Darlene Zschech – Composer, Worship Leader, Pastor, Speaker
Susan Sohn is one of my nearest and dearest friends. She has an inimitable gift to get to the heart of the matter, and whether in person, speaking, through social media, radio or in her writing, she makes it one-to-one. Authentic identity not only defines her passion, it describes who she is. Funny, bold, and free, if you want your audience to be engaged, inspired, and entertained I highly recommend Susan.
Robert Garrett – Author, ‘More Like the Father’
A year after releasing my book, I had a boring, static website; I had a key message to share but few people knew about it. A fellow author introduced me to Susan and the team at SOMO Society. They have developed a marketing strategy which included building a contemporary website and an online social media presence. Through their broad media network, SOMO have secured opportunities through interviews and magazine articles providing amazing exposure. Working with the team at SOMO has literally been the highlight of my year; I so appreciate that they challenge me and push me beyond my comfort zone. For the first time I can see progress.
Andrew Palmer – Director, Beyond Festival
As Director of the Beyond Festival, a Justice and Music Festival based in Canberra, Australia. This venture was an attempt to bring diverse groups together under the shared values of compassion, justice, peace, welcome and celebration. It was an outstanding success. Crucial to this success was the skill of Susan Sohn. Her capacity to quickly grasp the heart of the event and then communicate this to disconnected groups without established networks enabled us to get our message and brand in front of a very large number of interested people. Susan was excellent to work with. She is personable, inquisitive, focused and kept me in the loop of decision-making and strategy at all times. Her excellent understanding of how social networking works enabled her to focus our communication. Further, Susan expresses natural warmth that makes communication easy. She displays genuine interest and personal engagement in the process and I am convinced this is the secret to her effectiveness: she looked at Beyond from the point of view of a prospective attendee and asked herself what was necessary to communicate the event effectively. From here she developed her strategy and then delivered. I could not have been happier with her work. Susan displays great personal integrity in all her dealings. For me, this element is a deal breaker: competence without character leads to corruption. I am delighted that Susan has such high personal standards. I warmly commend her to any company looking to grow their brand in the public sphere.
Jennie McGhie – Central Coast Local Health District.
I recently worked with Susan and the SOMO team to build a large and complex website and the results were incredible. She was able to transform out site into something far and above what we had expected. And the entire team at Somo are so helpful and accomodating. They made a relatively daunting process appear to be seamless and provided excellent insights for us into how to communicate with our end users. I would proudly recommend them to anyone!
Jessica Smith – Product Marketing at WealthEngine
Susan has maintained a huge following because she has the keen ability to connect the right people with the right ideas to inspire people around the world. People love her because, as her brand suggests, she keeps it real. She empowers her community to talk about issues that are hard to talk about and turns people’s vulnerabilities into a source of inspiration. She also provides a platform for brands to be authentic and a natural part of the story-telling process that ensues. Susan is a powerhouse and it’s why her brand has been on an upward trajectory since its inception.
Honesty I could not recommend Susan enough…her professionalism, knowledge, understanding and ability to translate all her knowledge and skills across industries is impeccable. I view her as not just a service provider but a Business Partner. Working with Susan has been one of the highlights of my year and career. I look forward to a long term relationship with her! Thank you again Susan!!
David & Katie Kobler – Co-directors, Your Choicez
David – My wife and I attended Susan’s Get Real Live Social Media workshop and it has revolutionised our understanding of social media. We came in with what we thought was a good understanding of how to use most social media outlets but walked away with a wealth of valuable knowledge. The information was incredibly practical and already I am reaping the rewards of implementing some of her strategies. Susan is dynamic, knowledgeable, engaging and innovative. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of using her services.
Katie – After listening to Susan’s Social Media workshop and taking some time to think over it – I can see that this is the very thing that our business is needing! I’m very grateful for the time that Susan took to train myself and the others who attended. Her workshop was professional, yet personalised and allowed each of us attending to ask questions and talk through scenarios which applied to our own area of interest. I would highly recommend this training and also Susan herself to anyone looking to increase the potential impact of their business or organisation.