A MESSAGE FROM SUSAN
I started this business because I am committed to supporting people like you in the process of discovering your fullest potential as a leader. The common thread that runs throughout the whole of my career – as an educator, public interest lawyer, college dean, and leadership coach – is a dedication to helping people maximize their choices in life and achieve “success” in their own terms. A significant focus of my practice is working with individuals and organizations who are in transition and ready to leverage the change into a new opportunity.
It has always been my passion to ask the powerful questions that expand our human capacity for exploring possibilities and making positive change in ourselves and society. Before becoming an independent consultant in 2008, I was the Dean of the College at Woodbury College (Montpelier, Vermont), where I had taught courses and served as an academic leader since 2003. Prior to that, I was a staff attorney at Vermont Legal Aid for several years, and I also practiced as a Vermont Assistant Attorney General in Consumer Protection. (For more career details, please see my LinkedIn profile.)
As for my training, I hold a graduate-level certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, which is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition to my credentialed membership in the ICF as a Professional Certified Coach, I am a member of the ICF-New England Chapter, and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital. I am a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, and I also serve as an Alumni Mentor to students in Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program. My J.D. is from Cornell Law School, and I earned my M.A. in English Literature at the University of Vermont. I did my undergraduate work at Middlebury College.
I published Seasons of Leadership: A Self-Coaching Guide, which explores how the cycles of leading and learning are mirrored in the cycle of the seasons, through Red Barn Books in 2014.
Please give me a call or send me an e-mail if you have any questions about how we might work together. I look forward to connecting with you!