We give you the tools to Sync up your leadership mindset and culture for optimal performance.
Bring their whole self to everything they do with extraordinary self-awareness
Understand how their inner world impacts their ability to respond with wisdom and compassion to external demands
Have growth mindsets and see every interaction as an opportunity to learn
Support cultures where people are resilient and thrive, and prosperity results from doing good work for a better world.
How You Support Your SyncUp Coaching Experience:
”Going into the most momentous change of my career, I knew I was going to be challenged on every level by fear, self-doubt, and uncertainty. Suzanne’s coaching helped me not to become fragmented in my sense of myself or to fall hostage to the small voices inside of me that could only see pieces of the whole picture. I have been able to stay true to a fuller, more integrated sense of myself and of the leadership journey I am on, which has made my transition so much more effective for me and everyone around me.Grant Oliphant, Chief Executive OfficerConrad Prebys Foundation
”Working with Suzanne has helped me to become a better Leader. Not only a better leader, also a better mom, daughter and wife. The impact of her insightful questions and coaching and guidance can be seen throughout our organization. Her coaching has helped me increase employee retention, improve client satisfaction and inspired organizational resilience. Leading an organization committed to learning has really made work so much more enjoyable for me. With Suzanne’s coaching I am learning to speak my truth with compassion, clarity and strength.Teresa Goodwin, Regional DirectorHPA, Inc.
”Through Suzanne’s coaching, using real-time actual situations, I was able to identify, understand, and communicate with my reactive and pleaser parts that clouded my leadership potential and have made incremental changes that have given me the room to function at a higher level.Danielle Crumrine, Executive DirectorTree Pittsburgh
With room to breathe, I am free to take an active role in planning for the future of my organization - both in terms of sustainability and mission impact. Ultimately, the work I've done with Suzanne has helped to bring joy back to my daily work life, as well as to my personal relationships as mother, wife and friend. I am continuing the journey of learning to be a wise leader.
”Suzanne has changed my life! by helping me surface unproductive patterns and behaviour, understand their reason for being within my life experience and replace them with more helpful thinking and choices. The results have been remarkable. Through my work with Suzanne I have tapped into a deeper level of internal awareness and wisdom, used that wisdom to guide me during crisis and day to day life and developed disciplined practices that I can use to bring me back to that wisdom spot on a daily basis.Barb Steele, Managing DirectorThe Natural Step, Canada
”Terri Egan gives you the practitioner's approach to applied science. She has her own unique way of building leaders – by taking highly complicated ideas, and making them eminently useful in practice. The science? Neuroscience. Let her translate what we've learned about the brain, into what you can do to be more effective – Terri rocks!Don Brown, Author'What Got You Here Won't Get You There in Sales' and 'Bring Out the Best in Every Employee'
”Exploring the 4 Leadership Development Capabilities with Suzanne as my coach and guide resulted in new insights into my own leadership patterns and appreciating how these were both helping me and holding me back. I was able to reshape the patterns to get out of leadership autopilot and work as a much more strategic leader, in real time, as I navigated a new job that is truly in a VUCA environment!Kristen Gemeny, Leadership DevelopmentThe Boeing Company
Our Consulting Process
Assess and Design
We link what we do to your organization’s strategy and performance goals via a co-developed set of success measures that are both challenging and achievable
Integrating measures of success established with our clients in the design process, we roll out our curriculum in phases based on rapid prototyping driven by applied learning principles. This ensures high levels of engagement, relevance and deep learning – the elements that fuel behavior change.
We provide in-person and online solutions for continued learning. We like to do a six month post program check-in to see what is sticking. Our goal is behavior change and we know that time and wise guidance drives new practices, habits and norms.
“My change in leadership has been so successful that we had an increase in our bottom line of $500,000 in an 18 million dollar budget. This is a very significant increase in one year. Up until several years ago, my mindset as a leader was to always have answers and always have solutions. But I saw that I needed to become better at stepping into the unknown where you don’t always know the answer. I now have the maturity to be comfortable with ambiguity and to work with it. We are now moving our culture towards innovation as a future investment which is not easy in a nonprofit environment. This was revolutionary. A lot of leadership is evolutionary, but this was revolutionary learning and application happening during and because of your program.”Brian Schreiber, President & CEOThe Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
“I’ve been able to take an introspective look at my leadership style and to delegate more and free myself up to build capacity in others. My confidence level is much higher as a mentor and coach of others - to give direction, to delegate and to inspire my team to do what they need to get done for the organization.”Mark Lewis, President and CEOPOISE Foundation
“The biggest shift in my mindset was based on the whole person integration model and the neuroscience research shared by Suzanne and Terri. The increased level of mindfulness that I gained and began to practice daily at home and and work, shifted my behaviors from automatic responses to reflective steps toward a more thoughtful life. I am a better friend, daughter, colleague, wife, and mother based on the tools I now carry with me. Truly a life changing experience!”Mary Price, Director, Global Revenue and Business RecruitingSlack
Suzanne Lahl keynoting at the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Institute Conference.
Leading change is arguably among the most important survival skills for nonprofit executives and their board leaders. This two day workshop introduced an audience of 100 leaders and students to the SyncUp 4 Model of leading in complex environments.
Terri Egan speaking to a group of executives about the importance of dynamic attention.
This group of executives took part in a seven month leadership program sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation. The program was based on the SyncUp4 Model of Dynamic Capabilities.
Julie Chesley keynoting at the 2019 Pariveda Solutions Futures Conference.
Ever wonder why you do things that that in hindsight seem irrational? Leaders at Pariveda learned about the power of working with unconscious habits of mind to improve performance.