Bringing ‘Big Yes’ energy to everything you do. A career change born from a need to rediscover fun

EP010 with Alison O'Leary & Susan Hyatt

Seek out your ‘Big YES’ opportunities

Ever felt like you are tired and burnt out, despite earning a decent income and having the outward markers of a good life…and then weirdly wracked with guilt because you ‘should’ be much more grateful than you feel?

That was Susan Hyatt in the early 2000s. She got to a point in her life where she was ticking all the right ‘success’ boxes that we’ve been conditioned to believe are the formula to winning at life. But, on the inside, she was tired, sad and had begun to believe that finding the kind of work and life that actually felt fun and worthwhile had completely passed her by.

She reached a breaking point and whilst in search of help, a book literally fell on her head at her local Barnes and Noble store. One that coaxed her to do some exercises to draw out what actually made her happy. That sparked the beginning of her journey and completely spun her off on a magical trajectory to where she is today. Loving life, serving the people that value her, and inspiring significant change in others too.

Susan’s story will have many things in it that you might recognise in your own life and your own internal narrative.

Join us. You won’t regret it.

In this episode we discuss

  • Susan’s story of how she came to do the work she does today – leaving a lucrative career as a residential real estate agent, and taking the plunge to become the multi-million dollar coach she is today.
  • How Susan didn’t know what her “thing” was, how she felt she was someone that “passion” had passed by, and how she was paralysed when trying to work out what fun looked like for her when her mum suggested she look after the kids and give her some time for herself.
  • The self-help book that changed the trajectory of Susan’s life and career.
  • The ethos behind Susan’s ‘Big YES’ energy concept and how it helps you create a life full of fun and passion, while saying ‘No’ to the things that deplete and drain you.
  • The idea of becoming a “time creator” so you have the time to honour yourself and your wants and needs.
  • Susan’s approach to turning 50 and redefining the negative idea of aging to celebrate being in your ‘Prime’.
  • The concept of Vitamin P – Vitamin Pleasure – and what it means.

If you have ever felt like you’ve been ‘left behind’ on the whole passion train of finding your so-called bliss and the things that light you up – Susan’s story will resonate. Deeply.

I have so many clients that have come from this place, believing that finding the type of work and lifestyle that genuinely feeds their soul is impossible, before discovering that it truly isn’t!

Come join us on this episode. Our conversation will demonstrate how once you’ve made the decision to take more control over your own happiness and what that looks like – the closer you will get to doing the things that gives you joy and feel like fun.


Quick ref to resources or links we mention

EP010 - Martha Beck Book In this episode we talked about Martha Beck and her book ‘Finding your own North Star: How to claim the life you were meant to live’.

Martha Beck, PhD, is a Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author. She has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles.

I actually completed my coach training and certification with Martha Beck, as did Susan!


A bit more about Susan

EP010 Guest Susan Hyatt

Susan Hyatt is a Master Certified Life Coach, Bestselling Author, and TEDx Speaker. She’s on a mission to ignite ‘Big Yes Energy’ in women everywhere. From boosting your bank account to supercharging your self-confidence, from elevating your energy levels to amplifying your joy, Susan is the go-to expert for women who want more.

With 17 years of coaching experience under her belt, Susan has guided thousands of women

through their personal revolutions. She’s a crusader against diet culture and a vocal advocate for closing gaps – in wages, confidence, and yes, even orgasms.

She is also the creator of BARE – a ground-breaking process that’s inspired women all over the world to stop shrinking their bodies and start expanding their lives.

Susan’s impactful work has graced national TV, leading podcasts, and top magazines including O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Woman’s World, and Call Her Daddy. Her dedication to women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship also earned her a spot as a finalist for the prestigious Athena Award.

When she’s not hyping up her clients, leading epic retreats, or making a scene, Susan can be

found weightlifting, marathon training, globetrotting, or cozying up in her hygge corner. She’s also not shy about advocating for equality at home, regularly reminding her husband about the importance of sharing the “invisible workload,” so she can continue to earn big and play big.

If you would like to know more about Susan or would like to connect with her, please do visit her website, find her on LinkedInFacebook, or join her on Instagram.

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Find out what’s possible, by seeing what other people are doing to determine and go after their ideal careers and lives.

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Curious about changing your career?

Book a call with me to chat about how I work with people just like you every day. Life shouldn’t be hard at work.

Finding what lights you up, brings you joy and gets you paid at the same time – well, that’s a eureka moment. Right?

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