Susan Bridges

​President, William Bridges Associates


Change & Transition Management

​About Susan:

Susan Bridges is President of William Bridges Associates, the renowned provider of transition and change management consulting and training for over thirty years. William Bridges originally developed the ground-breaking,  unique Transition Model to help people understand and manage the human impact of change. He published ten books on the subject. Susan was a strategic partner for many years prior to merging her consulting firm with Bridges.

Background & Experience:

Susan consults with executives who must lead change and transition in their organizations as they implement strategy successfully. She has provided leadership development consulting for more than thirty years to executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs as they manage and cope with significant business, professional and personal transitions resulting from change.

Susan is experienced in strategic planning, operations, public relations, project design, business development and management of professional services. Her clients have included a broad range of industries in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Bridges partners with Linkage to deliver the Bridges’ Leading Organizational Transition: Train-the-Trainer Program, a certification program based on Bridges’ Three-Phase Transition Model, and related transition management programs.

Susan released the 25th anniversary edition of William Bridges’ best-selling Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change in 2016. An anniversary revision of Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes was released recently.

Education & Training:

Susan holds a BA in Speech and MA in Communications, Neuropsychology and Neurolinguistics from the University of Colorado. As chair of the Institute of Management Consultants she implemented the first nationwide mentoring development program. She currently serves as adviser to the UCSF Neurohospitalist Program.

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The Essence of Life Lies in Transition

Transition is at the heart of renewal and transformation. Renewal can occur whenever you relinquish something significant and follow life’s invitation towards new energy and a fresh purpose.

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