Living your gifts


Walking with Sobonfu


After much hard work, Susan has released her new book exploring ritual, healing and her years of experience studying with Sobonfu Some. The book is full of practical advice and simple ways you can create rituals for yourself for transformation.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Walking with Sobonfu chronicles Susan’s friendship with Sobonfu Some as they share experiences in North America and in Africa. The book is filled with the wisdom of both women and invites the reader to dive deeply into the richness of their own lives through the rituals and ceremonies that bring about stronger connections to themselves, the earth, and their communities. Her remarkable experiences are a tribute to the power of connection and friendship and are a powerful reminder of what it means to embrace one’s own voice and live from a place of deep authenticity. 


Susan Hough is a spirited and resourceful leader, deeply in touch with her indigenous soul. She combines her studies in ancient wisdom with her life experience, to ingeniously create a unique experience for each person or group. Her work is brilliant, inspiring and healing. I recommend her.

– Sobonfu Somé

How I Can Help

There are a few ways I can help support you on the path you are walking. In the end, it is about community, knowing that you have allies by your side. 

Spiritual Coaching

In this stressful world, we need to cultivate our connection to meaning and inspiration. Learn more about how I support you.


Sometimes ritual can help us let go and transform something in our lives. I work to create something that reflects your spark.


I have decades of experience supporting kids and teens in finding their voice and gifts in this world. Let me help.

Finding Balance Can Be Hard, but with support it is possible.

We are so isolated these days. Finding balance in our life between work, family, passions and adventure can feel impossible to do on your own. I work with people to help clear limiting beliefs and commit what truly stirs your heart. You can have joy and feel inspired to make a difference in the world.

About Susan

Professional Life Coach

Susan has the rare perspective of having a background in traditional therapy, studying indigenous healing methods, and training as a life coach. With her diversity of education and experience, she has combined her teachings to develop a coaching practice that honors spirit while integrating traditional methods. Susan’s approach to Spiritual Coaching focuses on finding your gifts and enabling you to share them with the world.

Susan is a CTI trained Life Coach and has trained with Mietek Wierkus in energy healing, Mary Branch Grove in the healing arts, and Jennifer Halls in intuitive healing, and with the West African teacher Sobonfu Some.

I left the corporate world last spring in search of “community” and within days I met Susan. She met me, a stranger at the time, with open arms (literally). I have been blessed to be an intimate part of Living Your Gifts women’s circle where I have met new friends, now sisters, who I am confident, will be part of my ever-expanding “village”. Susan has also “been there” for me through her private therapy practice. She is intuitive, powerful and deeply kind. She has been helping me to heal my “ancestral/mother wound” with her own nurturing/mothering qualities. Generous and huge hearted, this woman is more than a spiritual leader, she is now family. I highly recommend reaching out to Living Your Gifts for anyone who wants to heal their life and not be alone anymore while doing it. Peace and love.

Jana S.

Finally after so many years, a place and space where I can truly be myself! It’s like heaven…Since joining, I feel more excited, more hopeful, more connected, more loving, motivated and appreciated. I always feel like this amazing, phenomenal group of women…are all walking with each other even when we are not together.

Karen C.

Get Started!

Contact Susan and set a time to meet! Or book her for your retreat event or community group. She would love to speak more with you. 

Email Address


(703) 505-5152

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644 Glenneyre
Laguna Beach, CA 92651