Susan Gellatly started her own coaching business in 2015 following a long and successful career in Information Technology with The Boeing Company. Her clients have been small business owners, and executives, mid-level and early career employees at mid to large companies. Clients tend to select her either because of her IT and business experience or because she was also a working mom in a male-oriented and male-dominated industry. During her final 10 years as an IT executive, Susan led several large-scale software development programs for HR, Finance, and Airplane Customer Services. Additionally, she led the implementation of Service Management for the entire IT Organization. She managed a $1.6B asset management budget and $1B spend with suppliers. She developed the organization strategy, including employee development, for the 1000-person infrastructure team.
Susan is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for identifying and resolving the barriers to professional development at both the individual and organizational level. She is known for having a direct, thoughtful, and respectful communication style. Clients quickly learn she creates a trusting relationship that allows for self-discovery and candid conversations. Clients working with Susan discover for themselves what changes are needed to reach their personal and professional goals.
Susan sees coaching as a professional process that links individual effectiveness to organizational performance and business outcomes. It is a strategic tool that:
- helps individuals grow their leadership skills to bring out the best in themselves and their teams;
- enables executive teams to improve leadership performance and employee productivity
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