Enlightened Leadership:

What it is, how to get it and why you need it to survive past 2021

Great leaders prioritize development, both of their own skills, and the talents of the people they lead.

As an Enlightened Executive, you know that the key to attracting and retaining talent is providing opportunity for growth within your organization.

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Featured Speakers

Discover How to Create the Change and Consistency You Desire and Get What You Want Out of Life

Michael Bernoff

Driving Innovation from Within: A Growth and Transformation Guide for Employees and Organizational Leaders

Kaihan Krippendorff

Finding the 4-Leaf Clover of Enlightened Leadership: Focus, Future, Empathy, Empowerment (More Than a Pot of Gold)

Susan Drumm

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Where your personal evolution sparks your leadership (r)evolution.


In The Enlightened Executive, we will spotlight the latest trends – whether they be programs like Dare to Lead, apps like Inner Balance, Ayahuasca meditation retreats, or tech such as Whoop or Oura — and dig into what they are, what they offer, and whether they actually work to help you evolve personally and professionally.


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About Your Host

Susan Drumm, executive podcast host

Susan Drumm is a CEO Advisor and Leadership Coach with over 20 years of experience leading teams and senior executives to achieve their potential.

Her consulting firm, Meritage Leadership, focuses on leader and team effectiveness by helping leaders develop the capacity and mindsets to lead in today’s disruptive environment. Meritage utilizes over a dozen exceptional coaches in its senior leadership programs.

Susan draws on many disciplines in her approach. She has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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Susan obtained the highest level of coaching certification as Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation.

While working with fast moving organizations and industries, Susan discovered that there are three levels of leadership: individual, team, and systemwide — all of which need to be developed to meet the complexity of today’s environment. Meritage developed a blended, whole-systems approach that enables organizations to transform more rapidly than the simple “1:1 coaching plan” most other firms offer.

Susan’s clients include C-suite executives from financial services, private equity, technology, healthcare, professional services, media, consumer products, consulting and law. She has worked with organizations such as KPMG, Oracle, Viacom, Microsoft, Conde Nast, L’Oreal, A&E Networks, Cisco, Merrill Lynch, Symantec, Merck, KCI, Staples, MTV Networks, and Genentech.

Prior to founding Meritage Leadership Development, Susan was a Senior Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, Director of Marketing and Master Black Belt for NBC/GE and Associate Partner at The Trium Group in leadership development consulting.

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