Susan started her own Coaching Business in 2015. She is the founder of Gellatly Leadership Coaching, LLC and Co-Founder of BenchStrength Coaching, LLC.
She has proven executive leadership in Business Operations, Information Technology and Leadership Coaching. Her passion for business and leadership development branched her life journey in the pursuit to help others with their growth and development.
Susan is an experienced speaker in small groups, large gatherings, workshops and public speaking. She recently published a podcast on “10 Steps for Shared Property.”
Prior to her coaching career, Susan enjoyed a long and successful career at The Boeing Company in Information Technology. During her 10 years as an IT executive, Susan led several large-scale software development programs and the implementation of Service Management. As the Business Operations leader, she managed a $1.6B asset management budget and $1B spend with suppliers. She developed the organization strategy, including employee development, for the 1000-person infrastructure team.
Susan earned her coaching certificate in 2015 from Hudson Institute of Coaching. She is an active member in the International Coach Federation with a Professional Certified Coach credential.
Susan is a certified facilitator in Learning Center Turning Points: A Course of Action, an accredited practitioner of Integrative Enneagram, and a certified practitioner of Tilt365.
She has published many articles in Forbes and holds affiliations with Women for Change, Women in Cloud, International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach credentials and Eastside Chapter for Washington State.
Susan has a passion for identifying and resolving the barriers to professional development at both the individual and organizational level. Throughout her career at Boeing, Susan served as a coach and mentor to many colleagues. She is known for having a direct, thoughtful, and respectful communication style. Colleagues trusted she would provide candid feedback on performance and help them find their own way to make the necessary changes. Having raised four children, Susan had many employees, especially women, seek her counsel. Colleagues looked to her as someone who had successfully navigated both a male-dominated company and a male-dominated industry. Helping professional women excel is an area of focus in her coaching.
Susan is married and has four grown sons. She Loves outdoor sports, hiking and skiing being her two favorites. She enjoys reading everything from leadership books to fiction, with a bias toward biographies. The Gellatly family recently welcomed a granddaughter.