49 episodes

Hey Sue is a live coaching podcast, where dynamic leaders let down their guards to engage in an intimate, authentic real-time coaching session with one of the most sought after conscious leadership executive coaches in the world.

Sue Heilbronner advises hundreds of leaders and teams, with a primary focus on tech. She was an executive in the sector for 15 years, following her work as a lawyer with the US Department of Justice. Sue also is the co-founder of the MergeLane VC fund. Techstars mentor, Tedx speaker, professor of entrepreneurship, instigator of authentic, transformative conversations, and mentor to many.

Hey Sue Sue Heilbronner

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Hey Sue is a live coaching podcast, where dynamic leaders let down their guards to engage in an intimate, authentic real-time coaching session with one of the most sought after conscious leadership executive coaches in the world.

Sue Heilbronner advises hundreds of leaders and teams, with a primary focus on tech. She was an executive in the sector for 15 years, following her work as a lawyer with the US Department of Justice. Sue also is the co-founder of the MergeLane VC fund. Techstars mentor, Tedx speaker, professor of entrepreneurship, instigator of authentic, transformative conversations, and mentor to many.

    What’s to Love About Being in a Funk? Live Coaching with “Ryan" (Anonymous)

    What’s to Love About Being in a Funk? Live Coaching with “Ryan" (Anonymous)

    Sue and Leah welcomed the first anonymous guest “Ryan” to the HeySue podcast! He kicked off the conversation by explaining that he is in the market for a coach who can help him get out of a funk.

    Sue and Leah invited Ryan to reflect on different parts of himself – from the achievement-oriented “higher self” to the cheese-loving slacker “Gary.” Ryan’s curiosity and self-reflection shine through in this conversation that spans creativity, self-worth, quantified-self journaling, and Miyazaki’s Fujimoto from Ponyo.

    This is a great listen for anyone (i.e. everyone) familiar with patterns of “productivity” and “laziness.” To go deeper, here is an exploration about how to allow yourself to rest.

    If you want to explore Ryan’s pop culture references, listen to some Sufjan Stevens or watch the 1983 movie Wind in the Willows.

    • 37 min
    Is This Successful Serial CEO “Too Much?” Find out. Live Coaching with David Secunda

    Is This Successful Serial CEO “Too Much?” Find out. Live Coaching with David Secunda

    David Secunda is a successful serial entrepreneur who has big ideas ranging from tech solutions for talent management at companies to what may be the best adventure summer camp for kids in the US.

    In this live coaching episode of the HeySue podcast, David opens his heart and mind, sharing the deep questions he wonders about in his leadership. He talks about a recurring worry that he is “too much.” The inquiry around that worry unlocks a conversation about wanting to be liked as a leader, the upper limits he encounters as a visionary, reacting to internal and external critiques, and a persona named “Tiny” who is trying to protect David.

    • 44 min
    Imposter Syndrome is not Punk Rock -- Live Coaching with Robin Izsak-Tseng

    Imposter Syndrome is not Punk Rock -- Live Coaching with Robin Izsak-Tseng

    Robin Izsak-Tseng is the VP of Revenue Marketing at G2. She is a leader with a lot of expertise to offer, but having so many young tech dudes around makes her feel like an imposter. She wonders if she is holding herself back from the next level of leadership.

    In this bold and revealing session, Robin, Sue, and Leah Pearlman talk about the perks of being self-effacing, the desire to be more punk rock, and a tension between leading and belonging.

    You will hear about personas and why they show up, as well as how to stay with feelings of insecurity as you grow and move to the next level.

    • 39 min
    Selling Yourself by Showing Up as Yourself, Live Coaching with Shawna Barnhart

    Selling Yourself by Showing Up as Yourself, Live Coaching with Shawna Barnhart

    Shawna Barnhart is a seasoned product leader in tech who loves team building, cross-functional project orchestration, and deep, revealing client conversations. Like many leaders in tech, she was recently a part of a reduction in force.

    Shawna is trying to balance “holding on” and “letting go” in the midst of that transition. During this honest and joy-filled conversation, Shawna, Sue, and Leah dig into the issue of “selling yourself” on the job market by simply showing up with your passion and genius.

    This episode in particular showcases guest coach Leah Pearlman’s coaching technique of “welcoming.” You can learn more about it at www.welcomingway.com.

    • 35 min
    Gaining Clarity on the Next Phase of Growth, One Way or Another with Rachel Beisel

    Gaining Clarity on the Next Phase of Growth, One Way or Another with Rachel Beisel

    Rachel Beisel is a seasoned executive who has achieved a lot of her goals and feels like she’s at her next phase of growth.

    She climbed all of Colorado’s 14-ers, ended her marriage, rang many professional bells, and wrote a book. She’s looking at rewriting her bio in a literal and metaphorical sense.

    In this live coaching session, Rachel shares the questions she’s facing as she is looking at the next chapter of her life and career with a hope of shifting some of her core patterns of planning, goals, and checklists for achievement.

    In this episode, Leah takes Rachel through an exploration to tune into her inner seven year old, finding a place of not knowing and opening to wonder.

    • 40 min
    How Close Should a Leader Be to Colleagues, Live Executive Coaching with Ajay Manglani

    How Close Should a Leader Be to Colleagues, Live Executive Coaching with Ajay Manglani

    Ajay Manglani, an exec in the generative AI space, joins Sue Heilbronner and Leah Pearlman for another episode of live executive coaching.

    Ajay, who brings a warmth, relatability, and sensitivity to this podcast and, seemingly, his leadership, raises two issues we hear often from company leaders.

    First, he discusses his effort to strike what he sees as the right balance around how much information (about board meetings, future company decisions, etc.) to share with his direct reports and larger team. He asks Leah and Sue for insights on how to think of that balance in a way that works best for him and for his team, and the coaches provide some thoughts you might find useful if you’ve wondered about this.

    Second, he asks how he might create more connected relationships with his colleagues. Leah does a bit of welcoming around his true motivations for wanting both more and less connection at once.

    As we do more of these episodes, we’re grateful for the willingness of our leader guests to share what’s really on their minds. We are game to talk to more leaders who are interested in this live coaching experience on the Hey Sue podcast. Find Sue on Linkedin, connect or follow, and send a message. We’ll be in touch.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

All In Jack ,

Exceptional learning takesways and entertaining

Sue is a joy to listen to. She brings energy, insight and fun into every episode. I love getting valuable nuggets in each episode.

Pdx100 ,

Reflections and ideas to use now

I walk away from every episode of this podcast with concrete reflections and ideas I can use with myself and my teams. For example, in a recent episode on job hunting (and biz dev), Sue and Leah encouraged the person they were coaching to let go of her self-imposed ideas about selling herself, and instead to lean into the natural creativity, curiosity and collaboration she brings to her work. Great host(s), great topics, and wonderful, friendly energy.

Kim6191986 ,

Personalized Coaching

Holy moly the latest podcast episode with Shawna felt like I was being personally coached. Thank you so much for that episode.

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