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PowerUp Leadership

Coach Your People Leaders to Grow 

Organizations that Develop Effective Leaders Attract and Retain Top Talent

PowerUp Leadership was founded with the vision of cultivating more Inspired Leadership in our workplaces. We specialize in coaching Emerging Leaders and New People Managers to set goals, increase their capabilities in communication, relationship building, conflict resolution, self care and stress management. When you get leadership right, your organization becomes a talent magnet.  Many of our clients are professional services firms and technology firms.

Organizations that opt to extend their development of high-potential talent below senior levels are 4.2 times more likely to outperform those that don’t on a financial composite of revenue growth, operating margin, EBITDA, and return on equity. Companies that take a full-pipeline view of potential also have higher-quality senior leadership and more diversity at every level, not just high potentials.

Effective leadership has a domino effect.  You lead the way you are led.  PowerUp Leadership can help design and launch a coaching program to provide executive coaching across all job levels, and train human resources on how to manage your coaching, mentoring, and onboarding programs. Companies are more profitable when they reward employees for consistently demonstrating people-focused, ethical leadership.  Leadership effectiveness drives cash flow.                                                                                                                         

Every interaction with an employee, is an opportunity to tap into their leadership capability.

Our Values

  • Inspired Leadership. PowerUp Leadership was founded with the vision of creating more inspired leadership in our workplaces.  This value is central to everything we do, and the reason why our firm exists. The word "Inspire" means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into. When you inspire someone, it is as if you are blowing air over a low flame to make it grow.
  • Truth. We build deep professional relationships through transparent and candid communication. We are trusted professional advisers to many individuals and organizations. We are selective about what organizations we partner with.
  • Community ProsperityWe love working with small business owners. Entrepreneurs are passionate about their businesses, and the key to community prosperity.
  • Diversity and Inclusion All employees should be treated with deep respect at all times. Diversity and inclusion are key pillars of a respectful workplace, and we are proud to be 100% woman owned.
  • Professionalism. PowerUp Leadership takes professionalism very seriously.  This means showing up on time and delivering for our clients. Our team abides by the Code of Conduct and Ethics required by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations.
  • FunEngaged employees have fun at work.  We believe that injecting some play at work results in more creativity, innovation, and happier, more engaged teams.

Susan Power, CEO & Founder

Susan is the CEO and the founder of PowerUp Leadership, a boutique leadership coaching advisory company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. The company vision is to multiply leaders to grow your business. Many workplaces struggle with the shift that needs to happen when progressing employees from individual contributors to people leaders.  The skills that are required to build and develop a team rely heavily on communication, empathy, emotional agility, and inspiring through vision.

As a coach, clients describe Susan’s authentic style as "approachable and warm. Susan is astute in listening and being able to bring out the best in others, enabling them to learn more instinctively."  To learn more about Susan's Coaching style check out her Coaching Bio.

Susan built her consulting skills working in Toronto for seven years including at the global management consulting firm Accenture. In 2016, Susan sold her first consulting business (Higher Talent) founded in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador and then spent two years in an Executive HR Director role at JD Irving Limited, before returning to entrepreneurship.  

Susan is a Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Calgary. Susan can be reached at susan@powerupleadership.ca.  

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Community Focus

Susan volunteers as the President of the Atlantic Chapter of the International Coaching Federation and is a member of the below community groups to drive forward the mandate and objectives of these organizations. PowerUp Leadership's values align with the work that these organizations deliver.

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Susan Power, MBA, ACC, CHRL                CEO & Founder, PowerUp Leadership

Nova Scotia Easter Seals
Nova Scotia Labour Board
Halifax Chamber of Commerce
International Coach Federation Atlantic
SheEO Activator
Centre for Women in Business

Inspired Leadership™ Podcast

Tyler Bayley and Susan Power talk about what is Inspired Leadership™. The purpose of this podcast is to celebrate examples of inspired leadership to create more of it in our workplaces.

Leadership Effectiveness

 The word "Inspire" means to excite, encourage, or breathe life into. Inspire comes from the Latin word that means to inflame or to blow into. When you inspire someone, it is as if you are blowing air over a low flame to make it grow. If you have a leadership story you think we should feature on a future episode or would like to sign up as a guest, we would love to hear from you. Email susan@powerupleadership.ca or bayleyty@gmail.com.

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"Susan is an extremely dedicated and knowledgeable HR&OD professional who has a keen understanding of policy development and approvals process in a municipal context. She is able to develop options and clear policies based on thorough analysis in an effective and efficient manner that aligns to the needs of the organization and stakeholders."

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