Susan E. Dunlap, Principal

headshot_SusanDunlapSusan Dunlap is principal of Susan Dunlap & Associates, an executive coaching and leadership development firm that specializes in working with lawyers.

Susan’s coaching and training is founded on over 20 years of experience working with law firm leaders on some of their most challenging issues. As a consultant and advisor to chairmen, managing partners, and practice group leaders in some of the country’s top firms, Susan has worked with a broad range of initiatives such as firm-wide and practice group strategic planning, lateral partner hiring and integration, intra-firm conflict, business development and marketing. Susan also has coached hundreds of individual partners on career and practice development. Based on this experience, Susan has a deep understanding and awareness of the demands and challenges facing lawyers in law firms today.

Susan combines her comprehensive practical understanding of law firms with leadership training from two of the country’s top leadership coaching programs – Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and The Strozzi Institute’s Somatic Coaching Program. She has earned the professional designations of Certified Leadership Coach and Certified Somatic Coach. Susan has taught CLE classes and programs on practice development for the Georgetown University Law Center and the D.C. Women’s Bar Association, and she has published articles in Law 360, The Legal Times and The Washington Lawyer on law firm management.