Suzanne Wilkins is a coach and organizational 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 non-profit sector. 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. 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.
Wilkins is a sought-after conference presenter on leadership development and personal transformation. She has presented at the Linkage Women in Leadership Institute and coaches through 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 on the faculty of Cambridge College. A playwright and actress, Wilkins performs “Undiscovered” a one-act play on a woman’s journey through mid-life.
She earned her BA degree from Princeton University, her MA from Lesley University and her Registered Drama Therapist credential from the North American Drama Therapy Association. Wilkins has served on several non-profit boards and is a member of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital.