About Sue Zisko

"I am passionate about empowering people to 

continue growing at work and in their lives!"


Sue is a mindset coach and trainer for leadership, team building, effectiveness and personal growth. She is an insightful coach, engaging course leader, and dynamic speaker with 30+ years of experience. She has expertise in serving CPA and professional service firms, closely-helds, nonprofits, entrepreneurs and individuals at all levels within organizations. 


Her broad experience encompasses positions as a bank commercial loan officer, nationwide and international sales trainer, and director of practice growth for a Top 25 CPA firm.

*1983: Sales Trainer for Banks Nationwide
*1985: Speaker and Committee Member at the Inaugural Marketing Conference for CalCPA
*1986: Instructor for CalCPA Education Foundation
*1987: Guest Instructor, Business Colleges, Spain
*2002: Director of Marketing/Practice Growth at Top 25 Los Angeles CPA Firm
*2017: Established G.R.O.W. Courses and Coaching


As a lifelong learner, Sue is passionate about professional and personal growth, music, travel, and the outdoors.



  • MBA, Finance/Accounting, UCLA

  • BA, Psycholinguistics, UC Berkeley, Graduation with Distinction in General Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Freedom Facilitator/Breakthrough Specialist, The Freedom Formula by Nick Breau

  • Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching, Fielding Graduate University

  • DiSC Assessment Value Added Associate, TTI Success Insights

  • Business Development Coach, Ackert Business Development Institute

  • World of Difference Diversity Trainer, Anti-Defamation League

  • Certificate In Intercultural Training, Georgetown University

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Bandler & Associates/Society of NLP

  • Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Courses, Maharishi International University


  • Unleash the Power Within Virtual 2020, Tony Robbins

  • Strategic Intervention Coaching CORE 100 Course, Robbins-Madanes Training

  • Total Transformation Program, Dawn Michaels Law of Attraction Academy

  • Life Visioning Mastery, Dr. Michael Beckwith, MindValley Academy

  • Duality Course, Jeffrey Allen, Energy Healer, MindValley Academy



  • ICFLA - International Coach Federation, Los Angeles

  • JBBBS - Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters LA, Prior Board of Directors; Chair, Marketing Committee

  • JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Prior Walk Team Leader, Teams Coach

(Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0)

  • ​WOO (Winning Others Over)

  • Input (Information Gathering)

  • Maximizer (Transforming Others from Good to Great)

  • Learner (Continuously Improving)

  • Communication (Putting Thoughts into Words)