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Susanne Goldstein
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Susanne Goldstein is a best-selling author-business strategist-master storyteller-practical problem solver-career expert-filmmaker-engineer-user experience designer who has helped countless individuals, teams, companies, and audiences define what success means to them, and then accelerate their ability to achieve it.

Susanne’s unique frameworks and tell-it-like-it-is style are evident in her many consulting engagements, in her book Carry a Paintbrush: How To Be The Artistic Director of Your Own Career, and as a contributor for a variety of on- and offline media.

Still working in the trenches as a business strategist and software architect, Susanne knows how to land business and grow companies because she is out doing it every day. To date, she has worked with over 70 clients in the private, non-profit and academic sectors including Harvard Kennedy School, Massachusetts General Hospital, OpenTable.com and Microsoft. Currently, Susanne is working with an online brokerage firm to re-imagine the future of online investing.

But her true passion is helping people reach their highest potential. In the current economy, this means helping companies focus on disciplined growth, and helping out-of-work and under-employed Americans get back to work.

Speaking throughout the country, Susanne delivers the tough love and techniques needed to make it in the new working world today. She teaches how to be successful, not only in your career but in your life. A long-term sufferer of chronic pain, Susanne knows tough times, and works every day to overcome them. Her life stories teaches others not only how to survive, but how to flourish and thrive.

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 is Connector at Boston World Partnerships, sits on the Patient Advocacy Council at Massachusetts General Hospital and on theAdvisory Board of WorldBlue Inc.

Entries by Susanne Goldstein

Stay Happy at Work, or Move On - How to Know When the Time is Right

(6) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 10:13 AM

Here's a question I get asked a lot: "How do I know when it's time to get a new job." Yeah, we try hard to keep a job alive and vibrant, colorful and inspiring. But for most of us, there inevitably comes a point where it's time to move on....

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The Only Resolution You Should Make for New Year's

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 7:22 PM

I'm a sucker just like everyone else. I've proclaimed to the universe and to the God-of-New-Year's that I would lose 10 pounds, keep my house tidy, go to the gym three times a week and only have french fries once a month. I've tried swearing off of just about everything...

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The Difference Between Needing to Get a Job and Wanting to Get a Job

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 11:53 AM

I spend a good portion of my life talking to people about their working lives. Or in many cases, their lack of work. I've talked to laid off city workers, MBA students, Moms wanting to get back to work, college sophomores, outplaced CEOs and just about every group in between....

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Jobless and Middle-aged? A To-Do List for Getting Back to Work

(8) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Middle-aged. What a crappy way to be described. Middle-age is for OLD people. At least, that's what most of us thought as we stepped out into the working world, once upon a time. As we built our careers, got married, had babies, middle-age still seemed like a dungeon in the...

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Shut Up Washington! I'm Gonna Get A Job Without You.

(29) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 11:55 AM

Dear Pundits, Posturers and Pontificators in Washington D.C.,

I hope you had a wonderful August recess. While you were out relaxing, we regular Americans were out trying to bust our butts to find a way to make ends meet. It's tough out here and all we're hearing from you guys...

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