Susan Robison, Winner of the 2003 Mandy Goetz Award
In February 2004, Susan Robison was awarded the 2003 Mandy Goetze Award by the Executive Women’s Network. The award, given to a member in recognition of her leadership and service to the organization, is Baltimore’s equivalent of a Woman of the Year Award. Sharon Keys Seal, the recipient winner of the 2002 award, presented the award to Susan with these words:
Each year, the Mandy Goetze Award, named after EWN’s founder, is given out to a long-standing member that has contributed to the organization in many ways. Historically, award recipients (nominated by the board and selected by the executive committee) have been a leader in their field, and are recognized for sharing their knowledge with members by giving of their time, energy, and expertise to make EWN a better organization. It was my distinct honor to be last year’s recipient of the Award, and tonight I am here, as tradition dictates, to introduce this year’s recipient of the Mandy Goetze Award.
The woman we are honoring tonight is a devoted and avid supporter of EWN. She is always ready to pitch in and work behind the scenes in committees she has served on, as well as stepping forward to serve as a popular presenter at several EWN conferences and programs. I have it on good authority that she has hosted more Inforums than any other member. Most of us in this room have attended her workshops, or heard her speak at our meetings, and if you are like me, you always leave with new insights, ideas, and perspectives.
She is certainly well-qualified to lead, as a successful Ph.D. psychologist, business owner, author, speaker, wife and mother. She manages a therapy practice, and with her husband owns CoupleBiz, a counseling and coaching practice specializing in transforming ordinary marriages into extraordinary ones. She also conducts seminars and gives keynote speeches on such topics as leadership strategies for women, career transition, and work-life balance. On top of all these accomplishments and responsibilities, she has somehow found the time to teach psychology at a college level, author two books, and produce three taped workshops in her areas of expertise. She is, in short, a respected expert and leader in her field.
Tonight’s honoree has been described by those who know her well as the most integrated person they have ever met. She exemplifies the principle of living a life by design, aligned with personal values. It shows in her commitment to excellence in her company, in her passion for developing her clients, in her professional relationships with colleagues, and in her devotion to her friends and family. Her warmth and sense of humor are just two of her many personal qualities that touch all who come in contact with her. We are truly blessed to have her in our midst, and honor her tonight. It is my privilege and pleasure to introduce to you this year’s Mandy Goetze Award recipient, Susan Robison.
Sharon Keys Seal is an executive coach who works with individuals and groups to articulate and achieve their professional success goals. You can reach her at:
Coaching Concepts, Inc.
P.O. Box 1389
Pasadena, MD 21123-1389
410-515-1833 (office line and coaching calls)