Susan Steinbrecher, an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, executive coach, speaker, licensed mediator and author, is president and CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc., a management-consulting firm that provides professional-development services in the areas of executive coaching, group facilitation and leadership training.
Susan works with senior executives and their organizations to develop and implement innovative, life-changing and profit-building solutions to address the global and day-to-day challenges of leadership, operations, human resources and training.
Susan’s expertise has positively impacted companies worldwide, including Bank of America, Starbucks Coffee Company, BNSF Railway, Capital One, Concentra, CVS/Caremark, Brinker International, Gaylord Entertainment, Hilton, Miraval Spa and Resorts, Delta Airlines and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Prior to founding Steinbrecher And Associates in 1992, Susan was a rising star with one of the country’s best-known hotel chains. In her 14-year career there, she went from an entry-level position to the chain’s youngest general manager in history and then to leading its strategic training and development initiatives.
Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences from Southwest Texas State University and an honorary doctorate in hospitality management. She holds professional certifications as a master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming, a certified mediator and several 360 assessments. She is also a certified HeartMath coach.
Susan is the co-author of several business and leadership books: Heart-Centered Leadership: Lead Well, Live Well, Roadmap to Success (with Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey) and Straight Talk from America’s Top 10 Speakers. Her Amazon best-selling book, KENSHO: A Modern Awakening, Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal, is a business book that delves into the realm of personal development, bringing to light some of the remarkable people, organizations and companies in our midst who are positively impacting our world.
Susan is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Vistage Group, the International Coach Federation, and Conscious Capitalism. For four consecutive years, she has received the Business Leadership Center’s Teaching Excellence Award at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.
Susan is an Inc.com columnist, Entrepreneur.com contributor and Huffington Post blogger. She has also been a featured expert on MSNBC’s Your Business, Good Day Dallas, Texas Living and the John Tesh Radio Network, as well as Fortune Small Business magazine, The New York Times, Woman’s Day, CBSMoneyWatch.com, CNBC.com and CNNMoney.com