Strengthening people, ideas & companies 

"Working with Susan awakened the true leader inside that was trying to come out."

- Brandon Okpalobi, Founder of Dibia DREAM, Inc.


01 About

The Founder.

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.


The Name.

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

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Susan G. Cunningham, Founder & CEO


02 Services

"Businesses practicing beautiful leadership bring potency to their organization by empowering their people.

- Alan Moore

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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

    • In-person Meeting 

    • Video Conference

    • Phone Call

    • 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 


03 Testimonials

"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."

"Working with Susan awakened the true leader that was trying to come out. Each session got to the root cause of the business issues we were having and ended with amazing solutions. Truly thankful for her guidance, expertise and willingness to help our organization grow."

Brandon A. Okpalobi


Dibia DREAM, Inc.

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."

Michelle Abbs


Miami WIN Lab 

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College

"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


"Working with Susan was the accelerator I needed to take my side-hustle-passion project and turn it into a focused and profitable business. She was able to distill my vision into a well-defined Executive Summary, while clearly mapping out the path forward with specific next steps to take. She helped me create the clarity I needed in order to adapt to current events and take my business to the next level!"

"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!"

Sheniqua Rudolph

Program Director

Overtown Optimist Club

Dr. Kate Antoniotti 

Co-Founder, Antoniotti Chiropractic

Founder, MamaCore Method

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04 Inspiration

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.

"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."

- Unknown


Good Reads. Words that inspire.


Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

By Rick Hanson, PH.D.



Why beauty is key to everything.

By Alan Moore


Let My People Go Surfing

The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

By Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia



Live a Meaningful Life

By Joshua Milburn

& Ryan Nicodemus



How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Adam Grant


Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or

How to Build the Future

By Peter Thiel

Community Partners. Work that inspires.

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Cultured Innovations

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


05 Contact

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