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Suzanne Storrie: Creating a Routine for Focus and Goal Achievement

Ever find yourself yearning for more focus and a clearer path to achieving your goals?  In the chaos of our daily lives, establishing a routine can be the key to unlocking your full potential.

In this thought-provoking episode, join us as we venture into the multifaceted world of Suzanne Storrie, a former corporate executive turned dairy farmer and executive coach. Suzanne takes us through her incredible life transformation, sharing insights on how cultivating a meaningful routine can anchor us in the present and direct us towards a future filled with intention and purpose.

Suzanne is a former high-profile executive with a diverse career at NRL, Layton, CBA, and Qantas. Amidst the challenges of COVID, she made a transformative shift from corporate leadership to becoming a dairy farmer and executive coach. Her story explores the complexities of balancing vastly different lifestyles and finding renewed confidence and peace.

Suzanne Storrie,

Chair of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and owner of Twin Figs Farm

We all want to see that we’re making progress… the research says you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write your goals down.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to establish a daily routine, like the “Sphere of Silence,” to enhance focus
  • How embracing change is pivotal for personal growth and developing self-reliance.
  • Learn how to prioritise tasks to maintain a balance between work, family, and self-care.
  • Why Suzzane transitioned into farming, offsetting the demands of her previous corporate roles.
  • Why transition periods offer unique opportunities for re-alignment with personal values and setting new goals.


0:00 – Introduction
0:01:11 – Dwelling on past mistakes and regrets
0:04:12 – Letting go of anger, sadness, and bitterness
0:07:08 – Learning to detach and focus on the present
0:08:40 – Handing over responsibilities and seeking support
0:11:03 – Redefining the mother-daughter relationship in a business context
0:14:38 – Overcoming self-indulgence and sharing personal experiences
0:18:12 – Dealing with unhappiness in a relationship without a major reason

Suzanne has transitioned from life as a senior executive to a diverse portfolio of professions, interests and pursuits. In her corporate roles she led strategic technology transformations and large, geographically diverse teams for organisations, including IAG, NRL, Leightons, CBA, Qantas and Unisys. Now she is Chair of the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, a not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital, an executive coach in Australia and New Zealand, and runs a farm on the South Coast of NSW where she also runs executive workshops.

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