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Suzi Pomerantz, MT, MCC is an executive coach, performance consultant, and corporate trainer specializing in leadership development with Fortune 500 clients and public sector leaders.

Suzi holds an international certification as a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and a Master's degree from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.

In recent years, Suzi has served clients primarily in the legal industry. Suzi has coached executives and senior managers in the law departments of DuPont, Goldman Sachs, General Motors, Sears, and Welch's.


As an 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.

Suzi is 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 & Taylor.

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 others.

Since 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: www.innovativeleader.com).

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 clients.

Suzi 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.

Suzi 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.

When 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 learning.

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Client comments:

"Suzi's insight, methods of engagement and ability to bring out the best in everyone she coaches truly distinguishes her in the consultant world."
 
   --Thomas L. Sager, Esq., Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, DuPont


"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."
    --Jim Michalowicz, Manager - Legal Services, DuPont


"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 upbeat."
    -- Lisa M. Passante, Esq., Senior Counsel, DuPont


"It 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 operation."
    --Bethany Portner, ASID, President, Portner Design Group, Inc.




Comments from evaluation sheets
from sales training sessions:

"Suzi is in a class by herself when it comes to getting a diverse group of individuals to function as a team."

"Suzi has helped me in countless ways in honing my communication skills and delivering a thoughtful and effective message."

"Suzi 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 fun….Thank you!"



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