About the Firm
Battley Performance Consulting is a boutique strategic advisory firm that delivers client-specific solutions based on business pragmatics and expert behavioral science insight into leader and board effectiveness, complex organizations and successful change management. The firm is based in the metropolitan New York City area in Stony Brook, Long Island.
About CEO 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.
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.
An 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. She is a licensed psychologist in New York State.
Battley is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Her articles have appeared in leading business and professional publications, including Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Forbes, Fast Company and The Oxford University Press Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Her radio program, Fast Focus on Success, was commended by the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Her book, Coached to Lead: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with an Executive Coach (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2006), was the first executive’s guide to executive coaching. Soundview Executive Book Summaries called her a “wise guide to greater effectiveness.”
Battley is currently Board Chair of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, the largest museum library system in the world. 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, Society of Consulting Psychology, The Authors Guild and the National Speakers Association.
Prior to starting her firm in 1998, Battley was a clinical associate professor and ombudsman at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.
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.