Sue Howard

Alchemy topics

Spirit at Work

Areas of expertise

  • Spiritual mentoring
  • Leadership development

About the author

Currently a PhD student, Sue continues to research into how spiritual principles are applied in the lives of leaders in organisations. Her research draws on a holistic framework that supports dialogue around the centrality of spirituality to personal development and leadership choices. Sue is being supervised through the Business School at the University of Winchester.

Sue is part of the leadership committee for the new leadership series published by Grove Books, representing the charity MODEM where she serves on the leadership team, edits the newsletter (MODEM Matters) and is a trustee.

For six years, Sue was Business Development Manager for the tailored management development programmes unit within Cranfield University’s School of Management. Whilst there, she gained an MA in Management Learning via Lancaster University’s School of Management. Subsequently, Sue worked as the Director of Corporate Affairs for the academic Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, co-ordinating workshops with academics and practitioners in post-graduate management contexts such as Ashridge business school and Roffey Park Institute.

More recently, Sue worked within the Organisation Development team at NGO World Vision, piloting a Chartered Management Institute management diploma for UK managers, and supporting a leadership development programme for managers from across West Africa which was facilitated in Senegal. Since 2007, Sue has worked independently to provide spiritual mentoring to business leaders.

Some recent clients

  • Cranfield School of Management
  • Roffey Park Institute
  • Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
  • World Vision
  • Good Connection
  • London Centre for Spirituality
  • PA Consulting


Co-author of The spirit at work phenomenon

This book provides an overview of the rising wave of interest in ‘spirituality’ and the desire for more spirit-friendly workplaces.

Co-authored with David Welbourn, Azure, 2004


Contributor to Beyond – Business and society in transformation

Mario Raich & Simon L Dolan, Palgrave MacMillan, 2008

Co-author of The inner life of a Christian leader

Part of a new leadership series published by Grove Books (2010)

Co-authored with Chris Blakeley