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Dive Deep, Climb High

Focusing on leadership in higher education, Mel Loizou asks her guests to share what leadership means to them. The Dive Deep Climb High podcast is fun, honest, and relatable. It enables you to dive deep into your role and the leader you are.

To climb high, unleashing the power and potential of you and those around you. With inspiring stories, practical tips, and a little bit of fishiness this show will help you realise that sometimes the apparently impossible is absolutely possible. 

Dive Deep. Climb High. Can Do Leadership in a World of Can’t.


Dec 13, 2023

In this episode, we take a deep dive into why it is more productive to have conversations rather than communication. As a former opera singer, Susan shares with us her five-step SuperStar Communicator methodology and why it is important to own our space and ensure that as leaders we are listening as well as speaking.



“There are a lot of things that we can do with the voice, to make it interesting, to engage our audience, but also to have that self-awareness that we could have what I call emotional leakages from our voice. We could be saying something very profound but our nerves could distract our audience and put a question mark next to our credibility.”



Susan Heaton-Wright is a multi-award-winning businesswoman, International Speaker, former Prize Winning Opera singer and the founder of SuperStar Communicator. She empowers emerging leaders to communicate with impact, confidence, clarity, and credibility in all business conversations for career success. SuperStar Communicator delivers speeches, facilitates workshops and coaching; working with multi-national companies globally; professional associations and the Education Sector – and has worked with attendees from more than 130 countries world-wide. Susan is the EMEA Launch leader for leadership programmes within the pharmaceutical sector. Susan lives in Hertfordshire with her husband; swims, surfs, plays the viola in an orchestra, and sews her hand made wardrobe. 


Susan’s Book:

The Superstar Communicator 30 Day Plan: to transform your business conversations for career success* Superstar Communicator

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Mel is a Coach, Facilitator, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. 

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