Stressproof Testimonials


Testimonials and kind words from out students and clients.


-W.F., VP



- S.C., Entertainment



- T.C., M.D., FAAFP



- R.B., Senior Designer Tech



"Working with Susan is like having one big reality check every time. Who knew there was a systematic approach to building a high performance state."
-J.D., Sales Executive


"I started with Susan several months ago to help me re-frame what appeared to be a very stressful life circumstance. My mindset and energy were not supporting the significant change I had been through and with what I was about to face months ahead. During our first session I knew I found a kindred spirit, since she's overcome many of the same challenges. Her intuitive sense of what challenge to explore next and the models we used to uncover hidden mindset traps was so incredibly valuable to me. The biggest change is how equipped and supported I am now to face any fear with practical tools and empowering strategies. I am a different person today than when I began, thanks to Susan's transformational efforts."
-W.F., VP


"Although I know this is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to what I’m going to learn, I feel like I’ve just started to wake up from a 35 year sleepy fog. I’ve started to feel a lightness, joy and sense of presence  I haven’t felt...ever."
-D.S. Director of Communications


"I used to see things so negatively, and now I'm actually relaxed and able to enjoy my day."
-N.R., Sales Executive


"Wow, where do I start?

Thank you for helping me help myself. This has been a major life-changing experience for me. I am so grateful that I found and connected with you last October.

Our coaching sessions have been so rewarding and insightful. I am so grateful for all of it. I am grateful for your guidance on the tools and methodology that I can apply to myself.

Our meeting was so synchronous. Before I came across your work and heard about you through your podcast, I was already starting to see pieces of how I have been living my life in a constant state of stress. I realised what I was doing but I didn’t understand why I was creating this stress. I was so identified with the thoughts in my head that was all I knew all the time. I was blaming my job, my manager, and my circumstances for causing the stress.

Finally, the Universe is saying to me “okay, you are ready for your new lessons now”. That’s when I started coming across your work. It only took one 20-minute intro session, and I was 100% committed. This lady knows exactly what I am talking about. She knows what I am struggling with.

You have helped me realise that I have been using stress as a coping mechanism to deal with the emotions I am feeling in my body. You’ve shown me I can be the gatekeeper and how to choose my thoughts. You showed me how not to be afraid of feeling my emotions in my body. More importantly, you showed me how to return to living my life with compassion and curiosity.

Now I can see that I can be that authentic person I want to be in life. I can be the person I want to be for others in my life. I can feel my capacity expanding and growing. I feel excited, joyful, hopeful, and more importantly alive again.

Susan, your passion and knowledge shines through in all that you do. I am deeply grateful for sharing your special gift with me."
-J.S., Risk Manager


"After utilizing the Personalization I’m now starting to look at things and asking myself, “Is this a good use of my time?" "Does this require my level of attention?"  I feel so aware now. If something bothers or triggers me I'm able to step back and think about what is actually bothering me, why this is affecting me the way that it is, and I feel so cognizant about everything. The things that I would have let get underneath my skin I can now watch it, acknowledge it, and move past it. I'm so perplexed by the fact that I'm almost 50, like how did I not know this?

When I started with you I was upset, and I was so emotional and in my mind I felt so burdened by the stress! Now, I can never imagine going back to feeling that way knowing that I am the one that holds the keys to the castle."
-M.S., Senior Manager


"Just a quick note I practised what you talked about Susan, with my monthly visitor, and my symptoms were pretty near non existent. I didn’t get depressed or fatigued or really much of anything, not even cramps! Wahoo!! Hope you’re sharing this girl!! Game changer!

Month 2 no pms!!! What the heck!! Usually I would be so tired, lethargic, unproductive, sleeping in, skipping the gym, emotional, etc. This last week has been amazing!!"
-J.J., Empowerment Coach


"I felt energy entering my body as I was going through the course. It's that stillness after a yoga session and I can feel the energy moving through my body. I was amazed getting so much energy through a brain exercise inside your course! I can't wait to get through the rest of this rich information. I know you say to take your time with each exercise but I just can't help myself. I'm excited for the transformation. Thank you so much for creating this and putting it out into the world for people like me."
-H.W., Management


"Working with Susan has helped me take a break from my thoughts and discover an entirely knew way of looking at my stressors. After trying everything in the book to de-stress, Susan's approach gave me something tangible and progressively easier to apply in my life.

