Introducing Susan

FowlerI am an experienced facilitator, organizational consultant, and educator with many years of consulting experience in the nonprofit and public sectors. My work has included a variety of strategic planning, evaluation, and program planning projects, as well as a great deal of group facilitation, team building, and design and facilitation for learning events.

As a result, I have a broad understanding of nonprofit and public organizations’ needs and challenges. In addition to my work with individual organizations, I have facilitated and coached many partnerships and collaborations focused on community development through systemic change.

I have a particular interest in community engagement and in addressing the obstacles faced by disadvantaged individuals and communities, especially in rural areas and small towns.

I earned a B.A. with highest distinction in psychology from the University of Rochester and began my working life as co-founder of Space Builders, Inc., an employee-owned design and construction firm. There I served as principal group facilitator and general manager for thirteen years. While at Space Builders, I earned an M.Ed. in Adult Education and Organizational Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and began my consulting practice.

In addition to my formal degrees, I am a certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and I have completed multiple workshops and trainings with the Satir Institute of the Southeast and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. My continuing education with these organizations has focused on the application of family system dynamics in organizational settings and leadership development. I am an avid student in the field of somatics and taught yoga for a number of years.

My experience also includes service on several Boards of Directors including The Center for Community Self-Help, the Self-Help Credit Union, Community Independent School, and the Satir Institute of the Southeast.

I currently reside in Chatham County, NC with my husband (a building contractor), a very old dog, and a very busy cat.

Commitment to learning is at the core of everything I do.

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"Susan has an uncanny ability to build groups with a common vision, values and shared action. Conference calls can be a difficult place to build community. Nonetheless, in our work with a group of partners from across the country who were collectively planning a learning event, Susan, in a series of conference calls, created a clear plan of work and facilitated important decisions. When the group convened in person, she used the time wisely, and helped to ask the most difficult questions." Max Rose, Program Manager, MDC