Getting You To Soul-Satisfied & Flourishing

What would it be like to wholeheartedly flourish and feel soul-satisfied in your work, career and life? What would it take for you to make that kind of empowering shift in your life? Are you ready?

When you engage Susan as your Strategic Coach and Creative Think Partner, you’ll have a trusted ally for the journey who is passionate about helping you to:

  • get clear on what makes you come alive and your heart sing
  • focus your energy and time on what matters most to you
  • think and talk through ideas, opportunities and challenges
  • create an inspiring future vision and chart your course
  • design work, career and life strategies that move you forward
  • make empowering shifts to get you to where you want to be

Let’s get you flourishing and feeling soul-satisfied in all you do!

Types of Entrepreneurs & Leaders Who Want to Flourish & Feel Soul-Satisfied

Over the past 15 years, Susan has identified four primary archetypes of women entrepreneurs and leaders who are sitting in the same question of: “How can I approach my work, career and life so I can feel more soul-satisfied and flourish?” Every one of these women has had a unique career journey and possesses a one-of-a-kind mix of passions, strengths, experience and expertise. They’ve accomplished a lot throughout their careers. And yet, there is a longing for things to be more meaningful, satisfying and rewarding.

These are the types of women entrepreneurs and leaders Susan is most passionate about inspiring, empowering and supporting through her work as a Strategic Coach and Creative Think Partner. These amazing women are ready to gain clarity on a compelling future vision and make some empowering shifts to get to where they want to be. They believe in their hearts that it is possible to feel soul-satisfied and they know that there are things they can do to make it happen. They are ready to find more wholehearted ways to flourish and thrive, not just in their work and career but in their lives.

Are you ready to feel soul-satisfied and to flourish? Read the archetypal profiles below and see if one resonates with you.

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Realigning Entrepreneur

You’ve been an entrepreneur for awhile but your business isn’t where you’d like it to be and it is not as fulfilling and rewarding as you had originally intended.

You sense that it is time to reexamine, reprioritize and realign what you are doing.

You want to focus on doing the kind of work that you love and stop saying “yes” to work that isn’t aligned with your true passion and mission. And you want to find an authentic way to market and grow your business. […]

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Defining Entrepreneur

You are exploring the field of possibilities of starting your own business. You are both excited and apprehensive about going out on your own.

You want to get clear on your focus, offering and niche. You want to align your new business with the real you and with your passions.

You want to create a sustainable, energizing and satisfying approach to doing business and you want it to be successful, meaningful and rewarding. […]

Transitioning Leaders space

Transitioning Leader

You know it is time to make a change or perhaps there is change afoot that you need to respond to…either way you are ready to create a new course of action for yourself and steward your career in a new direction.

You’ve achieved a lot of success in your career but you’ve also sacrificed a lot.

You want to slow things down, take stock of what you really want in your work, career and life and create a compelling and inspiring plan for what’s next. […]

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Emerging Leader

You are emerging into a new leadership role, whether intentional or the result of a top-down decision. You’ve got a lot more responsibilities on your plate.

You know it’s time to enhance your authentic leadership style and presence and strengthen your confidence.

You want to be an inspiring and effective leader who can make a difference for your team while also making a meaningful contribution to your organization. […]

What We’ll Focus On Together

Susan will integrate business, professional and personal development into a fully customized solution that is designed to meet your unique needs, foster your growth and move you forward in your work, career and life. Susan artfully blends the best practices of executive, entrepreneur and leadership coaching with a business consulting approach. With Susan, you get the best of all these worlds in a single, go-to resource. Let’s get you to feeling soul-satisfied and flourishing in your work, career and life!

Whether you are a woman entrepreneur or a woman leader in a corporate or nonprofit setting,
Susan is here to assist you with your business development needs.

We’ll devote session time to being in Executive Think Mode, so that you have dedicated time to focus focusing on what matters most in your work, to your business or organization and to your stakeholders. Together, we’ll think through strategies, approaches and solutions for some of the most pressing projects, problems, challenges and opportunities on your plate. And we’ll take a closer look at what’s working and what’s not and what you’ll need to do to make changes. The emphasis will be on helping you to gain clarity and create a compelling and mobilizing plan for moving forward. You’ll be able to leverage Susan’s business acumen and expertise, as together you explore the core business development areas that are relevant for you and your work, including:

  • Ideation & Brainstorming
  • Strategic Visioning & Planning
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Messaging & Communications
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
Together, you and Susan will also focus on your professional development. In harmony with your agenda, we’ll explore your career looking at where the journey has taken you to date and where and how you’d like to steer your career going forward.

