About Me


Sue Cowen

My name is Sue Cowen, founder of Clear Coaching and a qualified life coach. I combine a range of life experiences with 20 years of corporate knowledge and parenting skills, to offer you a CLEAR, confident and authentic approach to your future.

I work in a warm and relaxed manner to ensure that our time together is both collaborative and effective. My direct and practical approach, using the solutions focused model, allows us to get clear on what is important to you. My commitment to you, together with a wide range of tools and practical experience, allow for very successful outcomes. 

If you are ready, your life will change and you will also gain valuable skills that will allow you to continue to improve and enhance many aspects of your life after our coaching time has ended.



  • I qualified with a BSc from the university of Stellenbosch before embarking on a rewarding 15-year career in private banking and the financial sector. 

  • Throughout my career I have had first-hand dealings with demanding clients, big targets and large work-loads. 

  • As a senior manager, I developed leadership skills and effective tools in a sales orientated segment

  • As a mother to three busy and developing boys, I have 15 years of hands on experience in the challenges , as well as the rewards, of conscience parenting

  • I believe in honesty, human connections, accountability, effort and above all; COURAGE. With these values, together with a belief in you and the use of the GROW model, we work in a structured yet flexible partnership, focused on real change and lasting results

  • I have a certificate in coaching through UCT (GetSmarter )and am also a qualified debt counsellor registered with the NCR of SA (National Credit Regulator) 



I care deeply about the work that I do and the people that I coachIf you are ready for some clarity and direction, we can get started.

  • I coach from my home office in Constantia Cape Town, South Africa, using face to face as a preferred method of interaction    

  • I also do skype based coaching which is very effective and practical for many busy people

  • Our initial session will be our discovery session.

  • Thereafter we will decide to contract for 4 or 9 further sessions by agreement

  • The action part of our work will be done in the strategy and tactical action phases

  • In the last session, we will wrap up, consolidate and look to the future

  • Our sessions will be 60 minutes in length



I love what I do every day and am deeply engaged to coach on any aspect in your life. Due to my own life experiences, as well as my career knowledge and qualifications, I am truly invested in coaching in the following areas:


  • Money issues and debt related guidance ( this includes guiding parents on how to develop their children's sense of money )

  • Woman finding their power and confidence both in their personal lives as well as in a tough corporate environment

  • Parents seeking to find a balance in their lives and to find the magical and rewarding harmony between being invested as a parent and at the same time invested in themselves and their own development

I am excited to meet you and to get started on your most important project – YOU.