Let’s talk about you

Your business is growing and it’s more important than ever before that your message connects with international audiences, in the right language, and in a way that engages minds, sets hearts afire, and drives action.

The question is: how can you do this? The answer?

By become a compelling communicator. Here’s how.

Helping businesses
reach global audiences

I’m an international communication specialist and I use marketing know-how, communication expertise, and intercultural experience to help businesses like yours communicate clearly, concisely, and consistently with global audiences in English.

I can help you on three levels: strategy, implementation, and knowledge transfer & training.

Core skills and

Everything that I do is about helping you communicate more effectively with international audiences to boost your brand and business globally. Here are some of my core skills and competencies that I can combine to support your international communication efforts.

Strategy & Planning • Marketing • Communications • Branding & Identity • Content Marketing • Storytelling • Digital & Web • Social Media & Online Marketing • Facilitation • Translation & Rewriting • Knowledge Sharing & Training

the business

My name is Suzanne Whitby and I founded Start with Story to help individuals, organisations and businesses communicate better with international audiences.

At Start with Story, I work primarily with businesses in German-speaking countries, helping them not simply “broadcast” messages, but communicate and form connections with their international audiences using English.

I have strong background in and deep understanding of traditional marketing, online and social media marketing; content research and writing, creative communication (branding, design, visual), storytelling, new technologies, project management, presentations, speaking and intercultural communication.

Kind words
from clients

“Suzanne is quick to understand the nature, needs and vision of your business. Her proposals are well thought through and she is clear and concise in explaining her service offerings. Suzanne is very creative in her suggestions, has a flexible approach and is without a shadow of doubt one of my favourite people to work with.”

Nadine Dereza

International facilitator, media trainer & author

“Words fail me when it comes to talking about Suzanne, which is a little unusual because I’m a copywriter! But I’ve worked with an awful lot of communication companies over the years and can honestly say she stands head and shoulders above the others in so many ways. I struck gold when I found her.”

Marilyn Messik

Owner of Create Communication & Author

“Having worked with Suzanne for the last 6+ years I can categorically say that she is the most talented person I’ve met. She has a razor sharp mind and can turn an initial seed of an idea into a brilliant and effective communication solution. Suzanne has many, many loyal customers and you can’t achieve this without delivering high quality work time after time.”

Daryl Seyforth


“Suzanne is simply brilliant. I’ve worked with her for many years on a variety of communications projects. She is sharp, smart, wonderful to work with and is my first choice on major projects. She regularly surpasses all my – already high – expectations, and clients and contacts alike respond well to her communications. ”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Coach, speaker, author

“I can’t speak highly enough of Suzanne and her work – indeed, I’ve already recommended her to several people in person who are also delighted with her services. She is responsive, personable and insightful. In working with her, what I particularly valued was her ability to combine a deep understanding of her clients’ brand with solutions. ”

Liz Gooster

Business coach & consultant

“Creative and technically super savvy, working with Suzanne is a always a great process. She brings extensive experience, knowledge, commitment and care. Her ability to quickly grasp our approach and requirements and offer practical, functional solutions is the perfect support. ”

Katie Mutton

Owner of international Yoga Training franchise

Let's talk.

All good things begin with a conversation. And our conversation begins with a story: yours.

If you think that I'm the right person to help you make your international communication more effective, get in touch.

I am located in beautiful Innsbruck and work all over Austria, South Tirol, Germany and parts of Switzerland.

+43 (0)720 815 554


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