Susan’s passion is to support people, organizations and entire societies to build common ground and resolve conflict. Her two areas of focus are women’s empowerment, as she believes this is central to planetary peace, and providing the best collaborative change strategies. She has over 30 years of experience working from war zones to board rooms with people from all continents. Her “tools of the trade” include coaching, team coaching, mediation, large group facilitation, training in collaborative negotiation skills, expertise in intercultural communication, assessments, public speaking and podcasting.
Susan established the United Nations first programs on negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution and a similar program at Columbia University in New York City.
Susan has worked in Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and many others…
Empowered Leadership for Women & Gender Intelligence – Never before has it been so imperative for the health of our human community and planet that women find their voices and step into their leadership, and men and women work together to "get gender right". Susan and colleagues provide customized programs in negotiation, empowered leadership for women and gender dialogue and other change initiatives.
Master Negotiator, Mediator, Coach, Facilitator – Susan mixes applied processes and training to build consensus and common ground for leaders, teams and systems. She has worked with tens of thousands around the world in best practices in negotiation, intercultural communication and mediation and the most up-to-date methodologies for organizational and systems collaboration and conflict resolution.
Public Speaking – Susan provides inspired public speaking on topics such as “Igniting Women: The Pathway to Planetary Peace", "Bringing the Feminine to Work", How to Build Common Ground and more. . .
The Peacebuilding Podcast: Collaborative Strategies For An Interdependent World – As Creator and co- host, Susan interviews today’s most innovative, courageous and out-of-the-box thinkers on how to build consensus and common ground across the divides of worldview, culture and difference.
Susan has worked in over 30 countries with tens of thousands of people in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe. She has worked with the United Nations worldwide; the governments of the United States, Colombia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Denmark, and Switzerland; financial services organizations such as American Express, Citibank and General Atlantic; other global companies such as Schering Pharmaceuticals & John Hardy; many educational institutions such as Columbia University, the City University of New York & New York University; and many smaller partnerships, family groups and teams.
— Regena Thomashauer
— Peter Drucker