President & CEO, YWCA Boston
Susan has an amazing ability to listen deeply to not only what is said, but to the feelings behind the words. She is skillful at discerning what has been left unsaid that is both relevant and may be troubling. Her knowledge of adult learning techniques and ability to keep her own ego in check enable her to find the best techniques and approaches to help others.
Deputy General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee
I served as Chief Diversity Officer at the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ headquarters for four years. During that time Susan Sandler was my most trusted, thoughtful and inspiring thinking partner around the issues of diversity and inclusion. Together we developed and implemented an incredibly successful diversity and inclusion strategy and plan that included increasing the national diversity of the National Board, increasing staff cultural competency and providing capacity-building for more effective community engagement for the 340 affiliate agencies across the U.S. Susan was a supportive ally and a sojourner in the struggle for meaningful inclusion and justice.
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
My favorite quote is from the Little Prince: ‘It is only with the heart that one sees rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.’ That is what is special about Susan. There is no pretense. She is genuine, open, positive and honest. Listening is a lost art.
Co-Chair, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Nationwide Leadership Council
Sue has the great ability to organize random thoughts from a group and keep them focused. She makes people feel like their opinions are important. She is able to recharge a room.
Executive Vice President of Operations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Susan is able to show empathy, warmth and caring in a rather short period of time. She is able to build that type of rapport quickly and validate feelings while at the same time asking just the right questions to nudge in the right direction. Perfect balance of understanding and pushing for growth.
Founder & President, Champions of Caring
Susan is a gifted and insightful coach and thinking partner. She has a warm and engaging personality that makes people feel comfortable to open up and share. Susan has an incredible ability to help people crystallize their thinking so they can clarify their goals and objectives and create more powerful strategies and action plans. She is a critical thinker who empowers others to actualize their visions.