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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. As of February 2023, there were nearly 58,000 members in 170 countries and territories and 50,000 credentialed coaches living and working around the globe. 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 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.


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