By applying the Personalization model to even the smallest things that were bothering me I was able understand the power I have to see the world in a way that lifts my life up instead of holding me back in anger."
-S.O., Actress & Dancer


"I just had my second meeting with Susan and I will say... un freakin' believable. I don't know what happened, but wow. I feel like a million bucks."
-D.W., Sales Executive


"I thought I had a good level of self-esteem. And now that I am doing this work I am questioning EVERYTHING and seeing where I am holding myself back. Through this work I'm also able to recognize and SEE what is causing pain and suffering in not only myself but others around me."
-R.B., Senior Product Designer


"Susan, thank you for everything. I cannot express how much your guidance and coaching means to me. I believe in significant “moments” in life. These are moments that shape, influence, and mold who we are and more importantly who we impact in a positive way. The past four weeks have been transformational for me personally. When I started with you, I felt I was getting through things with sheer determination and grit. Now, I’m in control. I can choose to be the professional, father, husband, friend, and leader I want to be. The possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for your assistance."
-J.M., Regional VP


"Looking back at my life prior to working with Susan I see someone who was stuck and almost resigned to being stressed out all the time. My family was being affected by my stress. After learning and practicing the methods that Susan offers I am not stuck, I am moving forward and I am more optimistic. There are certain things that I learned that I was able to put into practice immediately and others that take more time but with practice become easier. Procrastinating about certain questions or facing possible uncomfortable situations is something I used to spend a lot of time on. Not doing that now has been a big breakthrough for me. I know the work I have to do is not over because life is not over yet. Things will happen that will be unexpected and or stressful but I am not so worried about them anymore. I have a way forward and feel confident about facing them."
-C.L., Cartographer


"Take time to invest in yourself otherwise you run the risk of just wandering through life pleasing others without any real satisfaction or joy in your own life. I have taken a lot of 'business' courses, but this course was of far more benefit to me personally as well as being a positive influence on my relationships, and work!"
-R.F., Managing Partner


"After a lifetime of stress you've helped me and my family incredible amounts. Thanks to your help managing my brain and feelings, I can finally see to the root of my stress and have started to find and process the trauma underneath."
-S.G., Stressproof Student


"After a non-stop run of high achievements, I had come to a pyrrhic victory. I found myself asking: “is this it? I’m not sure if I want this.” My life was consumed by my career. My high-drive for success had developed into a high-level of anxiety and self-doubt. The higher I climbed in my Company, the less I felt capable or deserving of my position. As a perfectionist I had become so terrified of underperforming that I was at the mercy of my now infinite workload. Something had to give, and the only solution I could think of was to leave. But I wasn’t going to leave my profession just because I couldn’t get it under control. There had to be a way!

After listening to a few of Susan’s podcasts I realised I’d discovered someone who GETS IT. I applied for one on one coaching with Susan and after going through her teachings and applying them to all of the issues I was facing, I realised it was all in my head and things changed VERY QUICKLY. I started to say no, without feeling guilty. I confidently told my my clients I couldn’t deliver on short notice because I had a long weekend booked - the old me would have canceled plans in a heartbeat to serve the client.

I now feel like I can stand up to the pressures of my career without wearing the guilt or anxiety that used to come with me trying to set boundaries. I come to work as completely different person - super magnetic and confident; and my colleagues respond to me in so much more of a positive light - they SEE a different person! For the first time in 12 years I feel at peace in my career. I never thought it could be possible to get out of this headspace. Susan is truly an expert when it comes to this and it was absolutely worth the investment as she has very much changed my life!"
-D.C., Associate Partner


"Dear Susan, thank you so much for our coaching session on Tuesday! I really appreciate your help and giving such CLARITY to my tangled up brain! I truly love your work and will continue to TRAIN my brain and heart. Your work means so much and thank you for putting so much time and love into it!"
-E.B.P., Entrepreneur & Stressproof Student


"During my sessions with Susan, I immediately sensed that she was helping me, but it wasn't until two months after my executive coaching ended that I was able to fully assess her impact - Susan has changed my life for the better and I am so grateful. For most of my life I hated my jobs, feeling constantly stressed and negative, and ruminating about work 24/7; I was miserable. Most recently, I felt certain that I needed to quit my current job and find a less stressful one, but in reading the description for Susan's program, I had the epiphany that the job itself isn't the problem - it's how I perceive and respond to it.

