Meet the Founder

Meet the Founder, Speaker, and Author Behind Backbone Institute

From the time she was a little girl inspired by JFK’s leadership challenge—the famous “Ask not” speech—Susan has been a student and practitioner of leadership and personal and professional effectiveness.

Meet the Founder

Corporate Experience
Susan’s corporate and consulting experience includes work with the following organizations:

  • Harley-Davidson
  • Best Buy
  • GE Healthcare
  • New York City Leadership Academy
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Many others

Educational Experience
She has been welcomed as a guest lecturer at higher education institutions:

  • Several University of Wisconsin campuses
  • Marquette University
  • Alverno College
  • The University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Today, Susan spends her time as author, sought-after public speaker and Founder of Backbone Institute, LLC, whose mission is to create a stronger, more confident, future one person at a time. Through personal experience and hands-on work with executives from diverse industries at all levels, Susan has had the privilege of helping thousands of people do the difficult and exhilarating work of growth.

Let Susan lead you or your team to transformational growth! Contact us today for more information on Backbone Bootcamps, speaking engagements and more!