Our leadership development solutions ensure that you are confident, prepared, and inspired to motivate the people within your organization to realize your mission.

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Leading SGL Consulting is Suzanne Lynn whose practice focuses on empowering leaders to thrive in their professional lives. With a wealth of experience in both the education and non-profit sectors, she understands first-hand the opportunities and challenges faced by those striving to make a change in our world. She works with a talented group of subcontractors to meet client needs.


I began my professional journey as an educator and subsequently assumed various leadership roles. I served as an Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs, held the position of Vice President at Teach For America, and served as Deputy Superintendent of Talent at Detroit Public Schools. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as an individual contributor, a manager, and a manager managing through layers in both small and large organizations and I’m able to “step into the shoes” of my clients seamlessly. 

Based in Charlottesville, VA, I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Ethics from St. Edward’s University in Austin. I am a Certified Professional Diversity Coach, a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation, and an Immunity to Change facilitator. During my non-work time, I serve as an appointed member of the Charlottesville Human Rights Commission and a Board Member for Madison House. I love to read and enjoy soaking in all that Charlottesville has to offer. 



Throughout my career dedicated to the non-profit and educational sectors, I’ve worked as an executive and have managed and supported several executives. My background includes adeptly managing teams, fostering robust team cultures, and navigating efficiently within complex, matrixed organizational structures. I have the necessary expertise, skills, and tools to lead you and your team towards achieving your objectives. Additionally, I am a Certified Professional Diversity Coach and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).


I have extensive experience supporting organizations and teams with talent and human capital strategy, equity and inclusion work, change management, and team culture. I specialize in advising senior executives on their work and strategies and managing teams towards aggressive goals.


I am a skilled designer and facilitator of meaningful adult learning experiences. The customized trainings that I create speak to a wide range of learning modalities and allow for practical and immediate application.