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 CEOs and their 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.
Because of the nature of the work we do, we are dedicated to serving just one organization at a time. We are committed to your success, and we don’t leave until you have arrived.
The Leadership Team
Sue Elliott, CEO & Founder
People tell Sue things. Often things they’ve never told anyone before.
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.
She’s been immersed in the personal-transformation field for 25-plus years, and she envisioned and served as Editor-in-Chief 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 owners. In all of her work, Sue shares practical tools and processes that enable people to thrive.
At Easier Way, Inc., Sue does 1-on-1 mentoring with CEOs and their leadership team to enable The Easier Way Formula™ to feel as natural as breathing. She also works with pairs of leaders to improve their ability to work together.
One of Sue’s superpowers is connecting dots that have never been connected before. She effortlessly spots patterns, blind spots and other “hidden” limitations. She hears what is and isn’t being said—and why. And she serves as a sort of “universal translator,” helping people better understand and appreciate each other.
Sue has been called a “muse,” but that’s not really accurate. A muse serves as a source of inspiration for people. Sue is different: She helps people tune in to their own inspiration.
Sue 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. And she has experience in a variety of industries, including publishing, automotive, hospitality, food & beverage, manufacturing, technology, wellness, retail, social causes and more. Sue graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University. She loves savoring great conversations paired with food and wine, and has served on the executive team of Conscious Capitalism in Orange County.
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.