Susan Goldsworthy OLY is Affiliate Professor of Leadership, Communications and Organizational Change at IMD. An Olympic finalist, European & Commonwealth Games medallist, Susan has more than 20 years of corporate experience in large multinationals, (Japanese, American and European), where she held senior executive positions. She has also run her own successful business in leadership development, executive coaching and change communications for more than a decade. She is passionate about working with people to turn knowledge into behavior and to increase consciousness about our interconnectivity in this magical, more-than-human world.
She has worked extensively in the fields of change, communication, diversity, leadership development for teams and individuals, and executive coaching. She is associate director of CLEAR (Cultivating leadership Energy through Awareness and Reflection), IMD’s senior leadership program.
Susan is co-author of three award-winning books: Care to Dare, Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership and Choosing Change, How Leaders and Organizations Drive Results One Person at a Time, and recently-released Where the Wild Things Were, a storybook for all ages about leadership, responsibility, hope and biodiversity loss.
With a first degree in organizational psychology and communications, Susan Goldsworthy OLY has a Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change and an Executive Masters in the Neuroscience of Leadership. Her doctoral research focuses on the role of hope for executives within the current world context. She is also a highly qualified executive coach and is trained in numerous psychometric assessments.