Testimonials

Susan is awesome! I found my time spent with her invaluable as an executive of a company which recently completed a major acquisition and was dealing with integration, transformation, leadership and organizational changes as well as fatigue (during a pandemic!) who challenged me to take a hard look at who I am, what drives me and who I want to become. If you’re looking for a great coach, then I highly recommend Susan.

Slade Murphy, Senior Director
T-mobile

The experience with Susan is phenomenal. I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience. Hard to see how it can even get better. I am excited for that opportunity. My coaching sessions leave me feeling invigorated after each session. I always feel very good about my thought process.

Jesse Ercoli, Project Superintendent
Dellbrook JKS

Susan has proven to be a valued resource for the KRPF during a period of significant change and transition. She is a well ­informed HR professional, having repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to delivering on client expectations in a professional and value added manner. As an entrepreneur, it is clear that she works hard at making her business successful through understanding, and meeting or exceeding client’s needs. She is continuously seeking out industry best-practices and is quick to share and offer those services to her clients.

Wayne Gallant, Chief of Police
Kennebecasis Regional Police Force

PowerUp Leadership brings exceptional skills and insight to our team in Prosci Canada but the most important element is the way that Susan is able to identify the organizational environment and context to identify just the right amount of HR influence and avoid over-engineering the solution. It is easy to implement a standard or cookie-cutter solution in most disciplines, but the sign of a good consultant is to recognize what the organization can absorb and implement to the organization’s need and not go ‘by the book’.  PowerUp Leadership does this exceptionally well.

Ron Stewart, Executive Director
Prosci Canada

I have had the opportunity to work with PowerUp in a mentorship capacity and have greatly enjoyed my time with her. My coach thought about every individuals needs, and gets to know you very well before advising on any matter.  PowerUp provides an extremely professional executive coach, who is personable and relatable. I think anyone would benefit from their services like we have.

Della d'Entremont, HR Manager
Time + Space

Susan skillfully inserted thought provoking questions into conversations, helping me bring into focus what’s important while removing the noise. In between sessions, Susan provided meaningful homework that kept the momentum of personal growth going until the next session. Susan was easy to talk to; her approach was direct and her professional background added to her credibility. Overall, Susan helped me become a more authentic version me.

Lina Bissani-Armstrong, Director of Corporate Services
AltaGas Utilities

It was a natural fit to engage Susan’s services to develop a Retention Strategy for our organization. Throughout the course of this initiative, Susan created a safe and open environment for our staff to provide confidential input and feedback. The NLCSA has adopted completely and fully, the recommendations from Susan’s report. In fact, we engaged her services to assist with the implementation! I have found Susan to be a consummate professional, extremely approachable and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

Jackie Manuel, CEO
NL Construction Safety Association

Susan was hired to do a large project for our organization and she has proven to be very professional and knowledgeable in the field of Human Resources. Given the level of service that MFN has received on such a sensitive project, Susan has shown great respect for the confidentiality of our employees and our culture. I look forward to a continued work relationship with Susan on other HR Projects in the future.

Tammy A. Drew, General Manager
Miawpukek First Nation

We were fortunate enough to have Susan lead a session at our Canadian Business School Conference. Susan’s presentation was passionate and engaging – delegates left more informed and empowered to be leaders and take on the challenge of fostering positive relationships and communication within their organizations. She was extremely pleasant to work with, and I look forward to any opportunity that we have to collaborate again.

Chris McGinn, Director of Sessions
Canadian Business School Conference, Fredericton 2018

Susan was hired as a Human Resources Trainer for our organization and she quickly built a strong rapport with our group, was very personable, and was a real pleasure to work with. Susan’s professionalism, accompanied by her substantial knowledge of all the subject matter covered, allows us to easily recommend her to other organizations looking for answers to better help their people and in return the organization itself.

Kara Carriere, Project Coordinator
South East Local Health Integration Network

Susan led me through an enlightening 360 feedback experience which really changed the way I interact and manage my team. The 360 Leadership process is something I should have embarked on years ago.

Mark Harper, General Manager
Covers

After years of research looking for a business coach, Susan provided a professional, and engaging experience of growth and development. I highly recommend Susan to further enhance your interest in life, and leadership coaching.

Jeff Gorman, District Branch Manager
CIBC

Susan is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable HR&OD professional who has a keen understanding of policy development and approvals process in a municipal context. She is able to develop options and clear policies based on thorough analysis in an effective and efficient manner that aligns to the needs of the organization and stakeholders.

Dave Mignault, Manager - Organization Development & HRMS
City of Kingston

I took Susan’s ‘Emerging Leader’ course and got some great takeaways! Loved the discussion portions as the questions were interesting and I loved hearing what others has to say.

Maeghan McLaughlin, Operations Manager
RHAD Architects

I worked with Susan through two very different, but equally challenging projects. One with HR and one with Policy, both came with exceptional support, trust and care. One outcome I was not prepared for or paid for was her coaching and support in leadership at the time when I was about to grow into my first executive position. She has always been there to talk and discuss so beyond the work, I have appreciated her attention to empathy with what she does each day.

Chris Sheppard, Former Executive Director
First Light

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"We were fortunate enough to have Susan lead a session at our Canadian Business School Conference. Susan’s presentation was passionate and engaging – delegates left more informed and empowered to be leaders and take on the challenge of fostering positive relationships and communication within their organizations. She was extremely pleasant to work with, and I look forward to any opportunity that we have to collaborate again."

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