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Coaching Specialty

Suzi is an award-winning executive coach, facilitator and #1 bestselling author with 23 years experience coaching 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. Suzi 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 among the first executive coaches to receive the Master Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation over 18 years ago and is considered a thought leader in the coaching industry. 

Suzi helps executives, teams and high-potential future leaders clarify their vision and exceed prior performance. She helps executives and teams set strategic direction, manage talent and develop leadership bench strength. With her help, organizations develop and retain leadership capacity by coaching leaders in executive presence, presentation skills, personal power and communication skills. Her work with scientists, researchers and operational leaders focuses on developing emotional intelligence, leadership acumen and skills to succeed 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. 

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. She co-founded and led the Library of Professional Coaching and the Leading Coaches' Center and served on the boards of the IJCO, the ICCO, and the Executive Coach Summit for years. 

Suzi received the Woman of Achievement Award and the International Consortium of Coaching in Organization Board of Directors established the Suzi Pomerantz Award for Stewardship . Suzi was named the #1 Most Influential Executive Coach on Twitter in 2009. 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. Recently, Suzi was inducted into the Bestselling Authors International Organization. She has been quoted in the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal.

Suzi annually attends the exclusive Conversation Among Masters invitation-only gathering for master coaches. In 2013, Suzi was inducted into Bestselling Authors International Organization. She is the designer of the LEAP Tiered Coaching Program. 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. In 2016, she was invited to join the Forbes Coaches Council, and invitation-only community for leading coaches. She is also a co-founder serving on the Executive Board of the IPCPA (International Professional Coaching Publications Association).


Life as a professional and a leader, particularly as an executive woman, requires constant juggling. We can do it all, just not all at once! Building a coaching business, serving as a leader on several boards, authoring and co-authoring books, building online resources for the coaching community, raising two children, and volunteering in my local community requires juggling at all times. I bring to my work as a coach the leadership skills from personal experience managing multiple competing commitments.

Coaching Approach

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
  • Customize ways to add value to your ultimate success

Business Background

Prior to starting my coaching company, I worked in a public University as a student leader, I ran a University-based summer program for gifted 5th through 8th graders, and I taught public school; grades 3, 5, and 6.

Prior Client List

You can get an overview of some of the more than 200 client organizations I've served by visiting this page:

Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • BA from University of Virginia 
  • MT (Masters in Teaching) from University of Virginia Curry School of Education 
  • MCC (Master Certified Coach through ICF since 1998) - Coaching certification since 1994
  • Faculty at College of Executive Coaching 
  • Publications: authored or co-authored 11 books and these articles

Top 5 Industries Serviced As An Executive Coach

  • Biotechnology
  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Professional Services
  • Utilities

Top 5 Specialties As An Executive Coach

  • C-Suite Leader Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Managing Up Effectively
  • Navigating Organizational Politics
  • Women's Leadership