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Suz Grimes,  Senior Consultant

How does your personal mission serve SIMA Partners clients?

It is my passion to help my clients discover, understand and make the most of their natural strengths, motivations and areas of passion and purpose.  I enjoy helping them integrate this “natural wiring” with their values, belief systems and work/life role. I love helping individuals, teams and organizations become as effective as they can be by ensuring leaders are tapping into their natural areas of motivation, passion and strengths. When individuals and organizations can make job-fit decisions based on matching what is needed in a role, and what an individual naturally loves to do, everyone wins!







For over 30 years, Suz has been involved in executive development, executive search, executive coaching, team effectiveness, leadership development and succession planning.  She has served a diverse range of clients, from corporations to not-for-profits. Suz has worked with executives and professionals in healthcare, financial services, education, professional services and non-profits.

Suz works with LeaderFinders using SIMA (System for Identifying Motivated Abilities) by creating critical role competency requirements.

Grimes has been adjunct faculty at Bethel University for over 12 years.  She is an instructor in the Masters of Organizational Leadership Program and teaches Leadership Assessment.  Suz also spent ten years in the corporate arena in the design and facilitation of national executive training programs.

Giving Back

  • She is a member of Hosanna! Lutheran Church where she has been involved in a number of ministries and special projects.


Board and Leadership Work (Past & Present)

  • Board member for Northern Dakota Young Life

  • Deacon at House of Hope Presbyterian Church

  • Leadership positions at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

  • Leader at Bible Study Fellowship  


  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

  • Certificate in Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN

  • Bachelor of Arts from the St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN



  • Enjoys creative arts, dog walking, fellowship, family events and creative cookery.



Suz and her husband Bud (a marketing guy) have been married for 32 years and have two daughters, Jennifer and Kari and a yellow Labrador named Sophie.

Email Suz | Phone: 651.230.1738

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