Susan Mannlein

Consultant, Facilitator, Executive and Team Coach
“I am passionate about helping leaders become the best version of themselves and creating sustainable organizations that literally improve people’s lives. It is my privilege to work collaboratively with our clients, helping them be more effective, live their personal purpose and achieve their organizational goals.”


  • Susan is a master facilitator, consultant, program designer and coach with more than 20 years of experience in global leadership development, OD and DE&I. Her thoughtful and engaging style, business acumen and candor have enable hundreds of leaders and client organizations to achieve sustained personal and organizational growth.

  • Founder and Managing Director of Global OD Solutions since 1997. A partial healthcare and pharmaceutical client list includes AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, LifeBridge Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital, Quest Diagnostics and The Texas Medical Center. Other clients include BP, Discovery Communications, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, M&T Bank, Microsoft, NASA Goddard Space and Flight Center and Penguin Random House

  • Client projects have ranged from organizational needs assessment and strategy to designing and facilitating large-scale leadership and DE&I education initiatives to leadership team effectiveness solutions and executive coaching, all grounded in candid and supportive interpersonal relationships.

  • Senior Consultant, Leadership and DE&I, Willis Towers Watson

  • Senior Consultant, Leadership and DE&I Institute, Baxter International

  • Operations Executive, Baxter International (including Region of the Year honors)


  • Change Leader Certificate Program (bespoke), designed and facilitated by Edie Seashore and Michael Broom, leaders of the American University/NTL Master’s program

  • BA English and Psychology, Michigan State University (Outstanding Liberal Arts Graduate award)

  • Certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Insights Discovery, The Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI), FIRO-B, The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), DISC and other psychometrics and diagnostics


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