We’ll look at what is working and what needs attention. We’ll identify your unique strengths and expertise and how you want to leverage them going forward. And, we’ll pinpoint the capacities that you want to develop or enhance as you prepare for your next chapter. We will explore your strategies for staying connected with your network and for managing your professional reputation. We’ll make sure you have a compelling personal brand that is authentic and aligned with your vision for the future. And, if it feels like it is time for you to make a career move or reinvent yourself professionally, we’ll identify a rewarding and congruent path forward and create a map and plan for getting you to where you want to be.

As warranted, we may dive deep into some of these professional development focus areas:

  • Personal Branding
  • Career Stewardship
  • Learning & Development
  • Interpersonal Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Leveraging Technology
One of the keys to thriving is ensuring that you are not myopically focused solely on your work role. That’s why Susan’s approach is holistic and why she believes it is extremely beneficial for clients to explore the touchpoints of personal development. These touchpoints are essential for women entrepreneurs and leaders to explore so that they can identify and create new, unique and wholehearted ways to flourish and feel soul-satisfied in their work, career and life. Added bonus: the process infuses balance across your roles.

Susan will help you to distill your authentic essence and get clear on what really matters to you. You’ll be empowered to claim your creative genius and to get clear on your gifts and passions. You’ll be encouraged to redefine success in your own terms. And you’ll be inspired to make empowering shifts and conscious choices in your work, your career and your life. Susan will be a catalyst for your self-discovery, growth and transformation and an advocate for your well-being. We’ll design personal strategies and practices for revitalizing your spirit so that you can transform your stress and overload and sustain your personal energy over time. All of this will get you moving forward from a grounded and centered place of strength.

We will also integrate into our work together many of these essential, personal development focuses:

  • Distill Your Essence
  • Claiming Your Creative Genius
  • Know What Really Matters
  • Redefine Success
  • Make Empowering Shifts
  • Revitalize Your Spirit

How You’ll Benefit

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Clients report experiencing many benefits* as a result of working with Susan, including:

  • Gaining clarity
  • Getting more focused
  • Thinking through strategies
  • Embracing their authentic essence
  • Leveraging their strengths
  • Redefining success
  • Knowing what matters most
  • Making empowering shifts
  • Feeling more soul-satisfied
  • Feeling more capacity to flourish
  • Feeling revitalized

* Source: 2013 Siegmund Client Satisfaction Survey

Where Susan’s Clients Are Located

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Susan provides Strategic Coaching and Creative Think Partner services for clients located in the Greater Seattle area. Most clients work with Susan at her location as it gives them a quiet space to focus on what matters most to them.

Susan also works with clients located throughout the US and Canada and for expats living abroad. These clients typically work with Susan through a combination of a personalized Retreat Intensive and video call sessions.

