Susan offers coaching in several areas including:

Career Transition

I help executives and mid-career professionals succeed in an existing role or pivot to something new. Standing out is imperative to creating an impact— to that end, I work with clients to identify their audience, communicate their brand, so others understand their professional vision and the value they bring.

I have served as a thought-partner to leaders across a wide range of functions and industries including biopharma, higher education, tech, and financial services. 

Learn how to:

  • Set a powerful direction for your career
  • Create a framework for purposeful action to achieve your goals
  • Develop habits, tools, and processes to create forward momentum
  • Own your brand and communicate it confidently 

If your goal is greater success and satisfaction in your career, contact me.


According to research by McKinsey, up to half of new-leaders fail within two years. The fact is that if you want to excel in a new job, you can’t rely on your company’s onboarding process to prepare you. You need to take control of the process.

I help new leaders onboard in new roles increasing their chances of success. Who doesn’t want that?

Learn how to:

  • Create alignment with the key stakeholders
  • Identify quick wins
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Set goals for your first year and get management buy-in

If you want to ensure success in your new role, contact me.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC) is a scientifically based approach to helping individuals increase wellbeing, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance, and achieve valued goals. 

Learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of negative thoughts and behaviors versus positive thoughts and behaviors, and which is needed to achieve goals and objectives. 
  • Build what’s strong’ rather than ‘fix what’s wrong.’ 
  • Identify and tap into strengths to gain control of how you think, act, and respond.
  • Identify positive approaches to goals and challenges.

Being able to maneuver within organizational power structures is essential to getting ahead in the workplace. Moving up in an organization requires you to deal with corporate politics, like it or not. And, you can learn how to deal with corporate politics without selling your soul.

Learn how to:

  • Gain respect in your organization without becoming a shark
  • Align with others’ goals and priorities
  • Get more done with others on board
  • Hone your communication skills
  • Manage conflict in a way that enhances your relationships

If you want to improve your political IQ, let’s have a conversation.


“Susan’s guidance in navigating a recent career move was invaluable. She helped me better understand my career goals and set a plan in place to move forward successfully. I very much appreciate Susan’s positive, focused approach that instilled optimism in place of doubt, patience in place of reactivity, and clarity in place of fear. I have learned so much during this process, how to accomplish my professional objectives and brand my value. It has been hard work. It has also been fun.”

Susan S.

Biotech Leader

“I never anticipated hiring a career coach but decided to do just that given an unanticipated career change. I interviewed several and immediately decided that Susan was a perfect choice. She was absolutely invaluable in helping me switch careers to be an executive recruiter. Since then, I have referred over 20 people to Susan. All have been equally thrilled and have benefited from her incredible guidance. I cannot recommend her enough!”

Julie R.

Executive Recruiter

“Susan was helpful across the different stages of my career transition. She was an invested and patient listener with whom I could discuss my concerns, anxieties, and challenges. Susan helped me focus, identify my interests, and develop my brand. She also guided me on networking strategies and conversations. Most importantly, she was a sound counsel during times when I doubted myself.”

Gaurav S.

Biotech executive

“Susan Peppercorn is the person you want on your side in a job search. From helping you rebuild your confidence to laying out strategies for your search, Susan is a wealth of solid, practical advice that is useful and easy to implement. Unfailingly upbeat, she was firmly grounded in the reality of today’s job market and job search approaches.”

Jennifer G.

Marketing Executive