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Susan Combs

Susan Combs is a professional credentialed coach who helps clients enhance their leadership skills. She manages corporate mentor programs, the ATHENA WIN Executive Connections groups and Leadership Lansing. She is a licensee of the Fit Leader Program. Visit SusanCombsCoaching.com.

Susan Combs


Send in the SWOT Team

Google “strategy” and you will find a lot of different templates and options for developing a business strategy. A tried-and-true place to start in brainstor…

Building a Team: Four Stages of Development Hold True

It takes time for a team to gel. Some studies show we spend 60% of our time with teams. When building a new team, it is often helpful to remember the four st…

Behavior from the Top will be Emulated Among Other Leaders

One of my new coaching clients is a plant manager who is struggling with high turnover on his team. He is fabulous on the metrics side — getting quality prod…

Latest Generation Brings New Values Set to the Workplace

It seems like just yesterday organizations were all abuzz about millennials: How do we recruit them, retain them and motivate them? Well, those millennial…

Gen Z Brings New Values Set to the Workplace

It seems like just yesterday organizations were all abuzz about millennials: How do we recruit them, retain them and motivate them? Well, those millennial…

Ask Workers How They Feel about Returning to the Office

This summer I’ve been canvassing clients on their organizations’ return-to-work timeline and structure. All structures are in play depending on the company, …

Summer Business Reads

Two great books to add to your summer reading list are “Lead to Lift Up Others: Leadership Insights From a Caregiver’s Perspective” and “Inclusify: The Power…

Mentoring Can Help Your Company’s Female Stars Shine

Back in 2018, I was approached to help develop a pilot mentor program aimed at developing more women leaders at a global company of 2,100 employees. The pilo…

How Employers Invest in Improving of the Lansing Community

We are fortunate to live in a community full of businesses that support so many of our local charities. Making a social impact is important to all of us, but…

Giving Back Rise in Charitable Efforts Expected to Continue

As we enter the holiday season of this unusual year, people naturally start to think about ways to give back and to support our communities. Businesses may a…