Susan Hodge is a Certified Professional Coach (CEC) with an Associated Certified Coach credential (ICF), as well as a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience leading global organizations. She has previously served as Treasurer of Shell Oil and Vice President of an international group within Royal Dutch Shell. She has led teams in both multicultural and virtual settings. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about mentoring, diversity, and developing people.
In 2012, Susan combined her passion and experience to found Women Leading Together LLC, a professional coaching practice. Women Leading Together strives to
- Help women break through professional barriers
- Guide women to discover their true value in the workplace
- Assist women in making conscious choices to balance their lives and work
- Support women seeking the best professional direction for themselves
As a professional coach, Susan provides one-on-one leadership and career coaching, seminars and workshops to help career women overcome obstacles to advancement, identify their unique capabilities and develop the skills needed to achieve a fulfilling career. She has created leadership courses for mid- to senior-level managers and has been instrumental in shaping and implementing effective mentoring programs for diversity networks and functional groups. Susan has also taught courses in leadership as a Corporate Fellow in the business school of the University of Houston Downtown.
Susan’s seminars and speaking engagements cover numerous topics including
- Career advancement for women
- Gender differences in communication
- Managing during stressful times
- Avoiding career detours
- Starting down a new career path
Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her professional coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching, and holds an Associate Certified Coach credential from from the International Coach Federation. She has been recognized by Texas Executive Women as a “Woman on the Move” for her leadership and community service and was featured in The Diversity Journal as a “Woman Worth Watching”.