The official bio for Susan Cranston, CEO & Founder.
Susan Cranston, BA, CEBS, Certified Master Coach, Certified Health Instructor
CEO & Founder, Authentika Consulting Inc.
Susan Cranston, BA, CEBS, CEO & Founder, Authentika Consulting Inc
Certified Coach, Certified Health Instructor, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist
In her 29 year career, Susan has coaching and consulting experience in Human Resources, Talent Management, Engagement, Learning and Development, Productivity, Mindfulness and Wellness. Along with several published articles and two self-published novels, Susan also has experience in television and radio as the host of her own talk show.
Susan works with organizations in the public and private sectors helping her clients identify goals and harness methods for attaining their personal and professional potential. She also consults in the field of employee benefit programs with a specialization in group disability management and employee pension/retirement programs.
Susan obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University along with a Diploma in Business Administration. Susan is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Certified Coaches Federation and holds certifications as an external coach and as a Health (certified to teach Ayurveda, Medication and Yoga from the Chopra Center for Well-being in California) educator. She is a Certified DISC Workshop Leader and a Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
In 2010, Susan was elected the first Canadian President of the International Society of Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and has been an active member at the national level as a member of a number of committees. Most recently, Susan was the only Canadian member of the Professionals Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and was also the first Canadian Chairperson for the CEBS Committee (joint US and Canadian Committee).
Susan was instrumental in designing application-based learning courses for Dalhousie University specifically for the new Certified Employee Benefits Program (CEBS) which was introduced in 2017.
Susan is active in her community as a volunteer in arts, education and women in business and represents Waterloo Region as the chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee for the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce.
10 + years experience presenting, training & facilitating throughout North America.
Susan is an experienced facilitator and presenter. She is certified to conduct DISC and EQI-2 Assessments and facilitates workshops in Candid Feedback, Leadership & Career Development, Time Management, Mindfulness & Well-being, Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence. Along with several published articles and two self-published novels, Susan also has experience in television and radio.
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