Susan Burgess has experience in consulting, training, curriculum development, business development, coaching, and teaching. She began her career as an educator and curriculum developer teaching and managing specialized learning centers in Southern California. She holds a masters degree in education.
She worked for ten years in marketing and advertising in the Pacific Northwest. She was on the executive team of several advertising agencies and was Vice President of Account Services for Evans Communications.
She also has a Masters degree in psychology specializing in clinical psychology and organizational behavior. She had a private therapy practice and is a licensed psychotherapist. Her practice in organizational development consulting includes working with organizations to improve collaboration and team dynamics. She works with executive teams to better communicate and implement strategy. Her clients include Hewlett Packard, the Boeing Airplane Company, Capital One, Coca-Cola Company and Humana. In addition, a large part of her practice is focused on working with non-profit organizations partnering with them to build organizational capacity and sustainability to increase their ability to provide much needed services in their communities.
She is currently a partner and senior consultant with The Leading Element, LLC with offices in Seattle, Washington and Syracuse, New York. Susan is on the Board of Directors for Hope for Ariang and volunteers her time working with several non-profit organizations.