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 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.
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