Susie Kelleher

VP of Consulting, Executive Coach – Advancing Women Leaders & Inclusion Practice Lead


Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of Inclusion , Purposeful Leadership

About Susie:

Susie Kelleher is Vice President of Consulting, Executive Coach – Advancing Women Leaders & Inclusion Practice Lead at Linkage. Susie has over 25 years of experience with a unique and diverse background. She has been a healthcare provider, a sales consultant, a leader of people and a coach and consultant working globally with organizations, teams, individuals and groups. She brings tremendous passion to the work of collaborating with organizations to achieve their long-term vision.

Susie has a special focus on working with individual leaders and in the areas of diversity and inclusion, Purposeful Leadership® and advancing women leaders. She also has expertise in organizational change management and culture transformation. She works to drive organizational change by applying systems thinking and enrolling and training leaders inside the organization, with a focus on overall employee wellness and continuous improvement as the foundation to organizational success.

Background & Experience:

Prior to joining Linkage, Susie worked for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals in a variety of roles across multiple business areas, including Sales Leadership, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching and Change Management. While there, she led a behavior change initiative inside the organization, where her work in collaboration with others was considered transformative to the organization. This work included identifying inefficiencies and collaborating with teams to create new and better ways of working. She coached and consulted with multiple teams and leaders at all levels of the organization.

Since joining Linkage, she has worked with multiple global organizations from the C-suite to the first-line leader. Her work has included individual leadership development, diversity and inclusion, advancing women leaders and organizational change management.

Her years as a physical therapist prior to joining Sanofi taught her the importance of systems thinking in solving complex problems, and that behavior change is the most crucial lever in reaching goals.

Education & Training:

Susie holds a Master of Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in economics from South Dakota State University. She is an International Coach Federation Certified Coach, a Certified Behavior Change Specialist and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds certifications in Team Coaching, Organization Development, Collaborative Consulting, and PROSCI Change Management.

Examples of Susie’s clients include Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Shire, GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens, Lenovo, Procter & Gamble, Philips, Toyota, Oracle, John Deere, BioMarin, 3M, College Possible and Goodwill Easter Seals.

Susie's Insights

Equality Day 2020 | Recognizing 100 Years of a Woman’s Right to Vote in the US

One hundred years ago this year, white women were legally given the right to vote in the United States with the passage of the 19th amendment. This week, we celebrate Equality Day to recognize this milestone.

Resilience: A Differentiating Factor in Today’s Leader

Resilience is critical to thriving in today’s ever-changing environment. As leaders, we must role-model these behaviors if we hope to have an innovative, engaged and adaptable culture. Here are a few ways to get started.

7 Effective Habits to Incorporate into Your Daily Routine | Improving Your Performance during a Difficult Time

By incorporating these seven habits into your daily routine, you can keep performing at your best, even as you deal with increased expectations and high stress.

Why Leading Inclusively Has Never Been More Important Than It Is Now

In times of crisis and uncertainty, those who can lead from a place of inclusion and high emotional intelligence will quickly differentiate themselves from those who cannot. As leaders, our teams and organizations are looking to us for inspiration and support during these critical times. How are we rising to the occasion? With these inclusive leadership practices, we can create cultures of inclusion where all voices are heard, and team members can realize their full potential.

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