Hi, I’m Susan Dean
I started my own publishing company because I wanted to share people’s stories because I truly believe it changes individuals lives.
Rewind to the beginning. I always knew I wanted to help others. Starting my career as a youth worker, I knew the power of story. When someone heard of another’s achievements, it made them think, “maybe I could do that.” It gave them hope.
I then moved on to become 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. It was then I thought, I need to write my story. 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 peoples’ stories, using tremendous empathy to empower others toward success. This has become my signature trait.
So, I started in my garage in 2014 fast forward through blood, sweat and tears. I now own and operate a publishing house at Dean Manor on a 5-acre property in Macedon Ranges. With a team of 12, two of which are her adult daughters. To publish hundreds of stories of inspiration, ranging from business success, personal triumph and charity development.
A huge part of my WHY is giving back my time and resources and a part of many wonderful give back projects such as Buy1Give1, Rotary Club, BNI Business Network Industry and Hands Across the Water.
I am a life and business coach, workshop and train 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 keep thinking 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 love what I do.