Susan MacLeod

Throughout my 25 year career as a Communications professional I've held many permanent communications positions prior to becoming an independent consultant - focusing primarily on the art of facilitation.  

Previous to my consulting practice I held positions with the Canadian Cancer Society in Nova Scotia and Ontario, as well as Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Saint Mary's University. I have also served as Director of Communications for the provincial Department of Health, the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, and Service Nova Scotia in addition to holding the position of Senior Strategy Advisor with Capital Health’s Marketing and Communications team. 

One might say that this is where the value I place on being a professional, friendly, responsive and intelligent team player finds its roots.

Today I am most recognized as a Graphic Facilitator. However, my creativity and experience in Communications and Facilitation make me more than the hired artist.

Wherever I’m working, I absolutely love to contribute to the overall event design and help achieve desired outcomes - stepping in to help wherever necessary.

Apart from Facilitation I also offer the following workshops: "Liven Up Your Flip Charting with Visuals", "Introduction to Graphic Recording for Non-Artists" and am developing a workshop on using visuals to help ease workplace conflict.

Susan'S WORK



Clients seeking to engage participants in new and participatory ways


Principles of Graphic Facilitation, The Grove Consultants, California  |  Graphic Facilitation Training, Brandy Agerbeck, Loosetooth, Chicago  |  Graphic Facilitation Coaching, Michelle Boos-Stone, Long Beach, California  |  Art of Hosting “Basics” and “Beyond the Basics” training, Nova Scotia

Susan's Specializations

Graphic Facilitation, Comic Arts, Art of Hosting Facilitation

Susan's Location & Contact



Capital Health (Primary Health Care, and Patient and Citizen Engagement); Canadian Red Cross; Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncologists, Toronto; and Pyra Management Consulting Services.

“Susan has a terrific skill set that really makes a meeting! Her graphic facilitation enhanced the participation of people at our team-building conference and received high endorsement in evaluations. Her written Communications work and cartoons for our quarterly newsletter are creative, insightful and getting good feedback. She is easy to work with and a quick study. Would not hesitate to consult with her in any area of communications or graphic recording!

— " - Dr. Deborah McLeod, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Project Lead and Principal Investigator CAPO - IPODE

“Susan is a skilled communicator who she listens deeply. Susan is able to translate thoughts, emotions, verbal and nonverbal messages into pictures and words that tell a story in a unique way. She has a way of capturing the essence of what is happening in a space. I have observed Susan doing her craft with large, small, homogenous and diverse groups. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

— Mary Ellen Gurnham Chief Nursing Officer/Executive Director Learning