Susan G. Cunningham is a Leadership Coach, Business Consultant, and Mindfulness Mentor. Committed to continuous improvement. Nurturing the development and growth of self and others. Building and strengthening company culture, performance, and productivity. Unearthing potential. Appreciating change. Staying curious.
Twenty years+ of business experience, with various leadership and management roles in entrepreneurship, education technology, marketing, advertising, production, and consulting.
Member and Developing Coach of International Coaching Federation (ICF), South Florida Chapter.
Coach/Mastermind Expert for Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab accelerator program for entrepreneurs.
Fifteen year practitioner of mindfulness including: meditation, yoga, Reiki Master energy balancing, and Self Discovery Life Mastery Training Program.
Lifelong athlete and outdoor adventurer.
Susan used to lead a Thursday morning discussion group at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Miami called The Foundry. Whether feedback was given to entrepreneurs on their business challenges or they learned about topics relevant to their growth, one thing was clear: they were inspiring each other with fresh thinking, new ideas, and expanding mindsets. Guiding and shaping each other the way metal is cast and poured into new form at foundries. Alchemy. Transformation. This company pays homage to that group and to that process.
"A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more."
- Rossabeth Moss Kanter
Susan G. Cunningham, Founder & CEO
"Businesses practicing beautiful leadership bring potency to their organization by empowering their people.
- Alan Moore
The Foundry Group is dedicated to coaching and consulting professionals to be strong, thoughtful leaders so they can create meaningful work, high-performance and inspired teams, a calm environment, and encourage a culture of shared purpose and passion.
We use a collaborative, introspective, and iterative style that incorporates design thinking, business expertise and knowledge, and energy empowerment and awareness. Building upon what's working, shifting what's not.
Coaching + Mentoring, One-on-One, Leadership Development
Walk & Talk
Facilitating Team Workshops + Inspirational Learning
Topics include: Leadership, Change Management, Culture, Mindfulness, Partnerships
Consulting for Startups + Small Businesses, Project Basis
Operations, Business & Growth Strategy, Human Capital
"Susan coached me for six months as I launched my startup. She has a calm but strong presence, and an incredible breadth of experience to share. More than a coach, Susan is an amazing ally and business advisor. She helped me clarify our mission, refine my pitch, and define our marketing and growth strategy, all while reminding me to keep everything in perspective in business and in life."
Caroline Peyre Palazzi
Founder & CEO
Weepea Children's Marketplace
"Susan went above and beyond in her coaching and mentoring of the founders in her mastermind group. She keenly listened to their progress and roadblocks to provide insights that left the founders with many “aha” moments. Susan’s approach to coaching is Socratic and empowers the founder to think for themselves. Instead of giving directives, Susan works alongside founders with a hands-on approach to deeply understand context then provide ideas for solutions."
Miami WIN Lab
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College
"Susan's leadership style stems from her calm and confident demeanor. She always asks the right questions and creates a safe environment to talk about challenging business problems."
Global Product Manager
"When it came to Overtown Optimist Club's decision to restructure our youth program systems, Susan's perspective has really helped us to see greater possibilities. Susan has been wonderful at helping us to pinpoint actionable solutions for meeting our goals. We have grown to trust that her invaluable insight can help us accomplish the necessary processes for purposefully continuing our mission. We're excited to have her as our coach!"
Overtown Optimist Club
"I have witnessed Susan’s people-first approach firsthand. She never loses sight of the overall objectives and the complexity of any system, but she manages to place people - their well-being, their growth, their development - at the very core of any issue. Her ability to do so ripples in innumerable and very positive ways into the efficiency, morale, and trajectory of those she manages and mentors."
General Manager & Latin America Lead
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Miami
"Susan understands the struggles and frustrations of a CEO. She is very clear as to her suggestions and helps you map out concrete steps to take. She also has the art of always making you feel good. She’s a true startup CEO cheerleader."
Yasiara Ortiz Moggio
Founder & CEO
Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy Life.
Inspiration gives us the insight and determination to create movement and make shifts in our own lives. Learning through Nature. Literature. Art. Music. Design. People. Places. Experiences.
Amazing benefits and inspiration can come from:
Rewilding oneself, reconnecting to nature to stay grounded, gain perspective, and restore balance.
Physically moving and challenging our bodies.
Nourishing ourselves with good nutrition, eating local and growing our own food as often as possible. Water, water, water.
Enlightening our minds with philosophies and practices that encourage beauty, mindfulness, gratitude, and valuing experiences and time.
Traveling, immersing in cultures different from our own.
Celebrating community and diversity. We are better together.
Laughter and choosing to enjoy the ride. Always.
Good Reads. Words that inspire.
The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
By Rick Hanson, PH.D.
Live a Meaningful Life
By Joshua Milburn
& Ryan Nicodemus
Why beauty is key to everything.
By Alan Moore
How Non-Conformists Move the World
By Adam Grant
Let My People Go Surfing
The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
By Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia
Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or
How to Build the Future
By Peter Thiel
"Hiking is a bit like life. The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other...again and again and again. If you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way."
Community Partners. Work that inspires.
Marte Siebenhar, Founder
Coaching & Consulting
Las Comadres Club
Gaby Guzman, Founder
Women's Entrepreneur Community & Business Strategy
True North Consulting
Stefanie Genauer, Founder
Sales Consulting & Business Strategy
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