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Lighthouse Coaching

Susan Clarke

A Lighthouse is a bright light located at an important or potentially dangerous place where navigation may be difficult – it’s purpose is to be a source of light and to provide feedback so that a ship or boat can navigate through rough waters.


In our human journey we all have moments where we are called to navigate dangerous or potentially difficult waters.  We could all use a Lighthouse for those critical times in our lives.

My coaching practice is centered around being that Lighthouse for individuals and couples as they navigate through times of crisis, conflict and change.

If you are facing a passage that you are wondering if you can navigate consider me a potential Lighthouse that will help you in finding your path – through shining a bright light and providing you feedback so that you can locate and find your path.

I am passionate about helping people facing a crisis – be it a health crisis or a relationship challenge – and providing a path through the storm.

Interested in seeing if I might be the perfect Lighthouse for you on your journey?




My Story

The quest to find a solution to a terminal cancer diagnosis at the age of 24 is how Susan’s entrepreneurial path took root to grow.  At the point of no possible positive outcomes, Susan stepped off the beaten path and took on the task of finding health through having difficult conversations, facing buried secrets and scars from the past, and finally choosing connection over validation.

She did not see that journey coming, nor would she ever recommend it; however, she did discover that anything is possible. Attitude trumps reality, and wealth lies in the quality of your relationship to yourself, others and the living natural world around you.

The key to thriving through crisis, conflict and change isn’t in overcoming the problem. No, it’s living right smack in the mess of it, and discovering the resources that lie within you. The gem lies in uncovering the knowing that you are not alone, and that you were not, nor ever are, broken.

Since her cancer journey, Susan has focused her life on living fully in each moment and creating fulfilling relationships.  With her partner, CrisMarie Campbell, she started thrive!.  Her passion comes in working with people to help them value differences, bring more of themselves to everything they do, and engage in the power of people working collectively together.

“Susan is my go to coach and mentor. Her experience, heart and insight has been invaluable. I have used her coaching services for over 10 years in business, as as a leader and as a relationship coach. I never hesitate to refer  her to clients and associates. Her mentorship has helped me on my leadership journey and to develop solid personal and business relationships that I can bring my full self to. She has helped me to see the beauty in conflict and to communicate my way through it. If you are looking for a coach that can truly help you create the life you want she is an excellent choice.” - Jo-Ann Kevala, Global Marketing Officer


What People Are Saying


"Susan Clarke cuts to the chase. She sees the truth and helps you find it with kindness, grace and humor. I love Susan’s style and authenticity. The combination of business acumen and coaching is truly powerful. I highly recommend working with Susan." - Pam Ballo

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"I have known Susan Clarke in her capacity as group leader and coach for almost 20 years.  In that time I have been a participant, intern and assistant in programs at the Haven and have taken part in programs via Thrive Inc., which include Getting Unstuck online and Finding your Mojo multiple times in Whitefish, MT.

During all of these interactions I have found Susan to be caring in her approach in working with me as well as others in the programs.  Her ability to dig in and assist me in determining where I am stuck along with her direct and honest feedback have proven to be a building block for me in my continued growth." Andrew Bing

"I have only positive things to say about Susan as a coach. The month that we spent together was life changing for me. She helped me to step into leading and see the importance both for me and others in doing so." - Colleen Cuggy


"I have worked with Susan and been blown away by her ability to ‘see it all,’ but more than anything what I want to share is that my husband has worked with her extensively in the past and references Susan consistently in our life still... sometimes it’s an HR issue in our business that we can’t resolve in the manner we would like and he’ll say ‘Susan could turn them around,’ or a frustration with one of our teenagers ‘Susan would just need an hour,’ or a sticking point between us ‘we need Susan!’ Because of this, (and because we can’t have her move in with us) she has become a reference beacon in our relationship for us to look at thing differently, or harder or more gently... so we can SEE. If you have the opportunity to work with her, you will be forever glad that you did!"  - Daisy Orser

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