About Easier Way, Inc.
The Easier Way, Inc. team includes some of the most powerful beings on the planet. We recently came together to offer something never before possible: a totally inspired, elegantly simple approach that vastly increases the power of entrepreneurs and conscious companies.
Our team of consultants and mentors/coaches has experience in a wide range of modalities, from Lean, Agile and CMMI to traditional talk therapy, Access Consciousness and Open Space.
What we all have in common is that we live The Easier Way Formula™ every day.
Each of us has an almost superhuman ability to connect quickly and deeply with others. We embody and radiate integrity, and we create a safe space for meaningful conversation.
We also have an uncanny ability to tune in to the short- and long-term ramifications of decisions, as well as to put together exceptionally high-functioning teams.
The Leadership Team
Sue Elliott, CEO & Founder
People tell Sue things. Often things they’ve never told anyone before.
Sue has a rare gift for spotting people’s dysfunctional patterns and dissolving them quickly and easily.
She’s an incredible listener. And she asks exceptional questions. She cares deeply about people, and she’s endlessly curious about why people are the way they are.
Through her work with leaders, as well as her writing and media appearances, Sue has empowered and uplifted millions.
Sue served on the executive team of Conscious Capitalism in Orange County, and she’s been immersed in the personal-transformation field for 25-plus years. She also envisioned, launched and served as Editorial Director of a newsstand magazine that brought personal-growth teachings to people across the country.
For more than a decade, Sue has been doing transformational mentoring/coaching with CEOs and business leaders. In all of her work, Sue shares practical tools and processes that enable people to thrive. At Easier Way, Inc., she does a limited amount of 1-on-1 coaching/self-actualization work with entrepreneurs and leaders of conscious companies.
Sue also is co-founding a new kind of college right now: Essential U, where students will gain the profound self-awareness and essential skills needed to joyfully surf huge waves of change.
Sue has experience in a variety of industries, including publishing, automotive, hospitality, food & beverage, manufacturing, technology, wellness, retail, social causes and more. She has been consulting for 25-plus years, and has engaged with some of the largest companies on the planet (including Amazon, Walmart, Target, grocery stores and more). She recently worked with Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures to help launch a healthcare technology startup that’s helping people live their best life with inflammatory bowel disease.
Sue graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, and she loves savoring great conversations paired with food and wine.
John Ryskowski, Chief of Organizational Transformation
As a change catalyst, John Ryskowski has 30 years of experience helping organizations get un-stuck from their current state, facilitating transformation in measurable, meaningful ways.
John has a gift for connecting with people—and for discovering what’s really going on within organizations.
He engenders trust. And he exudes appreciation.
One of his superpowers is bringing a potent, calm (and calming) presence everywhere he goes, regardless of any chaos or drama that might be swirling around him.
With keen insight and a quick wit, John often employs humor to shift the dynamics within groups and teams. He’s become known for giving people a new vocabulary: a powerful new way to communicate in a language that’s unique to their situation, which lives on long after John has left the building.
Among many other things, John is a Certified Scrum Master, a CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser for services and development, and a Problem Solving Leadership graduate. He’s also a yoga practitioner, an electric muscle car evangelist, a world-class drummer and the creator of Drum-Talks keynote speeches. John holds a BA in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge and an MA in Education from California Lutheran College.