Innovative Leadership Development

Developing Extraordinary Leaders with Extraordinary Results - PCC Credentialed Executive, Leadership, and Transition Coach

An ICF credentialed (PCC) executive and leadership coach with experience in management and organizational development. Creating leaders and culture shifts to optimize organizational results.

Coach Susan McCandless’ methodology focuses on developing all leaders who are balanced in creating and communicating a vision, building engaging and effective relationships, and executing on strategic organizational performance.

Partnering with and challenging leaders to create impact using clarity and agility to affect bottom line results, while incorporating alignment between values and meaningful work for the leader and their teams.

Area Of Coaching Expertise Covers:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development, Training, and Transformation
  • Change Management
  • Bench Development/Succession
  • Employee Engagement
  • Team Development
  • Career Transition
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Skill Building in Clarity, Agility, and Impact


The first step in being an effective leader or individual is to be clear on your vision for the future, whether inside an organization or in your personal life. Create a plan that utilizes your strengths to lead inside and outside the organization.<


Having an ability to be agile in this complex world is invaluable to you as you progress towards your goals. What tools do you use to be agile when roadblocks occur, and how do you evaluate your progress as your move towards your vision?


Finding purpose in what you do every day creates a positive approach to working effectively. To succeed, it is no longer enough to generate high profits, but you also need to answer questions regarding your role in your wider community. As you contemplate what impact looks like for you as an individual and a leader, you are responsible for creating an environment where others can connect to you and to the work they are doing to support impact in the greater good of the world. Use this as you create and attain your own vision and the impact you are making at work and in your life.

Coach McCandless is also proficient and/or certified in assessments such as Korn Ferry Profiler, Tilt365, Hogan, DISC, Strengthsfinder, LPI, and CCL.

As an expert in leadership development focused on top talent within Fortune 50 companies, Susan McCandless uses her coaching methodology and change management techniques as a catalyst, and partners with leaders to promote greater productivity and sustainability critical to a leader’s success.

Areas of focus include - assessing current and desired cultures, developing core leadership competencies, improving employee communications and teamwork, and developing a strong bench of talent. If you’d like to learn more about Coach Susan McCandless’ services, please contact us at or call (919) 576-6640 today!

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