Lifted Fog LLC
A global executive coaching and consulting firm.

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About Lifted Fog

The Tale:

In 2005, Lifted Fog was created. It’s founder, Sue Stevenson, made the synonymous discovery that just as the fog lifts and provides clear skies, so too would genuine and authentic coaching assist leaders who are ‘in the fog’ about their career and professional decisions. Today this global executive coaching and consulting firm offers over 15 years of international, organizational and individual coaching experience with a mission to feed the curious mind, find the clarity and build the action that helps each client embrace success. Utilizing the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience, the practice helps coaches and leaders understand how to change our neural pathways, create insight and facilitate powerful learning.

For larger engagements, Lifted Fog has formed key alliances and partnerships with leading edge, value based organizations, designed to meet client’s needs.

Summary of Sue’s background:


  • 20 years of business experience in Sales, Marketing, Quality, Internal Communications, Organizational Development and Global Human Resource Management.
  • Worked for Fortune 500 Companies in the Life Sciences, Hospitality, Financial, Local Government, Consumer Product and High Technology sectors.
  • Held corporate leadership positions at the VP/SVP level for Novartis and Elan Biopharmaceuticals.
  • A proven track record for developing talented employees in successful multinational companies through Leadership Development, Global Talent Management, Corporate Restructuring and Cultural Change.
  • Lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Switzerland as well as traveled for business throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, prior to moving to the US in 2001.
Ongoing roles include
  • Director of Coaching, Synergy Programs
  • Director, Human Insight, Learning and Growth, PotentiaLabs
  • Master Facilitator and Executive Coach, Talentsmart
  • Lead Trainer, Executive Coach, Assessor and Mentor, NeuroLeadership Group
  • Judge for the Chief Learning Officer's 2015 Learning Elite Awards.


  • Graduated from Aberdeen University, Scotland with a Bachelor of Education degree, major in Educational Psychology, and subsequently completed a postgraduate diploma at Napier University in Edinburgh in Human Resource Management.
  • Certified Coaching Credentials gained at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.
  • Recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Professional Certified Coach (PCC).
  • Results Certified Coach through study and application with Results Coaching Systems/NLG.
  • Certificate in The Science of Happiness, Berkeley.

    Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.
  • Member of the NeuroLeadership Institute.
  • Associate with Advantara Global Executive Learning and Coaching Institute.

  • "Success is a State of Mind" Book - contributing chapter author.
  • "Thrive or Survive - The impact of working in different national cultures" - research paper.
    Speaking engagements
  • Training Magazine - National Conference, San Diego.
  • ASTD San Diego Annual Conference.
  • SHaRE group, San Diego. 
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Annual Conference, UK.
  • The San Diego Workforce Partnership. 
  • The Institute of Management Consultants, San Diego Chapter.
  • The European Congress on Personnel Management, Budapest, Hungary.


 Sue currently resides in San Diego, California, where she enjoys walks on the  beach with her rescue dog. Travel, photography, golf and tennis are her other passions.
         "Sue is best known by all who meet her to be an engaging conversationalist, a broadcaster of happiness, and a fun-loving and spirited story teller with a wee bit of Scottish humor that make her a delight to know."
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