Suzanne Wilkins

Executive Coach, Women in Leadership Learning Team Leader

About Suzanne:

Suzanne Wilkins is a coach and organizational consultant with over twenty years of experience working with organizations and individuals to develop leaders in financial services, healthcare, retail, higher education and the nonprofit sector. As a Registered Drama Therapist, Suzanne uses a combination of traditional coaching approaches and theater-based techniques in her coaching, facilitation and consulting, helping leaders to enhance their own performance and to create inclusive environments in which organizational goals can be achieved. As a consultant, she helps organizations develop and fully leverage the talents of their valued employees through coaching, creation and facilitation of long-term developmental experiences, training and building inclusive environments.

Background and Experience:

In her former role as Director of Program Services at The Partnership, a Boston-based firm specializing in talent development for professionals of color, Suzanne led the organization’s flagship leadership development programs and guided the firm through a six-month transition period as Interim President and CEO. Her leadership development work has taken her around the United States as well as to Europe and Asia to work with leaders of national and multinational corporations. Suzanne is a sought-after conference presenter on leadership development and on personal transformation, presenting at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute and coaching through the Harvard Business School Executive Education programs. She has been a guest lecturer at Babson College, Bentley University and The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, as well as faculty at Cambridge College. A playwright and actress, Suzanne also performs Undiscovered, a one-act play on a woman’s journey through mid-life.

Education & Training:

She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, a Master of Arts from Lesley University and a Registered Drama Therapist credential from the North American Drama Therapy Association. Suzanne has served on several nonprofit boards and is a member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital.

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