Sue Bock, stress and leadership coach at Courage to Adventure Coaching, offers help for high performing individuals and teams on how to manage stress, creating outstanding results personally and professionally by easing stress and maximizing success.
Growing up with five older brothers, Bock has been trying to have her voice heard all her life. After standing up for herself courageously in her first marriage by voicing that “she didn’t feel loved,” she learned that standing on her own two feet is possible even when you’ve been bullied and suppressed for years.
Growing up in a small town, Bock had advantages and disadvantages. Feeling lots of freedom because she felt safe, she would play for hours by herself as the youngest brother is six years older and mostly because playmates were few and far between in my neighborhood. The biggest disadvantage was being the youngest of six in a house full of testosterone.
Bock had a great role model with a strong mother (she had to be…remember the five brothers). The only real female role model Bock had and traditional in every sense of the word.
Consequently, speaking up and being heard were totally foreign concepts to Bock. Constantly hearing the admonishments of: she was too young, a girl, and had no experience. Reproaches that followed her throughout her life.
And why speaking up is so important to her now…why it is so important to have not only her voice heard…to have your voice be heard. Because Bock recognized that she matters. And you matter.
Bock found herself without a voice when her first marriage ended in divorce. Her voice didn’t seem to matter and even though it was heard, it didn’t stick with her first husband. Fighting fair in the relationship didn’t seem to matter with him and she didn’t know how to negotiate this unfamiliar territory. How could someone who “loved” her treat her like this? In the end, it became evident that Bock also was letting the treatment happen (even when she thought her actions were trying to prevent it). Finally, she stood up and her voice was heard and they divorced. It took courage and self-preservation to save her sanity.
Travel became her sanctuary, adventure, and way to confidence. Bock’s curiosity stirred her desire to see the world and the courage to do so.
An adventurous soul, Bock thrives on curiosity to learn more about the human condition through her travel domestically and internationally. Breast cancer helped to solidify her life’s purpose with the support of her loving husband, friends, and family.
If you want to live your dreams (Bock’s was becoming a nurse at age 4, which she finally did at 35), find your passion, your purpose, and live a life of no regret, the time to start is now. Declare your quest for joy, peace of mind with less stress and guilt today.
Bock can put you on the fast track to completing your quest because she’s been through the pain you have. She knows what it feels like to feel inadequate, not heard, and bullied. She knows what it is to persist in getting what she wants and can teach you how to do it for yourself. She also knows now when it’s time to leave…she’ll teach you how to courageously stand up for yourself.
“Now I know the signs of when to leave, when you need to stand up for yourself, and how to do it with a leadership style,” states Bock. Through choice and perspectives, Bock guides you into a life that integrates work-life balance (integration into your whole life) where your voice is heard despite opposition while enhancing your performance at work and improving your personal relationships.
You won’t have to wait until you hit bottom…as Bock did…because if you start now you’ll find life won’t pass you by unhappily. Bock’s clients find relief, grant themselves permission, discover they are good enough, finally realize the sweet sound of having their voices heard and discover what it means to have it all their way.
After working with Bock, clients have a new contentment with their life, excitement about the future, greater peace of mind, clarity, joy, ways to de-stress, choices, and life perspective.
Little known facts about Sue Bock:
1. Someday she’d like to live in Europe.
2. To be in New York City on New Year’s Eve.
3. To write a book.
4. To be a keynote speaker in Paris and deliver the presentation in French.
5. To be in a movie
6. Travel worldwide…including adventure travel.
7. She took an intro to flying lesson and was good at it!
Through the process of finding herself, Bock also found the love of her life. They married and are living happily with their cats Sesame and Oscar. This was interrupted briefly with Bock’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Although both were both deeply stressed during this time, “we had the support of friends, family, life coaching, plus the support of each other we made it through with a stronger relationship than ever.”
Bock loves her life in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sue Bock, CPCC, ACC, Transition Coach, Blogger, Speaker, RN
P.O. Box 2252
San Ramon, CA 94583