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Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD

Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant

Dr. Susan Bernstein, PhD
Dr. Susan Bernstein, PhD
Dr, Susan Bernstein, PhD

Here’s why I’m equipped to bring out your greatest potential as a leader.

I’ve been an executive coach since 2001. My start came helping hard-driving Silicon Valley professionals at top companies like Google, Apple, and eBay to land high-paying, high visibility promotions into roles where they get to make a huge positive impact.

I’ve helped them develop their own unique leadership style, navigate the conflict that inevitably comes with greater responsibility, and deal with emotionally-charged interpersonal situations with their employees, other leaders, even their Boards of Directors.

You’ll find my thought leadership in places like Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Psychology Today.

The leadership lessons I share have been distilled from helping over 3,500 mid- to senior-level professionals to bring out their best in their leadership. It’s also informed by my personal struggles in the demanding leadership roles I held at companies like Intel and Accenture as well as from deep dive experiences in meditation, yoga, and the relatively new field of somatic psychology, also known as mind/body psychology.

Because I have such a non-traditional background, when we work together, I’ll be right by your side to support you in breaking out of boxes that have kept you from owning your authentic leadership. With my guidance, you’ll dig deep, to find the essence of what makes you and your leadership so compelling. In partnership, we shift your mindset and your energy so that people are naturally, effortlessly drawn to you.

Instead of you looking for your leadership skills with a flashlight, you get to become a lighthouse, beaming your energy out — so you’re immediately visible and readily valuable. 

My Experience

A sampling of the most well-known companies where my clients work, include these…



Boston Consulting Group

Charles Schwab
GE Medical

Intel Corporation
Kaiser Permanente
Levi Strauss & Co.

Procter & Gamble


Interested in working together?