Sue Hawkes

Sue helps people and solves problems. 

Sue Hawkes started her first business at age 10 and was immediately bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. She’s moved on from her childhood days of selling macrame plant hangers to now helping business owners be intentionally great in their businesses, as leaders, and in their lives. In addition to serving as CEO of YESS!, Sue is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, Expert EOS® Implementer, Certified Business Coach, WPO Chapter Chair and globally recognized seminar leader. Her most recent book, Chasing Perfection – Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success is available now.

Sue is a frequent contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and Entrepreneur and has been recognized by the Regional U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Champion of the Year award, Women Who Lead from Minnesota Business Magazine, NAWBO Minnesota’s Achieve! Vision Award and named a 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year.

NO B.S. Let’s agree not to waste any time. Let’s be honest, and choose to accept responsibility for the hard work required to change our lives and the world around us.

TRUTH-TELLER I’m nice and I’ll tell you the truth. You might not like what I have to say, but I promise you now that the reason I’ll say it is because it’ll help you and your organization succeed.

DOUBT SLAYER Together, we’ll work through the tough stuff that comes up in your company, between your colleagues, or between your ears. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.

BUT-KICKER I’ll help you bust your but. Everything that follows that word (but) negates what came before it. When things are challenging or you’re at the top of your game, that’s when your “but” needs to kicked to reach a place where you’re truly at peace and in touch with youself, where nothing anyone says or does bothers you and no negativity or drama can touch you. You’ll be Unf♥<kwithable®.

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I’ve told you in the past that it’s a joy to watch someone doing what they are meant to do in life. And your quote about helping others making a meaningful living couldn’t be any more spot on either. You are a lucky woman! And I feel grateful for you sharing your gifts. – Matt Goldberg, CFO

Blessed to know you Sue. I love how you bring VALUE in all aspects from your book, speaking, coaching to incredible workshops!- Shalin E. Johnson, ARM
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"Yes. Your energy, drive and positive approach always helps me with perspective. I was at a point where I needed some. Timing was great. Thanks again!"
Bill Gleason, Partner, GleasonDale, Finance & Accounting Search Consultants