About Susan Battley

SUSAN BATTLEY is an 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.

Fast Focus on Success, Battley’s radio program on leadership and career excellence, was commended by the Clinton White House. She was recognized among Jones New York’s ‘100 Influential Women’ in 2010 for her prominent role in promoting leadership development and mentoring.

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 serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Opera Guild (Governance Committee chair, 2014-15) and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.  She is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the American Psychological Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Society of Consulting Psychologists.

She holds doctoral degrees in psychology (PsyD) from Long Island University and economic history (PhD with distinction) from Stony Brook University.  She is a licensed psychologist in New York State.

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