Coach Profile: Susan Collins

Fred Jones

Later Stage Leadership, LLC

Phone:  703-470-0790


City, State:

Arlington, VA

Coaching Mediums:

In-person, Phone, Skype/Zoom


Susan has been a certified leadership coach since 2002 and has served federal government clients since 2003. She focuses on helping leaders in senior positions expand their capacity to handle uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity, and rapid change. Having been an internal leadership development practitioner in federal agencies since 2009, Susan understands the multi-dimensional nature of federal leadership. She helps clients step back from the tangles of federal and other bureaucracies to move beyond the limitations of their current environment, to see more, do more, and lead more effectively with greater fulfillment. Before transitioning to the leadership development world in 2000, Susan was a housing and labor economist. Her Ph.D. in economics and experience working in corporate and research environments means she understands metrics and can help clients translate logical thinking into leadership decisions. Susan also coaches people with their dogs as a way to better understand how they “show up” in leadership roles and other relationships.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Complexity Coaching: Federal executives
  • Public Sector Leaders
  • Transition to Next Leadership Level
  • "Vertical" Leadership Development
  • Group Leadership Coaching


Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate (2002); George Mason University Advanced Coaching Certificate in Leadership and Well Being; ICF PCC Certified; The Leadership Circle Profile certified; Emotional and Social Competency Inventory certified; MBTI certified; FIRO-B certified; Strong Interest Inventory certified

How to Contact:

Email with "GUAA" in the subject line.

Normal Fee Structure:

Individual coaching sessions: $275 per session generally request 3 month initial commitment for 2 coaching sessions per month; following the initial commitment, payment is month-to-month.

Group coaching sessions (6-12 members): $190 per session 3 month commitment to the group for 2 sessions per month; following initial commitment, payment is month-to-month.

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