Suzanne E. Anderson, M.Ed. PCC,
Suzanne Anderson is the principal of Collaborations Group, Inc. (CGI) of Rockville, MD near Washington, DC has over 25 years’ experience as an executive coach, facilitator and organizational analyst to boards and senior leadership at colleges including Kenyon, Trinity (Hartford), University of Richmond, Mt. Holyoke, Lewis and Clark, and Swarthmore, as well as nonprofits and government agencies (K-12 Public Schools, Charter Schools, National Education Association, AIR public radio organization, Veterans Administration), and corporations (PBGC, CVS, CROSSMARK).
As a Visionary-Transformational Executive Coach who works holistically with the body-mind-spirit connections, Suzanne assists male and female leaders from a multiplicity of backgrounds, lifestyles, skills, and work styles grow and own their leadership, gain balance in the midst of organizational complexities, get unstuck, resolve conflicts, and make courageous decisions.
Suzanne’s past career as a psychotherapist, training as an emotionally intelligent executive coach, and certification in Gestalt organization development provide background as she works with leaders and organizations. She is often called on to assist leaders who are involved in leadership development efforts to integrate and apply their learnings, and process 360 feedback. Suzanne has provided services as the Lead Coach to multiple directors and their organizations in their efforts to implement change, keep morale high, reduce conflicts, mediate grievances, develop effective work relationships, and create strong work processes while strategically positioning them to produce extraordinary results.
Suzanne is a master facilitator with deep experience. Born of Jamaican and African American decent, Suzanne has traveled the world and been responsible for the planning and facilitation of retreat experiences for groups from around the world in different parts of the world (e.g. across U.S., Peru, Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico, Israel). She expertly facilitates the groups’ debriefing and processing of their diversity and cross cultural experiences. As a facilitator, she is experienced in university Board and Cabinet level retreats, and in team environments.
Suzanne is also co-creator of “A Quantum Change Model” which enables participants and organizations to shift and transform the status quo and create new behaviors and processes that activate their greatest visions of success. Her top five strengths on the Gallup Strengths Finder are: Self-assurance, Connectedness, Maximizer, Responsibility, and Strategic.
Suzanne received her BA from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA and Masters in Education from University of Pittsburgh. Her certifications include: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, ESCI 360 instrument feedback, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Myers Briggs (MBTI), Gallup StrengthFinders Coach, Gestalt Organization Development, and Teleos Leadership Institute Executive Coaching.