How do you become the inspiring leader you know you want to be? This session is an in-depth case-study that chronicles the leadership journey of a major gifts fundraiser who took steps to create an intentional roadmap to discover her leadership potential in partnership with a leadership coach. This session will reveal the process of leadership coaching with insights from both leader and coach on what makes this unique partnership so valuable at a critical juncture in your fundraising career. If you are curious about coaching, and committed to developing your leadership potential, then this session will provide insights and strategies that will help you create a personalized leadership development plan that you can begin implementing when you get home from the conference!

Learning Outcomes:

1. Clarity on the process to create a personalized leadership development plan;

2. A framework of leadership competencies for the philanthropic sector;

3. Practical resources for your leadership development.

Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC

Executive Coach

Inspired Results Group

Diane is a former fundraiser who worked across Canada in the sport, education and cultural sectors raising over $40million in her fundraising career. In 2011, Diane trained as a Certified Executive Coach at Royal Roads University and is now a Certified Conversational Intelligence® coach and currently pursuing a masters in leadership. A professional highlight this year was acceptance into Brené Brown’s Dare to Leader facilitator training program and she is honoured to bring Brené’s work to the philanthropic sector. Diane is on the AFP Canada Foundation board and Past President of the AFP Vancouver Island Chapter.

Sue McCoy, MA, CFRE

Director of Major Gifts

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

Sue McCoy is currently employed as Director of Major Gifts with the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. She oversees a team of highly skilled fundraisers securing over $9 million a year in donations. Prior to the Stollery, Sue worked as a Senior Development Officer in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta for 5 years.  Before this, Sue worked at KCI as a fundraising consultant. During her 5 years with KCI, Sue worked on a variety of capital campaign projects including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the John McGivney Children's Centre in Windsor, Ontario, the Winnipeg Humane Society and the Manzakowski Heart Institute. Sue has worked as a development professional for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton, the Mennonite Centre, the United Nations, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the National Crime Prevention Council. Sue is very active as a volunteer in the community as a current Board member on the AFP Canada Foundation, current President of the Glenora Community League and Past President with the Edmonton AFP Chapter. Sue holds an M.A. in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa, a diploma in Fundraising Management from MacEwan University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.