Ann-Marie and Stewart McKinnon

Melbourne, Australia (2019)

Our family was treated to a lunch session with Susie Wilson, with the intention to provide some lessons on fine dining and the etiquette to be applied in this situation. We had a wonderful meal at the Melba dining room at the Langham hotel, and Susie delivered her wisdom to us. It was a great gift to give the 8 (adult) children who came with us. They embraced the experience and were totally engaged, and she has succeeded in adding some tools to their (and our) personal toolboxes.


 Susie was a fantastic communicator and was warm, interesting and interested. She subtly and appropriately delivered messages, without once making anyone feel judged or belittled. She answered a myriad of questions. She was a breath of fresh air, and showed us a world we know little of, but made us feel a little more comfortable in entering that world. We will revisit next year and take up the opportunity to build on our knowledge. Thank you, Susie, for a wonderful day! I would recommend this experience to any family. 

Ann-Marie and Stewart McKinnon

Becky Wilkinson (2018)

South Island, New Zealand

I flew from New Zealand to be mentored by Susie, the time I spent with Susie Wison invaluable, Susie made me feel empowered and worked on my confidence. I can contribute to society in a positive way. I will be returning to Melbourne to complete my personal development coaching to further my social skills.

Thank you, Susie, I will certainly recommend you to my colleagues and friends, You are so specialised and needed in the world. I will take this newly found confidence in my future. 

Becky Wilkinson

“Working with Susie Wilson has been truly insightful!  She has succeeded in changing my perspective of myself in so many ways.  I now have more confidence, I’m walking more proudly, and I’m so much more mindful of my strengths.  My self-esteem has risen to new heights, and I’ve found her personalised service to have been an incredibly proactive experience.


I came to Susie, primarily, for lessons in deportment.  Busy in my lifestyle and business world, I was prompted to do something about walking too quickly with my shoulders slumped.  Finding Susie on the internet was a godsend.  Her professional, caring and empathetic approach soon began to have an impact, as we got to the heart of how I was feeling within, and we soon set out on a journey of self-discovery. 


I am so guilty of not giving myself time to be proud of the woman I am.  Life and its challenges always got in the way.  With Susie, however, it was one-on-one.  We worked on my posture and explored the positives attributes about me, from Susie’s perspective – as opposed to what I felt about myself.  We went through my wardrobe, and Susie looked at pieces that were languishing and gave me new ideas about how to mix and match for a fresh new look. 


We enjoyed some delightful coffee and dinner dates and talked about table etiquette, table settings and even the conventions of napkin folding.  I learned more skilful touches about what makes a great hostess and even found myself at the end of a lens in a photographer’s studio - where I was encouraged to see myself through new eyes.  I found myself taking time for me, and unexpectedly engaged in a breadth of experiences that have helped me grow.


Susie’s method is to show new ways to build confidence, rather than tell you how to do it.  And it works!  She is a woman who looks deeply to find her clients’ inner strengths and draws them out with positivity, encouragement and a welcome sense of understanding.


I can’t thank Susie enough.  Our time has made me see myself in brand new ways, and through our experiences, I’ve been delighted to have found myself a wonderful business mentor as well.” 

Coral Page (2017)

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Susie Wilson  Founder of Susie Wilson Finishing School. I am a teacher and a very sporty person so spend lots of time on my feet and with a captive audience. I also love the theatre and intend to attend auditions in the future, however often felt that my presence lacked consistent correct posture and needed a more ‘ladylike’ layer.


In every respect of the word, Susie oozes professionalism.  Rather than being stuffy and prim, Susie is gracious and kind and has a depth of knowledge of her trade that makes even the shyest and self-conscious clients feel immediately at ease. Her simple instruction and tricks have given me new confidence and I now find myself correcting my own walking and posture daily. My time with her, although short, was a terrific investment in myself and I would recommend her courses to anyone wanting to gain confidence and poise.


Walking and standing with correct posture has not only assisted my confidence, but also my physical health. I feel much less back pain and rather than cringe when I catch a glimps of myself in a shop window, now feel happy with my reflection. Walking in stunning heels has never been so anxiety free!


After my class, Susie followed up with me to ensure that I had had a fantastic time and to also offer kind words of support. This was far above the level of service I had expected and was a very pleasant surprise.

Susie offers and a fantastic range of beginning and follows up instruction and I look forward to spending more time with her in the future to brush up my formal dining skills and to discuss her (and mine!) favourite topic, styling.


Thanks again Susie you truly are an Expert in your field!


Warmest Regards,

Bek Fewkes
School Teacher
Melbourne - 2016

Aaryahi Sumatari 


I recently had the pleasure of attending a civility workshop customised and facilitated by Susie Wilson of Susie Wilson Finishing School for the Woman’s League. It was the quickest 4 hours of my life. Susie's teaching style was so engaging that many of the underlying issues that were causing dissension among the board were brought to the surface and discussed. We learned how to debate effectively, maintaining our differing opinions, while listening to the comments of others at the table.  


We will be re-booking Susie again for a followup workshop. 


Aryahi ASumatari 

Chris Lee


“I’m so happy I chose to work with Susie Wilson. From the initial consultation, all the way through the project’s conclusion, the service I received was impeccable and the end result really brought my vision to life.” I feel that I can manage so much more without falling apart over the smallest situations .. I leant the tools to respect others more. I be back 


Chris Lee

Jurline K. Redeaux, MSW Executive Director Impressions.


I was highly honoured to have Ms Susie Wilson travel from Australia to Long Beach, California to assist me with the development of New Impression’s Women Empowerment Training Program. Susie provided self-esteem and etiquette training for our Women’s Support Group, The positive feedback from all participants was unanimous as they were impressed by her expertise as well the international flair that she brought to the training.

I am deeply grateful to Susie for this amazing opportunity to  collaborate  on an international level ! I am thankful that we have been able to foster an ongoing supportive relationship


Julie K. Redeaux, MSW

Executive Director

Alexander Bergen

New York

Any organization or individual who has the good fortune to work with Susie, in her capacity as one of the world’s premier intercultural and international etiquette experts, should consider it a great investment.”

Alexander Bergen 

Reese Mathers


“When I needed advice, Susie Wilson was there to guide me through every step of the decision-making process. With her help, we managed to get back on track in no time.” We engaged Susie to work with our in house HR managers in communication and customer service training.

Reese Mathers

Tendai Marowa


Susie Wilson has become a friend and mentor to me. I love her vision and her passion in helping others to achieve their goals. She taught me how to be believe in myself and be strong, whilst always being warm at heart and sincere. I moved to Australia from South Africa, from the time I first spoke to Susie on the phone to the coaching and mentoring I recieved, she has inspired me and contines to do so now.


She never gave up on me, even when I felt like giving up on myself. I am the woman that I am today because of her and I am still working on my dreams daily thanks to Susie's words of encouragement and support.

Kind regards
Tendai Marowa


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