What Clients Say About Susan

Susan is an outstanding “think partner”. I hired her when I was about to leave my executive job and expected help in managing my transition to entrepreneur. I certainly received magnificent help in this arena. What I didn’t expect was her use of rituals to help me enhance “being” after years of focus on “doing”. Susan helped me to define what I want my day-to-day life to be like, well beyond my business. She kept leading me back to my stated intention, i.e. to engage with initiatives that feed my soul rather than just bring in cash, fill time or volunteer. I now have the gift of time, focus and peace – which were lacking in my previously frenetic life. Thank you!
Kellie Garrett, Speaker ~ Coach ~ Strategist, Canada
Susan has helped me clarify my values and align it with my vision for my future. She is incredibly organized, bright, tenacious and creative. I cannot say enough about her talents and I highly recommend her to anyone that is thinking about making a change in their life. She helps clarify and articulate your goals with laser focus. As a result of working with Susan I have gone back to graduate school and have created my dream vision for my future. It is an extreme pleasure to work with Susan. I am thrilled with her as a coach and a person. Sign on with her immediately and she will thoughtfully and skillfully lead you through the change you want to be in the world.
Catherine, Seattle, WA
For any entrepreneur who wants to consciously take their business to the next level by finding their true voice, aligning every aspect of their marketing with who they are, and letting go of all that doesn’t serve their purpose, Susan is the top entrepreneur coach around. She has an amazing ability to listen deeply to what you truly want. Her compassionate and calming style and excellent follow up supported me during times when I was tempted to return to my comfort zone. She provided personal attention and encouragement that made a difference in the results that I was able to produce. It was the best investment I’ve made in my business and myself!
Nancy McCaughey, Nancy McCaughey Coaching, LLC
Susan has an impressive breadth and depth of business, technology and coaching experience. Her passion for coaching women entrepreneurs and executives is evident in her warm, authentic and creative approach. She is highly skilled in helping clients gain clarity, vision and direction, and in doing so provides support, expands possibilities and strengthens inspiration. With her tech savvy comes innovative approaches that stimulate out-of-the-box thinking and breakthroughs. A very talented and gracious coach!
Colleen Yamaguchi, Colleen Yamaguchi Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Every CEO needs a coach. Every one of us. And Susan has been excellent at helping me with the distillation of my greatest assets, providing branding strategies and marketing references, and creating a space for me to calm down, regroup, and regain hope. The greatest value is the time with Susan to jump up on the balcony, breathe deep, and have a sounding board that’s just for me. Susan brings her own signature presence to the coaching experience, which is different than my approach so it brings a good diversity, which I need. For example, using drawings to project the future, starting sessions with ‘grounding.’
Ann Dorgan, GumballEnterprises, Inc.
I’ve gained so much insight by working with Susan! She not only listens impeccably well (one of the hallmarks of a great coach), she takes what was said and converts that into a beautiful visual graphic using cards, post-its, vision boards, or photographs that capture our conversations. Susan is also incredibly articulate and sends amazing, articulate, and thoughtful emails chock-full of resources, quotes, book recommendations, or names of additional practitioners after our sessions. This above-and-beyond approach has led me to really open up, truly consider what all is possible in my professional and personal world, and helps me re-imagine all that I’m capable of. THANK YOU!
Kristie McLean, Global Storyteller & Essence Photographer
Perhaps where Susan has helped me the most is in the act of remembering. As Susan knows, I am really busy and have many roles to manage. As I get into my 40s I am finding that it is all too easy for me to book a project and move on to the next item, and in the process forget some of the really important points of connection or insights that tie all of the work I do – that we do – together. In this way, Susan is my mirror, my memory, and my encouraging mentor. I am better with Susan by my side.
Kerry Kozlowski, Bellevue, WA
Working with Susan as my solopreneur coach has been extremely valuable and impactful for me, both personally and in my work and ministry. I chose to work with Susan in a 2-day Coaching Intensive followed by a 2-hour coaching session twice a month for 3 months. My results have been outstanding! I have launched a new business that has a target market of hundreds of small businesses that are in need of my services. I absolutely love this work, which offers me the opportunity to work with people I enjoy and respect. And my work offers the further opportunity for my continuous learning and growth. Do not miss the opportunity to work with Susan as your coach!
Gayle A. Dee, MA, M.Div., Owner, Gather Community Productions
I have worked with Susan periodically over the course of the past few years including the time period when I was working abroad. Susan has helped me to reflect on my own skills, identify what I find fulfilling, and recognize career opportunities that will work for me. Susan has been great about helping me put all the pieces together. I leave conversations with Susan feeling empowered and better enabled to move my career forward. Susan also helps me to think about my whole self and not just my work self, which has been important to my career planning. A big thank you to Susan!
Kellie L., New York, NY
As a woman-owned social enterprise, we needed an executive think partner who could flow with our unique way of working together and provide strategic marketing expertise to move our business to the next level. Susan’s grounded expertise, technological savvy, flexibly structured processes, and appreciation for the beauty way helped us to construct future scenarios with concrete and actionable steps to get there. Her unique perspective and capacity to synthesize and feed back our work were invaluable. We are deeply grateful to Susan and her commitment to helping us create our future.
Partners, Kore Evolution
Susan is an inspiration in that she is an example of purpose and authenticity in her daily life. She has coached me through the roller coaster of my career, always with a keen sense of where I am and need to be guided personally. She offers so much more than experience and skill – she does, in fact, bring the gifts of intuition and humanity to her work, and I’m sure to all those she touches. It’s an honor to know and to work with such an exceptional person.
Barbara Rice, President, B. Rice Consulting

Are you ready to wholeheartedly flourish and feel soul-satisfied in your work, career and life? Contact Susan to learn how her Strategic Coach & Think Partner Services could benefit you!