Suzi Finkelstein

Suzi Finkelstein

With over 30 years of experience, Suzi is an exceptionally competent CEO, Board Director, and Executive/Leadership Coach.

Who is Suzi Finkelstein?

Suzi has always been an enthusiastic learner. She continued her education by gaining a MAPP (Master of Positive Psychology) from Melbourne University, which not only legitimised her work as a coach and development consultant but also equipped her to use an evidence-based methodology in her practice.

She has been an executive coach and facilitator of leadership for the better part of two decades. Public and private programs, workshops, and webinars totalling hundreds of hours have been facilitated by her.

Through her extensive coaching experience, she has successfully collaborated with executives to enhance their capacity and competence. Her customer load grew into many hundreds through referrals and recommendations.

While serving as the CEO of Navitas’ Women & Leadership Australia, International, New Zealand (WLA, WLI, WLNZ) and the Australian School of Applied Management (ASAM), Suzi collaborated with professionals and business associates to design user-friendly, informative programs with an emphasis on practical outcomes.

In spite of the economic difficulties caused by the COVID pandemic, she was able to restructure the global organisation so that it thrived.

Suzi has extensive experience as a development consultant, having worked with esteemed Australian organisations at all management and leadership levels. Her passion is helping people understand systems thinking, growth, and inclusive leadership.

She serves on committees and boards and is currently co-director of the executive fellowship program at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

Her extensive education, stellar reputation as a coach, and never-ending thirst for knowledge allow her to approach her work with the rigour befitting an impactful leader.

Skills & Experience


  • As ASAM CEO the business achieved financial stability over a time of intense (pandemic and ownership) challenges.
  • Built the Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) business to securing its leadership role and business growth. Expanded the brand with international presence (United Kingdom, & New Zealand)
  • Extensive experience in leadership and coaching programs.
  • Convened public and in-house conferences including over 50 national symposiums for Women & Leadership Australia and the National Leadership Institute.
  • Co-Director of the ANZSOG – (Australia and New Zealand School of Government) Executive Fellowship Program.


I’ve successfully worked with clients from diverse sectors and levels within organisations including:

  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • Caltex
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Queensland Education Leadership Institute
  • Department Health & Human Services
  • Football Federation Australia
  • 100% Project
  • PLC
  • Somerset College
  • Growcom
  • Queensland Rail
  • QIC
  • Qld Police
  • Catholic Education Department
  • Guild Insurance
  • VicRoads
  • Victorian Planning Authority
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • Director NCJWA (Vic) – National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victoria
  • Suzi’s lifelong passion has been the pursuit of equitable and inclusive thinking and opportunities. This results in a more gender diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Suzi focusses her work to increase capacity and capability to broaden career aspirations and opportunities for those she works with.
  • She supports and mentors marginalised groups such as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant women, and the Jewish community.
  • Current organisations:
    * Women’s Business
    * Professional Migrant Women’s Network
    * National Council for Jewish Women Australia (Vic) – Board Member and Chair, Advocacy Committee
  • Co Director, Executive Fellowship Program at ANZSOG – The Australia and New Zealand School of Government!


  • Melbourne University – Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)
  • Deakin University – Diploma Management
  • FIRE UP Coaching – Cert IV Business and Personal Coaching Performis & Mr Wed Certificate
  • IV Training and Assessment
  • Melbourne State College – Diploma of Education
  • Hogan International Certified Practitioner
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument – Accredited Practitioner
  • CT Mindfully – Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Coaching
  • International Coach Academy – International Certified Coach Training Program,
  • Accreditation International Coach Federation– Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Centre for Transformational Coaching – Deep Coaching Intensive
  • Human Synergistics – LSI Accreditation Mastery MLQ- MLQ Accredited Facilitator
  • Neuroleadership – QuietLeadership Effective Coaching Trauma Informed Coaching
  • Cornell University – Diversity & Inclusion for Bottom Line Performance
  • Columbard Management
  • Consulting – Gender Diversity Effectiveness.
  • Diversity@Work – Cultural Diversity@Work
  • Diversity@Work – Opening the Doors – Disability in the workplace.
  • Nairn Walker – A Framework for Understanding Poverty
  • Diversity@Work- Mental Health First Aid
  • Babel Group – The Role of the Facilitative Leader
  • Rushall Consulting Group – Mastery in Deep Facilitation
  • NLP Melbourne – Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • DDI- Essentials of Leadership & DDI Accredited facilitator and DDI Accredited facilitator
  • Finance for non-financial managers – Melbourne Business

Who I've worked with...

Suzi Finkelstein - CV