Susanne's Bio

Your Business Is About Making a Difference!

Susanne Virtanen is the founder of DiscoverChange, a business development consultancy enabling businesses to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

Susanne's mission is to support leaders and businesses to create a positive difference in people and the world. She believes this comes through recognising talent and enabling others to reach their full potential. Learning and collaboration are the key to achieve this!

Susanne has a versatile working background in management, teaching 20+ subjects in Further Education, and training teachers, workplace managers and teams. She's qualified in teaching, training and change management, with a first-class management degree studied across four countries. She has always been passionate about promoting transformational leadership, embracing change, and creating and maintaining an enjoyable work atmosphere. Life is an exciting adventure, and work can be as fun as the time taken off! 

Along with her team, Susanne provides a range of innovative solutions to accelerate business development and digitalisation, such as online workshops and business tools, and done-for-you-systems for branding, marketing, digital course and education creation, and sales system automation. DiscoverChange ethos is based on working with ultimate efficiency and enjoyment, and by building value-driven online systems businesses can provide better service, stand out from the crowd, and scale even internationally. 

Susanne has delivered public talks and workshops to a wide range of audiences including businesses and teams, charities, colleges, universities, and numerous virtual events. She's passionate about providing increased opportunities for young people, starting early to develop and inspire the future generation of leaders.

"Education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the world."

Talks & Training Areas

✓  Digital innovation

✓  Digital entrepreneurship

✓  Transformational leadership

✓  Personal branding

✓  Team development

✓  Innovative online education


Susanne's Volunteering

✓  EmployabilityUK

✓  Manchester Metropolitan University

✓  Wolverhampton University

✓  Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences

✓  Yes Group Personal Development Events

✓  Kaushalya UK

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What Our Clients Say

"Susanne regularly delivers professional training workshops to the students of University of Wolverhampton. She covers areas of employability, confidence, teamwork, leadership and management. Prior to delivering the workshop Susanne carefully assesses the students’ needs to target her delivery appropriately. Having spent time in a number of workshops, it’s evident Susanne can work with any audience and can successfully lead the groups. Every year I receive excellent feedback from students who value Susanne’s training, thanking for this opportunity. Susanne is a social philanthropist, and I have no hesitation in recommending her training opportunities."

Dr Asia Alder, Senior Lecturer

Work with Leaders & Businesses

✓  Digital business transformation

✓  Business strategy consulting

✓  Business growth workshops

✓  Personal development for teams

✓  Change management programmes


"Be the change you wish to see in the world"

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What Our Clients Say

"Susanne has been volunteering for EmployabilityUK in delivering motivational workshops and talks for our students. She covers areas such as confidence, personal development and pursuing career aspirations. Susanne's training delivery style is energetic and fun, her content informative and engaging. Susanne brings her sessions to life by telling her own story very openly and speaking from the heart. She is a wonderful volunteer for EmployabilityUK and we would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a first-class trainer or presenter."

Diane Vernon, EmployabilityUK 

Discover Digital

Blueprint to Build, Grow & Scale Your Business Online

Free Webclass Now Available! Thinking about turning your online business ideas into reality? Digital processes and systems make building and growing your business highly efficient and enjoyable. In this 75-minute webclass you will discover this Digital Innovation Blueprint that can be immediately implemented and benefited from in your business.

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