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Susan as Emcee

Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders

About Susan Paley

Experienced. Supportive.

Building upon 30-year career in media and boardroom leadership, Susan is expanding upon her passion for helping people shift aside the rubble that is holding them back.  


As a coach, communications, and culture specialist, she’s brought her energy and expertise to some of the world’s most respected organizations. Susan has coached employees at the CIA and individuals ranging from a Fortune 50 executive to one of Hollywood's most creative directors. She’s coached C-suite officers, marketing managers, and fitness instructors, stay-at-home parents, and even other coaches.


In her career as a writer/producer, Susan’s work appeared on the BBC, Discovery Channel, and C-SPAN.  In her focus on boards of directors, she has partnered with corporate leaders to elevate their practices in the boardroom to benefit both mission and margin. 


Susan received a BA in International Relations and Communications from Tufts University.  She was trained in coaching at Intuitive Coaching and through George Mason University's Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being course


Contact Susan to discuss how she can help you reflect inward, dig through the layers, and shift the rubble that’s holding you back.”

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George Mason University's Coaching Alumni Profiles

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Susan's Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders


Valerie Jarrett on Finding Her Voice


Justice Ginsburg Discusses Collegiality, the Supreme Court, Work-Life Balance


Paula Lowe, ICF Certified PCC Coach and former Associate VP and Director of Training, NASD/NASDAQ

Susan is a natural coach if I ever met one.  She listens very deeply to what I say, how I say it and what I don't say.  She is also very smart and insightful.  Through her listening and insights she has helped me increase my self awareness and my ability to act with integrity, true to my best self, so I can live the way I really want to live!  I am so grateful to Susan for her compassion, caring and amazing coaching.

Ellen Fulton, Master Certified Coach

Stephen Lamar, Executive VP, American Apparel & Footwear Association

Very much appreciated the energy, thoughtfulness, and perspective Susan brought to each session to make them fun and practical.

Heather S., Chief of Staff, National Trade Association

I am so grateful for the coaching experience I had with Susan. She listened intently to my experience and through the use of powerful questioning, was able to open my eyes to a new way of thinking about a situation, and what I truly wanted to do. Susan partnered with me to design a path forward. She is simply a top-notch and impactful coach. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for transformation.

Exquisite coaching.
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