Susan’s approach to coaching is relationship focused with the goal of helping the client achieve their goals. Susan’s authentic style is approachable and warm. Susan is astute in listening and being able to bring out the best in others, enabling them to learn more instinctively. Susan has leveraged her unique education and training in business, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and theater to help others find their voice, leadership style, and leverage their personal strengths to make them better leaders. Susan has helped new people leaders and executives alike. Her power in asking thoughtful questions while being an active listener and balancing the right approach to challenge client's beliefs and assumptions while being their top cheerleader is her unique signature. Implementing a company vision can be challenging. Susan has helped leaders realize their vision by working with both executive teams and groups on how best to collaborate to bring their vision to life.
Susan has led Senior Management Teams strategy sessions to set a three-year company vision with clear key performance indicators. Susan's niche is partnering with New People Leaders, C-Suite Executives, C-Suite Successor Candidates, and Women in Executive positions. She brings deep experience to launching a coaching program in an organization, as well as coaching with the goal of accelerating high potential development to prepare top performers for their next role.
Susan has held Executive Human Resources roles at JD Irving Limited. She successfully founded and sold a human resources consulting business in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador (Higher Talent) and is currently building another based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Susan understands the challenges of entrepreneurship firsthand and knows how agile entrepreneurs need to be to thrive. Susan is currently the President as a board member of the Atlantic Chapter of the International Coach Federation, the Nova Scotia Labour Board, and Nova Scotia Easter Seals. Susan enjoys spending time with her sons (William & James), running and traveling.