About Susanne Goldstein

Susanne Goldstein is a master storyteller, practical problem solver and self-made business woman. Her unique tell-it-like-it-is style and spot-on advice shine throughout her speaking engagements, and in her best-selling book Carry a Paintbrush: How To Be The Artistic Director of Your Own Career. and as a regular contributor to AOL-Jobs, The Huffington Post and Business Insider.

Susanne’s diverse background in Hollywood movie-making, business strategy, user experience design, teaching, speaking and coaching has allowed her to help countless individuals, teams, companies and audiences define what success means to them, and then move them to achieve it.

Susanne’s “little tough love, lotta technique” speeches about career development have garnered rave reviews at universities around the country, as have her courses at in Interactive Product Design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and in Leadership for Social Entrepreneurs at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.
In the business world, Susanne is known as “The Accelerator” for her ability to quickly understand complex challenges, crystallize concrete and effective concepts and plans, and accelerate their execution. Susanne designed the interface for the popular reservation site OpenTable.com, worked on the original development of Microsoft.com and was instrumental with the development of Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Entrepreneurship program.

To date she has worked with over 60 companies and organizations throughout the country, and is currently working with an online brokerage to re-imagine the future of online investing.

Susanne has a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an A.B. in Theatre and Film Studies from Cornell University. She sits on the Patient Advocacy Council at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the Advisory Boards for Fosfo, WorldBlue Inc., and JewishBoston.com.

To contact Susanne about coaching, speaking or consulting engagements, please write to her here.