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Institute Fellow

Suzanne Wilkins

Coach & Organizational Consultant

Suzanne Wilkins is a coach and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience working with organizations and individuals to develop leaders in health care, higher education, retail, financial services and the nonprofit sector. She is also a sought-after conference presenter on leadership development and personal transformation.

Suzanne coaches leaders to enhance their own performance and to create inclusive environments in which organizational goals can be achieved. As a registered drama therapist, Suzanne uses traditional coaching approaches and invites her clients to utilize embodied techniques and tools from the arts to develop critical insights into the myths, meanings, metaphors and memes that drive each leader’s behavior and effectiveness.

As a consultant, she helps organizations develop and fully leverage the talents of their valued employees through coaching, creation, and facilitation of long-term developmental experiences, training, and building inclusive environments.

A playwright and actress, Suzanne performs “Undiscovered” a one-act play on a woman’s journey through mid-life.

Professional Experience

In her former role as Director of Program Services at The Partnership, a Boston-based firm specializing in talent development for professionals of color, Suzanne led the organization’s flagship leadership development programs and guided the firm through a six-month transition period as Interim President and CEO. She has served on several nonprofit boards.

Public Speaking

Suzanne has presented at the Linkage Women in Leadership Institute, the North American Drama Therapy Association and the Association for Group Psychology and Psychotherapy conferences, and keynoted at the American School Counselors Association. A coach through the Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, Wilkins has been on the faculty of Cambridge College, a guest lecturer at Babson College and Bentley University and The Institute for Nonprofit Management & Leadership.