ABOUT ELIZABETH SUDLER
I have held strategic roles in health and wellness divisions at two global investment banks. As a senior leader in two national behavioral healthcare insurance companies, I had profit and loss responsibility for large clinical and call centers, one of which won a company-wide Distinguished Service Center of the Year for outstanding quality indicators.
I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to develop and launch the first fee for service coaching program for US employees at Goldman Sachs’ corporate headquarters. I also helped design, deliver and incorporate resiliency training into all levels of Goldman’s Americas leadership and development programs.
I have worked with multiple corporate and NGO organizations to develop training programs that reduce stigma and raise awareness about the impact of mental health and chemical dependence issues in the workplace.
I have spent my entire career navigating, experimenting, and learning within highly nuanced and challenging work environments.
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
I approach people and problems with a multidisciplinary perspective informed by management theory, behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, history, and meditation/imagery practices. Despite the incredible amount of guidance widely available today, none of it matters unless each one of us learns how to apply it to our own particular work situation in a way that fits our temperament. Even more importantly, not all information is good information. Discerning the difference between what and who to listen to is critical to successful decision-making and constructive influence and impact. We can be trained how to function in roles and titles, but personal gifts and talents are something that need to be brought forth from the inside, accepted, and encouraged. My sweet spot is working with creative, independent thinkers who are stymied by systems that promise progress but are mired in outdated philosophies and processes. My coaching approach combines clients’ current talents and strengths with additional insight, people skills, and strategic planning.
Clients include artists (fine arts as well as well as artists whose canvas is the business world), innovators and change agents. Also the Bank of America, Towers Watson, B.F. Goodrich, Coca Cola, Deloitte & Touche, Oracle, Ernst and Young, The New York Times, Coach, Carnegie Hall, World Bank, US Army, US Coast Guard, Dunkin’ Donuts, the International Coach Federation, the National Council for Behavioral Health and others.
DEGREES, LICENSES & PUBLICATIONS
I received performance-coaching training in London, England from Sir John Whitmore’s Performance Consultants International, and also from W. Timothy Gallwey, creator of the Inner Game coaching brand. I have been a long-term student at New York Psychosynthesis Institute and the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center.
I received a master’s degree in community organization from Hunter College School of Social Work, and a BA in history and psychology from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to being classified as an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Coach, I hold certifications in Clinical Meditation and Imagery and Transpersonal Coaching. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in chemical dependence. I have been a Certified Employee Assistance Professional for over 30 years.
The Children of Alcoholics Foundation published a series of remedial work skills training programs I developed for children from dysfunctional families. My corporate work has been featured in Fortune, Bloomberg and Crain’s.