Susi Willis is a highly skilled and experienced professional leader, educator, and coach who has worked in corporate and community settings. Her experience ranges from one-on-one employee assistance, conflict mediation, and small-team leadership to senior leadership coaching, global leadership program design, and the creation of change-management strategies, KPI’s, and metrics in a Fortune 100 corporate environment. Previously, Susi worked as the Change Management Leader for DuPont’s global, firm-wide transformational leadership team. Her experience at DuPont included a variety of transformational, coaching, and consulting roles and spanned more than 22 years.
At Dupont, Susi was responsible for one of the largest and most robust global corporate transformational programs on record. Operating in more than 90 countries, this leadership project supported end-to-end change in 230 manufacturing sites from shop floor to senior management teams. Together with her team, Susi created, designed, and delivered some of the latest leadership training content that offered measurable bottom-line results in a high-stakes public company environment.
Under her direction, Susi’s team also helped solve change management issues related to the various demands and challenges of corporate culture, including issues related to new acquisitions, changes to senior management, lean manufacturing requirements, senior leadership team effectiveness, and how to create and sustain high-performing mindsets and behaviors even in challenging circumstances. In one year, Susi’s team facilitated nearly 100 leadership programs and successfully trained more than 2,000 leaders. She was the Global Mindsets and Behaviors Network Leader creating best practices and knowledge sharing across the company’s vast global network. She successfully designed strategies and processes for coaching and mentoring internal transformational leadership faculty and was also in charge of the Centered Leadership Program.
Susi received a Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University. Her additional areas of leadership expertise include certification as an Organizational Transformational Facilitator by McKinsey and Company, and a certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Susi is a RYT 200 yoga instructor whose personal interest include mindfulness and yoga practices.