My Commitments

Susan-structuresMy mission is to help people and groups imagine where they want to go and create a path to get there.

Commitment to learning is at the core of everything I do. Whether or not learning and capacity building is an explicit element of my contract with you, one of my goals always is to help individuals and groups build their own skills and ability to move forward.

Listening to you is always the best place to begin. I will work with you to understand your current situation and environment and figure out our next steps together.

I believe that everyone has something to offer, and I have the ability and desire to meet people where they are and build effective relationships across diverse backgrounds and circumstances. “Eyes on the prize” is an orientation that helps build momentum and mitigate differences.

I am devoted to outcome-based planning, reflection, assessment, and continuous improvement. The two questions always on my mind are, “What are the results you are seeking?” and “What have we learned, and how do we apply what we’ve learned to what’s coming next?”

“Eyes on the prize” is an orientation that helps build momentum and mitigate differences.

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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