the deep insights I gained into myself. I now know how to work with myself and love myself, no matter what is going on around me. This has made a big difference in my life. I feel both free and calm and full of possibility.


Your loving and gentle spirit, helped me to feel accepted and because of that I was able to accept parts of myself that I did not realize I was rejecting. Embracing these missing pieces and examining my conditioning has empowered me in ways I never imagined, I’ll never be the same and that’s a good thing.


I used to feel like a deer in the headlights when I encountered other peoples’ expectations for me. I could not find the words to buy the time to think, negotiate, or that expressed what I really felt and wanted. My emotions were all over the place and I felt like I wasn’t heard or understood.

I started avoiding people, but after working with Susan I feel comfortable interacting with people without being tongue tied or agreeing to things that I would regret later. Now when I agree to do something I show up and don’t cancel because I’ve overcommitted, people can count on me now, and to be honest, I don’t feel as inclined (out of guilt or a need for approval) as I used to “help,” people. I help them because I really want to. No strings attached, and it feels great.


Susan Garrard is sooo sensitive, which means she can pinpoint exactly where you are stuck and she knows what to say so that you discover what it is and why. I love her tools and techniques because they work. This was not an easy course for me, but it was effective and I felt completely supported by the tools and techniques that I learned, and by my peers in the group. What I got out of this course was well worth the time, effort, and money. It would have taken me so much longer to get the same results.


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