Suzanne Wilkins is a coach and organizational consultant with over twenty years of experience working with organizations and individuals to develop leaders in financial services, health care, retail, higher education and the non-profit sector. In her coaching practice, Wilkins uses a combination of traditional coaching approaches and theater based techniques to help leaders enhance their own performance and to create inclusive environments in which organizational goals can be achieved. 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 creating diversity and inclusion efforts.
In her former role as Director of Program Services at The Partnership, a Boston-based firm specializing in talent development for professionals of color, Ms. Wilkins led the organization’s flagship leadership development programs and guided the firm through a six-month transition period as Interim President and CEO. Suzanne’s leadership development work has taken her around the United States as well as to Europe and Asia to work with leaders of national and multinational corporations.
Wilkins is a sought after conference presenter on leadership development and on personal transformation. She is a member of a team of coaches working with the Harvard Business School Executive Education programs. Wilkins has been a guest lecturer at Babson College and Bentley University, The Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership and is on the faculty of Cambridge College. A playwright and actress, Wilkins also performs “Undiscovered” a one-act play on a woman’s journey through mid-life.
She earned her BA degree from Princeton University and her MA from Lesley University. Wilkins is a member of the board of directors of the Boston Center for the Arts.