Susan helped me understand some critical concepts that have dramatically improved my state of my mind day to day. Among the most important, she demonstrated how: you should not always believe what you think; feelings are temporary and we should not fear or avoid them; I have the power to calm myself down when I'm in a highly emotional state; it's important to be intentional with your thoughts; and I can choose whether I want to be right or be happy. Finally, I am able to separate myself from work, and am no longer plagued with constant worry on nights and weekends; this has definitely enhanced my personal relationships. Also, I'm able to appreciate my team and my role as a manager, and I don't allow one "hiccup" in my day to create a negative perception of the entire experience.

As someone who still has 15 years to work until retirement, it is a relief knowing I am much better equipped to not only survive, but thrive, in my job with confidence. Thank you, Susan!"
-M.S., Director


"I hate to talk about myself and my emotions but Susan was so helpful and supportive. Every since applying the techniques and skills I have learned, I've since become a more calm and content person and I'm even able to manage my inner self better. I left feeling much more positive and felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Again, thank you so much Susan!!"
-J.B., Philanthropy


"Susan, after a couple false starts, I got immersed in the material this weekend (1st section); I recall you suggested taking time, up to a week, to process the material - I just couldn't hold back. It kind of turns your world upside down. And I was very disillusioned with previous efforts to resolve my stress.  Anyway, I took a lot of notes and have been reviewing - with the exercises; it's allowed me to build several 'models' that shook-up things I've been working on. This came at an important time for me on many fronts, and as you hinted, clarity (and practice) in one area often leads to progress in another. I think it's true - our problems do seem to have a common denominator. Much thanks."
-M.L., Banking


Before I started working with Susan Choi, I was stressed out and anxious, and constantly feeling like I was in a whirlpool of my own thoughts and feelings which were holding me back from being the person I wanted to be. I knew that I was capable of so much more in my life - I just didn't know how to get there. I had already learned some coaching tools and anti-stress techniques from listening to podcasts or attending online workshops, but I found myself constantly hitting walls with my self-coaching practice. The first time I chatted with Susan in our consultation, I felt instantly that she understood what I was going through, without me having to share much. I realized that what I needed - in her words - was for someone to "turn on the light" for me, and I knew that she would be the ideal coach to help do that. It took me some time to obtain the funds to start working with her, and she showed incredible patience and kindness throughout that process. Once we finally started working together, I noticed a change after only a couple sessions. The next 3 months went by way too fast, but the transformation I experienced during that time was incredible.

Susan taught me how to love and accept myself no matter my circumstances; how to release my emotions and understand that my feelings (including stress and anxiety) won't hurt me and that they are part of the human experience; and how to make decisions with more confidence and less self-doubt. Our coaching sessions revealed how much additional and unnecessary stress I caused myself through self-judgment, people-pleasing, setting impossible goals for perfection, and avoiding my "negative" feelings. She taught me concrete tools to work through these thoughts, and to really hone in on managing my mind, my emotions, and my authority to choose how I want to think and feel. I really appreciated the homework assignments and how available she was in between our sessions. Because of this, I now find myself practicing thought work more frequently, which has contributed to a level of self-awareness I didn't have before. I learned something new about myself every week. Some of the most valuable skills she taught me were around "work-life balance," such as optimizing my use of time via my calendar, setting boundaries at work, and allowing more pleasure into my life. I now believe I can be happy at work, which I never thought was possible before. Through my work with Susan, I feel better equipped to produce the results that I want in my life, such as showing up at work as the leader that I want to be. I would recommend this coaching experience to anyone else who also feels like their stress is holding them back; it is amazing what our minds are capable of - all we need is someone to turn on the light!
-M.A., UC Berkeley Recruiting


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