Susan McCandless

Executive Coach

Susan McCandless is an ICF credentialed (PCC) executive and leadership coach with experience in management and organizational development. Susan creates transformational leaders and culture shifts to optimize organizational results. Her 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.

Susan partners with and challenges 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 expertise covers executives, high potentials, on boarding, and career transition.

Professional Certifications/Education/Accreditations

  • Hogan 360 and Derailer Assessment
  • Management Research Group 360 / LEA
  • Centre for Creative Leadership Benchmarks
  • Tilt365
  • International Coach Federation Coaching Certification
  • Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Thomas Killman Conflict Instrument
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment
  • PDI Profiler 360
  • Clark-Wilson 360
  • Center for Creative Leadership

Susan has an MA from Fielding Graduate University in Organization and Management Development, and a BS from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, in Business and Psychology. She has 2 Coach Certifications from Duke University, Durham, NC, and Fielding Graduate University, holding a PCC level credential from the International Coach Federation.

Coaching Client Base

Current and recent experience includes Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Verizon, Redhat, Exxon Mobil, Water and Waste Water, EMS of Cary, NC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Enterprise Community Partners, Habitat for Humanity, Center for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH), Fidelity Investments, Providence Health Services, University of North Carolina (Executive Education, various MBA programs, and Bridges Program (Academic Leadership for Women)), North Carolina State Professional Coach Certification Program (Mentor Coach), and others.