Alicia Sutton

Peoria, Arizona
Mountain Time Zone (UTC−07:00)

I am available to coach during normal business hours (9am – 4pm PST), Evenings and weekends.

Monday and Thursday evenings preferred.

Noon to 4:00pm on weekends preferred.

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
– Langston Hughes

My career path has taken many twists and turns, but it has always led me to engage with passionate people making a difference and driving change. These engagements fostered my interest in coaching, and I am proud to be a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) working towards my Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.

As I coach, I take a strengths-based approach to help people use their inherent skills and talents to drive the change they want in their lives, careers, or communities. I work with clients to identify clear objectives for their coaching work that will lead to actionable plans. These plans can help advance goals, remove barriers to progress, and experiment with new behaviors and approaches built on strengths. I am versed in the StrengthsFinder system developed by the Gallup organization and enjoy working with these types of assessments to help clients aim their strengths at their goals.

Through coaching, I have helped clients:

  • Effectively communicate the value they bring
  • Respond to challenges with plans built on core values
  • Understand and embrace personal strengths
  • Embrace leadership roles and use their unique position to inspire others

In addition to coaching, I currently serve as Executive Director of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona where I steward the organization’s major relationships with board members and donors. For many years, I led business development, fundraising, and relationship management efforts in the arts and culture sector and in global higher education. I am interested in public-private partnerships, using art as an agent of social change, and sustainability/capacity building in the social sector.

I have an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts from Arizona State University. I am a Fellow in the Chief Executive Program with National Arts Strategies and a participant in their inaugural Leadership Coaching Training Program in partnership with the Goldvarg Consulting Group.