Sue Painter founded The Confident Marketer for solo professionals and other self employed business owners who have a burning desire to create financially successful work that aligns with their own inner vision. Often called a marketing wizard by her clients and the audiences she speaks to, Sue is a serial entrepreneur who has built two of her own businesses, making both of them profitable from year one. In fact, in her second year as the owner of the Touch Therapy Center, Sue's own book was filled a year in advance. Her work at Touch Therapy Center led to Sue being named as one of Knoxville's 10 Top Women of Wellness by Natural Alternatives Magazine.
Sue believes in walking the path before leading others. She left a safe and secure executive position in the late 1990's, after having built up a internationally awarded program at Oak Ridge Associated Universities from a staff of 7 to 52. The call to work with solo business owners using her intuitive, step-by-step business building system was too strong to ignore. Stepping out on her own took courage and a willingness to put her financial security on the line. Sue's done that, knows the path, and has guided hundreds of self-employed professionals to successful and profitable businesses.
To be financially successful you have to grow both personally and in business skills. Sue is a master at helping others find and shift their limiting beliefs. Suzanne Falter was the first person to call Sue a “marketing therapist” and the title has stuck. In fact, in as little as 60 minutes, Sue can identify the core issues that keep you from moving forward.
Sue Painter has expertise, training, experience, and a strong intuitive sense that makes her both wise and committed to her clients. She has identified niche markets and profitably met those markets for over twenty years. She is a former contributing writer for Massage Magazine, where she specialized in writing about practice building and marketing. As the previous Business Editor of Tradebank International’s monthly member newsletter, she has published dozens of articles focused on marketing, networking, and customer service.
Sue believes strongly that you must do your own inner and outer work if you coach others. She has personally studied with renowned business leaders Ali Brown, James Roche, David Neagle, Fabienne Fredrickson, Bill Cantrell, Suzanne Falter, Lisa Sasevich, Kevin Nations, and Michael Port. She has done her inner work with many internationally known spiritual leaders including Ram Dass, Krishna Dass, Susan Thesenga, Jacqueline Small, Christine Page, and Carolyn Myss.
Sue's affiliations and work includes:
- Certified Book Yourself Solid coach, personally trained by New York Times best-selling author Michael Port
- Expert author for Ezinearticles.com
- Expert at SelfGrowth.com
- Coach for Secret Millionaire Ali Brown's Elevate Business Coaching Program
- Amazon author on the Kindle platform
- Licensed in bodywork
- Certified Reiki practitioner
Sue's business experience, combined with her keen insight, keeps her clients close to their vision, confident in their actions, and motivated to succeed. A lifelong learner, Sue holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s from Auburn University, and worked toward a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. For more than fifteen years, she has developed her personal life with meditation and consistent spiritual practice. Sue is an avid traveler, starting her adventures while in high school as an exchange student to Colombia. Her time spent in other cultures often sparks new ideas for her own business and for her clients. She is married to her college sweetheart, Bill. Sue splits her time between their homes in Nashville and on Florida's Gulf Coast.