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Sue Hornblow
An experienced executive coach, developing people Sue’s passion. Her clients value her positive encouragement, savvy commercial nous and coaching ability. She expertly challenges people to stretch and grow their interpersonal capability and confidence to deliver results. Woking closely in the public and private sector she brings perspective at the individual and enterprise level that seed fresh thinking.

She recognises that a significant challenge exists for leaders to create the environment for others to thrive while delivering short and long term organisational results. The transitions from individual high performer to manager to leader require a fundamental developmental shift. Critical to leadership development is identifying your personal leadership style and how your strengths can bring out the best in others.

As an executive coach, she works closely with people as they move through these development stages, gaining perspective on the relationship between how they habitually think and how they behave, and how all this impacts their current level of effectiveness enabling them to grow capability to succeed in more complex roles.

Sue is Rotorua born and bred, but has lived in Auckland for the past 25 years where she has bought up her family. A passionate sailor, relaxation is out on the Waitamata Harbour sailing at the theatre, always with family and good friends.

Professional Summary

Areas of expertise

  • Enterprise Leadership – Supporting leaders to successfully understand, lead, collaborate and operate across their organisational “system” with agility, focus and impact
  • High Performance Teams – Working with teams to optimise their contribution to the organisation and develop their capacity for learning and personal growth
  • Sales Leadership – Driving growth by supporting individuals and teams to imbed contemporary strategic approaches to business development, sales and client relationship management
  • Agility and Effectiveness – Skilling individuals to apply “new ways of working” to enhance personal resilience and leadership impact
  • Women in Leadership – Supporting women to develop their leadership style, navigate their career and successfully operate with confidence and impact
  • Communicating with Impact – Developing leadership capacity to influence and engage confidently across diverse audiences.


  • Key Performance Group: Director - Executive Coach and Facilitator
  • RogenSi: Senior Consultant
  • NZ Wines & Spirits: National On Premise Sales Manager
  • Montana Wines: Wine Maker.


  • Master of Science, Massey University, NZ.


  • The Leadership Circle (TLC); Genos Emotional Intelligence; Genos Employee Motivation Assessment; MBTI Type 11.

Director, Federal Government Department

“I have had a considerable amount of positive feedback including a stunning, unsolicited note from a colleague. If ever anyone doubted the possibility in Coaching relationships, your work is clearly evidence that the world is not flat. Thank you for all your work.”