Suzi Pomerantz, MT, MCC is an award-winning executive coach, facilitator, and #1 bestselling author with 25 years of coaching and teaching experience working with leaders and teams in over 200 organizations internationally across Government agencies, not-for-profit and private sector clients, including seven companies on the Fortune 100 list. Ms. Pomerantz specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, and innovative influence. A coaching veteran in the legal industry, Suzi has coached leaders in seven corporate law departments and over a dozen law firms. Other industry experience includes: consulting, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, entrepreneurial enterprises, federal and state government, educational institutions, membership-based service entities, construction, and executive MBA programs.
Suzi’s strength lies in helping leaders and organizations find clarity within chaos. Her no-nonsense approach is professional, strategic, conversational, analytical and results-oriented. She was one of the first executive coaches to receive the Master Coach credential from the International Coach Federation over 20 years ago and is considered a thought leader in the coaching industry.
Suzi helps executives, teams and high performing, high-potential future leaders to clarify their vision and exceed prior performance. She provides executive coaching, team/group coaching, and emerging leader coaching in organizations to assist executives and their teams with setting strategic direction, managing talent, and developing leadership bench strength.She also develops leaders in teambuilding, sales, effective meetings, interpersonal savvy, and facilitating change. Suzi’s coaching work with scientists, researchers, and administrative operational leaders focuses on developing emotional intelligence, leadership acumen and skills to help navigate in a high-pressure, high-growth environment. PhD clients cite results of her coaching that include increased confidence, improved strategic visibility, an ability to successfully navigate the political landscape, leadership influence, and an improved ability to balance the demands and stresses of work with life. She helps organizations develop and retain leadership capacity by coaching leaders in executive presence, presentation skills, personal power, communication, and vision work.
A recognized leader passionate about integrity, legacy, impact, and leadership excellence in organizations and stewardship of the profession of coaching, Suzi serves in a number of international Board of Director positions (see bullet list below) and volunteer leadership roles, donating time and resources to organizations that are leading the future of the coaching profession. Suzi was the Chairman of the first ICCO Symposium in Washington, DC on The Global Implications of Organizational Coaching. Suzi has been guest faculty and a featured speaker to industry leaders in more than a dozen coaching schools and communities worldwide including: Association of Coach Training Organizations, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, Newfield Network, Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development International Gestalt Coaching Program, Fearless Living Institute, Adler School of Professional Studies/ Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, and the Purdue University Organizational Leadership Development Lab. Suzi presented, coached, and led team meetings at the prestigious Linkage Best of Organizational Development Summit. In 2009 she co-founded and launched both the Library of Professional Coaching and the Leading Coaches’ Center. She was a panelist at the inaugural World Business and Executive Coaching Summit in 2011 and a featured speaker at the same event in 2012. She has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal and Forbes.
Suzi co-chaired as well as participated for seven years at the International Executive Coaching Summit, an invitation-only annual gathering of worldwide senior executive development experts. Suzi has presented at the Annual International Coach Federation Conference as well as the Capitol Coaches’ Conference, taught executive coaches at the Executive Coach Academy and the College of Executive Coaching and was named Resource Faculty Member at Advantara Global Coach Training Institute. She has also delivered guest lectures at George Washington University, Loyola University, and the University of Virginia and has coached executives in the MBA for Executives Program at Darden.
Suzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Her honors include Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society, Dean’s List, and Lawn Resident (Thomas Jefferson’s Academic Village).
Suzi is credited with more than 30 publications and 11 books about coaching, ethics, and business development, including her best-selling book Seal the Deal and the #1 international bestseller Ready, Aim, Captivate, co-authored with Deepak Chopra and other luminaries.
Suzi received the Woman of Achievement Award and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women as well as several coaching organizations including ICCO (International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations), ICF (International Coach Federation) and IAC (International Association of Coaches). The ICCO Board of Directors established the Suzi Pomerantz Award for Stewardship. In 2009, Suzi was named the #1 Most Influential Executive Coach on Twitter, and in 2010 she was invited as a Founding Coach in Keith Ferrazzi’s Relationship Masters Academy. She was also named a coaching hero for her work with the world changers in the prestigious TED Fellows program. In 2012 she was invited to join the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council to help shape the content they develop on management and leadership. Suzi annually attends the exclusive Conversation Among Masters invitation-only gathering for master coaches. In 2013, Suzi was inducted into Bestselling Authors International Organization. In 2014, she was invited to become the Director of Training for the Leadership Coaching and Organizational Performance program at George Mason University and Rutgers University. In 2015, Suzi was invited to join the Association for Coaching Excellence, and in 2016, she was invited to join Forbes Coaches Council. She is the designer of the LEAP Tiered Coaching Program, the only customized group/ team coaching program that coordinates executive coaching for the top 3 tiers of leadership in an organization. Suzi is a co-founder serving on the Executive Board of the International Professional Coaching Publications Association (IPCPA), and on the Advisory Board of the international journal Philosophy of Coaching.
As Your Executive Coach:
I help mission-driven leaders who want to make an impact, both accelerate and enlarge that impact. I believe in your greatest success.
When I work with you I:
- Develop a trusting relationship with you and listen – carefully and objectively to what is happening in your business, in your world
- Tailor my business model and coaching approach to reflect your particular situation
- Connect the dots and help you make sense out of chaos and get clear (or see things through new eyes)
- Move the boxes that are preventing you from getting where you want to go and
- Challenge old assumptions and blend fresh, new approaches with tried and true ones to maximize your particular agenda, challenge or goal
- Create a direct path to your maximum impact
- Seek customized ways to add value to your ultimate success
Highlights At a Glance:
- International Master Certified Coach
- Founding Vice President and Executive Board Member International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO)
- Advisory Board Member of ICCO
- Editorial Board Member of the International Journal for Coaching in Organizations (IJCO)
- Executive Board Member and past co-Chairman of the International Executive Coaching Summit
- Author, Seal the Deal: The Essential Mindsets for Growing Your Professional Services Business
- CEO, Innovative Leadership International LLC
- Founder, Leading Coaches’ Center
- Co-Founder, Library of Professional Coaching
- SupporTED coach for TED Fellows
- Advisor, Harvard Business Review‘s Advisory Council
- Bestselling Authors International
- Director of Training for Leadership Coaching and Organizational Performance program that ran at two universities
- Association for Coaching Excellence
- Forbes Coaches Council
- Executive Board of the International Professional Coaching Publications Association (IPCPA)
- Advisory Board of the international journal Philosophy of Coaching.
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