Angela Harding, OBE
Angela is a Psychologist and special- needs educationalist, with expertise in hearing impairment. Communication has been at the heart of her professional career. She was the Founder and Chief Executive of the Speech, Language and Hearing Centre. The first of its kind, offering education and therapy to children with communication difficulties and supporting their families.
Angela was nominated for European Woman of the Year in 2001 and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s honours list in July 2014.
Angela had her SILVERLINING experience after her role at the Centre and establishing ‘Wavelength’, a company focused on developing communication skills for Executives. Her clients have been in the corporate, educational and medical sectors.
More recently, Angela identified the need for support and inspiration for people ‘in transition’ in the second half of life. She co-founded SILVERLINING, with Susan Young.
An international executive with extensive experience of small, medium and large organisations, Susan has held positions in Marketing and Management for General Electric, Black & Decker and Laura Ashley. She was Managing Director-Europe for Aero Products International and First Alert.
In 2005 Susan decided to change her life completely. She returned to university, completing an MSc in Organisational Psychology in 2008, bought a house in Italy requiring complete restoration and began focusing on entrepreneurial ventures.
She has co-developed City Academy which offers 800+ courses in creative and performing arts at over 25 locations across London. Having grown City Academy 35% year on year, she has recently launched the Learning & Development division that combines a deep knowledge of business needs with the transformative power of performing arts.
Inspired by the twists and turns that her life has taken since 2005 Susan co-founded SILVERLINING with Angela Harding. SILVERLINING promotes positive ageing, providing the 50+ generation with tools to help create a plan for later life offering workshops and online resources.
Find out more about us on the Angela and Susan love page!