Susan Houlihan is a Communications Consultant, Executive Coach, and Electrical Engineer who leverages her 15+ years working in engineering and operations in the high-tech sector to bring a perspective firmly rooted in business applications to her consulting and coaching work. In her previous career, she led global engineering and operations teams in manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain. Today she is the COO of the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.
Susan is a Lecturer in Leadership, Communications & Coaching in the MBA Programs at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She has been a Guest Lecturer at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership in the Executive MBA Program since 2013.
As a coach and workshop lead for Fortune 500 Companies globally, she is particularly interested in helping leaders to build the skills to motivate and inspire their people to their highest potential, as well as reaching their own maximum potential. She has worked with companies such as Adobe, Bio-Rad, Cisco, Facebook, Ideo, Genentech, Moody’s, Novartis, Peterson Caterpillar, Salesforce.com, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Zendesk.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University College of Cork in Ireland, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and is a certified Executive Coach from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.