Ep 55. Sue Simmons, Sr. Executive Coach at Fernald & Co on Enjoying Work

Sue Simmons, Partner & Sr. Executive Coach, Fernald & Co.

My experience in sales and marketing management was invigorating. I enjoyed building relationships, and learned the ropes from some great leaders. I’ve always been a die-hard strategic thinker, and was at one time a proud multi-tasker (prior to discovering mindfulness that is). I demonstrated the ability to manage colossal projects to successful fruition with ease. Directing liver transplant surgeons in trialling my medical equipment? No problem. Being the only female manager among 14 male managers, in an engineering environment? Can do. Ah, there was nothing I couldn’t conquer. Then came autism. Now there was a colossal project, even for a girl who savours a challenge.

We adopted a parent-led intervention based on child development and neuroplasticity. Two years, later, as a result of my family’s triumph over ASD, I was compelled to help other parents understand, as I did, that ASD was not a life sentence. I was accepted into the intervention’a Professional Certification program (RDI) and trained extensively under my psychologist supervisor. So, I became highly skilled in helping parents guide their child’s cognitive and emotional development. What a feeling.

At the time, it seemed that my coaching work with families was a huge departure from the world of business. After all, what did self-regulation, self-awareness, guiding one’s development, and “thinking about thinking” have to do with business? Turns out it has a lot to do with executive coaching – and helping individuals understand and adapt their work style to be their best.

At Fernald & Co, I can happily immerse myself in the process of how we think, work and relate. I love to help people harness the power of their minds … to purposefully use their strengths to “drive the bus,” and leave their challenges at the back where they belong. Now that’s something worth contemplating – which I seem to be doing a lot, these days.

https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/sue-simmons-bphe-cpc/2a/101/219

fernaldandco.com

About author View all posts Author website

Mark Latimer

Mark Latimer

Mark Latimer is the Host of the EDUTTAIN Podcast. Join us weekly as we interview leaders, speakers, authors and more.

Mark uses his expert knowledge to coach, consult and speak with B2B organizations looking to dramatically increase sales.

Follow @marklatimer

To connect call: 416-625-6441

Email: mark (at) eduttain.com

13 CommentsLeave a comment

  • An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who had been conducting a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner due to the fact that I found it
    for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your
    website.

  • Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after browsing through a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m certainly delighted I stumbled upon it
    and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  • Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book
    mark this web site.

  • Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the fantastic work!

  • Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?

    I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard
    time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *