Susan Clovechok is the definition of empowerment in action. Moving around the world for most of her life, Susan has personally experienced the power of positive choice and decision-making to recognize opportunities and seize them.
Growing up, Susan developed important decision-making skills and a healthy work ethic by watching and working with her parents as they fixed up houses for resale and built homes to further the family’s financial stability. Susan feels blessed to have grown up in an environment where the word “can’t” was not in their vocabulary, and they rolled up their sleeves to find necessary solutions and get the job done.
Susan has worked in many leadership roles, including retail management, business consulting and coaching, and print shop operation. She also worked as the Executive Director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce. For the past eight years, Susan has called the Columbia Valley home on a full-time basis and was recently elected Director of her community in the Regional District of East Kootenay, Area F.
On the latest episode of The Everyday Millionaire, Susan discusses why she got into politics and how she knew in her bones that it was her next step, as well as her personal experience of leadership and what she has learned. In the realm of real estate, she explores the challenges facing Columbia Valley as a largely tourism-driven economy, and explains the barriers her regional district faces surrounding private vacation rental accommodations. Susan also talks about how one of her experiences felt like a failure in her life when it happened, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise in personal development, confidence and resilience.
Click here to listen to REIN CEO Patrick Francey’s full podcast interview with Susan.