About Sue

Sue_2011_2People who have worked with me describe me as warm, supportive, insightful, directional, intuitive, precise, and a deep listener. I’m possibilities-oriented and business savvy.

I’m a consultant, coach and facilitator in Conscious Business & Conscious Communication. My greatest passion is helping people put into action the values they hold dear in relationships and in business dealings. This is important to all of us, whether we’re team leaders, individual contributors, board members, or lovers (in the fullest sense of the word). Oftentimes, the starting place is having the crucial conversations we long to have in a way that makes us feel whole.

As one of Fred Kofman’s* most experienced facilitators, I offer workshops and coaching  that translate Conscious Business and Conscious Communication into powerful daily tools and practices. This can change a company’s whole culture, one conversation at a time. I also offer T3s for trainers and coaches who want to teach Conscious Business in their own organizations.

My clients include leading-edge organizations like Huffington Post and global giants like Shell Oil as well as businesses in high-tech, healthcare, newspaper, auto, pharmaceutical, higher education, consulting and insurance.  I’ve had the privilege of teaching thousands of people the tools of Conscious Communication in over 40 countries throughout Asia, South America, Australia, Europe, Canada and the US.  From this experience, I’m able to quickly detect opportunities in clients’ communication and offer practices to shift work outcomes while strengthening trust with others.

I founded Brightman Glover International in 2000 to focus on Conscious Business as my primary consulting, coaching and teaching platform. I had the rare opportunity to study transformational leadership directly with *Fred Kofman (author Conscious Business, MIT Teacher of the Year, LinkedIn’s VP of Leadership Development) for two years in the Leading Learning Communities (LLC) program. My career roles include serving as a Global OD Consultant/Coach at Shell Oil, as Director of Leadership Development for Pulitzer Newspapers, and as Employment/Employee Relations Manager at The Christian Science Monitor.

I’m a certified Coach through Deep Change Institute, a trained chaplain, and have extensive experience in the field mental health.  My masters work was in HR Administration and Education after earning a BA in Corrections. I completed Harvard Law School’s certificate program on Negotiation and am certified in numerous culture and leadership assessment instruments including the SQ21, LSI, OSI, Kolbe, MBTI, as well as a certified facilitator in the highly acclaimed Power and Systems Organization Workshop.

I’ve designed and facilitated 150 online workshops and authored many training programs including a T3 for virtual trainers/facilitators.

Informal background.
They say expert chess players are better than good chess players only because they see patterns more quickly. One of my strengths from working with thousands of people in the area of communication is my ability to quickly discern patterns of thinking. This accelerates the work clients and I do together –  finding a way forward through a challenge, preparing for a crucial business conversation, or developing a new set of leadership skills. I respect the complexities we all have in our lives and have seen transformative outcomes as a business consultant and chaplain from having conscious, skillful conversations at just the right times. My own life has been full of twists and turns that give me empathy for the unexpected.  I became a single parent when my children were 10 and 7, three years after we became a family through adoption. They are the biggest loves of my life! I relate to all those who are trying to do their best professionally while also trying to be the best partners, parents or grandparents they can be. I have a loved sibling with a mental illness from whom I am learning much about experiencing happiness, hope and growth under any circumstances. I’ve become active in the mental health community, co-facilitating a spiritual support group twice a month for people and their family members challenged by mental illness, and serve as quarter-time Executive Director of INMI (Interfaith Network for Mental Illness) as well as the board of Colorado Recovery Trust. After living in six US cities and Europe (Amsterdam), I settled in Boulder, Colorado where I hike and kayak as much as possible – and continue my slowly-growing skill as a djembe drummer. I’m deeply committed to both my professional and spiritual growth.