About Us

“I am learning to approach others differently, sharing my thoughts, ideas and being curious about theirs. I don’t worry about who is smarter or who might be judging me. Not trying so hard to impress others seems to draw people into better discussions” – Class Attendee

Our Approach to Personal Growth and Professional Development

Backbone Institute, LLC, is committed to creating a stronger, more confident future one person at a time. With customizable techniques and opportunities, we’re able to transform dedicated individuals who are ready to grow and looking for challenge, accountability, encouragement and support.

We will help you identify your current level of confidence, and map out steps you need to take to build on it. Backbone Institute fuels your appetite for taking intelligent, purposeful risk in order to realize your dreams.

susan marshall

Founded by Susan A. Marshall, Backbone Institute is committed to restoring confidence throughout organizations, enabling them to meet and exceed business goals. The Institute offers customizable products and services to instill new competence through mastery of five fundamental skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Decisiveness
  • Clarity of Communication
  • Integrity of Word and Act
  • Consistency

The following opportunities will bring you tested, proven development and accountability tools and techniques:

  • Workshops
  • Classes
  • Books
  • Podcasts
  • Keynote addresses
  • Access to personal coaching
  • Facilitator training
  • Corporate retreats

If you would like more information about how we can help you or your organization, contact us today!