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Coach Sue

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Successfully coaching people from all around the world since 2003, Sue McMahon has discovered that coaching is her greatest opportunity to influence the growth and evolution of humanity by helping to create a shift in the human consciousness. Sue is energetic, caring, intelligent, and intensely passionate. She is bold in the calling forth of her clients, continually challenging, inspiring, and empowering individuals to live courageous, authentic lives. Sue thrives on the diversity of the human spirit and the undeniable beauty she sees in every human being; seeking to find that which connects us rather than what separates us. 


Sue has been a registered nurse and dedicated volunteer for her entire adult life. She has impacted countless lives with hours of service given to local community, national, and global efforts for the sake of creating change in the world.  Her passion for her work as a coach is second only to her greatest joy; spending time with her husband, the family’s two Chocolate Labs, and traveling cross-country to be with her three grown children, daughter-in-law and two young grandchildren. Sue’s love of nature draws her to the mountains as an avid skier during the winter months, while she finds enjoyment outdoors in the warmer seasons, hiking and spending time around the Great Lakes.  



Sue has aligned with The International Coaching Federation (ICF) since 2003. ICF is the global leader in professional coaching organizations with nearly 42,000 members in 149 countries.  ICF builds, supports, and preserves internationally recognized coaching standards of excellence, professionalism, and self-governance. Sue has been involved with ICF Ethics since 2003 and currently Chairs the ICF Ethics Independent Review Board (IRB). She has held positions of leadership with the E&S Committee as well as multiple Code Revision Committees, and has served as part of the Regulatory Committee. Sue was also a founding leader of the Northwest Ohio ICF Chapter (2006), serving as Vice President.   


Training & Certification

Sue is trained and certified as a Co-active Coach (CPCC) through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), one of the first educational institutions to develop and offer coach training. CTI is a recognized leader in the creation and advancement of coaching standards, practices, and integrity. She is also a graduate of other CTI programs including Co-Active Leadership, Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC), and the Business Development & Business Catalyst Programs.


ICF Credential

Sue has been credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) since 2005 as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). ICF professional coaches meet stringent experience and educational requirements along with a strong demonstration to excellence in coaching. 

CCE Credential

In 2011 the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) awarded Sue with the Board Certified Coach credential (BCC) as a member of the BCC Inaugural Circle. This credential recognizes professional 

competency standards that reflect knowledge, skills and abilities of a professional coach.   


Having made her mark on the ICF and the coaching profession, Sue was one of six global ICF coaches to be inducted into the 2019 ICF Circle of Distinction during an October 25, 2019 awards dinner in Prague, Czech Republic. The Circle of Distinction celebrates the best of the coaching profession and ICF, honoring experienced coach practitioners who have made significant contributions to the coaching profession and ICF over the course of their careers.


Coach Shelby

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Shelby Burke, CPCC, is a member of the Living from the Heart coaching team. Having coached individuals from all around the globe, Shelby finds inspiration in the shifts that occur when individuals choose to live a life filled with more passion and purpose. Shelby developed an interest in coaching as she experienced the support of her own self-development, having had the opportunity to grow up with a mother, Sue McMahon, who was a coach during Shelby's most formative years. Shelby has the endearing ability to deeply connect with anyone she meets wherever she goes. Her big smile and compassionate heart consistently fill the space between her and her clients with authenticity, warmth and trust. When When Shelby isn't actively engaged in coaching she finds great joy in cooking, yoga, biking, being at the ocean, and spending quality time with her family and her very cool dog, Red.

Training & Certification

Shelby is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). The designation of CPCC is awarded through CTI's certification program which is an ICF accredited training program and is known to be one of the most rigorous and respected in the industry. The Co-Active Coach® training program has been hailed as the “Gold Standard” by the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, who have linked the four cornerstones of the Co-Active Model to evidence-based scientific research. 


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