Sue Maitland - Life Transitions Coach


Make the rest of your life the BEST of your life

Tel: 778-265-6880


As mid-lifers we face many transitions and helping mid-lifers navigate successfully through professional and personal change is the focus of my coaching practice. A transition can be stressful and it can also provide the perfect opportunity to take a moment to pause and get clarity on what you want for the next phase of your life. I’m trained and experienced in helping my clients create a clear vision of what they want for their future by taking them through a structured process and asking open-ended questions that cause them to pause and think. You’ll be surprised and delighted at how empowered you feel and how confident you are in the choices you make as you take charge of your future.

The key areas of focus in my coaching practice are:

Planning Your Next Career Move

Do you wake up in the morning and look forward to the day ahead or do you experience that sinking feeling knowing you’re in a job that you don’t really enjoy? It may not be the actual work that’s the problem – it may be the corporate culture, your boss, negative co-workers or simply that your values don’t align with those of the company you work for.

Throughout my professional career I have successfully executed many transitions always striving to gain more satisfaction & joy from my work. My latest profession as a life and career transitions coach has been my most successful & fulfilling career move ever!

Let’s explore whether it’s really the work or the workplace that’s the problem. You’ll reconnect with the skills you love to use and have fun exploring new possibilities for your next career move, whether in your existing field or doing something completely different.

You’ll benefit from the valuable insights I gained from my decade as a resource manager and recruiter. Work with me and I’ll help you make a career move that’s ideal for you and brings increased satisfaction & fulfilment into your life.

“Working with Sue as a Transition Coach has been an amazing experience that has improved my life in many dimensions. You do the work and Sue guides you through it with insightful and challenging questions. I have learned so much about myself and how to achieve my goals. I have a great set of tools now that have helped me to find a happier and much more positive outlook in my work and in my personal life”

~ Robert English, Executive

If you’re ready to explore what it would take for you to feel excited about your workday, I invite you to take that first step and call me at 778-265-6880 or click the Contact button on the right and send me an email to arrange for your complimentary and confidential consultation.

Balancing Your Personal and Professional Life

You’ve probably heard that on their deathbed nobody ever wishes they’d spent more time at work – don’t risk personally experiencing that regret later in life.

In order to succeed as a professional or a business owner, does it sometimes feel as if it’s impossible to have any balance in your life? This stress can be compounded if you also have children at home or others who rely upon you for support.

I confess that as a former “workaholic” in the past I often put work ahead of almost everything in my life and I was rarely completely present and available in the way I would wish to be for my family and friends or even my work colleagues. Now I’m committed to helping men and women reduce their stress and sense of overwhelm and achieve more balance in their lives. Balance is about making choices and together we’ll explore ways in which you can feel empowered to take control and manage your time in order to bring more joy and fulfilment into your life.

“I have to tell you Sue that you really did help me change my life for the better! Since our coaching session, I did “pare back” on my teaching and volunteering. IT was SO great to have free time and actually spend it with my family….Seriously Sue – this has COMPLETELY changed my life and without you helping me through the process, I don’t know if I would have even taken the first step.”

~ Gretel Comstock, IT Professional

If you’re ready to reduce your stress and enjoy more balance in your life, please make time to take that first step and call me at 778-265-6880 or click the Contact button on the right and send me an email to arrange for your complimentary and confidential consultation and ask me why Gretel contacted me a year after our work together to thank me once again.

Pre-Retirement Career & Lifestyle Planning

Do you have a clear vision of what retirement could look like for you? Maybe you believe that you’ll never be able to afford to retire or can’t imagine what you’d do with all that free time so you figure you’ll just keep working! Maybe if you’re a couple, you suspect you & your partner have different ideas about retirement so you avoid talking about it!

While none of us can predict the future with absolute certainty, a clear future goal for the later stages of life & a plan to get there can be a great stress reliever & once you have this clarity you may even find you can retire or semi-retire sooner then you ever thought possible.

Together let’s develop a clear, personalized vision for a future that you can feel excited about & plan to get you there!

“I enjoyed discussing options in a completely confidential setting. Employing Sue as a guide to explore future possibilities helped me prepare for the next stage of my life with increased self-assurance. I now have more clarity and less concern about the road to retirement.”

~ Alberta Health Sector Executive (now successfully and happily retired)

If you’re ready to take charge of your future and design a retirement lifestyle goal that you can feel confident and excited about, I invite you to reach out and call me at 778-265-6880 or click the Contact button on the right and send me an email to arrange for your complimentary and confidential consultation.

Creating a New Life on Your Own

Sometimes in life, the unexpected happens and we find ourselves facing a future on our own. Whether you’re newly separated, divorced or dealing with the passing of a loved one, you’ve suddenly discovered that your entire world has changed!

Maybe you need to find a new home, a career that generates more income or you simply feel disconnected and lost. You probably have friends, family and other professionals offering all kinds of advice. You know their intentions are good but the reality is, their advice is coming from their perspective and their advice may not be right for you.

Having a life coach to help you get your own answers as to what’s really best for you can reduce your stress, help you avoid costly mistakes & give you a sense of empowerment and control over your future. Invite me to be your coach and you’ll feel confident in the choices you make. Together we’ll face the challenges and the new possibilities that come up as you begin to chart a new course for your future. Invest in yourself and invite me to be your life coach – you don’t have to deal with this alone!

“I am applying the clarity I gained from my sessions with you. I’m so grateful to have found you and the good work you did with me. I have a new mantra “Get a life coach”….I think we all need a life coach now and then. It made such a tremendous difference for me when I needed help managing my life. Much gratitude for the work you did with me. Everything goes so much easier since our work together”

~ Ferne Nowlan (widow)

If you’re at a point where you’re ready to begin to plan your new life on your own and want to get clarity on future possibilities and have the assurance of my support as you make your best choices, I invite you to reach and call me at 778-265-6880 or click on the Contact button on the top right of this page and send me an email to arrange for your complimentary and confidential consultation.



Are you at a point in your life where you know that you want something more, a greater sense of joy and fulfilment and you want to explore what that might look like and how to achieve it?

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Ready to take the next step?

The most successful people in the world work with coaches. If you have never experienced working with a life or career coach and feel it could benefit you, please contact me at 778-265-6880 or send an email to explore this further.

We’ll arrange a complimentary initial telephone consultation and if after that, you’re interested in taking the next step, we’ll book you into one of a limited number of Discovery Sessions that I hold every month. You’ll be asked to make a small initial investment in a 60 minute Discovery Session. You’ll receive a questionnaire which we’ll review together in the Discovery Session and you’ll experience a 30 minute coaching session on a topic of your choice – something that you know you need to get clarity on. After the session we’ll both know whether coaching is right for you and you’ll be able to determine if you feel we have a good rapport – an essential element for a successful coaching relationship. If you decide to proceed, a portion of your Discovery Session investment will be credited towards the cost of any coaching package you select.

Don’t face this next stage of your life in a state of overwhelm, stress or confusion. Invite me to be your coach and I’ll support you to confidently clarify your best future direction and create a plan for a smooth and satisfying transition.