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“It is a pleasure to work with a consultant who understands that leadership development cannot be reduced to a cookie-cutter approach. Susan worked closely with us to understand our specific program objectives and the unique target audience. She then planned and implemented a custom workshop that hit the nail on the head. The structure was both informative and interactive, and Susan facilitated the day with a dynamite combination of enthusiasm, humor, expertise, and audience rapport. It is no surprise that her portion of our program received the highest evaluations from the participants.”


Sarah Fisher Gardial, Ph.D.

Former Vice Provost

for Faculty Affairs

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Susan teaching in the Leadership Development Program for faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, in which she has been designing and delivering curriculum since 2010. (Photo: Shane Colter)

What Types of Groups Does Susan Work With?


Susan works with organizations, firms and teams who seek to identify and build on their strengths in order to leverage them for traction on both internal and external initiatives.




Susan provides leadership training, keynote presentations and curriculum design for a wide variety of professional development programs and staff retreats. General topics, which can be customized to meet client needs, include:


  • authentic leadership: being an effective leader by being true to yourself
  • change leadership: making bold moves with confidence
  • leading a well-balanced, integrated life
  • leading with purpose and presence
  • facilitation skills for leaders
  • basic coaching skills for leaders


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Susan in Somone, Senegal, where she facilitated a two-day leadership workshop with the West Africa regional team of Catholic Relief Services in September, 2018.