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July 1, 2022

#050: Looking back on "I Had The Key All Along" with Caroline Strawson

#050: Looking back on

Insights: Stop waiting, be bold.

There’s a moment in every woman’s mission when we realise that it’s down to us. Not because other people don’t care or aren’t interested, but because we are the only person that can accept our unique calling and respond in the unique way that only we can.

So stop waiting.

For Caroline Strawson that moment came when she recognised that only she could break free from her life-long cage of expectation; a cage compounded by her deeply traumatic experience of grief, shame and loss.

As she realised, in that moment, that no-one else was coming to rescue her, Caroline finally understood that she had held the key all along. That key opened her invisible cage and unleashed the power, deep within, to transform her life.

Looking back on our conversation, I reflect on what we can learn from Caroline’s experience of transition - from the scariest moment of her life to the moment of absolute liberation from everything that held her back.

If you’re ready to stop waiting, and to boldly step into your mission, this week’s Insights episode is for you.



Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world. With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see. Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.


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Episode 49 – I Had The Key All Along with Caroline Strawson

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Caroline Strawson

Trauma Informed Coach & Therapist

Caroline Strawson is a multi award winning ICF Accredited Trauma Informed Coach and Therapist and founder of CPD Accredited School of Embodied Trauma Informed Living. She uses a unique integration of brain-body based therapies such as Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, breath work and positive psychology and specialises in narcissistic and domestic abuse with the wounds that are unseen.

Having been in a narcissistic marriage culminating in over $100,000 debt and losing her family home, Caroline was diagnosed with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and self harm. She hit rock bottom and is now driven to support, educate and inspire others to overcome narcissistic abuse after completely turning her own life around.

She is #1 best selling author of Divorce Became My Superpower, host of #1 iTunes podcast with over 1 million downloads, The Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Podcast.

She has appeared on national television, newspapers,Magazines and Radio and supports thousands with her deep nervous system healing programmes to help them step into post traumatic growth.