We help technical experts understand their assets, package them and create a strategy so they can plot their own course.


Hi. I'm Suzan, the founder of Bet On Yourself.

I help technical experts build a meaningful career on their terms. Whether you have a traditional job or work for yourself,  you need to plot your own path if you want fulfillment in your career. 

Are you a technical expert thinking about:

  • making a career change?
  • going out on your own?
  • how to get off the hamster wheel?

you're in the right place.


It's time to bet on yourself.

  • Feel like you're on a hamster wheel of burnout?
  • Are ready to get unstuck in your career?
  • Are considering a career or job change and are unsure where to start?

The ORIENT program is for you.


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"Working with Suzan has both lowered my stress level and increased my income. Before Suzan, I was running on a reactive hamster wheel.  I spent so much time responding to personal requests from random individuals that I couldn't complete big works of general utility. Her help with business strategy helped me identify my larger goals and focus on the things that matter."

Sandi Metz, author, Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby

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"I think of Suzan as my brand whisperer.  She's a great listener who has helped me cut through the noise of business as usual to make key strategy course corrections. It's such a gift to have her see who you are and what you should focus on to have a fulfilling professional journey.

Marty Haught, software architect and founder, Haught Codeworks


Avdi Grimm

"Suzan is my entrepreneurial muse. She helped me get un-stuck as a creative entrepreneur."

Avdi Grimm, author, Confident Ruby and creator of Ruby Tapas

p.s. you've got this.