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Susan MacDougall

Susan MacDougall

Cambridge, UK

Susan is committed to bringing clients the tools they need to act intentionally in the unpredictable circumstances we all navigate, in the workplace and beyond. An anthropologist by training, she believes in the transformative power of looking at one’s environment with the eyes of an outsider. She teaches clients to step into an outsider perspective using tools from the academy, leadership development, and somatics. She particularly enjoys being with clients as they come to see the humor and fun in this process.

Susan has over a decade of experience in the higher education sector, where she cultivated expertise in the different ways people work on themselves. Her research and teaching focus on cross-cultural ways of being and on gender’s complex role in our identities. As a coach and facilitator, she incorporates these insights to create inclusive spaces. She works with individuals, groups, and teams, and she welcomes the opportunity to work globally. She has experience in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and North America.

Susan holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Arizona, and Northwestern University, and has held academic positions at the University of Oxford, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Cambridge. She has a DPhil in Social Anthropology specialising in the Middle East, having carried out her doctoral research in Jordan and lived in several countries in the region. Her coaching training includes systemic constellations, the Leadership Circle Profile, Growth Edge coaching, and somatic coaching. She maintains an active research interest in leadership and is particularly keen to initiate conversations between researchers and practitioners.

Susan lives in Cambridge, UK with her husband and son. When she is not working, she enjoys practicing yoga, walking by the River Cam, and adding books to her bookshelf.