Susan: I help women move out of the Victim’Hood after an abusive relationship

Here we are, it’s time for the 4th interview. Let’s meet Susan from Nova Scotia!

Susan: I help women move out of the Victim’Hood after an abusive relationship

Name: Susan

Age: 59

Native Language: English

Country (and city) of origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Describe it in one word: dirty

Country (and city) of residence: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Describe it in one word: Gorgeous


Countries/cities you have visited

Paris + Dieppe + several other towns in France; Milan, Lucca, Pisa ++ in Italy; London, England; Amsterdam; Varadero + Havana Cuba; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Belgium


Countries/cities you dream to visit

Anywhere in Italy – I love the people, the countryside, the architecture, food, history.  Italy has it all and more.  Did I mention the food?


The best place you have ever been?

Lucca, Italy – oh, love doesn’t describe how I feel about Lucca.


What is your job/activity? Why did you choose it?

I am a Self-Love Activist + Life Coach.  I chose it because I felt an overwhelming desire and calling to help women move out of the Victim’Hood after an abusive relationship.  The current model of counselling for abused women keeps them reliving their abuse – it keeps them attached to their abuser and I wanted to change that into a model based on the present moment and the future.


What’s your biggest dream?

To live in Italy and travel throughout Europe while helping women embrace their big, bold, fearless life.


How do you spend your free time?

I’m currently building an off-grid, tiny house.  300 square feet of bliss.  I love nature.  It inspires me to live in the moment and be kind and give back.  My tiny house overlooks the water and is on 2 acres of land.


What do you usually do on Saturday night?

Watch TV – I love TV.


What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

Left my job, downsized my belongings and moved to Nova Scotia where I bought a broken down old house that I still live in.  It was a decision that shocked my kids but they smiled and said that’s mom!


According to your own point of view, what is the most important thing in life?

Pursuing your personal happiness no matter what.  Never comprise your values or give up on your dreams.  Life is too short to postpone or give up.  Get out there and live it just the way you imagined it!


Which is the word you use more frequently while speaking? What does it mean for you?

Freedom – it is my number one word and value.  It means everything.  When I’m making a decision to do something, the first question I ask myself is will this commitment compromise my freedom?  If the answer is yes, I won’t commit.  Freedom to me equals breathing – I need both to survive and be happy.


Describe yourself in 10 words:

A free spirit who is deeply, madly in love with herself!


Any other comments:

Thank you for listening.


How to contact Susan:

Facebook: Susan Ball Life Coach
Twitter: @lifecoachsusanb
Pinterest: @lifecoachsusanb


Read the Italian version here