Coaching Women to Create Fulfilling Lives and Careers
Women Leading Together was created to help women break down barriers, know their value, make intentional choices to balance their lives and work, and feel confident about their career.
Susan Hodge has years of experience leading and coaching professional women. Susan cares about developing people because she knows that when people are at their best, a business is at its best – and leaders impact how that happens.
Susan has helped hundreds of women and men get promoted, get the jobs they want, find a new career path, identify career goals and establish ways to manage their time in a way that will make them feel fulfilled. If you’d like feedback on how to improve any of these areas of your career contact us today!
“Soon after hearing Susan speak at a luncheon, I was excited to sign up for “Creating Your Career Opportunities: 3 Skills to Getting What You Want”. The course covered the importance of developing advocates, which served to point out how I’ve been lacking in this area, but gave me a lot to work on. It also provided tools to help us speak about our accomplishments in a clear, concise and effective manner, and also how to ask directly for what we want in the workplace. I’d signed up for the course due to uncertainty in my current position because of an impending merger, and just a few months later, was able to apply the tools learned in an interview setting. Specifically, in an interview with the VP of HR, I was able to present the [the communications strategy we'd learned], and it was empowering to watch the reaction on the interviewer’s face. When I finished, she said, “Not only was that a great outcome for the company, but it tells me a lot about the type of person that you are… that you’re the kind of employee who is always seeking ways to solve problems and make the current processes work better and more efficiently.” If that isn’t the desired outcome, I don’t know what is, and I’m happy to say I was offered the position!! Thank you, Susan, for your commitment to helping others along their journey. Thank goodness you identified your energy gems and followed your heart when it comes to your career, as we have all benefited from it!”
- S.C. Legal Professional
“You gave me the confidence to know what I’m good at and to pursue it.”
“You changed my career. I got the job I wanted and the promotion.”
— Business Manager
“You helped me turn my tears of frustration into positive action.”
— Finance Manager
“I have received 3 offers for positions I wanted! I have practiced [the strategies you taught me] before each interview which truly made a difference. I felt calm, confident and was able to reach my goals. I will be honest with you that was one of the most satisfying feelings I have had in a long time!”
— MBA Candidate
“The information and exercises we were taken through are invaluable! In the midst of the course, I found myself competing for new roles not once, but twice. Prior to learning the [strategies from the course], I was unsuccessful in securing a role I had applied for. But afterward, I was much more confident and landed [my desired] position.”
— C.R., HR Professional
“Susan Hodge is a terrific presenter I appreciated her use of personal situations encountered in her own career, which are relevant to today's problems in the workplace. Her coping strategies made perfect sense and could be used in many different types of situations. I also appreciated her interactive approach, building a portion of her discussion around input from the audience.”
— Attendee of Woodlands Power Hour WEN meeting
“Although relatively early in my career and extremely happy with where I am and how things are going, I’ve found great value in working with Susan to better understand how to successfully navigate the corporate world and proactively avoid potential landmines. She challenges my thinking which has allowed me to gain a fresh perspective that I know will serve me well as I progress in my career. I’m glad I made the investment!”
— Corporate Attorney
“After making a major career shift, I found myself struggling with feelings of lost identity and purpose. Susan's coaching was structured to help me discover exactly what I needed to regain a sense of purpose in my career. After finishing coaching, I worked up the courage to go after a new position - and was hired. Susan's coaching also allowed me to reassess the way I strengthen relationships at work. Since implementing her strategies into my routines, I have been able to build myself up as a leader in my organization, build trust with management, and was nominated by my colleagues to our annual president's club excursion.”
— Laura, Marketing Manager
"Susan's coaching was invaluable to my discernment of a career change. By helping me to name what elements of work truly energize me, as well as identify my core values, I was able to discover a new direction for my professional life. I began a "second act" to my career with confidence and swiftness because of the coaching time I spent with Susan. Beyond the career discernment, coaching was crucial to my learning how to approach challenging situations in the workplace and to understanding my behavioral patterns at work that impact my success. For any woman who is wrestling with how to bring her full gifts into the workplace, I'd highly recommend working with Susan to help you navigate career decisions."
— Jenny, former executive on a career change journey
“What started as coaching to address frustrations in my career path led to insights that have impacted all aspects of my life. The net result has been increased confidence, identification of core values and a clear path to show up as my authentic and whole self.”
— Market Development Scientist
Susan Hodge holds a Professional Certified Coach credential from ICF. Coaching is an integral part of a thriving society and every ICF Member represents the highest quality of professional coaching.
Executive, leadership and career coaching through Women Leading Together is designed to:
- Address the skills required to help women overcome barriers to career advancement
- Develop specific and practical skills that can be applied immediately
- Provide individual attention
- Support businesses in advancing high potential women
Coaching is offered in virtual and in-person formats to fit into your life and your schedule!
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