With her roots in the north of England, Sue moved back there after a decade in London where she then pursued a career in IT and in media sales until eventually she discovered her passion for working with young people. It was during this time that she became directly involved in youth volunteering projects focusing, although not exclusively, on those with fewer opportunities.

Sue then progressed into the realm of international youth work through the European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme and Erasmus+. She completed Trainer of Trainers in 2012 (SALTO profile here) and additionally, created her own organisation to facilitate the funding and development of projects which helped to train and mobilise young people and youth workers across Europe. She was a member of the UK National Agency’s Trainers’ Pool and also an assessor for funding applications.

Qualified with Cambridge CELTA to teach adults and young people English as a foreign language, Sue’s portfolio career enabled her to successfully use her combined skills as a European trainer in the field of youth work and those as an EFL tutor to facilitate the smooth delivery of many projects on this level.

Following the UK’s tragic decision to leave the EU in 2016, Sue decided to move to France and live on an Atlantic island where she rediscovered her much-forgotten talent of drawing and painting and established herself as an artist. She also became a successful English tutor and architect of the well-known Language Café which still operates to this day.

Finally, Sue returned to the UK, seduced by the light and beauty of Northumberland where she continues to teach English as a foreign language and paint the stunning landscapes in the place she now calls home.

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