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Connect with Kristen Suess,

Certified Executive Coach, Human Resources Leader, Resume & Interview Expert.

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Kristen Suess,

Certified Executive Coach, Human Resources Leader, Resume & Interview Expert.

from Vancouver, Canada



Certified Executive Coach, Human Resources Leader, Resume & Interview Expert.

I am a(n):

Volleyball Player | Cyclist | Podcast Enthusiast | Cat Foster Mom | Amateur Chef

What I do:

I am a skilled facilitator, Certified Executive Coach (CEC) and have worked as an HR Professional for over a decade at companies like Starbucks and Slack. I was the first People Partner hired at Slack (the fastest growing B2B SaaS company of all time), and am proud to have created Slack's Leadership Framework.

I get my energy from helping connect people to their potential in empowering and meaningful ways. Whether that's crafting your resume or providing interview coaching to help you land your dream job, or by coaching you towards clarity and action, or by providing practical wisdom to help you navigate challenging situations in the workplace. I am in your corner.


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Pick My Brain Call


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 4 call(s) remaining this month


My Offer:

I want to offer my expertise in four key ways:
1. CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED: 1:1 Emergency interview prep ($200 - 1 hour)
2. Fast Resume Review ($75)
3. Pick my Brain ($75 - 30 minutes)
4. CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED: Executive Spot Coaching ($125 - 1 hour)

My ideal target audience:

I specialize in providing coaching and support to early to mid-level professionals who are looking for a little help from someone with HR expertise.

Reach out if you want to:

  • Interview Preparation.
  • Landing your Dream Job.
  • Developing skills in delivering tough feedback or navigating difficult conversations at work.
  • Co-creating a plan to address any challenge you are facing at work.
  • Executive Coaching - I'll put my coach hat on, to support you in tapping into your own potential.
  • HR Expertise - offers, separations, promotions, benefits, performance management, giving notice, changing teams, first time manager, learning and development, strengths based leadership, neuroscience at work, employment standards.
  • Working at a fast scaling start-up. Tap into my expertise from being the first HR Business Partner at Slack.

Feel free to also book a session if you want to ask me about:

Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions

My current role & responsibilities

My day-to-day

My education, training & qualifications

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

What I enjoy most/least about my career

What it is like to live and work in my city

Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry


Why me:

I'd like to think that most folks walk away from working with me feeling like I'm not a traditional "HR" person. I'm fairly casual, use humour, and take a partnering approach that helps my clients feel comfortable first & foremost. I believe you do your best work when you feel like you can just be yourself.

A little bit about myself:

1. I was the first People Partner hired at Slack, the fastest growing B2B SaaS company of all time.
2. I am a Certified Executive Coach.
3. I've run a resume editing and interview coaching company since 2011 and helped many people land their dream jobs.
4. I have worked since 2007 as a Certified HR Professional in companies ranging from small start-ups, to Starbucks and Slack.

Professional experiences:

  • Sr. Manager, People Partner at Slack
  • Partner Resources Manager, Western Canada at Starbucks
  • Founder at Rock My Resume
  • Human Resources at Cannon Design Architecture
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Educational experiences:

  • Certified Executive Coach at Royal Roads University
  • Bachelor of Commerce at University of Victoria
  • Chartered Professional of Human Resources at CPHR
  • Strategic Human Resources Business Partner at Human Capital Institute
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Where else you can find and follow me online:


My Overall Rating:

(1 Review)

Written Reviews I've received:

Justine Arnold, CPA
July 31, 2020 | Fast Resume Review

I reached out to Kristen hoping to get a professional set of eyes to tell me what did and didn't work on my resume. Kristen did not disapoint!
She reviewed my resume within 48 hours with sone of the best feedbacks I have...

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