PERTH author Suzanne Waldron spoke to teenagers for the first time about being in foster care and homeless in her youth last Thursday as part of R U OK Day.
The life and leadership coach from the UK was an ambassador for R U OK Day this year.
Suzanne, who has completed a Masters in coaching and neuro linguistics, penned her journey from homeless to life coach in a book called A Flourishing Mind, which she launched a few months ago.
The public speaker took readers through her troubled teenage years that included turbulent relationships with her separated parents as well as her ability to overcome adversity, find a loving relationship with now-husband Phil and settle in Perth, where she has forged a career.
She said it took her five days to write the book but a year to produce because she was studying at the time.
“I had already dealt with everything (emotionally) and didn’t have to work it out as I wrote,” she said.
“I wrote it for the reader. It helps them to question their thinking. It makes their life easier and helps them look at different situations and simplify them.”
Suzanne said she hoped to write a coaching book on ‘how to flourish’ in the next few years.