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Ep. 1: Susannah Ludwig Finds Success Being Her True Self

Susannah shares women's underutilized superpower that is the key to career success

Susannah is an award-winning film producer and an entrepreneur. She produced a film called Kings Point, which was nominated for an Oscar. She is co-founder of a production company called Snapdragon Films and founder of Portraits that Move, creating beautiful short films of children. In this episode, Susannah shares lessons learned about being true to yourself in pursuing your goals.

Advice for other women

  • To reach your full career potential you need to tap into your emotional, intuitive side and listen to your gut.
  • Find a fulfilling job by listening to yourself. Think ‘what do i bring to the table and how can i give that to someone else?’
  • Networking is critical to finding opportunities.
  • Trust your instincts about a job, especially in film as you’re going to be working on it for a long time!
  • Susannah’s advice for her 16 year old self; the best way to be successful is to be who we are.

Key notes:

  • Susannah founded Portraits That Move two years ago while looking for an extra income stream after her divorce. 
  • She says about Portraits That Move; we will document your child's lives for you, allowing you to be present in the moment.
  • Rather than trying to emulate men in the film industry, Susannah uses a heart-centered approach to connect with clients and to create films that tap into one's emotions.
  • Portraits That Heal is an offshoot of Portraits That Move, created to give ill children and voice and their parents a beautifully made video of their child. 
  • Portraits That Heal has partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a childhood cancer foundation.
  • Susannah is looking for other foundations to work with - related to other diseases - to help give more children a voice.