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NYU Professor of Management Practice, Business Journalist & Bestselling Author

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Suzy Welch: Biography at a Glance

  • Suzy Welch is a business journalist and best-selling author with expertise in leadership, change, crisis management, corporate governance, social media, and the workplace.
  • She is also Professor of Management Practice at NYU’s Stern School of Business, a special advisor to the Brunswick Group, and a regular contributor on The Today Show.
  • She started as a crime reporter and then worked the business beat before attending Harvard Business School.
  • Suzy spent years at Bain & Company as a consultant before combining her journalism and business backgrounds at Harvard Business Review, where she was eventually named Editor-in-Chief.
  • With her late husband, Jack Welch, Suzy is the author of two international bestsellers, Winning and The Real-Life MBA.
  • Suzy also wrote the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea, centered around a decision-making concept she originally wrote about as a columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine.
  • Suzy sits on the board of ANGI, the publicly traded home services giant, as well as the Humane Society of the United States.

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Biography

Suzy Welch is a business journalist and best-selling author with expertise in leadership, change, crisis management, corporate governance, communications, and the future of the workplace. A Professor of Management Practice at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Ms. Welch is also a special advisor to the Brunswick Group, a regular contributor on The Today Show, and a frequent speaker and moderator at corporate events.

Ms. Welch began her career as a crime reporter for The Miami Herald in 1981, after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University. After a serendipitous reassignment to the business beat some years later, she left daily journalism to attend Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar. The next seven years were spent at Bain & Company, as a consultant working with several heavy manufacturing clients in the Midwest.

Ms. Welch combined her two career paths at the Harvard Business Review, where she eventually was named Editor-in-Chief. In her years at HBR, she conceptualized and edited hundreds of articles on strategy, economics, operations, and organizational behavior. She wrote dozens more on leadership, change and crisis management, boards, HR, and career dynamics. With her late husband, Jack Welch, Ms. Welch is the author of two international bestsellers, Winning and The Real-Life MBA. On her own, she is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea, a decision-making concept she originally wrote about as a columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine.

Ms. Welch sits on the board of ANGI, the publicly traded home services giant, as well as the Humane Society of the United States. She lives in New York and Miami.

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Future of Leadership: The Secret Behind the World’s Most Collaborative Culturesarrow-down

With five generations currently in the workforce, leaders are faced with the difficult challenge of building connectivity across their organizations. In this vibrant and memorable experience, Suzy Welch shares what it takes for leaders to create driven, collaborative, and cohesive teams prepared to succeed long-term. Your audience will be delighted to learn that the secret to a more connected culture already exists within their own organizations.

As a Senior Advisor with the Brunswick Group and a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Suzy has unprecedented access to both Fortune 500 CEOs and the future leaders of the workforce. Told through relatable stories from the front lines of both camps, Suzy shows how the world’s top companies are bridging the gap between these often-disconnected generations.

Her goal is simple: To send your audience back into the world with actionable steps, confidence, and the motivation to become the leaders, collaborators, and communicators that will take your company to new heights.

The Three R’s: A Framework to Thrive in the Future of Workarrow-down

By 2025, the World Economic Forum predicts that automation will displace over 85 million jobs. More than 50% of workers will require upskilling to prepare for changing roles. The rise of remote work will create fierce competition, and those without the appropriate skills will not have a home in the new economy.  

But it’s not all doom and gloom, says #1 New York Times bestselling author Suzy Welch. In this eye-opening yet encouraging conversation, Suzy reveals a playbook to take charge of your career and thrive in this fast-paced future of work.

Filled with authentic and humorous stories from her own journey, this transformational experience delivers innovative tactics that will leave you feeling ready to take action.

You will learn:

  • How to build a resilient mindset that prepares you to grow and adapt no matter what life throws your way.
  • How to identify the skills you need to level up and incorporate learning into your day. 
  • The fastest way to build a rich network of relationships that will attract new opportunities, giving you an edge in both work and life.

Using The Three R’s – Resilience, Reskilling, and Relationships – Suzy provides a powerful framework that you can apply to accelerate your career and improve your life.

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