executive coach for the management of the legal department at DuPont for over 6
years. Suzi has contributed to the development and growth of the nationally
acclaimed DuPont Legal Model.
Suzi coaches the leaders of the DuPont
Legal Model Program and has coordinated the strategic design and implementation
of the annual and mid-year meetings with the law firms who represent DuPont.
She was integrally involved in the planning, implementation, and facilitation
of the annual Conference for Women and the Practice of Law for DuPont for its
first 3 years as well as the DuPont Minority Counsel Conference. Suzi served as
the coach to the leadership teams of the DuPont Women Lawyer's Network and the
Minority Counsel Network.
often asked to facilitate law firm retreats or design development sessions in
leadership, mentoring, communication, networking and team building for delivery
in such law firms as Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, Morgan Lewis &
Bockius, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, and Young Conaway Stargatt &
She has presented at the Legal Marketing Association and the
Business Development for Women Attorneys conference, held in co-operation with
the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Suzi has provided executive coaching
services to senior partners, board members, and managing partners in law firms
such as Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll,
Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom & Moritz, Schwabe Williamson &
Wyatt, Shearman & Sterling, McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe and many
starting Innovative Leadership International LLC in 1993, Suzi has coached and
trained thousands of leaders in organizations across many industries,
including: American Express Financial Advisors, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouse
Coopers, Emco Ltd.; Fairfax County Public Schools; FTI Consulting, Inc.;
Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S.
Defense Intelligence Agency; the United States Postal Service and Freddie Mac.
A frequent speaker on various coaching and leadership topics, Suzi has
also published several articles and was featured in the Washington Post
business section (find articles posted on our website:
As the executive officer of Innovative
Leadership International LLC, Suzi has brought together a powerful team of
high-level coaches, trainers, facilitators, and consultants to expand her
firm's offering and to provide resources beyond her own competencies to her
specializes in team and individual business coaching and diversity training and
served as the leadership coach to a Roundtable of Women Business Owners in
Montgomery County, MD.
She also develops leaders in presentation
skills, teambuilding, sales, planning and conducting effective meetings, and
facilitating change. Suzi has presented at the International Executive Coaching
Summit, an invitation-only annual gathering of senior executive coaching
experts, and taught a course for executive coaches at the Executive Coach
Academy. She has also delivered guest lectures to undergraduate and master
level classes at George Washington University, Loyola University, and the
University of Virginia.
She currently serves on the Executive Coaching
Committee of the International Coach Federation and the International Executive
Coaching Summit Planning Committee. She also partners with Executive
Skillworks, Sugarcrest Development Group, and CommCore Consulting in the
Washington, DC area and with Mariposa Leadership in California.
was the founding vice president of POWER, a non-profit organization that
provides trainers and consultants to charitable organizations. Professional
affiliations include the National Association for Female Executives,
International Coach Federation, Greater Washington Alliance of Coaches,
Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, GE Foundation Entrepreneurs,
International Executive Coaching Summit Community and the International
Association of Facilitators.
working with executives and attorneys, Suzi takes a no-nonsense coaching
approach that is professional, conversational, intuitive, and results-oriented.
One executive describes her coaching as "laser-beam, pin-point accuracy".
Her primary commitment is to the success of her clients, closely linked
with her deep commitment to confidentiality. Acting from a philosophy of
partnership with her clients, Suzi guides the executives she coaches to exceed
prior performance through questions, dialogue, calculated risk, and the
fundamental belief that each person has his or her own answers within.
Suzi's coaching methodologies allow each executive to find those
answers for himself/herself and design actions that are aligned and consistent
with that clarity. She then provides structures and practices to support the
implementation of those actions and the realization of each client's goals.
Suzi takes a coaching approach to facilitation and training, designing and
delivering results-oriented sessions that engage adult
Professional affiliations include:
"Suzi's insight, methods of engagement and ability to bring out
the best in everyone she coaches truly distinguishes her in the consultant
--Thomas L. Sager, Esq., Vice President and Assistant General
"Coaching leads to empowerment. Suzi and Innovative
Leadership can empower individuals to accomplish what they thought was not
possible. The real power though, is when Suzi successfully brings this
out of a team of people faced with a challenge."
Michalowicz, Manager - Legal Services,
"As my leadership coach, Suzi's insights and advice are always
incredibly well grounded, mature, and invariably on point. She has an uncanny
ability to keep me and everyone else she works with focused, motivated and
-- Lisa M. Passante, Esq., Senior Counsel,
has been our happy experience to work with Suzi Pomerantz of Innovative
Leadership International. During a potentially problematic period of personnel
changes, Suzi had an uncanny ability immediately to grasp the nature of our
staff and their individual needs. Her guidance in helping us find and use
the tools to ensure good group dynamics allowed us to overcome our difficulties
and to function as an organic whole, where everyone can reach their potential
and interact effectively. This has been a priceless contribution to our
ASID, President, Portner Design Group, Inc.
Comments from evaluation sheets
from sales training
"Suzi is in a class by herself when it comes to getting a diverse
group of individuals to function as a team."
has helped me in countless ways in honing my communication skills and
delivering a thoughtful and effective message."
offers big picture consulting. I like how she kept bringing us back to the
purpose and meaning of this meeting."
"Intelligent, professional, personable, energetic and