New Zealand and Australia

Sue Lindsay

Sue Lindsay is an internationally award-winning executive having been recognized as New Zealand Young Executive of the Year and winner of the World Young Business Achiever award. Her career has taken her from running the family farm to the leadership of a Top 200 New Zealand organization where she is directly credited with leading a team and designing growth strategies that increased revenues by over 200% in less than five years. 
Since leaving from her corporate career Sue has become one of New Zeland’s most sought after business speakers, she is a Master Executive Coach and retained by leaders as a mentor and strategist.

Returning to leadership four years ago she is currently the Chief Executive and cofounder of  tech start up Think Actual, an insights and strategy consultancy serving clients across New Zealand and Australia. Sue also brings extensive governance experience to her work.

Sue’s own research project The Feminine Perspective is changing the way business thinks about the female economy and leading diversity across the gender gap. Her passion for advancing the role of women has seen Sue collaborate with The Bank of NZ in delivering her  A Woman in Business and Leadership programmes to over 5000 women.

With active ownership and engagement in three businesses Sue really understands the day to day challenges of doing business, leadership and life in today's chaotic context.


My purpose is simply to inspire greatness in the world one person and one organisation at a time. I do so by working alongside leaders and their teams to inspire; possibility, clarity, courage, consciousness, compassion and action.

I deliver this through my leadership, coaching, speaking and consulting.

The focus on my coaching is leadership and strategy and I work primarily with senior executives. I also have a particular interest in working with women in leadership and emerging female leaders.


The state of coaching in New Zealand and Australia :

Executive coaching has experienced rapid growth in Australia and New Zealand in the last 10 years and is widely seen as a main stream management development practice. Demand is high for coaches who are both credentialed and expereinced business leaders in their own right. Senior executives in corporate organisations and enterpreneurs alike value the support and insight that those who have “sat in their chair” bring to their coaching.

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