The Next Chapter in Emotional Intelligence

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Success is an inside job.

Are You Emotionally Fit?

Measure your:

  • Self-awareness
  • Openness to trust
  • Ability to reflect and act beyond yourself

About Me

Hi, I’m Susan Packard, an entrepreneur who, along with many talented people, created popular TV channels like CNBC, HGTV and Food Network.

I left that work so I’d have more freedom to pursue projects I find meaningful.  Today, I write, speak, and work with women and men in all stages of life, at for-profit and not-for-profit companies. For any difference I might make, I’m grateful.

My philosophy and my writing are about how we can better understand ourselves, so we make wise choices to achieve success and live with purpose.  I’ve learned this over time through mistakes and small victories, and it’s the subject of my current book, Fully Human. I’ve no doubt now that success is an inside job.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll be inspired by some of the information here!
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for over 30 years. She’s a very special blend of passion, intellect, creativity and character. I can’t think of a better role model for women in business, or better yet, for men who should be emulating some of her very special qualities as a leader.

Dean Gilbert

Former Vice President at Google, Global Head of Content at YouTube and venture capitalist

Recent Blog Posts

Entrepreneur vs Intrapreneur: So What’s in a Name, Anyway?

Your labels don’t define you, but sometimes you need a few. What do you call yourself, professionally? I was talking to my friend and editor Antonella, who’s also reworking my

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Judy Guido: “I Will Live Through This”

It’s hard to imagine a person left for dead in a street of Los Angeles would be talking about hope.  Judy Guido’s story is both horrific and hopeful. Once again I’m reminded

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What’s #1 in Choosing a Job

I think back to my early summer trip to Australia, with friends Carole and Dee. One morning the two decided to kayak. I declined, wanting a little time one-on-one with Lizard islan

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Writing with Pencils

Whenever I travel I bring along five or six pencils. Pencils are what I write with now, ever since my first book. I hate the mess of crossing thru things written in ink, some part

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Two Leaders, Called By Other Names

Recently some friends and I traveled to Nashville, to hear from Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens.  Becca began a program 20 years ago to help women victims of sex trafficking,

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One Outrageous Woman

I’m so lucky to talk to inspiring people in the writing I do. Here’s the story of a woman I spoke with this week. On 9/11, Maureen Casey was running toward the Towers when ever

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Running the Distance

It’s autumn, which means it’s time for the New York Marathon again. I always smile when the promotion hits for this race because I ran it a few years back, and it taught me a l

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One Single Person

Every morning, at 6am, a waterski boat comes into view. I’ve got coffee, the afghan over me, and I’m watching the morning unfold from my front window on Williams Lake. Moments

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Some Things Never Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about robots lately. I’ve never been into science, it wasn’t exactly a subject I excelled in at school. But as I begin my next book, I want to unders

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3 Predictions from Women Leaders for 2017

Over last year’s holiday season, I visited Mary Ellen Brewington, a friend of mine, who along with her brother, runs a large beverage distribution company called Cherokee Distrib

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