About me


Dr Susan Kahn CPsychol

Business Psychologist


Working below the surface

Susan is a business psychologist, a practitioner and an academic. She is a chartered psychologist and coaching psychologist with the British Psychological Society.


She works as a coach, consultant, mediator and an observer of working life. She has a particular interest in the behavior of people at work and below the surface dynamics in organizations.


As a coach she works together with individuals and their organizations to help clients to develop and enhance their authentic leadership style.


As a mediator she is skilled in improving working relationships and developing common understanding between parties in toxic relationships.


She is the Program Director for Coaching Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, teaching coaching and organizational psychology. She runs a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology and an MSc in Coaching Psychology.


She is a faculty member at the School of Life, working with businesses to develop their emotional intelligence. She also works as a group relations consultant, including equine coaching.


Her research interests embrace leadership, coaching, change and vulnerability at work.

She is a board member of This Can Happen: empowering workplace mental health.


Her book, Death & the City, published by Karnac, uses psychoanalysis to explore organizational endings. Her latest publication, Bounce Back: how to fail fast and be resilient at work is published by Kogan Page, examines resilience in the workplace.

Clients & collaborations



Liberty Speciality Markets


The School of Life



The Allbright




The School of Life


West Midlands Everyday Heroes – championing councils’ workforce


The Guardian Masterclasses


ISPSO - International Society Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations

BPS - British Psychological Society

SGCP - Special Group Coaching Psychologists