Sue Hawkes

Sue loves what she does. Every single day.

Sue Hawkes is a best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Management Effectiveness Coach, internationally recognized seminar leader, speaker and entrepreneur.

She specializes in the domains of effective communication, leadership, coaching and organizational excellence. Sue founded and serves as CEO of YESS!, a company that partners with organizations and leaders committed to translating their training and coaching investment into high-return performance and sustainability.

Sue’s passion for helping companies succeed led her to EOS Worldwide, providing a simple and effective operating system that enables entrepreneurial leadership teams to focus, find clarity and flourish. Sue has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for tens of thousands of people in Mexico, England, Canada, Africa and the United States. Sue has worked with multinational and American organizations such as Best Buy, Xcel Energy, Starkey Laboratories, Fallon Worldwide, Green Mill Restaurants, Pawn America, St. Jude Medical, Allied Executives, deBeer Law, Bay West, Twin Modal, Premium Waters (a division of Coca Cola), Eli Lilly and many others with regard to sustained excellent performance.

Sue has been recognized with numerous local and national leadership awards. She was awarded the Exemplary Woman of the Community Award from the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, was honored with the prestigious Unsung Hero Award from WomenVenture, Women Who Lead from Minnesota Business, NAWBO Minnesota’s Achieve! Vision Award, and received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Minnesota District Office and Midwest Regional SBA Champion Award for “Women in Business Champion of the Year.” Sue was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Women to Watch” by the Minnesota Business Journal, received the Upsize Lifeline Award, and was recognized for her leadership program accomplishments with the Dream Keeper award as recognized by the Governor’s Commission for her leadership efforts in bringing peace and harmony to the community.

Sue also served as an adjunct Professor for Metropolitan State University teaching Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Sue was the founding Chapter Chair of five Minnesota Chapters of the Women President’s Organization (WPO) and continues as Chapter Chair of three Minnesota WPO chapters, providing peer-advisory groups for women owners of multimillion dollar companies.