Lead With Suzanne

Suzanne Ricard-Greenway partners with high-performing leaders and their teams to develop essential skills and cultivate environments that produce maximum impact for an organization.

With more than thirty years of intense study in human behavior and the application of neuroscience to leadership, Suzanne combines proven, science-based systems to her work in executive coaching, leadership consulting and team development.

Focusing on developing skills and establishing a foundation of trust, Suzanne partners with leadership teams to create and foster an environment where each and every team member is inspired, encouraged, and provided the freedom and skills to operate at full potential toward a common goal. This environment--one of true collaboration driven by safe and effective communications--leads to the fulfillment of a high-performing leader's truest desire: the achievement of results that are predictable, consistent, and reliable.

Throughout her 25 years as a strategic and operational manager and 12 years as a successful executive coach, Suzanne has proven time and again that the series of systems developed through this science-based, values-driven approach guides leaders and their teams to the highest level of performance.


An International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and member of ICF, Suzanne served on the ICF Vancouver Charter Chapter Board for five years including an 18-month term as President/Chair of the Board. The commitment and hard work with her leadership team paid off in 2016 when the Chapter received the prestigious ICF Global Recognition Award for Innovation and Excellence.

Her successes with the application of Neuroleadership to her work led her to establish and Chair the Vancouver Neuroleadership Institute Affiliated Interest Group from 2013-2015.

A life-long learner, Suzanne’s education includes:

  • Honors BA, Psychology
  • MA, Psychology
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Neuroleadership
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Public Health
  • Erickson Certified Professional Coach

Suzanne brings an extensive toolbox of assessments to support coaching and customized training, including:

  • Certifications in Brene Brown’s ground-breaking work:
  • Dare to Lead™
  • The Daring Way™
  • Rising Strong™
  • The Leadership Circle™
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI) Steps I and II
  • True Colors™
  • Emotional Intelligence Inventory EQi-2.0TM
  • 360 LEADS in a Caring Environment™
  • Assess 360™ and Self-Assessment
  • TypeCoach™
  • Motivation Factor

Listen to Judy Clark, Executive Director for Public Health Services Authority, tell her story about how coaching helped her shift from good to great!

(Published by the International Coach Federation, 2019)

To honor where a person is at today and have the expertise to release and elevate a person to a future-state is a remarkable gift. Suzanne is a highly skilled, authentic practitioner who equips you with tangible skills and tools that assist you to increase your awareness to tap into your good...taking you to great.

Judy Clark

Executive Director, HR Technology Transformation

Working with Suzanne helped me recognize the strengths I bring to my leadership role as an introvert and how to leverage these when working with others. Suzanne’s inviting and friendly approach made me feel comfortable from the onset, enabling me to open up and share my challenges and drawing out my views, thoughts, and insights as we worked on my leadership growth. I highly recommend Suzanne as an executive and leadership coach to anyone who wants to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Lance Nose

Director Finance and Administration, Association of BC Forest Professionals

It is easy for even the best leaders to fall back into old tendencies, and less efficient working practices and methods of communication that can sabotage what we are hoping to achieve.  Coaching with Suzanne has helped me to enhance my awareness of my own personal “saboteurs” and has led to improvements in the way I engage with individuals at all levels of the organization, improved my working relationships, enabled me to get more out of the teams I lead and collaborate with, and yielded better results for my organization and myself. Take the time to hit the pause button with Suzanne and “get back to basics”.  You won’t regret it.

Rob Schlansky

Snr Director, IT Applications – Front Office / CRM at SOPHOS

Suzanne skillfully identified my perception of imposter syndrome as I traversed new leadership terrain, and this reframe was essential in my reflections and recognition of my own potential. Suzanne’s ability to guide me to deep insights without outright telling me what the steps were was instrumental in teaching me that I possessed an ability to know the truth, even when fear got in the way. After our work together, as COVID-19 posed monumental challenges on our organization, I continued to draw from the skills and insights I gained during my work with Suzanne, and at times asked myself: What would Suzanne say right now to guide me towards the truth? For any person who is keen to explore their own leadership development, for anyone who faces self-doubt about their leadership, and in particular for women with untapped potential that is waiting to be unleashed, I cannot recommend Suzanne enough! She is that trusted and confident coach that will walk alongside you as you find your own truth.

Lori Brotto

PhD Executive Director, Women’s Health Research Institute Professor, UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology