The Wisdom Collective Series: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring groups  

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Sue Drinnan  MSc (neurosc), PCC
Certified Executive Coach and Facilitator

What does a typical Wisdom Collective Series meeting look like?

Each group is unique, but follows this typical agenda:

  • 8 am: Mini-seminar, then dialogue on the assignment or reading.
  • 8:30 am: Progress updates from each member on commitments from previous meetings, problem solving, coaching, feedback, designing next steps, accountability committments.
  • 10:45 - 11:00 am: Action plans and closure

Meetings are hosted by different organizations, but most groups meet in downtonw Vancouver. Private, internal teams meet at their own locations.

  • Authenticity
  • Trust
  • Confidence
  • Encouragement
  • Clarity
  • Alignment
  • Creativity
  • Support
  • Resourcefulness
  • Courage

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Sue Drinnan
The Wisdom Collective


Does your team have untapped potential?  

Would you like to motivate, coach and inspire them more effectively?


The Wisdom Collective series helps you to:

  • Strengthen your leadership style to achieve greater focus and action
  • Apply the neuroscience of resilience, mindfulness adn conflict resolution
  • More effectively engage and motivate others
  • Make smarter decisions with wisdom and the experience of the room supporting you
  • Enjoy mentoring and connections from smart, successful peers

The Wisdom Collective is a series of confidential, 3 hour meetings that join a world class executive coach with small groups of accomplished leaders supporting each other as they achieve their goals faster together than on their own.

Are you ready to be held accountable to stepping up to be the leader you really are?

Exclusively for those prepared to be challenged and are ready to take action.


Which group is the best fit for your learning objectives?


Designed for strategic executives / directors who manage managers and want to become more effective at:

  • Finding the balance between the strategic and the tactical elements of your role
  • Managing particularly difficult managers and teams
  • Preparing to prioritize increasing demands and increasing expectations
  • Addressing choices, changes and challenges more mindfully and with emotional intelligence

No human can do it all, so what is the best way to handle competing values and priorities? 

This is the advisory board that can help with sticky decisions and situations.  Benefit from others’ hard-earned leadership experience and leverage leadership coaching to re-define your presence, focus your plan and realize new perspectives and insights you could never have achieved alone. 


Designed for senior managers and leaders who supervise staff seeking leadership excellence in the workplace such as:

  • Transitioning to a highly strategic role
  • Enhancing your leadership presence to be more engaging and motivating
  • Strengthening working team culture and climate
  • Improving leadership and ability to inspire and engage others.
  • Learning to say no 

Gain confidence as you prepare to step into your next leadership role.  Get unvarnished feedback, new solutions and techniques to define a clear course of action with goals that work.


Designed for professionals motivated to get traction on a personal goal such as:

  • Handling an important life transition with resilience and grace
  • Achieving better task focus, prioritisation and time management
  • Balancing life-work responsibilities
  • Strengthening an attribute such as assertiveness, listening, follow-though, tact or confidence
  • Self care (stress management, eating healthier, fitness goals, etc)

Increase clarity on priorities and improve life balance and resilience by defining and taking action on the outcomes you want and deserve.  Change your thinking patterns for stronger, healthier habits that will lower your stress and maintain an attitude and lifestyle that help you be your best, no matter what challenges lay ahead.  

Looking for a Different Group?

Would you like to get together with people with a different purpose than listed above?  If there is sufficient interest, we could form a new specialty group (minimum 6 people).

Examples include groups supporting life/career transitions for MD's and RN's, Real Estate Agents, or Project Managers. Expressing your interest does not mean your must register, but it lets us know if there is a need.

Also would you be interested in a women's only, physician's or engineer's group?  We have intial interest, but need a few more to make a group.  Contact us to find out more.


  • Alder Group  $999 + tax;  for life balance and focus 
  • Cedar Group $1299 + tax;  for senior managers and directors
  • Spruce Group $1599 + tax;  for executives.

What is Included?

The fee includes all reference materials, nutrition breaks, your individualized goal attainment action plan, learning journal and access to continuing learning opportunities.

Opportunity to get additional 360 feedback

Honest feedback from those you work and live with about your strengths and opportunities for development are powerfully useful in choosing where to focus your next learning efforts. Get answers to why you do what you do, especially when stressed.  It's easy to add the Leadership Circle 360 feedback report on your registtration form.   Details here: The Leadership Circle Feedbacl Report

Are you interested in hosting a group?

We have special pricing for the host.  If you are considering hosting a group and have suitable space in Vancouver (boardroom that seats 12), let's talk!

What if . . .  you had an advisory board of caring, informed professionals committed to helping you gain clarity and take confident action on what you are truly capable of?  With support and coaching, almost anything can achieved, one step at a time.

The tools you need with the support to succeed.

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Your Facilitator, Sue Drinnan M.Sc (neurosc), PCC

Certified Executive Coach and Facilitator

Sue Drinnan MSc (Neuroscience) is an award-winning Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness Specialist; highly skilled in supporting strategic leaders and their teams to work even more effectively together.  Leveraging her  20 years of experience between being an executive coach and/or in executive roles herself, she brings clarity to her client’s purpose, priorities and leadership presence which establish a more resilient, engaged and focussed workplace culture. 

Using powerful transformational tools such as award winning facilitation (50X ROI), a deep understanding of how to develop resilience, as well as emotional intelligence and trust she helps leaders overcome immunity to both change and conflict to measurably and durably improve how they bring out the best in both themselves and those they lead.

Sue has coached many senior executives through difficult transitions and has designed compelling Talent Development programs. She has won Top Speaker awards, the prestigious International Coach Federation PRISM Award (Van) and has been nominated for the Most Influential Women in Business Award.

Her areas of specialty include: coaching abrasive leaders; strengthening personal resilience; self-compassion and communication effectiveness. 

She is co-author of Leadership: HOTS (Helping Others To Succeed), and in-field transformational leadership development simulations, she co-edited the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations and is a director on several boards.  Sue is a graduate of UBC, SFU, RRU and JIBC and speaks numerous languages.  Sue remains very fit and was a world class Team Canada athlete (Tour de France Feminin, 4th in skiing Nationals, Tandem cycling, Barcelona Paralympics).  

Don’t wait to become what you are capable of.  

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