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.)
In addition to my credentialed membership in the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), I am a member of the ICF-New England Chapter, an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, and certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360° evaluation instrument. I am a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, and serve as an Alumni Mentor to students enrolled in Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Program. I also belong to the Growth Edge Network, a global association of practitioners who use adult development theory in coaching and organizational consulting work. In 2015, I published a collection of essays entitled Seasons of Leadership: A Self-Coaching Guide, which explores how the cycles of leading and learning mirror the cycle of the seasons.
I hold a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Vermont, where I was a Graduate Teaching Fellow. I did my undergraduate work at Middlebury College.
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 hearing from you!