About Susan Fee | Author-Speaker-Counselor
Storytelling is at the center of all I do. My story begins in the performing arts as a dancer, telling stories without words. Major problem: I was just mediocre. Scene change to quarter life crisis breakdown and a pivot towards broadcasting. In radio, I learned how to listen - really listen and tell other people's stories (I also met my future husband). Scene change and another major pivot: I become a licensed counselor at age 40. Today, as a therapist, coach and writer, I help others tell their own story, transforming painful narratives into ones that heal, one thought at a time.
Susan Fee is a therapist, author, and national trainer based in Seattle, WA. She specializes in helping clients develop their personal and professional communication skills. She delivers training to individuals and corporations on communication skills, conflict resolution, resiliency, motivation, and presentation skills as well as providing voice-overs for audiobooks, training videos and commercials.
She’s the author of numerous magazine articles and books including, 101 Ways to Make Your Message Stick, 101 ideas & Insights About Resolving Conflict, The Manager’s Motivation Handbook, Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Facilitator’s Guide, and the college survival guide My Roommate is Driving Me Crazy!
Susan developed Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. to teach girls ages 8-14 how to develop healthy relationships, regulate emotions, increase self-esteem, and communicate assertively. She’s taught her workshops for Girl Scouts, parent groups, schools, and summer camps. Susan believes every person has a story worth telling and she wants to help young girls in particular tell a powerful one.
Behind the Scenes
I'm an avid hiker, runner and cyclist. I've tried (and mostly succeeded) at zip-lining, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, skiing, ice skating, roller skating, paddle boarding, body surfing, snowshoeing, yoga and golf. I love to do all these things while traveling. I lived in eight states, traveled to all 50, and visited multiple countries. Click on the picture gallery below to see just a few adventures.
Closer to home, Susan and her husband, Allan Fee, live in the heart of Seattle. Susan relies on public transportation, mainly for all the good people watching. There are many days when Susan should be writing, but you can find her wandering around Pike Place Market instead for "inspiration." Susan is a volunteer narrator for Washington Talking Books and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Counselor. Other hobbies include attending and speaking at Moth storytelling events, improv, cooking (counts as improv), and reading (mostly non-fiction). Her most treasured possession is her bubble umbrella (yes, true Seattleites do use umbrellas) because it reminds her of her childhood, walking home from school in the rain.