Sue Maitland - Life Transitions Coach


Make the rest of your life the BEST of your life

Tel: 778-265-6880

Which Service is Right for You?

Sue MaitlandEach person I work with is different. Some love the intimacy of the one-on-one coaching experience, others prefer a group experience and others appreciate the chance to access an online workshop or video from the privacy of their own home. I also speak and deliver workshops to businesses and organizations on a variety of topics related to living your best life and life transitions. Check out the Live Events page of this website for upcoming events. Most are delivered in Victoria and I’m always happy to speak in other cities upon request.

Consider which option works best for your situation and budget. Read on to explore each of the ways I can serve you, or contact me to discuss what makes most sense for you.

One-on-one Coaching

If you know that you need to make some changes in your personal or professional life and you’re ready to explore and embrace what living the best rest of your life really means, this option could be perfect for you. Watch the Home Page video and find out if you’re ready. The first step in working with me is usually a brief Living Your Best Life telephone consultation. After that, you may choose to invest in a Personal and Professional Discovery Coaching Package. It’s a stand-alone mini-coaching package which will help you identify where you are right now in your personal and professional life and where you may like to go in the future. It also includes a custom coaching session on a topic that best serves you. After completing this package you’ll have clarity about your goals for the future and the motivation to begin to take action. You’ll know what it feels like to be coached by me and we’ll both have a sense of whether doing more work together could be

Ask me about giving this package as a very thoughtful gift to someone you care about who is dealing with a significant life or career transition.

After your Discovery Session, if you’re interested in continuing to work with me, I’ll prepare a personalized coaching package proposal for you to consider.

Interested in learning more about one-on-one coaching with me?

Group Workshop and Retreats

Sue leading a Networking for Success workshop

Sue leading a
Networking for Success workshop

I offer workshops and retreats in my home town of Victoria, BC throughout the year and in other locations upon request. Many of my workshops are a small group format which allows the participants to have more access to me and creates a safe and comfortable space for participants to share, though sharing is always optional. My workshops support self-discovery and I respect that some participants prefer to simply be present, do their own work and that’s OK.

Sue talking about the importance of networking to iWIST after playing the Connections Game.

Sue talking about the importance of networking to iWIST after playing the Connections Game

I’m also able to work collaboratively with professional organizations and public and private sector clients to accommodate groups of all sizes and adjust content to meet time constraints or specific custom requirements. My networking for success and self-care workshops can be easily modified to meet your specific requirements. Ask me about my signature “Connections Game” – an add-on to my networking workshop that’s guaranteed to get people mixing and mingling, regardless of whether they’re extroverts or introverts”. I’ve been told by numerous people that it’s the most fun they ever had at a networking event.

Plan a trip to Vancouver Island with your partner or a group of friends or colleagues and combine it with one of my retreats or workshops and other fun activities such as culinary adventure, a winery tour, kayaking and paddle boarding or a spa treatment.

Topics vary, however all are designed to support people who want to make a positive change in their lives, whether as a result of a transition being thrust upon them or because they want to pro-actively initiate and manage a transition in their personal and professional lives. My retreats may include a culinary component as I enjoy sharing the bounty of Southern Vancouver Island with others. I’ve collaborated with Award Winning Private Executive Chef Shirley Lang to combine opportunities for personal growth with a spectacular culinary adventure.

Check out the Live Events page of the website for upcoming events or subscribe to my Newsletter for all the updates and a chance to win a FREE Personal & Professional Discovery Coaching Package and other valuable prizes.

Private Online Experience

While I enjoy speaking to groups and delivering live workshops and retreats in and around Victoria and in other cities upon request, I wanted to develop an online workshop that would be valuable for anyone in transition and could be accessed from anywhere in the world.

This workshop follows exactly the same structure as the live workshop that has proven invaluable to many people. It’s almost as if you’ve invited me into your home for a two hour private workshop for a fraction of the cost of a one-on-one coaching experience. Even better, you receive lifetime access to this workshop so you can take it again at any point in the future when you believe your priorities may have changed.

What’s Important to Me NOW?
(Online Workshop)

When I first started my coaching practice I was surprised at how few people really had a clear idea of their priorities for this phase of their life. I developed a live workshop that allowed participants to get crystal clear on their priorities in just a few hours.

Imagine how much easier it will be to make choices about what you give your attention to when you’re crystal clear on your priorities.

This online version of the What’s Important to Me NOW? workshop exactly mirrors the successful live version. You print off the workshop forms and then invite me into your home via the video link and I lead you through the workshop at a time that works for you.

It’s extremely effective and convenient. Even better, you receive lifetime access and can complete it again at any point in your life when you’re dealing with a transition and wish to explore whether your priorities may have changed.

Client feedback on this workshop:

“Completing the “What’s Important to me NOW?” workshop was very eye opening, helping me get to know myself with more clarity and identify my top priorities for this phase of my life. Beyond what I learned about my own priorities, it was enlightening for my husband and I to go through our own results together and discover what was meaningful for each other. We are grateful to have access to such a useful workshop while living in Central America!”

~ Gwen & Rick Lariviere, Costa Rica

Public Speaking

As a member of the Women Speakers Association, I love sharing my message about the possibilities that exist for each of us to bring positive change into our lives. We just need take time to pause and get clarity on what living the best rest of our lives could look like.

I share aspects of my personal journey to finding a career that inspires me and some of the challenges I’ve experienced along the way. I engage with my audience and they always leave with lots to think about as well as new insights and possibilities for their future.

I’m equally comfortable speaking to large audiences of 300+ and smaller, more intimate gatherings. I rarely use formal presentations and slide shows, preferring instead to engage fully with the audience, gauge what most interests them and adjust my focus to meet their needs and interests.

I speak on the following topics:

  • Living an Inspired Life
  • Networking for Success
  • What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria
  • Self-Care and Work/Life Balance

Here’s what people who’ve attended my speaking engagements have said:

“Thanks for taking time to share your wisdom about the job market in Victoria last night at the Victoria Multicultural Business Connector. The event went down well. I wish I had met you 2 years ago when I first arrived in Victoria.”

~ Robert Volkwyn PMP

“I have had the pleasure of attending Sue’s speaking engagements, where she delivers insight and solutions to help people dealing with life transitions. She is a caring individual who possesses much knowledge and experience and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to those seeking assistance for a successful life transition.”

~ Tony Joe – Real Estate Professional & Community Advocate