Our Trainers

The Spearhead Training Team are all dedicated to bringing you world-class training. Our Trainers have all been selected because of their track record and ability to deliver 'on target' training in the training room. All Trainers work exclusively for Spearhead. We do not employ freelance trainers.

Suzanne Clandon

MSc Organizational Change Management, Post-Master Certificate In Leadership And Management Change

Senior Management Associate

Suzanne is a UK national who has been working internationally in training and development in the U.S. and the Middle East since 2008.

Suzanne’s areas of expertise include: Agile, Change Management, Creativity and Innovation, Creative Problem Solving & Decision-Making, Design Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Management & Leadership, Leading High-Performance Teams, Personal Development.

She holds an MSc in Organizational Change Management and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Leadership and Management Change from the progressive ‘The New School’ University, New York City.  In 2015, Suzanne was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (post-graduate, all disciplines) in support of her studies, where she was selected as one of just 46 candidates out of 66,000 UK applicants for this prestigious study award.  During her time in the U.S. Suzanne had the opportunity to advise senior level executives on large (and small scale) change management initiatives across various sectors, from the U.S. Government, to a number of Fortune 100 companies.  She was invited to teach part-time at leading academic institutions such as Parsons School of Design, New York City, where she taught ‘Innovation’ and ‘Design Management’ in the School of Design Strategies.  Additionally, she co-taught ‘Agile Management for Software Developers’, alongside Organizational Change expert, Richard Kasperowski, at Harvard University, and Design Thinking alongside Gabrielle Santa-Donato, from Stanford’s Life Design Lab, considered the founding institution, globally, in the world of ‘Design Thinking’.

Suzanne’s training career has covered 20+ years in Learning & Leadership Development with Emergent & Accomplished Leaders, 15+ years in Programme & Project Management, and over 5 years in Change Management, Design Thinking / Human-Centered Design, Innovation Strategy, Management Consulting and Workforce Transformation. Suzanne enjoys the challenge of designing and delivering engaging and impactful learning experiences across platforms, generations, cultures, and functions.  She seeks organizations that are excited by innovative approaches, believe in the creative potential of their people, and want to unleash this potential to bring about the positive results they desire.

Suzanne is fundamentally a leader (and lover) of learning, and a champion of change, with a passion for people.  She designs and facilitates training and learning experiences that ignite, engage, and inspire others to action.  She looks forward to working with her clients to find creative and energising ways to improve their overall business performance.

When she is not in a training environment, Suzanne is training in the dance studio.  As a creative, outgoing person, she has trained in all styles of dance, and is an elite level Tap Dancer.  She shares her passion for dance through performances and teaching.  In 2011, she co-founded Dubai Desert Dance (DDD), a platform for youth dance development in educational establishments in the UAE. DDD has since introduced thousands of youths in the region to dance education, training, and performances, helping them harness their creativity and leadership skills.  More recently she founded and now co-produces, ‘Tap Dance Festival UK’, the UK’s only dedicated Tap Dance Convention.  The convention attracts participants and faculty from all over the world and has experienced 100% growth during the 5 years it has been operating.

Suzanne joined Spearhead Training in 2019 as a Senior Management Associate.

Her key areas of expertise include:

Management & Leadership

  • Developing Management Skills (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Supervisory Management Skills (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Leading High Performance Teams For Stronger Business Performance (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Coaching For Optimum Performance (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)

Business Skills

  • Creativity & Innovation Workshop
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Creative Problem Solving & Decision-Making (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • The Fundamentals Of Project Management (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Event Management (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Planning & Organizing Skills – Achieving Your Highest Priorities
  • ‘Introduction To Design Thinking’ Workshop

HR / Human Capital Management & Training

  • Competency-Based Interviewing Skills – For Recruitment & Selection
  • Train The Trainer – Group Training Techniques (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)

Administrative Skills

  • The Perfect PA – For PAs & Executive Secretaries

Personal Development

  • Presentation Skills – Making A Powerful Impact On Any Audience (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Self & Time Management
  • Stress & Anger Management In The Workplace
  • Developing Effective Interpersonal & Communication Skills (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)
  • Assertiveness Skills (& Dealing With Difficult Situations)
  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence (City & Guilds – ILM Recognised)

Additional Courses (In-Company Only)

  • Coaching & Consulting For Established And Emergent Leaders
  • Conflict Management
  • Teambuilding And Collaboration
  • Strategic Design
Suzanne Clandon

Suzanne Clandon

Senior Management Associate