Susan Baile, Ph.D., Director
of Curriculum Content Development
about communication skills and leadership education,
passionate about teaching and learning, and chock-full
of experience in both, Susan Baile is a valuable addition
to the Learning for Living Institute®. Susans
experience as an educator, an entrepreneur, and a
professional speaker has provided her with a solid
background for developing the Learning for Living®s
Life Skills Education curriculum.
Susan has served as a senior consultant for Franklin
Covey Company since 1992. In this position she has
facilitated the entire leadership curriculum of Franklin
Covey for clients in K-12 and in higher education,
and worked closely with all levels of leadership to
promote system-wide culture change in educational
organizations. For seven years, she has also been
a faculty member of the Special Education Leadership
Academy, run by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Susans background in education is not limited
to curriculum development and training, however. She
has also worked as a teacher herself most recently
as an adjunct faculty member at the University of
Kansas College of Business, for whom she taught courses
on leadership and problem solving for KUs international
business program at Paderno del Grappa, Italy. In
addition, Susan has taught communication courses at
the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University
of Hartford, and the University of Kansas.
Susan has also worked for eleven years as a speaker
and program developer for CareerTrack, Inc., of Boulder.
Her position at CareerTrack gave her the opportunity
to develop and test several of its most successful
programs, including Power Communication Skills for
Women, The Road Less Traveled, and Community Building
in the Workplace.
Susan earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from
the University of Kansas and her M.A. in Speech Communication
from the University of Denver. She currently lives
in Boulder with her husband, Tom, her daughter, Kenna,
her son, Trevor, and two cats. She enjoys perennial
gardening, designing jewelry, and playing the piano.
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