LiveJOY Community

About Susan

Perhaps like you, I want to In-JOY my life and make a difference in the world while I’m here. My curiosity about contributing to humanity led me to a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Years later, when I learned about Life Coaching, (shifting your focus from being stuck in problems to creating possibilities) I immediately hired a coach, enrolled in training and became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), credentialed by the International Coaching Federation.

Early on, I landed a large coaching contract where I had the opportunity to work with clients in all different walks of life for many years. Following my curiosity about relationships, I then went onto train as a relationship coach at Relationship Coaching Institute. A few years later I became the Head Coach of the Heart Virtues program where I developed programs and trained new coaches.

Over the past twenty plus years, I have continued to mentor new coaches, offer various programs, 1-1 coaching,  workshops and now retreats, working with amazing people from around the world. In 2022, I co-founded LiveJOY Community, an online community dedicated to creating more JOY in the world! I’m deeply grateful to do work that I love. 

I currently live in the woods near Nelson, BC where my husband and I raised two, now grown sons. When I’m not working I’m usually outside hiking, skiing, sledding or traveling the world. I also love to sing, read and eat dark chocolate!

“Love working with you Susan. Your presence is like drinking champagne. Light, sparkling, bubbles that make me smile, all this, plus substance and depth. You are a treasure.”


Groups I've Worked With:

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Life Camp – Heart Virtues Program – Speaker, Program Development, Head Coach Trainer, L.A., CA
Nelson and District Hospice Society – Grief Support Group Speaker, Group Coaching, Nelson, BC
Peak Potentials – Life Directions Program – Speaking, Coaching, Vancouver, BC
Peak Potentials – Success Tracs Coaching Program – Coaching, Vancouver, BC
School District 8 – Wildflower Program – Group Coaching, Developed Leadership Program, Nelson, BC
Selkirk College – Workshop for Nursing Instructors , Nelson, BC
Selkirk College – Standards of Presence Workshop, Group Coaching, Nelson, BC
VIDEA – Victoria International Development Education Association – Workshop, Training, Coaching, Victoria, BC

“I got more than I wanted from coaching with Susan, and then some.”


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