Susie Kelleher

Vice President, Consulting


Purposeful Leadership , Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of Inclusion

About Susie:

Susie Kelleher is Vice President of Consulting and also serves as an Executive Coach 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 important lever in reaching goals.

Education & Training:

Susie holds a Master of Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. 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

Women Leaders, Are You Doing Enough to Elevate Other Women?

This is the first of a three-part series where we will highlight many of the challenges women, organizations and communities face when it comes to advancing women leaders.

Tips on Empowering Your Team to Be More Active at Work in 2019

Our lack of movement may be negatively affecting the way we lead. Here are a few simple ways that you can introduce movement into your workday–and encourage your team to do the same.

Leaders Don’t Need Answers; They Just Need Great Questions

Leaders often feel they need to have all of the answers; that’s why we were promoted, right? Wrong. Leaders need to have great questions and live in a place of curiosity without judgement.

Are You a Resilient 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.

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