About Sue Zisko

"I am passionate about empowering people to 

continue growing at work and in their lives!"

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Sue is a coach and trainer on topics including mindset, leadership, team building, effectiveness and personal growth. As an insightful coach, engaging course leader, and dynamic speaker, Sue has over 30 years of experience 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/Training at Top 25 Los Angeles CPA Firm
*2017: Established G.R.O.W. Training + 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



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

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

(Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0)

  • ​WOO (Winning Others Over)

  • Positivity (Contagious Enthusiasm)

  • Communication (Putting Thoughts into Words)

  • Maximizer (Transforming Others from Good to Great)

  • Input (Information Gathering)