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Dr Susie Linder-Pelz


Susie’s first career was as a researcher and lecturer in behavioural science and health. After completing a BA in sociology and a master's degree in public health she won scholarships from both Rotary International and the World Health Organisation. She graduated from Columbia University in New York with an M.Phil. and a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation addressed both theoretical and methodological issues of researching client satisfaction with health services. She researched and lectured at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, the Technion and the Hebrew University and was principal researcher on various health research projects.

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In 1989 Susie began a second career, establishing a health promotion consultancy, Midlife Moves™ and later the career coaching business, Good Decisions P/L. She developed her coaching skills through becoming an MBTI ® practitioner, a Master Practitioner of NLP, Practitioner of Neuro-Semantics and a Certified Associate Meta-Coach with the Meta-Coach Foundation.

During her first career Susie wrote 18 articles for refereed academic journals and 15 commissioned research reports; she also co-authored the best-selling textbook Health Care Issues (Allen & Unwin 1987, 1990). Since becoming a career coach her Good Decisions™ career success strategy has been written about in numerous publications including articles for business and professional publications as well as the books Well Over Fifty: A Guide to Health Care and Services for Australians Growing Older;  Midlife Moves: Taking Charge of Your Future, and "From Fear to Courage: Managing Career Crises".

Susie has addressed conferences in the USA, Singapore and Australia; delivered career and life management programs to government departments, insurance and investment advisory firms, private sector employees, and universities; talked on radio and TV; and addressed business and professional groups. She is a member of the the Career Development Association of Australia, the Australian Human Resources Institute, the Meta-Coach Foundation and is a Professional Affiliate of the Australian Psychological Society.