The Sensational Shift with Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD
What shift do you want to make in your career? Let's get you moving!


SLB-heartandgutIn the face of chaos and uncertainty, I empower
leaders, visionaries, and passionate professionals
to navigate change with fluidity and flexibility.

I share the tools and processes to help you access a deep inner sense of 
Calm  •  Clarity   •  Confidence  •  Connection  •  Composure  •  Contribution

My message is for individuals who want to:

I focus on delivering experiential, action-oriented perspectives and practices they can use immediately to enhance their leadership and life navigation.

I’ve delighted audiences at…

Abbott Labs Stanford Graduate School of Business
Accenture Stanford Graduate School of Engineering
Aiken-Welch Court Reporters The Tech Museum, San Jose
Esalen Institute University of California – San Francisco
Haas School of Business – Berkeley Women at Intel Network Conference
Marin Arts Council Women in Leadership Conference, UC Berkeley
Pacific Gas & Electric Women in Law Empowerment Forum
Sedgwick, LLP Young Women Social Entrepreneurs

Bring me in to speak to your audience about…

• Cultivating powerful leadership presence
• Understanding how to use your non-verbal intelligence
• Harnessing the power of your emotions and sensitivity
• Speaking in ways that truly connect and make an impact
• Enhancing intuitive ability
• Standing up and speaking up for yourself as a leader
• Navigating power dynamics
• Transforming conflict into collaboration and creativity
• Developing mindful awareness
• Staying calm under pressure
• Coping confidently in chaotic, uncertain situations
• Expressing creativity at work
• Developing and sharing your leadership vision

Here’s what people are saying…

juliapngSusan was the featured guest speaker for Women in Leadership at the Haas School of Business. Susan led our members through an informative and interactive session focused on the connection between the body and the mind. She provided a base of research and knowledge to introduce us to the topic, then discussed real life decision points and moments when we can leverage this knowledge, and finally had us practice techniques that we can use in our every day lives to draw that connection between our bodies and minds. Susan brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and life experience to the table to help women navigate through specific leadership issues.

– Julia Ponce, Brand Manager, The Clorox Company

Recently I booked Susan for a talk at Intel on ‘ROLE’ – Return on Life Energy. I found the presentation to be very interesting and thought provoking. Susan shared concepts that one may have been familiar with in the past. However, the simplicity with which the message was conveyed is what appealed to many! They could relate to it. She engaged the audience well and the session was very interactive.

- Monika Venkateshmurthy, Organizer, Women in Intel Conference

danapngSusan Bernstein is an entertaining and inspired speaker. She delivers her message clearly and concisely with lively humor and sincere personal experience, offering worthwhile mind-body guidance and insight into how women leaders can be truly sensational.

– Dana Maralson, Mills College MBA Program

Let’s design a format that works for you

Based on your organization’s needs, we can customize or combine these topics, and create anywhere from a 30-minute talk to 2-day workshop. Interactivity, engagement, and useful perspectives and practical tools are integral to everything I co-create with you to meet your audience’s unique needs.

Book me!

To book speaking engagements, training sessions, and media appearances, please contact Dr. Susan’s virtual assistant, Lisa Allen at

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the roster of Dr. Susan’s Sensational Shift speaking dates, presentations, workshops, and more.


Susan Bernstein, MBA, PhD blends a keen understanding of the high expectations of leaders from her roles in executive development at companies including Franklin-Covey, Intel, and Accenture, along with deep psychological insights into the inner and outer conflicts that hold professionals back from stepping into leadership. She utilizes her pioneering research into the role of embodied awareness and mindfulness to supporting emerging leaders into accessing their authentic power from within. Clients rave about her ability to get them in touch with their authentic sense of vision, direction, influence, and confidence, so they can embrace exciting new ideals of leadership.


To book speaking engagements, training sessions, and media appearances, please contact Lisa Allen at

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