During her 1990’s research developing future scenarios for the U.S. in 2020, she recognized two high leverage factors critical to a positive future: business and women leaders. Since then she has acquired significant training in adult and organizational development, as well as the role of business as a transformative enterprise.
Susan began her career in physics and engineering, working in the defense and semiconductor industries, earning multiple patents. She shifted into global change by operating an historic charter flight service between the Soviet Union and Alaska during the Cold War, subsequently providing consulting services for U.S. businesses during the early days of the Russian Republic. She has performed consulting and research projects in multiple countries and contexts including China, Mexico, and India.
She served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for a demolition and remediation firm, helping them grow to one of the largest in the world. By recognizing the cultural shift toward sustainability, the company launched a recycling division that became its most profitable, and winning state awards for environmental excellence. Susan also received state awards for her innovative corporate programs for workplace improvement and job training.
Susan is currently an adjunct professor at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, in the Organizational Development and Leadership M.A. program, and was a co-founder of Kore Evolution, which has been designing and delivering highly successful university certificate programs in women’s integral leadership development since 2000.
Her degrees include a B.S. in Engineering Physics, Texas Tech University; M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University; and a Ph.D. in Integral Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies. She has also served as an associate professor of management at Antioch University Seattle, and an adjunct professor with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute at Pinchot University, the first business school to offer an accredited MBA in Sustainable Business.