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Susan MacKenty Brady

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Susan is a globally renowned expert on inclusion, leadership and the advancement of people.
She has keynoted or consulted at over 500 organizations worldwide.
Susan MacKenty Brady.

About Susan

Susan MacKenty Brady is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership at Simmons University and the Chief Executive Officer of The Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership. As a relationship expert, leadership well-being coach, author and speaker, Susan educates leaders and executives globally on fostering self-awareness for optimal leadership. Susan advises executive teams on how to work together effectively and create inclusion and gender parity in organizations. A highly sought authority on emotionally intelligent leadership, Susan has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and has keynoted or consulted at over 500 organizations worldwide.

  • Current Role

    CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership and Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership

  • Education

    Master of Education, Ohio University
    Bachelor of Arts, Business Communications, Marietta College

  • Boards & Committees

    Emeritus board member, Strong Women, Strong Girls
    Strategic Advisor, Our.Love

  • Honors & Publications

    Honors
    2020 “Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches” selection

    Publications
    The Inclusive Leader’s Playbook coauthored with Elisa van Dam (Simmons University, 2021)

    Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement: How the Best Women Leaders Practice Self-Awareness to Change What Really Matters (McGraw-Hill, November 2018)

    The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Critic (Linkage, 2014)

    Podcasts
    The Better Understanding Podcast, hosted by Susan MacKenty Brady

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Susan's Super Power
Empowering leaders and leadership teams to discover and lead from their centered, best selves.
What Susan Believes
Thriving requires awareness of your well-being, tightly coupled with a compassionate, equitable and empathy-first approach to leadership.
Susan’s Top Tip
Taking charge of your well-being must include rediscovering and returning to your best self.
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Susan has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and has been the keynote for over 500 organizations worldwide.

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Janet Foutty
Executive Chair of the Board of Deloitte US
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President of Simmons University
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