About

Mission & Values
Why Clients Choose Us
About CEO Susan Battley
Consulting Professionals & Strategic Partners


We are a boutique firm of behavioral science and management consulting experts who partner with leaders, boards and top management teams to achieve their high-stakes objectives through brilliant execution.

Since 1998, Battley Performance Consulting has taken great pride in delivering custom client solutions that are grounded in state-of-the-art diagnostics and evidence-based research. We combine business pragmatics with expert psychological insight into leader personality and effectiveness, group dynamics, complex organizations and change management.

The result is innovative, winning solutions that take into account client-specific characteristics and success factors. Our goal in every case is to help our clients become better faster and execute brilliantly.

  • We specialize in senior management and boardroom issues.
  • Our clients work with principals only, seasoned professionals with an average of 20-plus years of consulting and coaching experience.
  • We are nimble and highly responsive to client needs.
  • We bring international, multicultural and diversity perspectives to our engagements.

Our clients include industry leaders in high tech, financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, publishing, consumer products, and professional services, as well as private businesses, associations, nonprofits, academia and government agencies.

If you demand only the best from yourself and your business partners, and understand about making an investment to get extraordinary results, let’s explore how our services can make you and your organization better faster.


Mission & Values

As experts in executive and organization effectiveness, we work collaboratively with world-class leaders and organizations that result in direct contributions to the client’s performance, growth and competitiveness in the marketplace.

  • Our standard is extraordinary results.  We make our clients better faster.
  • We are independent.  Our clients rely on us for our fresh thinking, keen diagnostic skills, honest opinions, and ability to solve complex leadership and organizational issues.
  • We design and select interventions that best serve client needs and objectives. We do not sell products or limit our service delivery to one line or suite of instruments.
  • We take an evidence-based approach that is grounded in state-of-the-art behavioral science and management research.
  • Our value proposition emphasizes Return on Time (ROT) since time is our clients’ most precious and non-renewable resource.
  • We provide our services in accordance with American Psychological Association professional guidelines.
  • We give back to the community through pro bono work, mentoring early-stage professionals, and corporate sponsorship of social service and cultural programs.

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Why Clients Choose Us

We combine business pragmatics with expert psychological insight into leader personality and effectiveness, group dynamics, complex organizations and change management.

Our goal is to deliver tangible, winning results based on client-specific goals, success factors and stakeholders.

  • We specialize in senior management and boardroom issues and challenges.
  • We are nimble and highly responsive to client needs.
  • Our clients work with principals only, senior professionals with an average of 20-plus years of consulting and coaching experience.
  • We bring international, multicultural and diversity perspectives to our engagements.

Our clients include industry leaders in high tech, financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, publishing, consumer products, and professional services, as well as private businesses, associations, nonprofits, academia and government agencies.

Examples of Client Objectives

  • Enhance leader performance to achieve strategic goals
  • Select and integrate new executive hires for maximum success
  • Improve Top Team alignment with future business requirements
  • Transform technical professionals such as attorneys, scientists, and academics into effective leaders
  • Develop a robust leadership pipeline to ensure succession planning and business continuity
  • Facilitate management offsites that are results-focused and yield a high return on time

We are happy to provide references upon request.

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About CEO Susan Battley

SUSAN BATTLEY is Susan Battleyan internationally recognized authority on strategic leader and board effectiveness.  She is the founder and chief executive officer of Battley Performance Consulting.

For more than 25 years, Battley has helped world-class leaders, board directors and management teams execute brilliantly for maximum success in today’s high-stakes business environment.  Her clients include chief executives and corporate officers, board directors, Nobel laureates, association executives and public sector officials here and abroad.

A frequent expert commentator on leader trends in the national news media, she holds a PhD with Distinction in economic history from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Doctor of Psychology degree from Long Island University.

Her articles have appeared in leading business and professional publications, including Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post and The Oxford University Press Handbook of Lifelong Learning.  She is a frequent commentator on leadership trends in the news media.

Her book, Coached to Lead: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with an Executive Coach  (Wiley/Jossey-Bass), was the first executive’s guide to executive coaching.  Soundview Executive Book Summaries calls her as a “wise guide to greater effectiveness.”

Battley is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.  She is currently Board Chair of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board.  She has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, as well as the Advisory Council of the Harvard Business Review.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Society of Consulting Psychology, and The Authors Guild.

Prior to starting her firm in 1998, she was a clinical associate professor and ombudsman at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.

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Consulting Professionals & Strategic Partners

Our consulting professionals are PhD management and behavioral science experts with extensive experience advising senior executives and high-potential talent in Fortune 500 companies, professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations.

We take great pride in matching our professional staff to each project’s particular goals and clientele for timely, maximum impact.

Our strategic partners include premier psychometric firms that support our custom executive, team and organizational assessments programs.

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