Conscious Leadership Lives Here

Governance consulting that honours the new paradigm of business: where individuality is celebrated, business is sustainable, and decisions are made mindfully.

Business Is a Human Experience

Let’s face it: the traditional model of corporate governance is no longer cutting it. Instead of creating policies and procedures that ignore the human reality of work, the world’s most progressive organizations are embracing the humanness of business, using governance practices that respect how individual perspectives and experiences continue to impact decision-making.

After all, work is an inherently human experience. How can you claim effective governance without considering the unique skills, abilities, and viewpoints of decision-makers and those they serve and how that will impact decision-making?

These days, good governance is about much more than checklists and compliance. It’s about empowering your board of directors and leadership teams to make strategic decisions that serve the diversity of their people.

It requires an intuitive understanding of the humanness that exists within your organization.

What is
Corporate Governance?

You’re no stranger to talking about processes, procedures, and role clarity—the system by which your organization is directed and controlled

At its core, corporate governance is about creating the conditions to influence good decision-making in a way that works for your organization. It’s an opportunity to hold management accountable for strategic growth and thinking, encourage creative thought leadership, and lead from a place of purpose when done right.

The key is to ensure the governance system you create and the people using the system work together seamlessly.

As a lawyer and long-term corporate professional, I’ve seen firsthand how important it is for organizations to move their governance efforts beyond checklists and compliance to consider interpersonal dynamics and other intangibles to see how they affect the decision-making process.

As a governance consultant, I bring my strategic perspectives on governance relationships to organizations to help break down silos and navigate personality challenges that are inherent in the governance model. I blend my passion for leadership coaching with my experience in the corporate governance sphere to help organizations consider the human makeup of their boards and management teams to encourage better collaboration, communication, oversight, and guidance.

My job is to help you find sustainable solutions that work in favour of your organization’s makeup so your teams can work in harmony and make organizational decisions driven by purpose.

Your People Crave Intentional Leadership and Support

The next generation of corporate talent is ready for change. They believe the working world and how our culture relates to success and ambition must change fundamentally. Most importantly, they want to work for organizations that value the human aspects of business.

The people your directors, boards and leaders are responsible for want to see you lead by example. To see conscious leadership and purposeful decision-making become the status quo.

That change starts here.

Here is your chance to approach corporate governance in a way that empowers your organization to embrace a new paradigm of business: one where individuality is celebrated, business is sustainable, decisions are mindful, and joy is available to everyone.

Are you ready to embrace the change?

Suzanne provided valuable support to my team as we integrated board feedback to enhance our board reports. She thoughtfully balances the needs of the board with the needs of management and can mediate between these groups to find common ground. By asking thought-provoking questions and sharing different perspectives, she facilitated a process that allowed us to retain our voice as management while incorporating board feedback and meeting board needs.

Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer

Why Hire a
Governance Consultant?

Are you ready to support your teams in providing strategic thought leadership and mindful decision-making? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some ways I can help your organization:


Board, committee, and/or individual director evaluations


Board development, education, and succession planning


Management board and governance reporting audits and support


Corporate secretarial support and capacity building


CEO/Chair/Director mentorship and advisory support


Board group dynamic assessments and retreats or group events

Most of my consulting work is project-based. If you’re interested in learning more about how I can support your team, book a free consultation call today. From there, I’ll prepare a customized service proposal that will demonstrate how I can help your board govern effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

I may not know your team (yet), but I know the answers to the questions they have.

What is Governance?
Governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and processes by which an organization is directed and controlled. It encompasses the relationships between the board of directors, management, shareholders, and other stakeholders, with the goal of ensuring transparency, accountability, and responsible decision-making within the organization.
Why is Governance important?
Governance is essential for maintaining the trust and confidence of shareholders, investors, employees, and other stakeholders. It helps establish a framework for effective decision-making, risk management, and ethical conduct within an organization. Effective governance practices can enhance business performance, attract investment, mitigate risks, and promote long-term sustainability.
How can governance impact my company?
Implementing strong and effective governance practices can offer several benefits to your organization, such as:

  • Enhancing reputation and trust among stakeholders, including customers, donors, and employees.
  • Enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness through clear roles, responsibilities, and performance evaluation.
  • Improving decision-making processes, leading to better strategic choices and risk management.
  • Attracting and retaining investors or donors by demonstrating a commitment to transparency, accountability, and responsible business practices.
  • Reducing the likelihood of fraud, corruption, and unethical behaviour within the organization.
  • Fostering a positive organizational culture and ethical work environment to attract top talent and boost employee morale.
How do I know if my company needs governance assistance?

There are several indicators that your organization may benefit from the support of a governance consultant, including:

  • Lack of capacity or expertise to complete governance processes in-house.
  • Need for an independent third party to assist with governance processes.
  • Lack of clear governance structure and processes within the organization.
  • Ineffective or dysfunctional board of directors.
  • Concerns regarding transparency, accountability, or ethical conduct.
  • Compliance issues and challenges in meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Stakeholder dissatisfaction or lack of trust.
  • Rapid growth or expansion, requiring enhanced governance practices.
  • Need for specialized expertise and guidance in specific governance areas.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

You know that governance is crucial to the strategic direction and success of your organization.

Put your best foot forward by connecting with me to see how I can support your organization with its governance needs.