Susan Steinbrecher

Susan Steinbrecher
Leadership Consultant
Business Speaker
CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates

Dr. Joel Bennett

Joel Bennett, PhD
President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS)
Primary Developer of “Team Awareness” Program

Who Is Susan Steinbrecher

Susan Steinbrecher, an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, executive coach, speaker and author, is president and CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc., a management-consulting firm that provides professional-development services in the areas of executive coaching, group facilitation and leadership training.

Susan works with senior executives and their organizations to develop and implement innovative, life-changing and profit-building solutions to address the global and day-to-day challenges of leadership, operations, human resources and training.

Susan’s expertise has positively impacted companies worldwide, including Bank of America, BNSF Railway, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Brinker International, Capital One, Concentra, CVS/Caremark, Delta Airlines, Gaylord Entertainment, Hilton, Miraval Spa and Resorts and Starbucks Coffee Company.

Prior to founding Steinbrecher And Associates in 1992, Susan was a rising star with one of the country’s best known hotel chains. In her 14-year career there, she went from an entry-level position to the chain’s youngest general manager in history and then to leading its strategic training and development initiatives.

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences from Texas State University and an honorary doctorate in hospitality management. She holds professional certifications as a master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming, a certified mediator and several 360 assessments. She is also a certified HeartMath coach.

Susan is the co-author of several business and leadership books: Heart-Centered Leadership: Lead Well, Live Well; Roadmap to Success (with Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey) and Straight Talk from America’s Top 10 Speakers. Her most recent Amazon best-selling book, KENSHO: A Modern Awakening, Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal, is a business book that delves into the realm of personal development, bringing to light some of the remarkable people, organizations and companies in our midst who are positively impacting our world.

Susan is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the Vistage Group, the International Coach Federation, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, HR People and Strategy, and the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, of which she is past president. For four consecutive years, she has received the Business Leadership Center’s Teaching Excellence Award at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Susan is a Huffington Post Business blogger and Business News Daily and contributor.  She has also been a featured expert on MSNBC’s Your Business, Good Day Dallas, Texas Living and the John Tesh Radio Network, as well as Fortune Small Business magazine, Woman’s Day,, and

Who Is Dr. Joel Bennett

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being.  Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached over 20,000 workers across the United States.

He is primary developer of “Team Awareness,” an evidence-based program recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Health as effective in reducing employee behavioral risks. Team Awareness has been adapted by the U.S. National Guard as one of their flagship prevention programs and it has been used by restaurants, electrician training centers, small businesses, Native American tribal government, and recently in South Africa.

OWLS clients include corporate, private, non-profit, local and federal agencies. OWLS has received close to $4 Million in Federal Research Grants to assess, design, and deliver workplace wellness programs. OWLS service-line includes the Small Business Wellness Initiative, IntelliPrevTM, PrevToolsTM, and ExecuPrevTM (livewell, leadwell).

Dr. Bennett is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed research articles and he has authored/co-authored three books, including “Heart-Centered Leadership”, “Time & Intimacy”, and “Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse.” In 2008, he was acknowledged with the Service Leadership award from the National Wellness Institute.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from State University of New York (Purchase) and his MA and PhD in Psychology from University of Texas-Austin. Visit to learn more.