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


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…

The Five Steps of Team Health

Over the past two years, fellow coach Ross Woodstock and I have been using a relatively new training and assessment tool called the Five Behaviors of a Cohes…

Tidying Up Your Work Life

Pandemic Pause Provides an Opportunity for Change In June I gave a seminar on time management to 100 state of Michigan employees. Of course, the day of tr…

A Distributed Workforce

What a difference a few months makes. That’s the understatement of 2020. With the deadly COVID-19 pandemic overtaking our lives and conversations, many busin…

Winning the Infinite Game

As a coach, I’m always looking for patterns – what’s the societal vibe, what’s a theme among my clients, etc.  Over the past year or so, I’ve been puzzled by…

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