Susanne Goldstein

Susanne Goldstein brings over 25 years of business, culture, and human performance consulting to

her coaching practice. With a deep understanding of how we behave under pressure, team dynamics, and implicit bias, Susanne helps individuals, teams and companies define what success means to them, and then accelerates their ability to achieve it. An empath who is known for her quick ability to synthesize complex problems, Susanne helps her clients uncover the unconscious underlying thought processes and behaviors that prevent them from leading authentically, performing with break-through results, and finding happiness in work and in life.

Susanne produced movies in Hollywood before moving to Silicon Valley at the beginning of the Dotcom era. As an early product architect, designer and marketer, she has helped bring more than 50 technology start-ups to market, and counseled teams and executives at all levels of the Fortune 500. As a sought-after ad hoc C-Level executive, Susanne has worked in technology, entertainment, healthcare, retail, big data, law firms, relationship marketing, financial markets and the innovation economy.

Susanne is a natural and skilled coach offering a diverse set of perspectives, frameworks and a refreshing tell-it-like-it-is style in areas that include:

  • Authentic Leadership

  • Managing Self & Others

  • Handling High Pressure Situations

  • Managing Millennials

  • Inclusion Strategy

  • Diversity and Inclusion Coaching

  • Strategic Thinking for Non-Managers

  • Group Facilitation & Training

  • Process Improvement

  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

  • Pitch Preparation


Susanne holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in social entrepreneurship from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. At Cornell, she received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an A.B. in Theatre and Film Studies.

She is the author of the best-selling book, Carry a Paintbrush: How to Be the Artistic Director Of Your Own Career, and from 2012-2017 she was CEO of The Verna Myers Company, a consulting firm dedicated to creating a more fair and just world through programs and trainings on race, ethnicity, gender, diversity and inclusion.

Susanne’s coaching draws from her deep knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy, the Enneagram, 3-act story structure and the Five Languages of Love. She is certified in Styles.

Susanne splits time between Boston and Los Angeles. When she is not helping others, she is sailing, dancing or producing The Exchange, a docu-series about healing the urban/rural divide in our country.