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Suzanne Rotondo, MPA


Suzanne is the founding Principal of Redshift Leadership, a consultancy that specializes in leadership and culture, with a deep expertise in the brain science research underlying emotional intelligence and organizational dynamics. As an experienced executive coach, leadership consultant, retreat session facilitator, and advisor to Boards of Directors and senior teams, Suzanne leads Redshift Leadership and personally commits herself to supporting both innovative for-profit clients and social justice organizations across a range of areas including human rights, gender/racial equity, access to economic opportunities, progressive policy/advocacy, sustainability, state/local government and game-changing problem solvers.

In this work, the focus is to build high performing teams through not only what is done, but how it is done, often in an effort to lead, problem-solve and implement change across organizations undergoing enormous transformation due to both internal and external shifts. Suzzane is accustomed to high pressure, high impact engagements with clients.

Over the last 15 years, Suzanne has worked with a variety of social justice organizations and non-profits including the Obama Foundation, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Open Society Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Georgie Badiel Foundation, Sierra Club, The Ad Council, Ford Foundation, Mosaic, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Healthcare without Harm, NYC LGBT Center, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office, City Manager’s Office City of Eugene, and Amna (formerly Refugee Trauma Initiative).

Suzanne draws upon extensive experience from her on-going work with select private sector companies, primarily in the media/entertainment sector, including Netflix, BuzzFeed, MTV, ASCAP, Disney, Paramount Studios, CBSViacom, NBCUniversal, Downtown Music, Apollo, eOne, Siemen’s Healthineers, and Spinmaster.

Prior to Redshift, Suzanne was Executive Director at Teleos Leadership Institute, and was a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Publishing. Suzanne holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is an alum of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s IOS program, as well as Robert Gass’s Art of Transformational Consulting program.

Redshift Leadership makes annual donations of 5% of revenue to organizations that make a positive difference including Mijentes, Doctors without Borders, Howard University’s Prince Jones’ Scholarship Fund, CARE International, God’s Love We Deliver (nutrition delivery), Philabundance, NY Lawyers for Public Interest, Healthcare for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network, UNHC for the Rights of Refugees, and Breast Cancer Research.

Suzanne lives with her spouse, Karima Zedan, who leads a large community investment program to close the digital divide for low income Americans, and their teenager, in Philadelphia.

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