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Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC - Fielding Graduate University. Falmouth, ME, US

Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC

Adjunct Faculty - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University


Organization development consulting and executive coaching



Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC Publication






Susan is an organization development consultant, trainer, and executive and leadership coach. She has extensive knowledge and experience in individual, group and organizational dynamics and change. Dr. Gallant has over 25 years of experience partnering with clients on organization and leadership development, organizational and cultural change, strategic planning, diversity management, and developing high performing teams. Susan has worked with clients at all levels of the system and across diverse sectors – government, health care, education, large and small for-profit and not-for-profit. She has consulted, coached, or trained internationally, with experiences in over (15) countries.

Her consulting and coaching practice focuses on supporting capacity and competency building, empowering positive change, enhancing awareness, and adding velocity to the client’s change initiative. Susan brings a unique tapestry of experience, education, skills, knowledge and passions to her work and relationships. Her approach is holistic, integrative, and client directed.

Dr. Gallant is a senior faculty member of NTL Institute, Global Leadership and Organization Development (GLDOD) Hub member, and adjunct faculty at Fielding Graduate University, Organization Development and Leadership Program. Susan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is certified through the Coaches Training Institute (CPCC.) Susan is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile, OPM 360, Pulse 360, as well as other assessment instruments. Susan holds a doctorate from Boston University, M.Ed. from Plymouth State College and BSN from the University of Maine and graduated from the Executive Development Program, Whittemore School of Business and Economics. She is the author of the award winning book, The Mechanic Meets the Gardener.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Research Health and Wellness Professional Training and Coaching Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (5)

Organization Development Executive Coaching Group Dynamics Diversity & Social Justice Use of Self

Accomplishments (2)

(2012) Annual Living Now Book Award (professional)

The Mechanic Meets the Gardener (Landing Press, 2012)
Award Category: Healing Arts/Bodywork/Energy Techniques

(2012) Finalist, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year (professional)

The Mechanic Meets the Gardener (Landing Press, 2012)
Award Categories: Body, Mind and Spirit category and Self-Help category

Education (3)

Boston University: EdD

Plymouth State College: MEd

University of Maine: BSN

Affiliations (8)

  • National Organization Development Network (ODN) : Member
  • National Training Institute (NTL) : Member
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) : Member
  • Maine Coaches Connection : Co-founder
  • Institute Coaching Professionals Association (ICPA) : Member
  • CoachSource : Member
  • 100+ Women Who Care : Member
  • Maine Peace Singers : Co-founder

Event Appearances (8)

Ethics: Cases, Conflict, Conversations, & Conduct

(June 2016) ICF New England, Maine Event  Portland, Maine

Back to Basics...

(March 2016) ICF New England, Maine Event  Portland, Maine

Stamina for Life Long Leadership

(2014) Lift360 Conference  Portland, Maine

Coaching for Lean Leaders and Change Agents

(August 2014) Lean Systems Summit - Northeast  Portland, Maine

Is This Coaching? Or Something Else?

(September 2013) ICFNE Maine Chapter  **City

The Mechanic Meets the Gardener: Worldview and Impact on OD (poster session)

(October 2013) OD Network 2013 Conference  San Jose, CA

The Mechanic Meets the Gardener: Engaging Creativity

(May 2013) Maine Human Resources Convention  Samoset, Camden Maine

Leading Transformational Change in Lean Initiatives

(August 2010) Lean Systems Summit – Northeast  Portland, Maine

Articles (5)

The Organization Development (OD) Consulting Process (2014) The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change (2nd Ed)., Wiley

Gallant, Susan and Rios, Daisy

Entry and Contracting Phase (2006) The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change, Pfeiffer

Gallant, Susan and Rios, Daisy

Saying Goodbye to Joe (2002) Self-published hospice pamphlet

Hayes, S. and Gallant, S. M.

Cultural Assumptions in Cross-Cultural Relations (1999) NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science

Reading Book for Human Relations Training, 8th Ed.

Evaluation of a Hospital Based Employee Health Promotion Program Boston University