Hi, I’m Susan Dean.
I started my own publishing company because I wanted to share people’s stories and knowledge, as I truly believe that stories change lives.
Rewind to the beginning – I always knew I wanted to help others. After starting my career as a youth worker, I quickly learned the power of story. When someone heard about another’s achievements, it made them think, “Maybe I could do that.” It gave them hope.
I then became a coach, working with Dr John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. People learnt so much from reading his book, and that sharing of knowledge inspired me. I thought, I need to share my story too. So, I did.
From this, my coaching business grew even faster. Handing out my book gave people the opportunity to get to know, like and trust me. This success made me want to help others do the same.
I have always listened to people’s stories, using tremendous empathy to empower others toward success. This has become my signature trait.
I started helping others to share their stories in my garage in 2014. After blood, sweat and tears, I now own and operate a publishing house at Dean Manor, on a five-acre property in Macedon Ranges. We are a team of 12, including my two adult daughters. We have published hundreds of stories of inspiration, including business success, personal triumph and charity development.
A huge part of my ‘why’ is giving back my time and resources. This has driven me to be a part of many wonderful ‘giving back’ projects, such as Buy1Give1, Rotary Club, BNI Australia and Hands Across the Water.
I am a life and business coach, workshop and training facilitator, publisher and entrepreneur. With my help, coaches, authors, mentors and many other business professionals have been able to share their knowledge and exponentially raise their profile, brand and business.
I am a visionary and always think of new ways business owners can level up in their business, so I have created additional products like audiobooks, online courses, journals, quote cards and more. I truly love what I do, and I’m excited to help you share about your passion.